I’ve been playing against a few Sims on GGPO and i worked out a few of the dynamics regarding the presure game vs him, probably all common knowlage but i thought i’d post anyway
Balrog vs Dhalsim
Meaty/Wake up Presure -
As always you can do early rush upper wiff into the headbutt or throw 50/50 but if he blocks the headbutt he gets a free throw, which is a massive game changer as if he throws you in the corner its near to impossible to get out without super meter or at best you’ve still got to get back in on him.
[INDENT=1]Doing a meaty cr.jab after the rush upper will put you at the correct distance to land a safe jab.headbutt, but he can still throw the meaty making it just as unsafe.[/INDENT]
Meaty TAP is the safest option as he has no reversal that can get him out of it, the hard part is continuing pressure after the blocked tap.
[INDENT=1]If the TAP is high level you can go into the 50/50 throw or headbutt mixup as the move pushes you so far forward you will be right next to him.[/INDENT]
[INDENT=1]If the TAP is low level you can do low rush which will beat out fireballs but leaves you with very limited follow ups (only st.fierce, another TAP or fierce.headbutt), it is also beaten clean by cr.forward which a lot of Dhalsim players like to spam relentlessly to push you away and start using some of his longer reaching pokes. To counter the cr.forward you can do another TAP which will beat it clean and hit a lot of damage, putting you back in the same situation as before (In my opinion you want to use the low level TAP as the meaty then the high level TAP as the counter poke as you are much more likely to hit it). What makes this mixup so crucial in my opinion is you can make the player reluctant to spam cr.forward making it a lot easier to land throws and low rushes. [/INDENT]