The What: Light three-betting refers to putting in a re-raise before the flop with hands that are probably worse than the opening raiser’s hand. The When: Try to identify and attack loose players who are open-raising too often.
What does it mean to 3-bet light?
3-betting light is where you make a 3-bet with a less than premium hand before the flop.
How big is a 3-bet?
The 3x rule means that your 3Bet should always be at least 3x the original raise. For Example: Player A raises to 3 dollars. Player B should 3Bet to 9 dollars.
What does a minus 3 spread mean?
Bookmakers set a spread with the hopes of getting equal action on both sides of a game. For example, the Colts are a -3 point favorite against the Texans. The -3 points is the spread. If you want to bet the Colts on the spread, it would mean the Colts need to win by at least three points for you to win the bet.
What is a 4-bet?
A 4-bet is the second re-raise in a betting round. 4-bets are significantly more common before the flop, but they can happen after the flop as well. For example, suppose you raise preflop and a player behind you re-raises (aka 3-bets). If the action gets back to you and you re-raise again, that’s a 4-bet.
What is a good CBet percentage?
Well, I would say that versus a single opponent at the lower stakes a good CBet percentage is around 70%. But in higher stakes games, this percentage should be quite a bit lower. Versus multiple opponents you should tone it down no matter what stakes you are playing.
When should you bet preflop?
Preflop, the two players seated to the left of the dealer must place required bets before any hand is dealt, which are known as the ‘blinds’. The player immediately to the left of the dealer is the ‘small blind’ (SB), and the player to the left of the SB is the ‘big blind’ (BB).
How do you handle a donk bet?
Against players who bet marginal made hands, figure out if they will fold to aggression. If they will, raise with all your bluffs and call all your better made hands. If they will not fold to aggression, raise with your best hands and call with your marginal made hands and draws.
How much should you bet on the flop?
Bet Sizing after the Flop
A good rule of thumb is to bet somewhere between 50% and 100% of the total number of chips in the pot. With this ratio, you can often get worse hands to call, better hands to fold. Example 2: If the total number of chips in the pot is 50, you could bet between 25 to 50 chips.
How much do you bet on flop?
Rule #3: Bet small (25-35% pot) on dry, static board textures. As well as functioning to get value, bets on the flop and turn deny your opponents their equity when they fold. In other words, you take away their chance of winning the pot by forcing them to fold with a bet.
How much does it cost to bet preflop?
Here’s some quick tips for pre-flop bet-sizing. In general, you want to open raise 3 to 5 times the amount of the big blind. So, if the BB is 5 chips, raise somewhere between 15 and 25 chips. However, if there are limpers already in the pot, you need to add extra chips, generally one BB per limper.
Should you always bet 3?
A 3-bet will usually force some players out before the flop, making it more likely that you will win the hand. Calling an open-raise gives you no chance to pick up the pot preflop, but 3-betting does. Note: A solid 3-betting strategy is almost useless if you don’t know what to do postflop once your 3-bet gets called.
What is a 3-bet in poker?
Commonly used to refer to an initial reraise before the flop. The term has its origins in fixed-limit games where an initial raise is worth two bets, then the reraise is equal to three and so on.
When should you call a 3-bet?
A pre-flop 3-bet is an effective way to isolate weak opponents and limit the number of players that see a flop. The LAG or loose and aggressive player that 3-bets at a very high frequency can be exploited with a wider range or with more 4-bets and calls.