How to 3-Bet as a Bluff and For Value in Holdem
Congratulations! You have just finished the 11th lesson.
Now lets recap:
- 3-bet is a vital tool that you need to utilise in your game
- you can either 3-bet for value or as a semi bluff
- 3-betting as a bluff is called light 3-betting
- your 3-betting value range should look like this:
- AA, KK, QQ, JJ, TT, AKs, AKo, AQs
- the weaker your opponent is, the more hands you can add to your value range
- when you’re playing against thinking players, you need to balance your 3-betting range
- so that they can’t be sure whether your 3-bet means you’re strong or not
- good hands to light 3-bet are suited connectors
- if you’re a beginning player, you should start with light 3-betting once per every 4 or 5 value 3-bets
- then as you get more experienced you can add more light 3-bets until you find the sweet spot
Play at least 500 hands of real money cash games at full ring tables of the lowest possible stakes($0.01/$0.02) and continue on playing the base hands. Utilise your newly acquired tool which is a 3-bet and start off with only 3-betting for value.
Experiment with trying to find best spots for light 3-bets and get comfortable doing that. Just remember to stick to only making one light 3-bet every four or five value 3-bets at the beggining.