Three-Bets Should Fly Under The Radar
by Dusty Schmidt | Published: May 30, 2012
In the strictest sense, the statement, “Make big three-bets to end the hand now,” is true. If you reraise all-in over the top of a three-times blind open, you’re likely to get folds from everything except for aces or kings, and the occasional curious opponent. That is, until you start doing it all the time and your opponents take notice.
So, yeah, you can shove your whole stack in and get lots of folds. The problem is that it is extremely expensive – and that’s a significant problem. You’ve invested ten times as many chips as you usually would, but is your opponent folding ten times as often? It’s not even close. Your opponent would have to be folding less than 10 percent of his range to your regular reraise for that to even be possible. (If your opponent folds 20 percent, then ten times that is 200 percent – an impossibility.)
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