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Getting Out Of The Way

by Jonathan Little |  Published: Jan 04, 2017

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When facing a raise and a three-bet, it is important that you understand how tightly you should play based on your opponents’ ranges. In the most extreme situation, when a tight player raises from first position and another tight player three-bets from second position, you should fold every hand besides A-A and K-K. This may seem exorbitantly tight, but take a look at how J-J fares versus even two reasonably tight ranges: J-J 33.15% 6-6+,A-10s, K-Js, Q-Js, J-10s, 10-9s, 9-8s, 8-7s, A-Jo, K-Qo 24.56% 10-10+, A-Qs+, A-Ko 42.29% The second line in the image is the preflop raiser’s range and the third line is the tight three-bettors range. If you four-bet with J-J and all the money goes in, you will be against only premium hands: J-J 36.56% J-J+, A-Ks, A-Ko 63.44% Playing for all the money with 36 percent equity is not where you want to be. Sure, you ...


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