3bet 3 barrel bluff, my example - plus what are you looking for to make this play?
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Firstly the hand history in its self I use is I think a perfect example of when I use this play this thread isnt really about the hand though its about my thought process on this spot and just a general question of what do you look for when making this play?
No-Limit Hold'em, $0.50 BB (7 handed) -
Hero (BB) ($75.66)
: Hero is BB with 8
, 7[image: http://www.handhistoryconverter.com/poker-cards/heart.gif]
, Button bets $1.50
, 1 fold
, Hero raises $4.50
, Button calls $3.50
: ($10.25) 6[image: http://www.handhistoryconverter.com/poker-cards/diamond.gif], 4[image: http://www.handhistoryconverter.com/poker-cards/club.gif], A[image: http://www.handhistoryconverter.com/poker-cards/club.gif] (2 players)
Hero bets $6
, Button calls $6
: ($22.25) K[image: http://www.handhistoryconverter.com/poker-cards/heart.gif] (2 players)
Hero bets $12
, Button calls $12
: ($46.25) 9[image: http://www.handhistoryconverter.com/poker-cards/heart.gif] (2 players)
Hero bets $52.66 (All-In)
, 1 fold
Firstly in the example I shown above theres many things I had to take in to consideration on the hand. I had a large hand sample 3k hands so I felt i could rely on my info. firstly he was stealing from the button 50% of the time he is also folding to a 3bet 70% of the time so thats why my hand selection to 3 bet doesnt have blockers here mainly becuase he's also done this for two to three orbits and this is the first time I've played back at him. I suspect if he has a hand like AK,AQ,AJ he will 4 bet becuase his 4bet % is 2.0 I suspect his cold calling range would be suited connector hands, mid pairs to JJ he may also flat queens since I havnt been to wild on the table. when the flop comes an ace I know vs most of his range he hates it however I also know most of his mid pairs are calling at least one street I also figure his flush draws are calling, I also dont mind this since I have a straight draw also but I'm not really hoping on that to hit to be honest since I think if I get my bet sizing right I can take him off so many hands by the river I even think very weak aces may fold., So I set up my bet sizing where he didnt feel commited to call the river, however I still get a decent prize.
Do you think my thought process on this is alright? anything you've noticed in these spots would also be great. I;ve found these plays to be pretty nice to use so far but its kinda important that there 4bet % preflop is like 1.5% at worst your really looking for 2.0% and above to feel safer on this play.
I also like this play becuase it helps my red line lol