re: Poker & My leaks that need fixing
Originally Posted by SwiftHax
That too. I make my value 3-bets pre a bit smaller in hopes of getting a call and see the flop heads up.
Consider what you are doing then.
You are 3betting a larger amount with "bluff" hands (I guess) than you are with value hands.
The value of a bluff is in how often it works. If you make your 3bet bluffs bigger, then they need to work more often to be profitable (because you are losing a bigger bet when they fail).
Based off of the above stated strategy, you will be in SMALLER pots on the flop with your "value hands" and in BIGGER pots on the flop with your non-value hands. Is this what you want?
Ideally you would make your value 3bets bigger, to build a bigger pot, and your non-value 3bets smaller to have a smaller/more controllable pot.
Two things that a smaller non-value 3bet will do 1: it will give you a similar number of folds at a cheaper price - this is immediately better. 2: it will allow you to make a smaller cbet on the flop with similar results to 1 (meaning you will get more folds for a smaller dollar amount).
It looks like you have a leak you need to plug.