Originally Posted by c9h13no3
A lot of players alter their play in 3-bet pots. They bluff wider, fold less, and in general are more likely to get that "I'll show you!" attitude. Or they'll play REALLY fit/fold putting you on aces whenever you 3-bet.
That's typically the two poor responses to 3-bet pot play.
Sorry for bumping an old thread, but I need help. I play 10NL at the moment and am doing fairly well but experimenting in being more aggressive preflop, 3-betting virtually any hand I would play in that position. Is it just variance that I am losing?
Just assume regular TAG villains for simplicity.
Question 1, how do I conquer the quote above? I do notice both the "I'll show you" and fit/fold, where the former is more common. More often than not, we are all-in by the river and my AT is in bad shape, even with top pair. (I feel at least at 10NL people tend to call 3-bets very tight, AQ+ and JJ+).
Question 2: If I 3-bet from the blinds with say JTs, get called from the CO or BTN raiser, and flop comes Kxx. I bet and feel I get floated loads of the time. Is this only because their standard 3-bet calling range is so tight as stated above? When I check the turn, obv he will bet to take it down or for value and I need to fold, but I already lost a good part of my stack from a c-bet in a 3-bet pot. I feel that if I c-bet on a low board in this example, say flop is 742, I will get floated even more as it's unlikely I will have hit that flop. I know I would often float that in position depending on villain to take it down on the turn as my JJ would be in decent shape.
Should I stop 3-betting these types of hands? I love playing suited connectors and calling in position with these and gappers, but I am trying to implement a sound 3-betting strategy and am experimenting a little. Lost 4 buyins over last 2 sessions.