re: Poker & What does 3 and 4 bet % mean
One of the things that generate doubts tournaments is when 3-betting a hand, or when to re-raise someone.
To explain, when we are on the table the minimum initial bet is the SB, then the BB is obliged to fold (1 bet). So the next raise to happen is the 2-bet (second bet), the re-raise is the 3-bet (third-bet or third bet).
When we pay raise instead of making a 3-bet with a hand that could theoretically do it, we are taking a flat call.
For example if we are in SB, we could choose 3-betting the top 15% of hands.
When we are in that position, it becomes uneasy when only pay the raise and the BB takes a squeeze or simply also paid, as we will then play a pot against more than one opponent and it dramatically decreases the equity our hand. SB is the most common position for 3 betarmos a linear range.
Also, when 3-betamos in positions of blinds (SB and BB) are always out of position against the initial raiser and he will have an advantage over us. For this reason it is much more likely to call the 3-bet than giving a 4-bet or fold.
If we deepstack is even more likely that he will be calling the 3-bet to play in position. Since we will be giving rarely call a raise in the SB (as played out of position) and we will often be paid when 3-betamos we need to have hands that play well. Hands like JTs, KQs, TT, T9s, AJs, are hands that want 3-betting OOP.
3-betting hands like 64s or A5o make little sense since these hands do not play well out of position and as we speak there are high chances of being paid and the villain will take advantage of us.