Originally Posted by mbrenneman0
I don't think 3barrel bluffing is a good idea in micro stakes ever unless you really have a read on the guy, and even then your third barrel maybe, just maybe, at the very best the 3rd barrel has a 20% chance of working...
Its best to just go for value.
If you're really intent on bluffing, I prefer the check raise. Its cheaper and more effective
Well, generally when I have a big stack(50+BB) I'm firing the third barrel when I've opened in early position and flopped a large draw, or flopped a value hand. So 70% of the time I'm going for value, 10% I'm semi bluffing and hitting my draw, and 20% of the time I'm semi bluffing and missing. Only 7-9% of the time am I semi bluffing, missing, AND getting called. So my 3 barrel range is definitely profitable with a big stack, but when my stack is small my 3rd barrel seems to get called more like 80-90%.
I really think it's a question of stack size, assuming I'm choosing my bluffs correctly. To just not bluff at the micros would give up a ton of value, IMO.