re: Poker & ways of combating 3 betting
Originally Posted by razzor94
One thing i did when i jumped limits is thightening my range and getting rid of marginal hands from OOP. Regs at these limits especially on pokerstars have huds and they see your fold to 3bet stat which i think based on what you wrote is about 75%-85% which is way to high. Your fold to 3bet should be around 50-65% depending on the limits and the player types. Higher the limit more likely is that the opponents are gonna 3bet you lightly. So i would advize tightening your opening range, playing your position more and calling more 3bets in position. Position is a huge advantage in a 3bet pot. Check out some opening hand range chars on the internet that might help you out too.
You are on the button and you raise J9s which is a standard open. Your opponent who is a REG has 3Bet you 10 out of 50 hands you raised on the button. Thats 20%. You should probably call here or even consider a 4Bet.
They will wake up with a hand sometimes but in the long run you are gonna win much more times than lose. GL on the tables.
thanks for your response. i see what you are saying but with most of the new regs i am facing now not alot of them would have much HUD info on me as i don't have alot of HUD info on them
alot of these 3 bettors are doing this IP on me and 90% of the time i'm holding something fairly decent anyway, usually pairs or an AK,AQ,AJ hand so it puts me a tricky situation altogether when i just feel like they are on a re-steal the majority of the time but when i 4 bet and they call unless i hit a decent flop im a bit lost and feel like i've made a total -EV play
my current stats that i have gotten from my HUD says, 18k hands, 21/13/6.1 with a F3B of 32 which is extremely low as i've been playing with absolute fools $2.20 and below mtt's for all this time.
maybe i should get a larger sample of games in vs these regs so that their HUDs level out and see if they still are reacting the same towards me or whether i have the ability to spook them and throw them off their game to the point where i will be able to walk all over them there's always hope