Three betting light vs three betting heavy?

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What is the difference between three betting light vs three betting heavy?
 
Evan Jarvis

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3-betting light means you are using a bluff/semi bluff

Typical Candidates: A5s-A3s, JTs-87s, KQo-QJo
Basically anything that you would fold facing a 4-bet, but typically hands that will 'play well postflop' meaning they flop top pair or strong draws often

3-betting heavy means you have a value hand (typically one you are willing to go all-in with)

Typical Candidates: AA, KK, QQ, AK, AKs, JJ
Secondary Candidates: TT, 99, AQ, AQs
Tertiary Candidates: 88, 77, AJ, AJs, KQ, KQs

Hope that helps!
 
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3-betting light means you are using a bluff/semi bluff

Typical Candidates: A5s-A3s, JTs-87s, KQo-QJo
Basically anything that you would fold facing a 4-bet, but typically hands that will 'play well postflop' meaning they flop top pair or strong draws often

3-betting heavy means you have a value hand (typically one you are willing to go all-in with)

Typical Candidates: AA, KK, QQ, AK, AKs, JJ
Secondary Candidates: TT, 99, AQ, AQs
Tertiary Candidates: 88, 77, AJ, AJs, KQ, KQs

Hope that helps!



How best to keep your 3-bets (light/heavy) disguised.

Is it ever correct to 3-bet light the higher value hands and vis versa?

Many thanks
 
LevySystem

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That depends on the villain you are facing. Generally speaking you want to 3bet light (bluffheavier) vs people who have a high Vpip and/ or a high Fold to 3bet percentage and tight (valueheavier) vs villains who don't.

As for a general strategy vs a vacuum I would always balance my 3bet/4bet range with bluffs, as if you don't you're opponents will have an easy time reading you're hands.
 
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