The Counterintuitive Approach to 3-Betting

March 14, 2016 By: Ken (Support)

Do you get a huge burn from playing three-bet pots?

When I first started playing, I used to dread three-bet pots – because playing big pots without the nuts scared me. I felt out of control because I didn’t know when to stack off with medium strength hands, and it seemed like I never followed through on any good bluffing spots like the other aggro regs in my game.

Nowadays my approach to three-bet pots is completely different. When it folds to me in late position (and ESPECIALLY when there’s an aggro player in the blinds), I get excited knowing that a big pot is about to happen – and I’M THE ONE with the edge!

But this didn’t happen overnight. In fact I’ve played and analyzed millions of three-bet pots and hired some of the best coaches in the world to teach me step by step how to think through these situations profitably.

Over the past few months, both because it’s one of the biggest pain points for my students and a personal weakness of mine, I’ve devoted almost all of my learning energy away from the felt to optimize my thought process in these situations, with the end goal of eliminating all uncomfortable

The short video I recorded for you here shows you a few of my “aha” moments (that I haven’t seen talked about anywhere else), including:

  • Why most players focus too much on choosing which hands to three-bet
  • How to understand why PLO is a game of board textures and opponent tendencies
  • C-betting in three-bet pots with the initiative, and the best boards to check and bet

If you had to choose – what would be your biggest weakness in PLO right now that you’d like to see covered?

Drop a comment below and let me know how I can help. My goal this year is to connect with as many players who are as passionate about PLO as I am. I’m looking forward to helping you with your game!

(Note: Need more help with three-betting? Check out “Three-Bet Mastery” where I give you everything you need to 3-bet profitably)

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