Facing Preflop 3Bets

By James 'SplitSuit' Sweeney

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Table of Contents + Time Links

  1. (0:00) Intro
  2. (0:57) Hand 1 - Open with 33 from MP1, BTN 3bets. [Baby Pairs]
  3. (3:27) Hand 2 - Open with AKo from MP1, BTN 3bets. [Initiative, the concept of "blockers" is covered in Combos]
  4. (6:38) Hand 3 - Open with KK from MP1, BTN 3bets.
  5. (10:49) Hand 4 - Open with 88 from EP, CO 3bets.
  6. (13:55) Hand 5 - Open with 88 from EP, BB 3bets. [SPR]
  7. (17:54) Hand 6 - Open with AQo from CO, BB 3bets.
  8. (22:11) Hand 7 - Open with 44 from CO, BB 3bets.
  9. (25:57) Hand 8 - Call UTG open with 66 from MP, BTN 3bets, UTG folds.
  10. (27:39) Hand 9 - Call UTG open with 66 from MP, BTN 3bets, UTG calls. [squeeze play]
  11. (31:11) Video recap

Facing Preflop 3Bets.


  • Type: Hand Replayer
  • Stakes: $100NL
  • Game: Full Ring
  • Tables: -
  • Length: 00:33:06
  • Added: 06 January 2012

Video overview.

This hand history review style video looks at 9 situations where the Hero is facing a 3bet before the flop.

This is not a "how to 3bet" video – it's a guide to playing against 3bets, rather than an all-in-one guide to 3betting. It's still equally awesome information though.

SplitSuit looks at examples of facing 3bets from a wide variety of 3betting scenarios. These include facing 3bets:

  • From both early and mid position
  • When villain resteals or squeezes (when we are the through caller).

The overwhelming focus is on preflop strategy, although some hands are played out (and analysed) through to the river.

A lot of the hand histories involve pocket pairs and playing OOP, so if you're rusty on either of those you're in for even more of a treat.

About SplitSuit.

James "SplitSuit" Sweeney is author of Dynamic Full Ring Poker: Beyond The Basics. He also coaches at his personal website www.SplitSuit.com. He uses the alias *Split* at the 2+2 forums, which is where you can find his famous contributions to the COTW thread.

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