When 3Bets Go Wrong (Part 3)

By James 'SplitSuit' Sweeney

W3BGW Part 1 : W3BGW Part 2 : W3BGW Part 3 : W3BGW Part 4


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Table of Contents + Time Links

Hero's HUD Stats for 'When 3Bets Go Wrong (Part 3)'.
  1. (0:00) Intro
  2. (1:17) Hand 1 - So Cold (JA on 86Q flop)
    3betting CO raiser with AJ in the SB. Check-raising OOP after catching an ace on the turn.
  3. (5:41) Hand 2 - Lady Luck (QQ on Q42 flop)
    3betting EP raiser with QQ on the button with high Fv3B. Getting maximum value after hitting top set on the flop.
  4. (10:00) Hand 3 - Equity Sauce (A7 on 654 flop)
    3betting a TAG with high ATS and even higher Fv3B (so attempts to steal a lot and fold to 3bets too). Includes section on fold equity calculations. [fold equity calculator, PokerStove, fold equity, semi bluffing]
  5. (14:55) Hand 4 - Math Class (A5 and calling a shove vs. a short stack)
    3betting an unknown player with A5, unknown shoves. PokerStove section on equity and ranges.
  6. (19:54) Hand 5 - Forever Odd (AQ on 854 flop)
    Restealing with AQ on the BTN vs CO steal.
  7. (22:28) Hand 6 - Apple Juice (JA on A45 flop)
    Squeezing on the BTN with AJs. Hit two-pair on the turn and playing in position.
  8. (26:35) Hand 7 - LOL WTF? (KA on QJK flop)
    3betting AK in an early position against a short-ish stack (so low SPR on the flop). Villain over-shoves, so there's another nice section on equity and ranges using PokerStove.
  9. (31:02) Video recap

When 3Bets Go Wrong (Part 3).


  • Type: Concept
  • Stakes: $100NL
  • Game: Full Ring
  • Tables: -
  • Length: 00:32:11
  • Added: 26 December 2012

Video overview.

A bunch of hand histories where Hero 3-bets and something odd happens. Also, Hero doesn't have an "easy" hand like AA or KK in these awkward 3bet spots.

In many of these hands Hero does not have a full 100bb stack, so there's plenty of discussion on playing in 3-bet pots with various effective stack sizes. So a handy video if you're not sure how to play in 3bet pots without 100bb effective stacks.

In Hand 4 and Hand 7 Hero faces a shove, so SplitSuit whips out PokerStove for some fun equity calculations when facing an all-in shove at some point after 3-betting.

Equity Calculations Using PokerStove In A Tricky 3Bet Hand
Using PokerStove for equity calculations in a tricky 3bet spot.

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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