Over the next week or two I’ll be posting a few short excerpts from our upcoming new e-book Small Stakes No-Limit Hold’em.
Right now we’re finalizing a release date. (The only thing holding up the announcement right now is a detail related to the technical rendering and distribution of the final e-book.) Once we finalize the release date, we’ll announce it here and open preordering. This is all going to happen “soon.” I can’t say exactly how soon “soon” is because if I could then I’d announce the release date right now. But soon is indeed soon, given any reasonable interpretation of the word in the given context.
Without further ado, today’s excerpt is about the light 3-bet:
The Light 3-Bet
A light 3-bet is any 3-bet made with a hand that normally wouldn’t be strong enough. It’s a type of semibluff. You raise with the hope of stealing the pot immediately, but you retain a chance, if called, to win after the flop. Any strategy that includes 3-betting for value should also include some light 3-betting.
Potentially, any time the pot is raised and the action is on you, you could 3-bet light. Obviously you want to pick your spots, as 3-betting every time would unbalance your strategy.
When choosing your spots, follow these principles:
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