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DC Shorts: BalugaWhale (#19) - The Argument for 3-Betting

DC Shorts: BalugaWhale (#19) - The Argument for 3-Betting by BalugaWhale

BalugaWhale talks about 3-betting and a bit about it's rise and fall of use over time.

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• Game:
• Stakes: Mid Stakes
• 16 minutes long
• Posted about 6 years ago

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fizzo

317 posts
Joined 01/2010

Is it really 74%? Without bringing out a calculator I could tell you that if we're risking 9 to win 4.5 everyone has to fold 67% for us to break even. Risking 8 only means that they need to fold even less.

BalugaWhale

1150 posts
Joined 01/2008

Is it really 74%? Without bringing out a calculator I could tell you that if we're risking 9 to win 4.5 everyone has to fold 67% for us to break even. Risking 8 only means that they need to fold even less.

Very possible i screwed that up. I suck pretty super hard at math and I did that like 5 times to make sure I was right but it's totally possible im wrong.

The point remains the same, though.

Andrew

zachd2323

3148 posts
Joined 04/2010

Is it really 74%? Without bringing out a calculator I could tell you that if we're risking 9 to win 4.5 everyone has to fold 67% for us to break even. Risking 8 only means that they need to fold even less.

Yeah risking 8 to win 4.5 needs to work 64% of the time or more to be profitable.

8 / (8+4.5) = .64

wangtangkiki

22 posts
Joined 05/2011

C / (C+P) I saw this in a video somewhere..

C = Call (or Bet)
P = Pot

8 / (8 + 4.5) = 8 / 12.5 = 0.64 = 64%
9 / (9 + 4.5) = 9 / 13.5 = 0.666667 = 66.7%
10 / (10 + 4.5) = 10 / 14.5 = 0.689 = 68.9%

I tend to use 10 bb.. not sure if that's bad lol.

Henry81

7 posts
Joined 04/2012

10bb IP is kinda big, use <= 3x when IP (no reason to risk more), and >=3 when OOP (you want to give him worse odds when you're OOP)

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