Logic Knot - Part 10 - 3 Bets in position

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Boomer is back with Logic Knot. In the next two episodes he will focus on the difficulties encountered in 3-Bet pots, especially out of position. In the first part he will focus on some example hands and establish how to play against regular players.


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  • EuanM


    Enjoy the video and please keep the comments in English!
  • emotv


    Thanx for video Boomer.
  • HamburgmeinePerle


    very nice one again.

    One thin I'm missing (but maybe I just didn't get it):

    you told a lot about capping vs 3-bet from SB but you only said that 3-betting vs BB 3-bet is different as he will have a stronger range.

    Would you recommnd capping 0% there as well even IP or do you cap some hands there?
    Again, balancing will be a problem if you just say "he has a stronger range so I will cap a tighter range" as you don't have the "middling cards" in your range and you are quite unbalanced.

    Does position overcompensate that problem?
    Or do you just cap 0% when you get 3-bet from the BB?

    And you said you won't do many of these things on limits like 2/4 and 3/6...what exactly do you mean by that?
    Does that also apply for only flatting your whole defendingrange in the BB (so never 3-betting) as you told in two of your videos of this row?
    Or do you mean the capping especially?
    So do you recommend capping also from MP/UTG HU even though the range becomes very tight then?
  • HamburgmeinePerle


    32:15 why not semibluffing and hoping for Fakeouts like any T, J, Q, 7?

    If blanks hit on Turn and River you can check back th river and lose 0,5SB less against some hands of his range.

    But ok, you keep your range balanced, having flushdraws in it...

    but I don't think raising the flop is too awful in this spot if you also would raise pairs+ there.
  • Boomer2k10


    The BB question is a good one

    I personally do cap vs BB 3-bets from aggressive players and I still do mix it up somewhat, but probably not as much as I do vs a SB cap.

    Can maybe drop some of our worst "capping" hands but still keep a little doubt, it's still a "wide situation" range but a lot is going to depend on the BB, if he's unbalanced there's little need to balance our range and we can simply slam 2 big hands together if that's what we feel the situation warrants.

    At 2/4 and 3/6 generally the BB is not going to be psychotically agressive or super-balanced with his 3-betting range from the BB so we will more often than not find taking a slightly more exploitative line to be profitable rather than a "1-size fits all" balance strategy.

    At 2/4 and 3/6 I do still follow a "Never 3-bet from BB OOP" strategy for the most part but I change that rapidly, I usually just try to start out from a position where I'm not easily exploitable to start with and then move away from it as I develop a read on my opponents, or stick with it if I can't find an edge to exploit on a particular opponent (hopefully there won't be too many of those)

    But the comment I made was mainly to do with a "not capping IN position" strategy. Given how well I feel we can abuse position vs the average reg I'm still a fan of capping no matter the relative positions as a default but if I feel I'm up vs a good reg who I need to hide my range from then the flatting strategy becomes an option.

    RE: 32.15

    The fake outs you mention hit his range pretty hard (Q and J certainly) so they may not be as "outy" as we think.

    Raising the flop is never going to be "awful" mathematically becasue we have 35% equity minimum with a nut flush draw but I would need a read my opponent was pretty weak post-flop to put a raise in here.

    Also given how peel-friendly this board is I would most likely wait until the turn with a lot of hands here on the button, so it fits a lot more with how I'd like to play the hand overall.

    If you're putting in action early on this board a lot with a split range you have to be very careful you don't make one of your ranges exceedingly readable.
  • HamburgmeinePerle


    ok thanks for your fast answer, helped me a lot!

    Keep on producing such videos please, I really like your topics and the way you explain things, quite easy to understand even for me as a German who doesn't have the greatest knowledge of the English language ;)
  • renatopereira123


    More Vids! These series really help a lot !