Trouble Spot Analysis: Defending vs 3-bets

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Defending against a 3-bet in PLO is potentially is minefield, especially when the temptation with 4 cards is simply to always defend. In this video our PLO Producer Skodljivec will show you how to think and react defensively to 3-bets and how to play both in and out of position vs 3-bets


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  • smurfcro


    Hi, Skod! Nice video as always, keep up the good work! :)
  • MrTrocks


    funny u said dont call pocket pairs to a 3b and KK and in this vid u call it :-))) well i know u explain why

    question min 23 sb vs bb

    is their no option to 4b the KK here? would u do it if the KK where stronger?
  • MrTrocks


    last hand very nice
  • Skodljivec



    thanks for the kind words!

    MrTrocks. Yeah those KK are too weak. I think i covered this in the 4bet video. The problem is that these KK don't have a really big edge vs the hands he 3bets in equity, and are behind in playability. So sometimes villain has AA, sometimes he has a hand that's flipping with us, but rarely are we very ahead.

    So yeah, i'd prefer stronger KK, or at least with an A blocker.


  • iamthedanger


    Hi Skod


    Isn't a turn shove preferable here? If villain is barreling a range of overpairs and draws, imo he will call a jam (+ . Furthermore if you don't jam here villain wil check/fold some 'bad' rivers right?
  • PokerIsBadBeat


    nice video
  • Skodljivec


    Hi envyjosh,

    it depends on the villain there. He will probably fear i have a 4 there if i jam always, and expect me to call with my draws.

    Basically the river then works both ways. Maybe he folds on a scare card, but uf the draws bust he might barrel hands that he would fold to a raise, so we get to a simmilar result in the long run.


  • ETBrooD


    I like this video a lot!

    Only one thing I'd like to suggest: when you talk about a scenario (like the KJ2 flop, hero has K2 with two sidecards, somewhere around 12:30), it's very helpful to see the cards on the screen. Having it available visually helps a lot in processing the information while you're lecturing.
    In general it's very helpful to see the table, positions, cards, boards, chips, stacks, etc.

    Otherwise good stuff, keep it up :)