Three Betting in Holdem Poker
of the terms you hear thrown around all the time in Holdem Poker
is “three betting.” What does that mean and how is it
Three betting is where someone is making the third bet in Holdem
Poker. For example, if one person comes in for a bet, the next person
raises, the person that raises again would be three-betting. It
could also be that the first person bets, the second raises and
it comes back around to the first person and he re-raises. That
would also be a three-bet.
Most players will three bet because they want to get more money
into the pot and more out of their hand. It can also be done as
a bluff but it is a much riskier play as a bluff because if the
bet gets called the player making the three-bet is likely way behind
in the hand. Players that three-bet as a bluff will need other hands
to fold to win.
The time to make a three-bet is when you believe you have the best
hand and want to extra value from it. The other time to make a three-bet
is when you believe the other players in the hand are weak enough
that they would fold to a big bet.
Three-betting in poker is extremely common today as more and more
players play an aggressive style. If you want to get better and
make more money then you may want to incorporate three-betting into
your game when playing online poker.