What is discussed in this video? * Tim/atta22 delivers a video discussing how to beat the small stakes games and how to use the pot control concept to your advantage
* Tim explains how pot control can be used to your advantage against weaker players and often can be used to induce bluffs
* A discussion on how to construct your 3bet and 4bet ranges
Glad to see a new video from you. Regarding the A6s at end of the video and 3-bet in general. Are you using the top of your fold range as a 3-bet bluff range. Do you use a specfic stat to determine who to 3-bet or player type or what tells you this is a good spot? Against thinking regs(level 2 thinkers)how do you, using pot control, mix it up to avoid them reading you. How do you like to mixed it up? Thanks
All great questions flucason that show some good thought about the preflop game. In general if you plan on polarizing your 3betting range (which is good when in position against opponents who will 4bet or fold and won't call much), you should use the top of your folding range and blocker-type hands (ie. Ax). Of course you also need to combine gameflow and how your opponent will perceive a 3bet at this point in time based on recent history.
Against thinking regs who will fight harder for pots, you need to cbet wider (ie. pot control less) and not fold as much based on their cbet-raise frequencies. It's more of an art that just takes practice getting used to more aggressive opponents and determining whether to pot control or protect your overall cbet range and value bet a wider range with plans to fold less since they'll be bluff-raising you more. I'll discuss this in more depth in my next video.
Video #175 - Moving into Small Stakes with Pot Control | Posted in: Videos
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