How to Perfectly Defend vs 3bets
Knowing 3bet defence strategy theory can go a long way towards boosting our confidence when facing them. Let’s consider the basic principles for defending.
Have you ever felt uncomfortable when the players to our left are constantly 3betting? Should we play back and make a stand? When is the right moment?
Calling more against 3bets can sometimes worsen the situation if we are unsure how to proceed postflop.
So, what’s the solution? Knowing some of the theory can go a long way towards boosting our confidence when facing 3bets.
Let’s consider some basic principles for defending against 3bets.
Basic Principles for Defending vs 3bets
#1 Fold between 50 and 60% of the time when facing a 3bet.
Now, this is not always true. It does depend on the size of the 3bet. We should be folding less than 50% in some scenarios. In others, we should fold more than 60% of the time.
The key takeaway here is that, in most cases, we should fold the majority of the time when facing a 3bet. This strategy takes quite a bit of the pressure off.