This is Part 1 of a 3-part series on interpreting your opponent’s 3bet range. This part shall focus on static flops. Parts 2 and 3 focus on dynamic flops.
Most players have a reasonable understanding of the “top of their range” when defending 3bet pots (at least when their opening range is <30%, many mistakes are still made OTB). However there are many flops where it feels like we are being exploited as we fold too frequently to a continuation bet. Choosing to (semi)bluff-raise or float with a marginal hand can feel like a shot in the dark. Let’s say we open:
QcJhTc7s in the CO and the SB 3bets us. We call and…
Our opponent C-bets for around half-pot. What do we do? (more…)