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Please try the best alternative which is available for your location: Send a private message to Jarretman. And ultimately, that's what we want. I think that you should always just go ahead and bet it and play it, because only a certain range of cards is going to call you anyway. October 31st, , 2: Do not ask for any type of ghosting while playing and follow Reddit's user agreement. I do think given the sizing he cant think im folding much.

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Because you're coming into the pot cold, with no money invested, a cold four-bet indicates very strong cards and will usually fold out anything but the most premium starting hands. Cold four-betting is only done before the flop and just like the vast majority of poker moves it works best when you're in position.

And since you need a raise and a re-raise in front of you, you'll find yourself cold four-betting from late position and the blinds most often. Cold four-betting works in cash games and tournaments but since you're putting in a fourth bet it doesn't work when you're shortstacked. If you're playing low-stakes cash games and tournaments chances are you're not seeing a lot of three-bets, let alone four bets. And when you do see someone putting in a re-re-raise before the flop it's with pocket aces or kings.

That means when you cold four-bet it's going to get the table's attention. Cold four-betting is such a strong line preflop it makes for a very effective bluffing tool. But on the flip side, when you cold four-bet with pocket aces you're only going to get action from the very best hands. And since you'll have to commit 20 big blinds or more to the raise, cold four-betting willy-nilly can be a huge leak. In this article we're going to break down the mechanics of the cold four-bet, show you how to use it as a bluff and for value, and then give you a quick lesson on balancing your cold four-bet range.

In order to cold four-bet bluff profitably you need to find spots where it's likely the raiser and re-raiser in front of you are playing a wide range of hands and are likely to fold to another raise. You should always be aware of how many hands your opponents are playing, and whether they're raising and re-raising more often than calling.

Look for players who are open-raising and three-betting a lot and go after them. Similarly, most players will raise and re-raise with a wider range of hands when they're in late position.

There's a big difference between a raise and a re-raise from early position, compared to a raise from the cut-off and a re-raise from the button.

When you're cold four-bet bluffing always try to do it against players raising and re-raising from late position. Also consider cold four-bet bluffing when you have an ace in your hand since it's less likely for your opponent to have aces or A-K. When cold four-betting for value look for the opposite conditions compared to when you're bluffing. Since you're raising with what you believe is the best hand you want to do it against players who will call with worse.

While just flat-calling a three-bet when you've got a big hand like pocket aces or kings can be appealing, for beginners it's far better to raise and play a bigger pot against just one opponent.

You're always going to need a big hand to be cold four-betting for value but just like when you're bluffing, things change depending on what position your opponents are raising from. At most tables you shouldn't be cold four-betting pocket jacks for value against a raise and a re-raise from early position, but it could be the right move against two loose, late-position raisers. When you see an amateur cold four-bet it's safe to assume he has an absolute monster.

That's because he only ever does it with pocket aces or kings. That is to say his cold four-bet range is not balanced. By mixing in bluffs you'll make yourself less predictable, and you'll get paid off more often when you do it with pocket aces.

Look for the loose, late-position raisers we described above and get creative with a few cold four-bet bluffs. Cold four-betting as a bluff is particularly useful in tournaments - especially with a big-blind stack. These days players raise and re-raise a very wide range of hands.

By cold-four betting you can increase your stack in a big way even if you don't pick up a big hand. Cold four-betting as a bluff is a high-risk maneuver and as you'll see in the clip below, even if you pick the perfect spot it can still blow up in your face. It was a move that should have worked but somehow Lex Veldhuis figures it out and makes the right call. In beginer terms it goes like this. There is the open raise, meaning the guy who raises first. This is done to isolate bad players that may have limped in with the minimum bet or to take initiative in the hand.

Then another guy thinks that the fist raiser is not that strong either because he knows that the fist raiser is either isolating the bad players or he is raising too much. So he re-raises also known as a 3-bets some players do this with weak cards also known as the light 3-bet and tries to take the pot down pre-flop. Well there is still another player who knows the fist guys weak, he also suspects that the 3-better is also likely weak and re-raises everybody known as a cold 4-bet.

Further to this however the 4-bet blufff will not work often enough at micro stakes. At micro stakes there are not enough good players that will fold to this action. I thought this was for beginners Post your Pppoker club info here: It's updated frequently with the most common questions, and can more often than not get you a quick answer.

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QQ facing cold 4-bet self. UTG is a pretty fishy player who's stacked off loosely before and also seemed fairly tilted BTN is a reg player who 3-bet bluffs fairly regularly but hasn't 4-bet much.

I would call and evaluate flop , if it's a super dry board 2 7 10 or something I would getting it in here and here and hoping he calls with JJ or Ak.

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