Definition of Three-Bet

What is a “three-bet” in poker? What is the definition of the term “three-bet” in poker?

In poker, the term “three-bet” is the same as saying “re-raise”.

A player raises on the button. That’s the second bet or “two-bet”.

After that, there is a re-raise. The re-raise is the “three-bet”.

Definition of Three-BetExample:

“I was playing in a cash game at a local casino when this hand came up.

Action folded around to me on the button. I was dealt pocket Kings and raised.

The SB folded, but the BB decided to three-bet, likely thinking that I was trying to steal the blinds.

I shoved and the BB snapcalled, turning over pocket Aces.”


Strong poker players will often three-bet their opponents in an attempt to apply pressure.


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