Definition of 3Bet

What is a "3bet" in poker? What is the definition of the term "3bet"?

In poker, a "3bet" occurs when there is a bet, raise and re-raise. The re-raise is the "3bet".

Definition of 3Bet - Poker Dictionary - Illustration of brown casino chipsFor instance - let's say that you are playing in a cash game. You currently have the button.

A player from early position raises, and you look down and pocket Aces. You put in a re-raise, or "3bet". Let's look at the sequence that makes this a "3bet".

First off, the Big Blind is forced to put in a bet. Let's say you are playing $1/$2 No Limit Hold'em, so the Big Blind puts in $2. This is the first bet.

The player in early position raises, which is the second bet. You re-raise the player in early position, which means that you have "3bet".

A "3bet" can be made after the flop as well.

Let's say that the player in early position calls your raise, and the flop comes Kh-Qh-3s. The player in early position checks, and you bet the size of the pot (this is the first bet). The player in early position raises, and you re-raise (the third bet in the sequence, or a "3bet").

The player in early position pushes the rest of his stack into the middle of the table, and you call. He flips over pocket Kings and you lose the hand.


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