Playing 3-bet and 4-bet pots well is critical. Obviously as the size of the pot increases, the decisions you make become more critical. It can also be a lot of data to sort through and try and locate important pots easily. However, in step 6 of Leak Buster 4, you can get an easy to view graphical grid of common 3-bet and 4-bet pots. This makes it easy to see where you need to turn your attention.
For example, click on one of the quick filters on the side like call 3-bet with less than AQ+ or TT+. All of your losing hands you’ll see in red in front of you. You can quickly see how you’re doing with hands like AJ, or KQ, or suited connectors. It’s a great way to skim through your trouble spots in re-raised pots and review your hands.
Then skip down to the quick filters at the bottom. These will do a quick comparison between two common strategies with hands pre-flop. Are you doing better when you 3-bet 22-55 from the blinds, or cold call with it? If you’re seeing any black, then you’re not doing good with either strategy. If you’re seeing red, then you’re not doing well when you cold call (or the second strategy listed). You’ll also see the total amount you’ve won or lost for that strategy up top.
Keep it simple when you’re going over the data. Focus in on a couple of things that really stand out. If you have a lot of black or a lot of red in an area, zone in on that and review those hands. Don’t overwhelm yourself though because if you try and do too much at once, it will get confusing.
I’d suggest finding those couple of spots that really stand out, and make small corrections to shore that part of your game up. If you can do this check consistently, you’ll find a whole lot more green next time you visit the step 6 grid. Stay green, and good luck!
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