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Monday, 27 May 2013

Triple barreling with John 'Kasinokrime' Beauprez

In PLO QuickPro Elite, we talk extensively about the elements that constitute a profitable double-barreling situation. Triple-barreling and double-barreling share a couple of similar characteristics, but they’re different enough to necessitate spending some time on each individually.
Now, there are three key considerations you must make when pondering a triple barrel.

1. The tendencies of your opponents (the most important of all).

Typically, it’s a bad idea to empty the clip against calling stations who won’t fold two-pair on a monotone board, but this shouldn’t surprise you because it’s something I’ve covered in great depth in previous articles.

2. Whether or not your opponent’s range of hands matches up with the action so far.

Ask yourself questions like:
What hands can’t he have?
What hands does he always play this way?

You could even go more specific and ask: “How would he play a set on this board?”

Or: “What hand range peels here?”

Also, simply thinking in terms of the amount of hand combinations that beat you can provide clues to how profitable it is to bluff-catch your opponents.
3. How your opponent’s range interacts with the board texture.

Not only is it important to be aware of the nuts by the river, but how the board texture developed throughout the hand greatly impacts our ability to exploit our opponents.

Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, something I want you to remember if you’re considering firing three barrels into the pot, is that if you never get caught bluffing, then you probably aren’t bluffing enough. I’ve had several students who have a lot of difficulty firing the third barrel, and it absolutely destroyed their “Non-Showdown-Winnings”, as well as their win-rate.

Like I’ve said before, building up big pots only to give up on them later will absolutely destroy your win-rate, and your confidence as well. There’s nothing worse than wimping out on a triple barrel, only to see your opponents show down a weak one-pair hand they would’ve unquestionably folded if you even just mouthed the word “bet”.

Tags: John Beauprez, Kasinokrime, PLO, strategy