The poker 4bet for value is an extremely important skill of the modern poker player. Unfortunately, the 4bet is also one of the most misunderstood plays and frequently executed inappropriately in terms of the timing and the sizing of the 4bet. For those of you who don’t know what a 4bet in poker means, it is simply the reraise of a preflop 3bet (which is the reraise of a pre flop raise). Today, we are going to focus on the value 4bet. If you are interested in reading about 4betting light please read this previous article.
Winning poker is difficult to define and everybody has a slightly different definition. Most players want to know how to play winning poker but don’t know how to get there. I’ve played the game for nearly a decade now (casually and more seriously) and there are some critical lessons I have learned along the way.
What are some simple winning poker strategies? A common goal of poker players is the idea of having an unexploitable range. This theory is sound, but sometimes its important to remember that it is ok to be exploitable. Just remember that if the Villain is not exploiting you then you are effectively unexploitable to them. We don’t want to pass up on opportunities to exploit our opponents just because doing so might make us exploitable against a skilled Villain.