Pairs are the most common made hand in poker, and top pair is often good enough to win the pot. However, there are still plenty of hands that even beat a pair of aces, so we need to fold top pair sometimes if we want to play an optimal strategy.
One of the most crucial fundamentals for playing a solid pre-flop game is mastering 3 betting. While you also need to know how to play against 3 bets, we’ll take this time to focus on 3 betting ourselves. Why and when do we 3 bet?