It is the same as a re-re-raise and generally applies to pre-flop play in no-limit texas hold’em games. So if a player three-bet and another player raised again, this bet would be considered a four-bet.

The concept refers to all four-betting situations, whether four-betting for value or as a bluff. When four-betting as a bluff it’s referred to as light 4-betting.

EXAMPLE “Action folded to the CO who raises. The player on the BTN 3-bets and I 4-bet small with AA in the big blind hoping to get more action out of the very aggressive BTN 3-bettor.”

The reasons for four-betting with a big hand are pretty self explanatory. If you have a premium hand like AA, KK, QQ, you want to start building the pot preflop.

Watch the video below to better understand how to 4bet light.

Related terms on

  1. Continuation Bet
  2. Blocker
  3. Three-Bet Light
  4. Inducing
  5. Bluff Catcher
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