Using The HUD Color Coding System For 4-Betting

Using the advanced chart for 4-betting works exactly the same as 3-bet decisions. You are just using a different section of the HUD and chart. When facing a 3-bet, you use the third line of the HUD and determine the opponent’s 3-bet range vs. your position. You then check the corresponding vs. V3B column on the chart and perform the appropriate action.

I have set up the chart to make things very easy to remember. Against blue 3-bettors you only 4-bet with Tier 1 hands, against gray 3-bettors you 4-bet with Tier 2 and better hands, versus Red 3-bettors you commit with any hand tier 3 or better, and against purple reraisers you can put your chips in with any tier 4 hand or better.

Here is a quiz to give you some practice on how the chart works in tandem with your HUD for 4- betting decisions. Answers can be found in the appendix.

Question #1

No-Limit Hold’em, $0.20 BB (6 handed)

UTG ($5.90)
HJ ($25.20)
Hero (CO) ($4.90)
Button ($20.40)
SB ($44.57)
BB ($22.80) Gray 3-bettor versus CO

Preflop: Hero is CO with 8♠, 8♣
2 folds, Hero bets $0.40,2 folds, BB raises to $1.20, Hero ?

Question #2

No-Limit Hold’em, $1.00 BB (5 handed)

HJ ($109.90)
CO ($195.95)
Hero (Button) ($26.50) SB ($29)

BB ($95.35) Blue 3-bettor versus BTN Preflop: Hero is Button with K♦, A♥

2 folds, Hero bets $2, SB calls $1.50, BB raises to $9, Hero ? Question #3
No-Limit Hold’em, $0.50 BB (6 handed)

UTG ($101.23)
HJ ($17.25)
CO ($49.50)
Button ($72)
Hero (SB) ($10.47)
BB ($56.70) Red 3-bettor versus SB

Preflop: Hero is SB with K♥, J♦
4 folds, Hero bets $1, BB raises to $3, Hero ?

Question #4

No-Limit Hold’em, $0.10 BB (5 handed)

Hero (HJ) ($2.85)
CO ($5) Blue 3-bettor versus HJ Button ($4.96)
SB ($6.15)
BB ($4.19)

Preflop: Hero is HJ with Q♣, A♣
Hero bets $0.30, CO (poster) raises to $1.30,3 folds, Hero ?

Question #5
No-Limit Hold’em, $0.50 BB (6 handed)

UTG ($49.10)
HJ ($26.75)
CO ($49.75)
Hero (Button) ($16.32) SB ($29.83)

BB ($73.35) Purple 3-bettor versus BTN Preflop: Hero is Button with K♣, Q♠

3 folds, Hero bets $1,1 fold, BB raises to $4, Hero ? Question #6
No-Limit Hold’em, $0.10 BB (6 handed)

UTG ($11.43)
HJ ($10.44)
CO ($14.03)
Button ($12.13)
Hero (SB) ($2.90)
BB ($8.54) Purple 3-bettor versus SB

Preflop: Hero is SB with A♦, 5♦
4 folds, Hero bets $0.20, BB raises to $0.60, Hero ?

Question #7

No-Limit Hold’em, $0.50 BB (6 handed)

UTG ($65.12)
HJ ($54.70)
Hero (CO) ($16.50)
Button ($123.31)
SB ($32.35) Gray 3-bettor versus CO BB ($51.50)

Preflop: Hero is CO with 5♦, 5♣
2 folds, Hero bets $1,1 fold, SB raises to $3,1 fold,Hero ?

Question #8

No-Limit Hold’em, $0.20 BB (6 handed)

Hero (UTG) ($5.50)
HJ ($23.03) Blue 3-bettor versus UTG CO ($6.25)
Button ($4.50)
SB ($8.46)
BB ($24.32)

Preflop: Hero is UTG with A♥, A♣
Hero bets $0.40, HJ raises to $1.40,4 folds, Hero ?

Question #9

No-Limit Hold’em, $0.20 BB (6 handed)

UTG ($29.71) MP ($25.02) Hero (CO) ($6) Button ($37.99) SB ($19.50)

BB ($20) Purple 3-bettor versus CO Preflop: Hero is CO with 5♥, 6♥

2 folds, Hero bets $0.40,2 folds, BB raises to $1.40, Hero ? Question #10

No-Limit Hold’em, $1.00 BB (3 handed)

Hero (Button) ($37.44)
SB ($105.78) Red 3-bettor versus BTN BB ($121.93)

Preflop: Hero is Button with J♦, A♣
Hero bets $2, SB raises to $7,1 fold, Hero ?

Question #11

No-Limit Hold’em, $0.20 BB (6 handed)

Hero (UTG) ($5.85)

HJ ($21.82)
CO ($7.41)
Button ($10.36)
SB ($13.49)
BB ($9.21) Gray 3-bettor versus UTG

Preflop: Hero is UTG with 9♠, 9♥
Hero bets $0.40,4 folds, BB raises to $9.21 (All-In), Hero ?

Question #12

No-Limit Hold’em, $0.50 BB (6 handed)

UTG ($20)
MP ($49.25)
CO ($128.18)
Button ($64.25)
Hero (SB) ($15)
BB ($52.88) Red 3-bettor versus SB

Preflop: Hero is SB with Q♣, 7♣

4 folds, Hero bets $1, BB raises to $3, Hero ?

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