Above is a scan of the cover of All In magazine.
In that issue, Bertrand "Elky" Grospellier was asked about three bets.
Three betting when there is a raise and a
cold-caller is called a squeeze play. It
works based on the idea that the opening
raiser is loose, so the guy calling him,
knowing that, doesn't have to hold a
premium hand (or he would have re-raised).
A popular counter to the squeeze play
these days is the "New York Back Raise"
which involves flat-calling a raise with
A-A, K-K, Q-Q and A-K (occasionally J-J,
too) when you have a loose raiser in
front of you, and an aggressive player
You are hoping someone behind you
will try the squeeze play, as your
hand is vastly under-represented,
so that you can come over the top
That's what poker's all about. When they make plays, you make counter-plays. When they make adjustments, you make counter-adjustments.