Originally Posted by pokerman27
How wide should we be 3 bet restealing from the BB against a btn stealer? Say a 15/12 reg? I would probably 3 bet all the obvious (QQ+ AQs+) but what about pocket pairs 66+? or hands that could flop well if called such as QJs KJs etc?
I also read that you should be less concerned with protecting your blinds against a steal as you should your button - meaning 3 bet or call to defend on the button against villians that open a lot from the HJ and CO..?
We want to protect our button more because we're protecting our position against an already weak range. From the blinds we'll always be out of position against a BTN/CO steal and it sucks. Giving up and folding will lose us less money than defending with most of our hands in the blinds, whereas on the button we can make weaker hands profitable because of position and get more value from our stronger hands when we control the pot more easily. It's your skill in the blinds that determine which hands are profitable for you to defend with or at least lose you less money than just folding.
When we're playing the BB vs a SB who opens wide it's a similar spot to our BTN vs CO and we should play it accordingly. Protecting your blind vs a wide stealing SB is very different to a BTN steal.
Personally I'm 3-betting mainly hands I'm comfortable getting it in with JJ+/AK as a standard but obv varies against villain. I'm flatting and playing positionally with hands like AJ/KQ/KJs/TT.
As for pairs I'm not quite sure and I'd appreciate input on that, atm I believe I'm flatting as a standard against a SB OR.
EDIT: I thought I should add that if SB is stealing wide then he's often a reg (fish like to complete) so we can start adding bluffs into our 3-bet range as he's going to be folding a lot, not wanting to play OOP. Should he call then we can peg his range fairly easily and we get to play IP with an implied odds hand (A5s/65s etc).