Originally Posted by sugar_shaneh
I think when faced with a three bet, I only have two options. I like to either fold, or shove. I don't like to flat the three bet unless there are a couple callers in the pot in front of me, and I have a pocket pair to go set mining with. If I have AA or KK, I will just get it in there.
Watch how loosely you use the term shove. If you want to say either fold or raise, I wouldn't agree with it, but at least I could see why you would think that. But if you are deep stacked with say 300 BBs left, are you really shoving here?
Anyway, I would sometimes call here, depending on what you have. If I have AA or KK, I'll probably try to trap by just calling. With AA, a smooth call shows weakness when in fact you're very strong. Also, you're in position, so if they try to throw out a c-bet, depending on the flop you can either go over the top, or just smooth call a non-threatening board. With KK, you don't always want to get a ton of chips in the pot early on. If you reraise, someone with AQ, AJ, etc. is actually likely getting equity on a call unless you make some insanely huge reraise (which you don't want to do because the pots you'll steal won't make up for the time you run into AA). Just call the KK and play very aggressively after any flop that doesn't contain an A.