Originally Posted by Pascal LeFiscal
Filter those hands by ones where you call a 3bet OOP and see if it's the same
Sorry for the delay. This is a good question, maybe one that deserves it's own thread but for now I'll just post the short answer. Folding everytime you get raised is bad poker, calling everytime is worse. So what do you use as a criterion for calling and folding. Well, in the case above had I simply been raised by the one in position oponenent I certainly would have folded. But after the BB called with good reason to believe the cut-off would as well, I'm getting pretty good odds to stay in the hand with anything other than absolute junk. In this case I think A2s qualifies as a keeper.
This is a pretty specific situation and I'm not sure I have a large enough database to make meaningful conclusion but here it is.
First I ran a filter for everytime I open raised at a full table (7-9 players) with any hand and then called a 3 bet. There were 444 occurances and the results were pretty horrifying. -2.84BB/100 with a 30.18% winrate for a loss of $389.99.
If we looked no closer we might conclude that we should just always fold to a 3 bet right? But in the example above I was getting tempting odds to call so I changed my filter to include only hands where 3-4 people see the flop. Things changed considerably. There were 188 occurances, as expected my winrate dropped to 28.19% but my BB/100 rose to .62BB/100. My 2 biggest winning hands were AJs and A5s.
Conclusion, Fold spec hands to one raiser, call with 3:1 or better odds.