Originally Posted by Aldito
with 111bb effective and a 3x raise I don't think this is ever a fold pre at 6max.
you're going to c/f the flop the vast majority of the time and not get paid off when you hit very often = -EV call preflop.
This hand is a best-case scenario where we hit vs. TPTK AND the flush draw misses and we still don't get stacks.
Calling here preflop can be part of a general preflop strategy to flat with hands that play well postflop, like suited broadways, and to be able to barrel a polarized range of big draws, sets and bluffs vs. regs. But in a vacuum and especially in Zoom, we are not going to make money with a strategy of "ZOMG POCKET PAIR, MUST CALL."