re: Poker & small-med pp in all positions
Originally Posted by c9h13no3
Lame, thought you'd want to discuss this more.
I do agree that set-mining is over rated, and small pairs are great hands to 3-bet with as a bluff. But if the raise didn't come from the cutoff, we've probably got a good bit of implied odds going.
Dont 3bet UTG raises with small PP.
I would 3bet them IP against say a HJ or CO raise.
The reason is that they are the kind of hand that is too strong to fold and too weak to call.
We call against an UTG raise when we think we can setmine.. requires a certain type of player.
However when the CO opens we expect his range to be so wide that we can never call and setmine because when we hit he wont pay us off.
So instead we could 3bet a small PP expecting him to fold (so he has to have a tendency to fold to our 3bets) however if he were to call... we could hit a set and wonderful things could happen.
When we 3bet small PP we want a fold and we do it because we think villains range is very wide.