re: Poker & stacking off in cash games..
Don't necessarily 3bet AQ vs a "thinking/knowledgeable player", but if you know villain is calling your 3bets with 87s and 33, then you can widen your 3betting range for value. I got this idea from Andrew Seidman's Coaching Kristy videos. AQ plays very well vs 87s, and so does 99 for that matter! First you've got to know what your villain is doing. What's his opening range like, what's his fold to 3bet, what does he call with? Does he 4bet or fold? You can't simply say, I has AQ I 3bet.