Why not call 3-bets HU with pp's?
Standard microstakes strategy advice seems to be to open pp's (or call to set mine, but for the sake of this thread let's just assume we are opening) pretty widely (6-max) but fold to 3-bets. Why?
Say we open 3x with 55 from MP and get 3-bet from unkown BTN, it folds around back to us. May not be a standard fold for everyone but still. Assume full stacks. We call, flop comes 35T. We c/r and won't be often be called by overpairs stacking off, not being able to fold? Leading flop is obviously an option depening on board.
Yes, we will be oop but not sure that matters as we are getting the implied odds
to call preflop - the implied odds are an even bigger percent of effective stacks in a 3-bet pot since villain more often than not has a decent pocket pair which he can stack off with when we hit our set. His range is obv stronger in a 3-bet pot than a single raised pot.
In other words, we are MORE likely to get paid for our set in a 3-bet pot than a single raised pot. Yes he might have a higher set from time to time, but sets are rare and sets vs sets are even more rare!
And yes, we will miss our set often and have to fold. But he will miss AK/AQ sometimes too and we take down the pot after his cbet, still a decent profit.
Any thoughts? IP life becomes easier, we can float and steal but same theory should apply.