Originally Posted by pokeherfreak
I'm mostly interested in how to play pocket pairs from the blinds if someone 3 bets before you.
What pairs do you 4 bet with and what pairs do you just call with?
Also, if there has been a 3 bet and a 4 bet in front of you, what pairs do you 5 bet with, what pairs do you just call with and what pairs do you fold?
If anybody with experience can analyse pocket pairs from all the positions for the group I'll buy them a beer when they come to Japan
Well, depends if this is a ring game where I can reload or this is a tournament, where I do not get to reload. It does not always depend on the size of the pocket pairs I have in my blind if someone 3 bets me.
If the opponent has been sitting out all the time, and then decides to 3 bet, I can assume opponent has a premium hand, so I am not calling unless I have a premium hand, such as Aa, Kk, or Qq.
If the opponent 3 bets every hand, I assume they are used to playing higher stakes and want to make this table a higher stake table. To get them off of attacking my blinds, I throw in an occasional all on, so they can think twice about if they really want to mix things up with their two random cards.