Originally Posted by js520
Care to expand on this? It's a tiny raise and i'm in position so I don't mind calling.
without you giving me his stats is hard to know, but assuming villain is decent...
1. He knows that if you call he has to play the hand OOP, so his opening range should be relatively tight.
2. His opening range will (should) have K9 crushed. Any king he raises is going to have a stronger kicker than a 9 so if you hit your K you probably have to call 2 streets, and if its top pair, its probably outkicked.
for these reasons youre most likely seeing the flop as an underdog...
tbh i didnt notice the raise size in OP til you mentioned it, even so;
3. If hes opening wide contrary to point 1, he will fold all but the top of his range to your 3b, as he needs to be quite strong to continue vs a 3b OOP, so you can steal easily. Hands like med pairs and AT really should be folding to you here.
4. If he is a total noob and will call with air, youre building a pot in which it will be very hard for him to take from you, since you now have initiative in the hand as well as being in position. by 3bing you change this from a "call pre and hope to hit, else fold" to a "he has to hit, else fold to your Cbet (really doubt youre gunna get floated in a 3b pot, as the 3ber by someone OOP). hes only hitting 30% of the time, so youre getting a lot of steals postflop too, in a bigger pot