Originally Posted by RAFC24
its the calling the 3bet with it that pissed me off
You want him to call the 3-bet, you shouldn't be pissed off, you should be fistpumping. He'll pair aces very rarely (roughly 15% of the time, or ~6.6:1).
The trick is to make sure that we don't pay him off more than 6.6 times more than when he called the 3-bet. Preflop, he called 2 dollars and he won 8 from you when he hit (or 4 times). Therefore, in the long run, if he folds every time he doesn't flop an ace, and he wins $8 extra off you when he does flop an ace, he'll lose money. In order for his play to break even, he'd have to make $13.2 when he spikes an ace and always fold when he's behind.
But what's even more important is that he'll sometimes flop a nine and lose money, will flop two overcards and float you, and sometimes he'll decide to bluff into your kings postflop. He can't see your hand, so its very unlikely that he'll play perfectly against you. So this makes it a HUGELY winning play.
And just a little something to think about, lets say we make our 3-bet $5 instead of $3.
Now, he'll be making even more of a losing play when calling. He'd have to make $26.4 every time he flops an ace! But he can't do that, because your stack is only $25!
And in order for the $5 raise to be less profitable than a $3 raise, villain would have to fold twice as often to $5 raise than to a $3 raise, since you make twice as much ($4 instead of $2) when he calls. And I'd be willing to bet that he won't fold twice as much if you stick two more dollars onto your 3-bet size.