This is a discussion on $4 NLHE 6-max: Calling 3-bets with pocket pairs within the online poker forums, in the Cash Game Hand Analysis section; I open UTG with 55 to 12 cents. (2/4 cent blinds, 6-MAX)
BTN 3-bets to 42 cents and BB comes along.
Is any pocket pair here a
My calling range is like 77-JJ. I'll 3 bet the remaining top pockets, and fold the bottom ones. Reasoning is avoidance of the set over set situation and playing small pair OOP after the flop.
9th July 2018, 5:18 PM
But what is the gameplan on bb and sb with low pocket pairs vs EP or BTN open?
9th July 2018, 8:49 PM
You should open that range up a little against the BTN open and tighten it up against EP open. My ranges are a little looser in the BB than in the SB.
10th July 2018, 12:34 AM
re: Poker & $4 NLHE 6-max: Calling 3-bets with pocket pairs
Calling 3 bets with smaller pocket pairs used to be considered really bad. My experience with the play now is that a lot of micro players just go into monkey spew mode in 3 bet pots and will often bluff off their entire stack with little or nothing.
You need to know your player, but I think it may now be profitable to set mine in 3 bet pots (particularly if another player comes along).
10th July 2018, 4:36 PM
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With the cold caller and the added implied odds i think set mining is ok with any pair here.The 3bet is a little larger than 3x though so perhaps that's also something to consider.