Originally Posted by Stu_Ungar
Pre-flop, fold all three bet, do not call.
His range is very very strong here. So three betting might seem pointless. However, your call, from early position, suggests a hand of middling strength. You are inviting a squeeze from the button.
Post flop I like the idea of the three bet. However on this board, what were you representing? Any board that looks scary to UTG will look very scary to you. That board certainly didn't hit UTG's range, however, by re-raising and re-raising so small you are putting yourself in a difficult situation. Even if UTG had something like TT, which is the type of hand that makes up the bulk of his range, he would have difficulty folding domain reraise on the flop.
Therefore, I would recommend folding metal pairs in this position to UTG raise because you are not guaranteed position. You are not guaranteed to see a flop. And you are going against a player with a very strong range.. Post flop. You are not going to know where you are. You may well have been re-bluffed of the best hand, although to be honest, I very much doubt it.
Nothing personal but I hate this post so much am gunna stick my dick in it and rape it everywere.
His range is very strong? its 5NL UTG isn't going to know what early position means nevermind actually implement positional play!
Our call from early position doesn't represent anything as they aint paying attention to our hand! Do you really think this unknown 5NL player has us pegged with a middling pair right now?
Again the button is going to know what a squeeze is? People at 5NL squeeze? I'd say about 2% of the 50NL population squeezes I suspect this will be less so at 5NL.
wtf are metal pairs? Calling with our pairs is so +EV at 5NL I could cry. were getting odds
to setmine and these guys are gunna pay us off more, let us see more board cards and let us see more flops. Seriously I think RAFC should sue you for telling him to fold 99 in this spot!
So ye sorry, I love you very much Stu and I'd normally be less blunt but my fit flat mate is keeping me awake by having very noisy sex in the next room so I'm not a very happy bunny