Originally Posted by ollie627
no 3 bet is re raising the raiser. it is commen to triple their raise though.
Tripling the raise for a 3-bet is common (in tournaments) because:
1) The stacks between the 2-bettor and 3-bettor are deep enough to warrant a triple
2) the 3-bettor is not paying attention to stack sizes and is leaving no fold equity behind, or,
3) It is a tottaly cards based play (KK, AA) and they are doing it wrong.
IMHO, if you are going to 3-bet in a shallow stack game, or against more than just the initial raiser and re-raiser (early limpers bloating the pot), you should make your 3-bet an all in. Otherwise you are just asking for a headache on the flop when you only have 500 left to bet into a 3500 pot.