Originally Posted by Lemlywinks
so a strict "raise/fold" strategy is what works best?
For a beginner, yes (which I assume you are since you're in the 'learning poker' section?). Raise/fold strategy is hardly ideal, but it keeps people out of trouble.
Calling raises is something that can get you in really bad spots, but there are definitely times for flatting instead of reraising.
Examples to 3bet:
-CO raises, we 3bet AJo on the button.
-BTN raises, we 3bet with 66 in the SB
-SB raises, we 3bet with KQo in the BB
Examples to flat call:
-UTG raises, we flat 44 on the button
-UTG raises, everyone in between calls, we call with 9Ts on the button
Plays like flatting KQo with position are fine too, but you have to know how to play it postflop (ie not stacking TP) which is a whole other story.