Originally Posted by Propane Goat
Great post, thanks for putting this up. I wanted to ask what indicators you would use to tell when somebody is blind-stealing, and also what range of hands would you 3-bet in position with? If somebody raises 3x BB, how much would you raise on a 3-bet, double the villain's raise?
Well, the best indicator is paying attention to the table. if someone raises too many times in the highjack,cutoff,button or from small blind when your in the big blind you can fold a few times times but if you see he is overdoing it, you should 3bet wider too after a few orbits.
The range of hands i would use to 3-bet depend on a few factors:
-how likely it is that villain will fold
-how deep i am ( the deeper i am,the wider i can afford to 3bet)
-how wide i think villain maybe raising
-how many people are left to act behind me
The ranges usually include 66+ , any two broadways, and of course, ak ,aa,etc etc.
In my opinion and this is all my personal opinion. something like 2.25 times or 2.5 times his initial raise is usually good. It gets the job done. either that be to allow you to see the turn for free or that be steal it pre (which is good if ur 3betting wider than u should be).
But this all depends on what level of blinds the tourney is at. Obviously if its early tourney and everyones very deep, you want to be 3 betting maybe even 12x preflop to get rid of the guys who just love calling anything.
Thats why i said avoid junk hands when blinds are too low.
hope this helps.