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
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).