This is a discussion on Suited connectors vs large 3-bet within the online poker forums, in the Cash Game Hand Analysis section; Sat down at a low stakes full table cash game the other night. Didn't know any of the players. After a few hands found myself
Sat down at a low stakes full table cash game the other night. Didn't know any of the players. After a few hands found myself in UTG+1 with 76s. UTG folds and I min-raise figuring I'll go to flop and see what happens. Low jack calls. High jack folds. Cutoff 3-bets almost 2 times the pot. I'm like, huh?? I mucked but not after thinking hard about calling. How would you have played in such a situation?
That raise is fine in a 6 handed game, but full ring it's far too likely you'll run into a hand and get pushed off without seeing a flop. You definitely can't continue with that type of hand to such a big raise.
I feel like you can say something about his range and you can say a bit about if he hits the flop or not so you can play it sometimes out of position but shouldnt too often. If you hit the flop you might make a lot of chips.
Agree with others, at a 9 handed table where we don't have good reads ("Didn't know any pof the players", "After a few hands...") just fold pre UTG+1. If we have this hand in the CO we can open with it. Insta muck to the call, call, 3 bet action OOP with 7 high. We have no blockers and very poor play ability OOP with this hand. There are so many better spots.
If we raise it would be a 4 bet. We don't know effective stacks so CO may already be committed with his large 2.5x pot 3 bet. Why do we want to play for stacks with 7 high out of position? Further, we don't have reads yet and CO is raising large over an EP open and a few cold callers, his range is strong and uncapped, we have no idea how often he is 3 bet folding. Most players don't have much of a 3 bet fold range in this configuration in my experience.