This is a discussion on LEAK OF THE WEEK: Calling 3Bets with Suited Connectors within the online poker forums, in the Cash Games section; BetOnline $0.1 NL (6 max) 97k Hands
Raise Call 3! All Suited Connectors
HANDS = 224 -54.42 BB/100 :thumpdown
This is pretty bad but let's break this
This is pretty bad but let's break this up between In position and Out of Position opportunities
HANDS = 88 -494.61 BB/100
Holy Cow! How could I have let something like this go un noticed?
Please tell me IP is going to be better.
HANDS = [U]136 +354.26 BB/100 32 BB/100 All-In Adj
OK, this is good news but it still doesn't make up for all the times I bet and called OOP.
100k hands seems like it would be a good sample size but I am unable to derive any solid patterns Based on Position or Hand Strength other than to say that JT or better seems to be a solid winner form any position. Based on these results I recommend continuing against a 3! In any position with any SC.
How about OOP. Should we just fold anything other than AKs to a 3!? Well, the answer is pretty much Yeah, just fold or 4!
HAND TIMES WON BB/100
KQs 5 -$4.57 -914
QJs 9 -$15.01 -789
JTs 7 +13.79 +1970
T9s 9 -$8.79 - 977
98s 8 +$5.25 +656
87s 8 -$16.64 -2080
76s-32s are all big losers
When facing a 3! after raising you should mostly continue when In Position and Mostly Fold when Out Of Position. In my case I lost at a rate of ~700BB/100 or about $57 over 96k hands by calling 3!'s OOP. I probably won't cut it completely out of my diet but I will be more discriminating in the future probably reserving this play for only the laggiest opponents.
224 hands seems like a pretty small sample size but I agree that frequently calling 3-bets with suited connectors at the micros is a leak. I would only do it when we are IP and we've been 3-bet by a very aggressive player. I think microstakes rake is a big issue with these hands since a lot of their EV gets realized during the rare times they make a flush/straight and win a huge pot which is where rake hurts us the most.