$2/$5 Local Casino
I am UTG+2 w/ the effective stack of $650 and 9♥ T♥
I open to $15.
BTN calls $15.
A weak and passive straightforward player. He is most likely capped here as he seems to always raise if he has a strong value hand instead of call.
SB makes it $55.
SB has been very splashy pre-flop but has done so in a passive way (calling a ton and very wide). He has not shown much aggression pre-flop or post-flop. This is his first 3-bet.
My main question in this hand is what factors do you use to determine how wide our calling range is in spots like this?
Villain tendencies, stack sizes, position and players in the pot are the obvious ones.
I put villain on a tight 3-bet range comprised of mainly value hands (Top 5% or so). So I am value 4-betting KK, AA and most if not all AK combos. Since I label him as passive I doubt I have much/if any of a 4-bet bluff range.
I have $650 behind and need to call $40 to see a flop (assuming the BTN is almost always calling or folding).
I have position on the 3-better, but not on the BTN.
My standard opening range here is around 14-15% of hands.
So hands like 89s, 9Ts, KJs, JTs, QTs, etc always give me pause if I should call.
I am folding the bottom portion of my range due to not being extremely deep. I probably set mine with my entire range. But hands like 78s and even 98s I fold.
I tend to think about the odds to call of the raise and shoot for 10-15x when set mining.
20x + w/ speculative hands.
But when I use these basic guidelines I always feel like I am folding too much to aggression when faced with a 3-bet. Especially the smaller suited broadway cards as I mentioned above.
But where do suited broadway cards and better suited connectors fall into this spectrum? Do you call and take a flop or fold?