Originally Posted by COCKBOAT
237 simply doesn't have all that much value. What it has is implied odds, which you might lose if villain can put you on such a smooth draw when you 3bet. He will put in fewer bets, and also snowcatch less since you won't be snowing with a hand like that very often.
Surely you would prefer to 3 bet on the button with 22237 to a raise and 2 cold callers right? Like you say there are strategic implications in doing so, such as our hand becomes apparent as very smooth draw which could cost us big bets against observant opponents. That was my point, would't raising only the very best 2 cards from bb in hu make us easy to play against?
Jorneyman, thats what I was thinking as an option; just call with a couple best hands and raise a couple very worst playable hands but then again I am not sure what is gained with this. You are just putting extra money in with bad hands and losing money by just calling with best hands and still the huge bulk of your range is going to consist of those usual weak hands if call, strong hands if raise. Care to share some hints on how one might get started in constructing balanced range by mixing and matching things?