Originally Posted by buggits30
I 3 bet because I didnt want to play this hand as a set mining hand because I have a good chance of being ahead,
Well you don't have a great chance of being ahead if villain calls your 3bet. And since there are very few flops you can continue on, by 3betting your 88, you're more or less turning it into either a bluff or a setmine anyway, you're just setting yourself a pretty bad price to setmine. And I wouldn't let the fear of a squeeze behind you prevent you from flatcalling sometimes; it doesn't happen often enough.
And if I'm 3betting as a kind of semibluff, I'd much rather have a hand like 76s than 88. I think you're turning a profitable hand into an unprofitable one by 3betting it, when you could turn unprofitable hands into profitable ones (as bluffs).
But what I really don't understand is why you don't want to setmine at this stack depth?