Originally Posted by czechvengeance
Mathematically speaking you should defend ~50% of hands against a minraise
People think this because they want to stop bttn from auto profiting
that's the wrong idea
it would only be the case if there was no post flop advantage from being in position. That 50% rule would only be true if you could expect to break even from BB. You can't.
That being said, i use the top 50% of deck as default (but i got to that number a different way) I think any hand that has at least 50% equity vs random is worth defending against a player who MR's bttn every hand because I doubt that his post flop edge is worth more than 3 to 1 express odds, so i can call without looking at my hand, so i can call if i look at my hand and its average+.
Here's my range;22+,A2s+,K2s+,Q5s+,Q7o+,J7s+,T8s+,98s,A2o+,K 5o+,Q7o+,T9o,87s,76s(All the hands that are >50% vs random, plus a few spec hands that arent quite 50% EVR but have potential *22,76s,87s,98s;
I will 3 bet about 25% or so(and prolly go a bit bigger than normal 3X his bet sizing. Say he MR's to 40, I might reraise to 140-160 rather than 120.