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Can I flat call one raise with medium pocket pairs in a short handed game?

  • chrmar40 (Toronto, Ontario)

I play a lot of 6-max online games and I often run into cases where I have a medium pocket pair and there is only one raise before it gets to me. I know that the guidelines say I need to fold or raise but in these types of games, is calling and seeing a flop ever a good strategy?

It feels like I am missing out on some value here by folding and if my 3 bet gets called, I am in pretty bad shape unless I flop a set. Is there a case for calling maybe 25% of the time in these cases?

If so, what would be the postflop strategy?

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