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StrategyNo Limit Midstack

MSS - How to Play Before the Flop


In this article

  • Your position at the table
  • How big should the bets be?
  • The Preflop Charts
  • Examples

Let’s get down to business. You sat down at a table, it is your turn to post the Big Blind, and you got dealt 2 cards. The question you're asking is: Should I play with these cards, or not?

Using the Mid Stack Strategy you will make a raise if you want to enter the game. Calling somebody's raise or just calling the Big Blinds (limping) is not a good idea, as it could get you into sticky situations on the later streets.

    With the MSS you play very few hands. When you do play, it’s because you have a strong hand.

But in order to decide whether you will raise or fold, you must understand a very important concept in poker: position.

What is your position?

Your position refers to where you are seated in relation to the dealer and tells you when it will be your turn to act. The more players left to act between you and the dealer during the betting round (counted clockwise), the earlier your position and the sooner you have to act.

The four position groups at a 9-seat table

There are four position groups at a 9-seat table: 2 early positions, 3 middle positions, 2 late positions (CutOff, BUtton) and 2 blinds (Small Blind, Big Blind).

(SB, BB)
Late positions
(CO, BU)
Middle positions
(MP1, MP2, MP3)
Early positions
(EP1, EP2)

What if there are less than 9 players at the table?

If the table is for 8 players only, you drop one early position. If there are only 7 players at the table, there are no early positions at all. With 6 players one of the middle positions is dropped, etc...

Every time a seat is vacated you drop a position, starting with the early positions, then the middle, and so on. And remember: if the number of your opponents falls below 7, go find a different table, as otherwise the MSS won't be profitable to play.

What do the abbreviations mean?

Now let's take a look at the way the various hands and cards are mentioned in the articles. You may have already guessed it: The letters/numbers represent the cards. Q, for example, means queen.

A Ace
K King

AA stands for two aces, while AK stands for an ace and a king. When you see something like "77 - AA" for example, it means every pair between 77 and AA. The suit doesn't play a role; in other words, it doesn't matter if one card is diamonds and the other spades for example.

The small letters "s" or "o" denote if the hand is "suited" or "offsuit". A suited hand means that the cards in the hand are of the same suit; two clubs for example. An offsuit hand contains two cards of different suits, a heart and a diamond for instance. Thus a suited ace and queen would be written as AQs, and an offsuit king and jack as KJo, etc.

How much should you bet?

Before looking at the hands you can make a bet with, let's decide how big your betting and raising sizes should be.

We will essentially be doing 3 different types of raises before the flop with the MSS, and these are: Raise, Reraise, and All-in. Deciding how big our raise or reraise should be is easy:

  • If you are the first to raise, you raise 3 times the Big Blind plus 1 Big Blind per player that has already entered the hand (by calling the Big Blind).
  • If there already was a raise before you, you reraise to 3 times their raise plus 1x the size of the original raise for each player that called.
  • When you want to make a reraise after a reraise, you simply go all-in with all your chips.

Complicated? Don't worry, it will all become clear from the examples further down.

Which hands should you play and when?

You will find your entire preflop strategy in the following 3 charts. These charts show you which hands you can play in which positions, and also how to play them. This may be confusing at first, but don't worry. We will explain how to use the charts, and once you've got the hang of them, you'll see how valuable they are.

Below the charts you will find explanations and examples that will help you in understanding the different situations better. Take your time to get a good feel on how to use the charts - they will help you tremendously when you're playing.

1. - The Raising Chart

If no player has raised before you, your position is decisive. As you know already, it is best to enter the hand with a raise - the chart below shows you which hands and which positions are suitable to do that.

Mid Stack Strategy - Raising Chart

  • You use the Raising Chart if no player has raised before you.
  • With the hands you make a raise, but if an opponent reraises you, you fold.
  • With the hands you make a raise, and if you are reraised you go all-in.

Limit NL10 $0.05/$0.10 (Big Blind = $0.10)
Position Early position
Situation There is one player before you, and he folds. Now it's your turn.

An ace and a jack in hearts looks good, and according to the Raising Chart we make a raise. Since nobody else joined the hand before us, we raise to 3 Big Blinds, which is $0.30.

If somebody reraised us now, we would have to fold our hand, as it is not strong enough to play against a player who shows considerable strength with a reraise.

Also, if the two cards were not of the same suit, say AcQs, you would not even make a raise with them in the first place, as even though they might still look good, playing an unsuited ace and jack from early position and without proper postflop knowledge will only result in long-term losses.

Limit NL10 $0.05/$0.10 (Big Blind = $0.10)
Position Middle position
Situation There are four players before you. Two of them enter the hand by calling the Big Blind, and two fold.

According to the Raising Chart you should raise from middle position with AK when no one has raised before you. The only question is, how much?

The rule says: 3 Big Blinds + 1 Big Blind for each player who has already entered the hand. Two players in this case. This means you should raise a total of 5 Big Blinds.

The Big Blind at this limit is $0.10, so you raise to 5 * $0.10 = $0.50.

Limit NL10 $0.05/$0.10 (Big Blind = $0.10)
Position Late position
Situation You are in late position and the player right before you has joined the hand by calling the Big Blind. Since he didn't raise before you, you consult the Raising Chart, and see that you can raise with your king and queen, and thus make a raise to 4 Big Blinds.

However the player in the Small Blind makes a move by reraising you. The player who called the Big Blind before you folds, and it's only you and the Small Blind now. Since there was a raise after you, you take a look at the Raising Chart to see if you can play your hand. You can see that KQ is denoted as grey ( hand) in the chart, which you should fold against a reraise.


2. - The 3-Betting Chart

If someone has made a raise (or there have been several raises) before you, the position of the raiser is important for you to decide how to act further. When using the 3-Betting Chart, you first look at where the raise came from:

Mid Stack Strategy - 3-Betting Chart

  • You use the 3-betting Chart if there was at least one raise before you.
  • If there was 1 raise before you, you make a reraise with the hands, but if after that an opponent reraises you, you fold.
  • If there was 1 raise before you, you make a reraise with the hands, and if after that an opponent reraises you, you go all-in. With these hands you can also reraise if there was a raise before you, and somebody called that raise.
  • If there were 2 or more raises before you, you can only play AA or KK, and you go directly all-in.


Limit NL10 $0.05/$0.10 (Big Blind = $0.10)
Position Late position
Situation You are the Cutoff and one player raised to 3 Big Blinds from MP2. Everyone else before you has folded.

A raise was made before you, so you look at the 3-Betting Chart. In the chart you will see, that if there was a raise from middle position, you can make another raise with your AK. So you make a reraise to 9 Big Blinds, but after you the player in the Small Blind decides to raise again, to 20 Big Blinds.

You look at the 3-Betting Chart once more, and see that AK is a red () hand, which means you do not fold this hand if you already made a reraise with it. Your best option now is to go all-in with all your chips.

Limit NL10 $0.05/$0.10 (Big Blind = $0.10)
Position Middle position
Situation You are in MP3 and one player from early position called the Big Blind. The player right after him made a raise, and another player in MP2 reraised once again. Now it is your turn to act.

Since there were raises before you, you look at the 3-Betting Chart. There you will see, that if there were several (2 or more) raises before you, you can only play AA and KK (with several raises before you, their positions do not matter). Your pair of kings is a playable hand in this situation, so in accordance with the chart you go all-in.

3. - The Steals and Resteals Chart

A special situation is the so-called Steal-Resteal situation: When you are in the late positions or the Small Blind, and make a raise when everybody else before you has folded, you are making a so-called steal. You are attacking the blind positions, and if they fold, you will take their blinds, hence "stealing the blinds".

Your opponents will be trying to use the same tactics of course. If you are the Big Blind and you are facing a steal in form of a lone raise from Cutoff, Button or Small Blind, you can protect your blind by making a reraise - this is called restealing.

Mid Stack Strategy - Steals & Resteals Chart

  • You use the Steals & Resteals Chart when:
    - you are in Cutoff, Button or Small Blind and everybody before you has folded, or
    - you are the Big Blind, and either the Cutoff, Button, or Small Blind have entered the hand by raising (everyone else has folded)
  • With the hands you make a stealraise, however if you are faced with a reraise, you fold your hand.
  • You defend your Big Blind with the hands by reraising your opponent's stealraise, but if you are reraised once again, you fold your hand.
  • With the hands you steal and resteal, and if your opponent goes over your reraise again, you go all-in.

Limit NL10 $0.05/$0.10 (Big Blind = $0.10)
Position Button
Situation You are on the Button, and everybody else has folded before you.

Since nobody has entered the hand before you, and you are in late position, you have the opportunity to make a steal. You take a look at the Steals & Resteals Chart, and see that you can stealraise with an A6s. If it was an unsuited A6, AcQs for example, it would not be a good enough hand to attempt a steal. This is because if your raise gets called by the Small Blind or the Big Blind, you have better chances to hold a good hand on the flop with a suited ace and six, than with an unsuited one.

However if the Small Blind or Big Blind decide to defend their blinds and reraise you, your hand is not strong enough to continue, and you would have to fold it.


Limit NL10 $0.05/$0.10 (Big Blind = $0.10)
Position Big Blind
Situation You are the Big Blind. Everyone folds, except for one opponent in the Cutoff position. He raises to $0.20. Everyone else folds.

When a player raises from late position after everyone folded to him, he is making a steal. You have the option of either folding or making a resteal. The Steals & Resteals Chart shows you that a pair of jacks is a hand that you should resteal with, so you reraise to $0.60.

The player in the Cutoff isn't satisfied however, and makes another reraise to $1.6. The chart tells you that a pair of jacks is not a hand you would fold in a steal-resteal situation, so now you push all your chips in the middle, going all-in.


You can download all the charts in one file that you can print out and have next to you when you play. Using these charts you can make the right decisions before the flop easily, and start off your MSS career profitably. But don't forget to also study the material provided in our articles carefully, so that you can use the strategy to its full potential.

The charts provided in this article are calculated with the help of the PokerStrategy.com tool for poker-related calculations: the EquiLab. This tool is available for free to our members, and you can find a download link below. The PokerStrategy.com EquiLab is a very useful tool to have for any poker player; you can calculate your chances of winning in different situations and against various opponents, or use it to improve your knowledge of the mathematics behind poker.


So far, you have learned ...

  • ...that you shouldn't call before the flop. If you play your hand, you raise.
  • ...how to know what position you're in.
  • ...which hands to play in what situation.
  • ...the proper amounts to raise and reraise.
  • ...that you throw away some cards when facing a reraise (,), and go all-in with others (,).
  • ...what steals and resteals are and when to make use of these moves.

Comments (61)

#1 spiegeltaler, 21 Feb 11 16:40

pretty tight imo

#2 Maxke555, 21 Feb 11 16:56

id their was a raise and a caller before you, you can't plat AK and QQ anymore? thats odd

#3 KINGFLX, 21 Feb 11 17:39

Ty poker strategy.com
I will be doing this soon :)
Very use full indeed by the looks of it

#4 PotapovSergey, 21 Feb 11 18:03

The strategy is indeed tight, but that is because it aims at providing the newstarters with a solid foothold in poker, so they can improve their skills later on.

There will of course be further articles in this strategy, stay tuned :)

#5 wazzupCZ, 22 Feb 11 01:45

Great article! I have to try it :)

#6 JHTAN, 22 Feb 11 03:23

#2, +1
Why have to play AA and KK only, if there was a raise and somebody called that raise? It look too weak for me.

#7 biogas, 22 Feb 11 15:59

Can any1 explain this: the preflop raise in late pos. is 88+, A9s+ and AT+. But steal chart gives much wider range. But isn't that the same thing? If I am the first to act in late pos., my raise is steal anyway, thus the ranges shouldnt be different.

#8 PotapovSergey, 22 Feb 11 16:47

biogas: When you are using the Steal-Resteal Chart, there were no limpers before you: everybody has folded. If you are in CO, BU or SB and somebody has already entered the hand before you, you do not have a steal situation, as you can be reraised not only by the BB, but also by the limper who will have to act after the BB.

In short: the descriptions in red below the charts tell you how and when to use them. Please red them carefully :)

#9 biogas, 22 Feb 11 21:22

Thanks for a quick explanation. I interpreted "You use the Raising Chart if no player has raised before you" as "no one opened..." My bad, but at least always open raise got to my subconciuos level :D.

#10 KINGFLX, 24 Feb 11 12:52

Is there strictly no limping because u have mid/low stack with this method?

3 betting: I have read this at least 10 times still confused how to use this chart the others i understand fully.

Do u use this the same as the other charts? if there was a raise EP1 then u only re-raise with AA,KK,QQ if u r in CO.
Or is it that u look at CO possiton and re-raise with 88 +

Any help would help me a lot on this. message me if u want. TY

#11 PotapovSergey, 25 Feb 11 10:51

#10: "if there was a raise EP1 then u only re-raise with AA,KK,QQ if u r in CO." - This is correct. With the 3-Betting Chart you play according to where the raise came from.

And limping is not advised in the beginner MSS for several reasons:

1) size of your stack
2) postflop without initiative
3) more difficult betsizing decisions postflop, due to the smaller pot

All these factors make it more difficult for a beginner, but in the later articles this is of course also taken into consideration.

#12 noisecore, 03 Mar 11 11:12

I play MSS on NL50 SH is this profitable or is it designed for FR?
I know I have to pay more blinds playing on SH but I get stacked off way lighter than on FR, which then again is good for my winrate.

Also I play 18/14 or something , is that too loose ? (SH)

#13 PotapovSergey, 04 Mar 11 16:34

Hi noisecore, I was already about to advise you to inquire in the SSS/MSS forums about this, but I see you have already done that :)

Anybody else who has specific questions about the MSS or their own game specifically, is very welcome to post about it here:

#14 xandre8, 06 Mar 11 13:58

Hi, I found something strange. Imagine this situation: I am on BB with AT and Button reised. Is that steal or not? According to "Steals and Resteals Chart" I should fold. But according to "3-Betting Chart" I should reraise.

Generally it doesn't make sense to me. I would guess reraising requires better hand then just restealing. Or I am wrong?

#15 PotapovSergey, 07 Mar 11 09:55

#14: You are the BB, and the Button raised. Did another player call the Big Blind before the Button raised? If no, it's a stealraise, if yes, you use the 3-Betting Chart.

Hope that helps.

#16 xandre8, 07 Mar 11 13:13

#15: Thank you for your answer.

There is still one thing I can't understand. Imagine this two situations:

1) I am on BB with AT, no limper, Button raised. Steals and Resteals Chart recommends me to fold.

2) I am on BB with AT, 3 limpers, Button raised. According to 3-Betting Chart I should reraise.

With the same position and the same cards, I should fold against one player, but I should reraise against 4 players. Is that recommendation correct and why?


#17 Pascal, 08 Mar 11 13:19

#16: hi xandre8,

this one is a little tricky but we still did it for a reason
if you 3bet AT against a tight range your gameplan is to play raise/fold.
in blindbattle villain is normally looser so we don't want to have that much 3bet/fold hands

with stats you could say against villian x you go broke with
against villian y you fold

but for a beginner strategy it is the best to get a little tighter.

So it is definitely not max ev here but it is +ev and doesn't bring a beginner in a spot where he can loose much money if he plays against the wrong opponent


#18 cccyan, 13 Mar 11 03:41

If there were a raise and a caller who called that raise, it counts one raise or two raises?

#19 PotapovSergey, 15 Mar 11 11:32

#18: It counts as a raise and a call of that raise :)

You would 3-bet that with all the "red" hands.

#20 kingkong2, 16 Mar 11 01:34

will there be anymore mss posted in the basic.. i would love to see more

#21 PotapovSergey, 16 Mar 11 09:09

#20: Not in the Basic section, but there will be Bronze and Silver content, and there already are some Gold articles and videos for the MSS.

#22 kvakvalv, 19 Mar 11 21:35

In 3-Betting chart I have to look at the position of my opponent.
The positions at the top of the chart refers to the opponents not my position? Am I right?

#23 PotapovSergey, 20 Mar 11 21:01

#22 Yes, that is correct.

#24 mrbeast87, 30 Mar 11 15:15

What's the difference between the red-typed red-background hands and black-typed red-background hands in 3-Betting Chart?

#25 PotapovSergey, 31 Mar 11 08:27

#24: The black type, red background hands (AA and KK) you can also play when there were several raises before you. If there was a raise and then a reraise, you can go all-in with these hands, otherwise you play them the same as the red-type, red background hands.

#26 TheDefector, 11 Apr 11 17:58

Absolutely brilliant info. Been doing a good bit of this without knowing why (or how risky some of my plays were) but the 3-bet stuff is very smart indeed. Many thanks!

#28 mattisks, 02 May 11 22:34

its my turn to try :)

#29 loredana22, 16 May 11 22:08

help please..i don't understand whit the 3 betting chart...way do i need to know the position of the raise-ur.....
ex: JJ in the BU, raise before me from EP2, I raise again....and so on; if i get a raise from MP2 or the CO...is going to be any diferences???

#30 sykora808, 23 May 11 04:58

The difference is that people raise tighter in early position than in late. It is because in early position there are more people to act after you. Therefore a stronger hand is needed to justify a raise in early position.

Hope that helps =)

#31 Huckebein, 24 May 11 19:24

@29: It is important because usually players in early position play stronger hands than in late position.

This directly affects your handstrength as well. Therefore you should respect early raises more than late position raises.

#32 mrbeast87, 02 Jun 11 22:26

In example 4, imagine that MP1 makes a raise, then MP2 makes a reraise. What should I do in that case with my AK?

#33 meneeraardvark, 03 Jun 11 12:07

I got a bit puzzled by this: One thing in the 3-betting SHC I don't understand (and I lost some money with recently), is the advise to re-raise an EP-raise with QQ and then go all in if you get 4-betted. I mean, with an EP-raise, we can suspect a pretty tight handrange (say TT+ & AJ+). With a 4-bet we can pretty much narrow the handrange down to perhaps QQ+ & AK. Since we have QQ ourselves, leaves KK+ & AK, giving us ~ 39% equity.

In case EP raises 3BB, we re-raise to 9BB and EP re-raises 27BB, we have 21 BB left (assuming a stacksize of 30 BB). Investing 21 BB to win 61.5 BB is still +EV with this equity.

However, if we restrict the handrange to KK+ (assuming we play against another MSS), the equity sinks to 18% and going all-in is -EV. So, why is this suggestion in the SHC? I guess it's better anyway to check the opponents 4-bet range prior to going all-in...?

#34 meneeraardvark, 03 Jun 11 12:19

@32: According to the SHC, you muck your AKs.

Seems indeed very tight. However, I think that going all-in will only give you the 13.5 BB that's in the pot if your opponents are on a weaker hand than JJ+, AK. If they call, you're at 43% equity. I haven't done the calculation, but I'm not sure if the 13.5 BB you win part of the time is making up for the losses you encounter the other times. I guess it does not.

#35 Pascal, 03 Jun 11 15:01

@32 you had 2 raises before you so you simply muck AK

@ meneeraardvark
why do you consider a fold with QQ and already money in the pot and think about pushing AK in a worse spot

you are of course right against a very tight opponent QQ is borderline, that's why it is the last hand of the range. But on average I don't see villian folding AK or even JJ too often on lowstakes

#36 meneeraardvark, 03 Jun 11 23:02

@ Pascal:

O, perhaps I was not completely clear. I don't really consider a fold with QQ except against very tight opponents - and I think pushing with AK is not a good idea, b/c you will generally get called by handranges that you will not do well against. (I was just wondering if you could do the push if you know the handranges your opponent 3-bets with, and how you could calculate if this is + EV).

#37 Pascal, 04 Jun 11 10:48

ah ok
if you know his 3bet range and his calling range against a 4bet
you can build the foldequity
let's say he folds 70% of the times
so you got 0,7 x deadmoney + 0,3 x allinpot x equity - 0,3 x investment x (1-equity)

#38 jrsauce, 30 Jun 11 14:49

Looks like really nice stuff but It's kinda hard to absorb. Especially when you're foreign like me.

#39 Aur3pkr, 02 Jul 11 00:17

When we r stealing from SB, is it enough with just 3xBB of raise or do we need atleast 4xBB? coz with smaller raise we'r giving 2:1 odds to villain, so in theory he can flat call us with very wide range and 'll not make any mistake with that move, plus he 'll have position against us.

#40 PotapovSergey, 18 Jul 11 15:52

#39: The Basic MSS strategy is to raise to 3BB. Remember that by raising more, you are giving up more in case you are reraised and have to fold. And don't forget you only have 40BB to bet around with.

Also, on the lowest stakes the opponents are rarely looking at what odds they are getting when deciding if they should call or not.

#41 ParaffinAlien, 05 Sep 11 23:14

Found this chart very helpful, I am sure that it will help improve my game. Many thanks.

#42 PotapovSergey, 11 Sep 11 01:01

#41: Thank you for your positive feedback, that was the idea behind it :)

#43 datalogg, 17 Sep 11 23:52

Nice and easy startegy. Thank you.

I have a question about the raising chart. When we have a hand that we should go all-in with after a reraise, we do so no matter how many more raises (and even reraises) happen after our first raise? Or just one?
Earlier today I had AK from CO. There was one limper before me and I raised to 4BB. The player from BB reraised me to 16BB and then the limper went all-in (about 40BB). What should I have done? I had about 40BB left and the player from the BB had even more.

#44 Pascal, 19 Sep 11 09:12

Hi datalogg,
for such a specific question this is the place to go http://www.pokerstrategy.com/forum/board.php?boardid=1436

there are of course some situations (e.g. you got a read he always has KK+ when playing limp/push) where it makes sense to change the overall good play to a more specific move

#45 delanonunes, 29 Oct 11 21:32

fantastic article, will definately help me to improve and will also help me to put other mid-stacks on more specific ranges....great stuff : )

#46 PokerRat63, 15 Nov 11 20:35

Yes those strategies could be good if you hit you hit your cards you must have forgot about those clowns following you in the rear end no matter what they have and guess what you get busted...I tink you should go esy before tinking and go all- in or 4x time ect the opponents very good for the site to spend all your money fast I tink...so be carefull people not too good broke too fast ...go easy this is not working at all..good trap to get you broken in no time and invest yourmoney in those sites THATS ALL THEY WANT.....

#47 PokerRat63, 15 Nov 11 20:45


#48 clubpokerforever, 30 Dec 11 11:29


#49 andreflo0804, 23 Jan 12 17:03

yes it is awesome..but let's remember..not everybody plays by the rules..and subscribe to what PokerRat53 said..a carefull play could protect your bankroll...especially when see online a straight or a flush or a full house almost each minute..wich in real live poker doesnt happnes

#50 nchris7, 18 Mar 12 20:07

What to do with "grey" cards in 3-Betting Chart if preflop there was a raise before me and somebody called that raise?

#51 eXtremeACE, 09 Jun 12 00:24

#50 I think article suggests to fold them, and VS a raise + call(s) we should 3-bet with red and black hands..

Pardon me if I'm wrong..

#52 BossX1, 25 Jun 12 09:16

never play AA allin preflop on pokerstars, you will loose 9 of 10 times against anything as i am loosing and i stop playing there or try to stop playing them.. criminals with own statistics...

#53 BossX1, 26 Jun 12 18:31

the same today, river sets with lower pairs again my Aces, prison is calling fking jew

#54 foong89, 14 Aug 12 03:56

the tip is really useful

#55 IbrahimAmmar, 23 Nov 12 11:20

Pretty tight !

#56 luckyme44, 26 Nov 12 21:14

So this strategy is not profitable for 50bb shallow stack SHORT HANDED 6max tables??

#57 muril000, 20 Feb 13 00:30

i'll tell u guys something, this is not profitable at all, people bluffing will steal pretty much all chips and when u go, they will simply fold leaving you with one big blind, and if they have a good hand, they will know what u have by simply knowing this tutorial, if everyone plays the same, it cant be profitable for everyone. THe best tactics are, the ones u fell confortable with.

#58 LoKKK, 21 Feb 13 22:34

ok one thing i cant see clearly what to do is for example if u have AQo or AJo in the BB, it says u can resteal with these hands, but fold if villain resteals again, ok my problem is what if they dont fold or dont reraise, and simply call, this is where i get stuk quite often (usuallly i play BSS but just curious about SS) on what flops to continue or semi bluff etc ?

#59 arturs2148RNMD, 08 Mar 13 15:28


#60 kingpharook, 13 Mar 13 22:19

what happens when you raise and then some-one checks ? or is that another lesson .

#61 Peruskine, 11 Jun 13 15:44

hello friends i have one question.
steal and reasteal, this are SB,BB,CU, and button positions.different positions we limping? in Example in this positions EP1,MP1, we don't steal and resteal? ))) thanks .. :*

#62 Kochos, 02 May 17 14:37

At the 3-bet chart, which position where the bet came from do I look at? The position where the FIRST raise came from or the position where the LAST reraise came from?

For example there was raise at EP1 and then a reraise at MP2 and I am CO. Which position do I consider the raise came from in the 3-bet chart? EP1 or MP2?