Isolation raise Vs. Squeeze play

    • CaptLoeff
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      What's the difference between an Isolation raise from the BU and a Squeeze play from the same position?

      I know that with an isolation raise, I'm trying to isolate all but one player to get heads up; and with the squeeze play, I'm trying to take down the pot right then and there. What I'm trying to find out is: how is the act of raising to isolate different than the act of raising for the purpose of taking down the pot. Do we raise by different amounts depending upon our purpose? Is there no difference between the two other than my intentions?

      Thanks,
      CaptLoeff
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    • phantommm92
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      squeez=when there is a raise and a call, and you reraise
      isoraise, when there is a limp, you raise
      iso3bet, when there is a raise and you try to isolate to be HU
    • matel17
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      It's also a squeeze when there are a bunch of limpers and you raise to take down the pot preflop. I believe.
    • Jaissica
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      A squeeze play is basically any situation where you are making a pre-flop 3bet or raise over limpers as an attempt to take down the pot then and there, as opposed to a value-raise or an isolation raise where you want further action and/or to see a flop.
    • CaptLoeff
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      Thanks everyone. Just to be sure that I understand...

      They are different plays based upon my intentions, but they could have the same result. For example, If I'm on the BU and I raise 5 limpers with the intention of taking down the pot (squeeze play), but I get 1 caller, it was a squeeze play that looks like an isolation raise. Or, if I raise in that same situation hoping to get heads up (isolation raise), but everyone folds, my isolation raise becomes a squeeze play?

      That's very strange. Let me know if I'm way off base here!

      Thanks,
      CaptLoeff
    • Scooney
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      I don't think the two can ever be the same. As said above, a squeeze is when you have a raise then a call, whereas an isolation play is when you raise a single limper or single caller. I think its the amount of players in the pot thats important. One its an isolation raise (but only if you want to see a flop), more than one and its a squeeze, though calling it a squeeze suggests you're bluffing and trying to take it down pre-flop.

      Wow this is confusing :P
    • CaptLoeff
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      It IS a little confusing. Thanks for your help Scooney.