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[NL2-NL10] NL10 zoom AQo squeeze

    • member001
      Joined: 18.03.2010 Posts: 288
      Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 9 Players

      Hero (BTN): $14.15 (141.5 bb)
      SB: $12.77 (127.7 bb)
      BB: $10.03 (100.3 bb)
      UTG+1: $12.12 (121.2 bb) unknown
      UTG+2: $9.48 (94.8 bb)
      MP1: $4.85 (48.5 bb)
      MP2: $7.29 (72.9 bb)
      MP3: $17.03 (170.3 bb) 11/7 (44h)
      CO: $8.67 (86.7 bb) unknown

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with Q A
      UTG+1 calls $0.10, 3 folds, MP3 raises to $0.30, CO calls $0.30, Hero raises to $1.50, 2 folds, UTG+1 calls $1.40, 2 folds

      Flop: ($3.75) J K 5 (2 players)
      UTG+1 checks, Hero bets $2.20

      , UTG+1 folds

      Results: $3.75 pot ($0.17 rake)
      Final Board: J K 5
      Hero mucked Q A and won $3.58 ($2.08 net)
      UTG+1 mucked and lost (-$1.50 net)

      Is squeeze preflop ok? Although MP3 is tight, I think he would have opened with a bigger raise if he had a real hand. The limper and the caller must be weak.

      Postflop, what about bet sizing? On reflection, UTG1 either has me crushed with an unlikely set or is going to fold anything else, so is this a situation where a smaller cbet would have been equally effective?
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello member001,

      As long the UTG call-down seems to be pretty weak I don't mind the CB, although I'd do it max $2 and maybe even towards 1/2 pot size cause the main idea of CBetting he is to gain small fold equity & also secure a free card for the river.

      Best Regards.