[NL2-NL10] NL10: AJ squeeze vs loose guys

    • Avatars91
      Avatars91
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      BTN: $6.95 - VPIP: 51, PFR: 16, 3B: 0, AF: 1,2, FoldTo3Bet: 0(1), BTNsteal: 78(9), Hands: 61
      SB: $21.58 - VPIP: 26, PFR: 16, 3B: 0, AF: 2,5, Hands: 43
      Hero (BB): $10.00 - VPIP: 22, PFR: 19, 3B: 5, AF: 4,7, Hands: 64253
      UTG: $12.18 - VPIP: 14, PFR: 14, 3B: 0, AF: 0,0, Hands: 21
      MP: $12.67 - VPIP: 17, PFR: 16, 3B: 11, AF: 3,1, Hands: 1079
      CO: $13.83 - VPIP: 15, PFR: 13, 3B: 0, AF: 1,0, Hands: 53

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is BB with J :heart: A :club:
      3 folds, BTN raises to $0.30, SB calls $0.25, Hero raises to $1.40, BTN calls $1.10, 1 fold

      Flop: ($3.10) 8 :club: K :spade: 3 :spade: (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.50, BTN raises to $5.55, Hero folds

      The squeeze ought to be fine.

      However, I think that I should have just check/folded the flop with almost no serious backdoor equity. Don't think that cBetting + pushing the turn would be that great vs this opponent.

      At least cBetting flop and check/folding turn does not seem correct, right?
  • 6 replies
    • DeMarcohsp
      DeMarcohsp
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      Joined: 15.06.2010 Posts: 1,975
      Hi Avatars91,

      Actually I don't like the squeeze all that much. Would be a much bigger fan of it of the places were reversed and we would have the fish in the SB. Do you expect BTN to call you with hands like A8o-ATo often?

      Postflop It depends on how often he folds to cbets. If he folds a real lot I'd cbet here and give up but other than this I'd just x/fold the hand vs a player that will probably not fold 99 to our double barrel and which can have quite a lot of Kx hands in his range.
    • Avatars91
      Avatars91
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      I would expect BTN to call with at least ATo/ATs, all sorts of weaker Jx combos, both suited and offsuited. It is not that much in terms of what we dominate, that is true, but calling sort of is not that great preflop, is it? A multiway pot with poor position without initiative does not sound all that tasty to me :(

      But is it ever a good idea to Cbet just one street here if we do decide to cBet even vs his stack size?
    • veriz
      veriz
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      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Avatars91,

      Preflop: Easy squeeze for value, I don't mind it and I'd do it most of the time vs such a loose BTN, who not only calls AT but most likely even worse.
      Postflop: Though without even any backdoors I am not a huge fan of CBetting such a board, instad rather just Check it and give it up. Doubt that we going to have much fold equity vs such a guy while he will have enough of Kx hands + PPs/pairs which ain't folding.

      Best Regards.
    • Avatars91
      Avatars91
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      If villain was fullstacked and not as loose we could still consider double barreling, right? At least not just cBetting and check/folding turn?
    • DeMarcohsp
      DeMarcohsp
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      Imo you could consider 3 barreling on such a board because villain is usually going to be capped at KQ (you can discount sets when he calls turn and he is 4betting AK pre) an he should usually fold vs a shove on the river.
    • veriz
      veriz
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      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Originally posted by Avatars91
      If villain was fullstacked and not as loose we could still consider double barreling, right? At least not just cBetting and check/folding turn?
      Correct, with 3barreling you ain't making many more hands to fold unless we also know the guy a bit more. Though don't think now that you have to CB every single Kxx board now cause I just said so, it's always! And always will be: