[NL2-NL10] KQo sqeeze fish calls

    • mlatasrb
      Joined: 01.04.2012 Posts: 2,720
      PartyGaming - $0.10 NL (6 max) FAST - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: 174 BB
      Hero (SB): 194.9 BB
      BB: 100 BB
      UTG: 28.8 BB
      MP: 100 BB
      CO: 53.5 BB

      Hero posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: $0.15) Hero has K:club: Q:heart:

      fold, fold, CO raises to 3 BB, BTN calls 3 BB, Hero raises to 12 BB, fold, fold, BTN calls 9 BB

      Flop: ($2.80, 2 players) 5:club: 2:club: K:diamond:
      Hero bets 13.3 BB, BTN calls 13.3 BB

      Turn: ($5.46, 2 players) 8:club:
      Hero checks, BTN bets 52 BB, Hero calls 52 BB

      River: ($15.86, 2 players) 3:spade:
      Hero checks, BTN bets 64 BB, Hero calls 64 BB

      BTN shows Q:club: 9:diamond: (High Card, King) (Pre 26%, Flop 2%, Turn 0%)
      Hero shows K:club: Q:heart: (One Pair, Kings) (Pre 74%, Flop 98%, Turn 100%)
      Hero wins 276.6 BB

      I sqeeze here because I dont like calling multi way, and CO folded 3/3 times against Sqeeze, 187 hands. BU has VPiP 48, 54 hands, called 3bet 1/1.
      Before, in 3bet pot he called me and simillary it looked like flush, I check folded when he bettet large turn, I had AJ, with J high board.
      So this time, I decided to take passive line and let him bluff.
      His non-3bet pots show that he is calling station. 5/6 call flop turn and river. AF 0.43 flop but it is so small sample. I also had Kc so I call turn because it is less likely he has flush on turn, and maybe it comes one more club on river.

      Generally what to do with KQ in this situation preflop. I dont like calling, it is too weak multy way and OOP. Is folding fine, considering there is a fish?
  • 1 reply
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi mlatasrb,

      Preflop: Considering that BTN is a fish we can't say that this a bluff squeeze. It's a bluff versus CO but thin value versus fish (because we can expect him to call a lot).

      While the 3-bet to iso him is thin (this deep) we still have a decent hand and can expect him to call with enough worse.

      As played if we call that turn we have to call blank rivers. We are basing our decision on very little info that we don't even know it's accurate (we don't know if he bluffed us in the previous hand or he actually had the hand).