# [NL2-NL10] sb AQ, anything special?

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Joined: 12.12.2011
Poker Stars \$10.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players
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BB: \$8.00 - VPIP: 24, PFR: 8, 3B: 9, AF: 1,0, Hands: 25
UTG: \$19.88 - VPIP: 22, PFR: 19, 3B: 0, AF: 0,8, Hands: 58
MP: \$11.49 - VPIP: 24, PFR: 14, 3B: 0, AF: 0,0, Hands: 21
CO: \$7.06 - VPIP: 36, PFR: 26, 3B: 10, AF: 0,8, Hands: 66
BTN: \$20.42 - VPIP: 40, PFR: 20, 3B: 0, AF: 0,7, Hands: 25
Hero (SB): \$10.00 - VPIP: 21, PFR: 16, 3B: 4, AF: 2,0, Hands: 80014

Pre Flop: (\$0.15) Hero is SB with Q A
UTG raises to \$0.30, MP calls \$0.30, 1 fold, BTN calls \$0.30, Hero calls \$0.25, BB calls \$0.20

Flop: (\$1.50) 4 Q K (5 players)
Hero checks, BB checks, UTG checks, MP bets \$1.00, BTN folds, Hero folds
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• Bronze
Joined: 22.10.2009
Hello,

I think that preflop is a good situation to squeeze considering the tons of dead money in the pot.

As played, check/folding the flop is standard.

Best,
Plamen
• Bronze
Joined: 12.12.2011
Originally posted by kymupa
Hello,

I think that preflop is a good situation to squeeze considering the tons of dead money in the pot.

As played, check/folding the flop is standard.

Best,
Plamen
Theoretical question: If we simply squeeze to get dead money, we could also do it with 72, couldnt we?

Do we do it, because UTG 4bets the hands which dominates us, which isnt bad for us, because we loose less vs calling and getting stacked by QQ+, AK.
+We need a decent hand, because CO and BU looks loose, who could call.

3b to 2\$?
• Bronze
Joined: 26.11.2012
@Imimba, \$2 is way too much, I'd make it \$1.5 max.

I like your point about our squeeze Makes good sense. However, I think we need to have a good hand even if the cold-callers were tight -- chances high that at least one will call again with a decent pocket pair.
• Bronze
Joined: 22.10.2009
Well, we could go for squeezing with 72 here, but we should go for it if people tend to only fold or shove.

In these spots it's quite likely for some of them to call and AQ plays quite good postflop and we are going to take down the pot a lot of the times since we showed a lot of strength.
Also, we have blockers against UTG's top range.

Of course, calling is fine also, but it might lead us to have some trouble postflop and loose big pots if we tend to overplay our one pair hands or so.
• Bronze
Joined: 12.04.2012
Better to sqz with AQ than 72. With AQ we block some cards that our opponents might have, making aces and queens less likely.
• Bronze
Joined: 15.01.2012
So a standart sqz should be 3x + 1x per each caller? Is it bad to sqz for ex. Utg raise, btn call and i (sb? sqz just 3x?
• Bronze
Joined: 30.04.2011
If I understand what your asking: Its of course not really bad to just sqz 3x, but vs a utg raiser and a cold caller you really want to make it bigger, consider the utg's range and the odds you are offering, its not like he will fold that often.
• Bronze
Joined: 12.12.2011
Originally posted by kymupa
Well, we could go for squeezing with 72 here, but we should go for it if people tend to only fold or shove.

In these spots it's quite likely for some of them to call and AQ plays quite good postflop and we are going to take down the pot a lot of the times since we showed a lot of strength.
Also, we have blockers against UTG's top range.

Of course, calling is fine also, but it might lead us to have some trouble postflop and loose big pots if we tend to overplay our one pair hands or so.
+1
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Joined: 12.12.2011
+1