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[NL2-NL10] [NL5 SH] A8o squeeze

    • Th334
      Joined: 26.11.2012 Posts: 971
      Poker Stars $5.00 No Limit Hold'em - 5 players
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      CO: $6.73 - VPIP: 18, PFR: 18, 3B: 6, AF: 1.7, Hands: 55 -- FCB: 99
      BTN: $5.18 - VPIP: 36, PFR: 25, 3B: 0, AF: 2.0, Hands: 36 -- CC: 31
      SB: $11.45 - VPIP: 48, PFR: 0, 3B: 0, AF: 2.0, Hands: 21
      Hero (BB): $5.00 - VPIP: 23, PFR: 19, 3B: 8, AF: 3.9, Hands: 23104
      UTG: $9.66 - VPIP: 7, PFR: 7, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 14

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is BB with A :diamond: 8 :spade:
      1 fold, CO raises to $0.15, BTN calls $0.15, 1 fold, Hero raises to $0.60, CO calls $0.45, 1 fold

      Flop: ($1.37) 5 :spade: 9 :diamond: 6 :heart: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.65, CO folds

      CO seems to be positionally aware TAG, though the sample is small to give exact values. He folded to CB every time so far, and CBs himself only 50%.

      BU is something weird with CC: 31, but he calls a lot preflop for sure.

      I though that given a loos-ish CO and a very loose BU we can profitably squeeze them with a blocker. As for sizing, 1 bb more seems to be better.

      Flop: he should fold overcards and medium pockets. We even have a gutshot, so I go for a CB, however my bet-slider made 1/2 pot bet a bit less than 1/2. I should be careful next time (or set it to 55%).
  • 1 reply
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi German,

      Since BTN calls a lot preflop do we want to isolate with A8o? Because really our 3-bet is as bluff vs CO and mostly as isolation vs BTN.

      I think that A8o is too thin to isolate here.

      As played a half pot cbet and done is fine.

      As a side note: generally speaking you want hands with playability postflop when you expect to get called and play OOP or you want hands with great value when you expect to get called by a wide fishy range.