[NL2-NL10] nl10 AK squeeze

    • DrDunne
      Joined: 29.12.2010 Posts: 3,337
      Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $13.63 (136.3 bb)
      Hero (SB): $13.16 (131.6 bb)
      BB: $10.90 (109 bb)
      UTG: $10.94 (109.4 bb)
      MP: $12.58 (125.8 bb)
      CO: $10 (100 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with K A
      UTG folds, MP raises to $0.30, CO folds, BTN calls $0.30, Hero raises to $1.30, BB folds, MP calls $1, BTN calls $1

      Flop: ($4) 6 A 6 (3 players)
      Hero bets $2.65, MP folds, BTN calls $2.65

      Turn: ($9.30) 8 (2 players)
      Hero bets $3.65, BTN raises to $9.68, Hero calls $5.56 and is all-in

      River: ($27.72) 8 (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      $27.72 pot ($1.25 rake)
      Final Board: 6 A 6 8 8
      BTN showed 5 4 and won $26.47 ($13.31 net)
      Hero showed K A and lost (-$13.16 net)

      MP is 20/15 over 22 hands and BU is unknown but hasn't done anything yet over 3 hands..

      i really got lost in this hand. i can't call OOP so squeezing is the only option. i was going to fold if i get 4bet.

      on the flop i doubt anybody has 6x so i have the best hand most likely. i should have bet $3.20 for value. my bet sizings are an obvious leak...

      on the turn i have no idea what to do. check folding felt too weak while he can now call me down with AQ and AJ, especially if he has a :club: . the problem is his hand stinks of a draw... whcih obviously hit now. i decided to bet small and call a jam because i think he could jam with AQ/AJ with a :club: but maybe it's dumb. maybe i should have check/called? i don't see how just jamming will be good here though. how should i have played this hand?
  • 1 reply
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi DrDunne,

      Preflop: looks fine however the raise size could be a bit larger as we are deeper with BTN and MP.

      Postflop: It's a 3-bet pot, somewhat dry board and there's no reason to bet larger here (I think you may be results oriented).

      Your bet, closer to 50%, is fine.

      How does ck/calling help us here? We know nothing about the guy and have roughly 1 PSB left. Ck/calling implies that he often bets worse or better yet that he floats both of which we have no idea about.

      Since BTN is the guy left in the hand he is the one with the wider preflop calling range (since he called after MP in a multiway pot). However, as you said it he can easily still have an Ax hand so we can't really do anything but bet. Even if he called a hand like TT, half of them have a club and he may peel one. So I like your small bet idea to induce either a light raise or call.