[NL20-NL50] ATs v BB squeeze

    • gxtwo
      Joined: 15.12.2010 Posts: 1,173
      Prima, $0.10/$0.20 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
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      UTG: $25.33 (126.7 bb)
      MP: $20.76 (103.8 bb)
      CO: $21.04 (105.2 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $50.18 (250.9 bb)
      SB: $8.84 (44.2 bb)
      BB: $30.86 (154.3 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with A T
      2 folds, CO raises to $0.60, Hero calls $0.60, SB folds, BB raises to $2.20, CO folds, Hero calls $1.60

      Flop: ($5.10) T 7 8 (2 players)
      BB bets $3, Hero raises to $10.40, BB calls $7.40

      Turn: ($25.90) K (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks

      River: ($25.90) 9 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks

      $25.90 pot ($1.29 rake)
      Final Board: T 7 8 K 9
      Hero mucked A T and lost (-$12.60 net)
      BB showed K T and won $24.61 ($12.01 net)

      I thought I was pfr in this hand :f_confused: oh well.... villain had been 3betting alot from blinds vs late pos. my standard plan when defending is floating the flop and betting turn when checked to, here we flop a pretty draw, not sure what the best play is considering were deep-ish. Jam it in his face? :D
  • 1 reply
    • w34z3l
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,295
      Hey Gxtwo,

      Assuming BB is squeezing light this will be a pretty good spot to defend.

      I don't mind flop raise when deep to build a pot, but it's important to be careful in this spot. If a large raise isolates us against QQ+/sets it's not going to be the best play seeing as we only have 43% equity vs this range. We ideally want to make sure we definitely get called by worse draws, worse Tx, and worse 9x so I'd probably raise to $7.50 or so max.

      If we were not deep in this spot I would tend towards flatting. Building a pot is of less value to us when shallower and our implieds odds probably make us more in the long run than our flop equity will.

      After raising flop small, I would probably bet small again on the turn. Firstly it protects your hand, secondly you can still get called by worse if you pick an appropriate sizing, and finally it will help you to get stacks in on river. Since pot is a little bloated after large flop raise checking back will be ok. Villains range will also be stronger on average after he calls a larger flop bet.