[NL2-NL10] SB facing sqz from BB and call from btn

    • Cooperman45
      Joined: 14.12.2011 Posts: 62
      OnGame - $0.10 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      aurumson (UTG): $14.06 (VPIP: 16.98, PFR: 15.09, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 53)
      ljoki (MP): $10.00 (VPIP: 14.53, PFR: 11.73, 3Bet Preflop: 4.76, Hands: 183)
      pantelis76 (CO): $4.76 (VPIP: 40.43, PFR: 8.51, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 51)
      Cygan_Thief (BTN): $11.91 (VPIP: 22.95, PFR: 18.98, 3Bet Preflop: 4.65, Hands: 359)
      Cooperman451 (SB): $10.80
      Ozzyis (BB): $9.95 (VPIP: 16.05, PFR: 13.58, 3Bet Preflop: 9.38, Hands: 82)

      Cooperman451 posts SB $0.05, Ozzyis posts BB $0.10

      Pre Flop: (pot: $0.15) Cooperman451 has 6:club: 6:heart:

      fold, fold, fold, Cygan_Thief raises to $0.30, Cooperman451 calls $0.25, Ozzyis raises to $1.10, Cygan_Thief calls $0.80, Cooperman451 raises to $10.80 and is all-in, fold, Cygan_Thief calls $9.70

      Flop: ($22.70, 2 players) K:heart: 5:spade: J:heart:

      Turn: ($22.70, 2 players) Q:spade:

      River: ($22.70, 2 players) A:heart:

      My thinking in this play was that BB was a habitual sqzer so probably has a weak range and so did the play. However, I didn't factor in BTNs range who had a f3b of roughly 80 so I think I should just fold this with a 3bet and a call in front of me even though BTN only calls.
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779
      Hello Cooperman,

      I think you should just fold here right away if you expect to get squeezed a lot. I would only 3bet this if I expected BU to 4bet bluff a lot, then I would be able to 5bet jam 66 here profitably.

      Your back-raise all-in line makes sense if you really think that BB is squeezing a lot. But I have to disagree with you on that.

      You have 82 hands on villain, maybe his 3b % is 9% which is slightly on the higher side, but I don't think he is squeezing as often as you think he is. Also, the 2 most important stats for lower sample sizes (VPIP/PFR) indicates that he is a tight player. So taking such a line doesn't make too much sense when he seems tight and should have a stronger range on average.

      About BU
      I would expect him to fold 80-90% of the time here so I don't think that should be a huge part of your decision.