[NL20-NL50] Squeezing w/ 88 from BB

    • VorpalF2F
      VorpalF2F
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      IPoker, $0.10/$0.20 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      Hero (BB): $20 (100 bb)
      UTG: $20 (100 bb)
      MP: $39.21 (196 bb)
      CO: $20 (100 bb)
      BTN: $31.03 (155.2 bb)
      SB: $28.62 (143.1 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with 8 8
      UTG raises to $0.80, MP calls $0.80, 3 folds, Hero raises to $2.50, UTG folds, MP calls $1.70

      Flop: ($5.90) 8 9 3 (2 players)
      Hero bets $2.95, MP raises to $5.90, Hero raises to $12, MP raises to $36.71 and is all-in, Hero calls $5.50 and is all-in

      Turn: ($40.90) 9 (2 players, 2 are all-in)
      River: ($40.90) K (2 players, 2 are all-in)

      Results:$40.90 pot ($2.04 rake)
      Final Board: 8 9 3 9 K
      Hero mucked 8 8 and won $38.86 ($18.86 net)
      MP showed 9 A and lost (-$20 net)


      I might have been a bit tilted here.
      I was set about 4 BI when this hand occurred

      No real info on either villain
      UTG is 36/36 but only 11 hands
      MP is 70/23 but only 55 hands

      Questions:
      Is a pocket pair a squeezable hand?
      Bet sizing OK?

      Is there a better way to play this?
      Note: Until this hand, most of my squeezes had met with two folds.
  • 1 reply
    • w34z3l
      w34z3l
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      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,295
      Hey VorpalF2F,

      Not a good spot to squeeze, simply because you have a profitable set-mine against 2 tight ranges. (Or maybe 1 + fish)

      I'm not saying squeezing won't be profitable, but it's not the best line here. Presumably you are bluffing here since you mention you expect to meet 2 folds, but I really don't think this will be the case that often vs 70/23 guy. 88 doesn't play so well postflop OOP in 3bet pot.

      Postflop looks fine.