[NL20-NL50] [SH] NL25 AJo preflop spot - calling a 63bb 5bet shove

    • Dawidas888
      Joined: 22.06.2009 Posts: 826
      Poker Stars, $0.10/$0.25 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 3 Players
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      SB: $24.93 (99.7 bb)
      BB: $15.71 (62.8 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $31.58 (126.3 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with J A
      Hero raises to $0.50, SB calls $0.40, BB raises to $2.40, Hero raises to $4.50, SB folds, BB raises to $15.71 and is all-in, Hero calls $11.21


      SB was 27/18/4 over 2k
      BB was 27/24/9 over 283
      Sqz - 10

      I think I messed up in this hand as at the time i thought AJ vs such a wide squeezing range is a value shove. However, I didn't want to 4bet shove as SB doesn't 3bet very much so he may have some QQ-TT/AQ type of hands in his range that he decides to call me.

      Regardless, by 4betting AJo I turn it into a bluff as no worse hands will 5bet shove and therefore I should fold this to a shove as I'm a huge underdog even in the best case scenario of villain's range being 88+/AJ+.

      I got confused and thought that I'm committed vs villain's shove :facepalm:

      So I'd prefer to call with this hand to keep villain's bluffs in and play it postflop or 4bet/fold.
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,717

      Your sample is way too small to be meaningful. I think a small 4b is going to be fine. You can probably make it even smaller, like 4$ only so that you can 4b/fold. I don't like 4b/calling this vs a 63bb stack. Don't think you are committed here - People 3b/5b much wider than they squeeze/shove in my opinion.