Squeezing Range? Squeeze Sizing?

    • VorpalF2F
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      Joined: 02.09.2010 Posts: 8,828
      I assume that there is a squeezing range, and thus there must be a bluff squeezing range.

      I almost squoze here, but since I'm trying to "nit it up" I folded it.

      The hand
      IPoker, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      SB: $2 (40 bb) <=Unknown
      Hero (BB): $5.16 (103.2 bb)
      UTG: $5.50 (110 bb)
      MP: $1.88 (37.6 bb)
      CO: $6.56 (131.2 bb) <=18/12 small sample
      BTN: $1.11 (22.2 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A 9
      2 folds, CO raises to $0.15, BTN folds, SB calls $0.13, Hero folds

      Assumed ranges:

             Equity     Win     Tie
      CO     34.18%  32.52%   1.66% { 22+, A7s+, K9s+, Q9s+, J9s+, T8s+, A9o+, K9o+, QTo+, J9o+ }
      SB     33.43%  32.22%   1.21% { 99-22, AQs-AJs, A5s-A2s, KTs+, QTs+, AQo-AJo, KJo+ }
      BB     32.39%  30.61%   1.78% { A9s }

      Given that iPoker is tight, I did not want to 3Bet/Fold, but if I squeeze and get called by the CO, there are too many flops on which I have to fold anyway.

      Looking over my database, I have rarely squeezed with anything below ATs or AJo, and the "won hand%" stat drops off dramatically below AJ

      Without the SB in the mix, I would flat this, and perhaps I should have flatted and tried to take it post-flop.

      If I do squeeze, what size?

      What do you think?
  • 3 replies
    • booomm
      Joined: 22.03.2011 Posts: 677
      I think A9s is not a very good sqz candidate, it has so much nut potential, I prefer to play a multiway small pot rather than a bloated multiway pot where we probably end up with flopping a weak pair and we have no idea where we're at etc
    • Varune
      Joined: 24.04.2009 Posts: 5,067
      Agree with Booomm, this hand fits nicely in a calling range.

      Don't really understand why u would fold when the SB is in the hand, you still beat alot of his range and there's more deadmoney in the pot. Plus he's sandwiched between you 2, so he has to play pretty honest, even more with his stupid stacksize.

      I would play a smallish pot with this hand, ofc bigger when we flop nuts(potential).
    • lnternet
      Joined: 19.06.2012 Posts: 782
      easy call. sq is also way better than folding.

      I'd sq/fold mostly offsuit hands which don't play to well in 3way single raised. QTo K9o A9o types.