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[NL2-NL10] NL10 AJ hitting top pair

    • Volrath89
      Volrath89
      Bronze
      Joined: 23.07.2008 Posts: 2,171
      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      SB:
      $11,30
      Hero:
      $10,40
      BU:
      $10,50

      0,05/0,1 No-Limit Hold'em (5 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.67 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with J:heart: , A:club:
      2 folds, BU raises to $0,30, SB calls $0,25, Hero raises to $1,00, BU calls $0,70, SB calls $0,70.

      Flop: ($3,00) A:diamond: , Q:heart: , 3:spade: (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $2,00, BU calls $2,00, SB folds.

      Turn: ($7,00) 2:spade: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU bets $3,80, Hero ???

      Preflop: Was it ok to squeeze there?
      Flop: Normal value bet
      Turn: Push or fold?
  • 4 replies
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello,

      Preflop: You could raise here a bit more, $1.20 (3x BU-s raise + one caller = $1.20).
      Flop: OK.
      Turn: I would bet here also ~$4
      River: Shove.

      As played
      Turn: Check/Push.

      Best regards,
      Rensu
    • Fongie
      Fongie
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.12.2006 Posts: 4,978
      Squeeze larger.

      Imo we're totally behind BUs range here, he will almost never be dominated here against AJ.. I can only see him play AQ or AK this way (calling 3bet pfr then calling flop), never AT (he will fold this pfr).

      I would actually fold the turn although it sucks much. That bet is so strong by him in a 3bet pot, he's begging to be called there so he can shove the river. I guess check/shoving here MIGHT fold out AK but I'm not sure about it.
    • Jaissica
      Jaissica
      Bronze
      Joined: 10.02.2009 Posts: 1,385
      14/11 isnt really loose enough to make squeezing AJ OOP a good move.

      Fold preflop.

      As played flop, standard.

      As played turn, definantly folding. We squeezed vs tight player and got called on the A-high flop, stinks like AK. Calling here means we are chasing a 3-outer and shoving turns our hand into a complete bluff. So fold > shove > call for our options here.
    • Fongie
      Fongie
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.12.2006 Posts: 4,978
      Originally posted by Jaissica
      14/11 isnt really loose enough to make squeezing AJ OOP a good move.

      Fold preflop.
      This is pretty much the optimal squeeze spot - a tight but stealy (36% ATS) open raiser from BU + loose cc in the small blind makes for the best squeeze spot possible. :)