[NL2-NL10] Can I squeeze 99 against unknowns? NL100

    • noclaninator
      noclaninator
      Bronze
      Joined: 01.12.2008 Posts: 312
      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      SB:
      $64.45
      Hero:
      $18.50
      UTG2:
      $79.00
      MP1:
      $98.00
      MP2:
      $20.00
      MP3:
      $18.50
      CO:
      $17.00
      BU:
      $154.85

      0.5/1 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.68 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with 9:spade: , 9:diamond: . MP2 posts a blind of $1.00.
      UTG2 raises to $3.00, MP1 folds, MP2 calls $2.00, 5 folds.

      Flop: ($7.50) 2:club: , 6:diamond: , 2:heart: (2 players)
      UTG2 checks, MP2 checks.

      Turn: ($7.50) 5:club: (2 players)
      UTG2 checks, MP2 bets $3.00, UTG2 calls $3.00.

      River: ($13.50) J:spade: (2 players)
      UTG2 checks, MP2 checks.

      Final Pot: $13.50

      Is this fold too weak? I think this would have been a good spot for a squeeze. Thoughts?
  • 3 replies
    • dandycal
      dandycal
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      Joined: 10.10.2008 Posts: 1,711
      With 99 I don't like squeezing UTG raisers, their range is so much tighter and even though this guy looks like a big potential fish, I'd prefer waiting till I have some more info on him.
    • RahXephon1
      RahXephon1
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.04.2009 Posts: 972
      I however like the squeeze spot. That guy is playing his 11th hand out of 16. Off course it would also help if you saw any of his showdowns. But I think the probability that he's a tight player is less than 5%.
    • Gerv
      Gerv
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      Originally posted by dandycal
      With 99 I don't like squeezing UTG raisers, their range is so much tighter and even though this guy looks like a big potential fish, I'd prefer waiting till I have some more info on him.
      No Sample on Villains -> No accurate squeezing scenario thus you are more guessing/gambling on it

      Therefore I just muck it; on 100NL+ you should have acquired a big database prior to your play on your new limit

      - Gerv