[NL20-NL50] nl 25 squeeze a5s

    • looserbaby79
      looserbaby79
      Bronze
      Joined: 20.01.2009 Posts: 506
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.1/$0.25 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      BU:
      $32.56
      SB:
      $32.17
      BB(Hero):
      $25.25
      MP2:
      $21.97
      MP3:
      $17.99
      CO:
      $25.35


      Preflop: Hero is BB with A, 5.
      MP2 folds, MP3 calls $0.25, CO folds, BU raises to $1.25, SB folds, Hero raises to $3.25, MP3 folds, BU calls $2.25.

      Flop: ($7.35) J, Q, 4 (2 players)
      Hero bets $5.24, BU raises to $22.71, Hero folds, BU gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $12.59.

      hi all,
      i chose sqeeze here becose mp3 is loose fish so bu is trying to separate him.d
      after this flop i thing is better just check/fold
      thx for advice
  • 2 replies
    • radyan111
      radyan111
      Bronze
      Joined: 03.07.2008 Posts: 1,151
      It's not a squeeze, it's a regular 3bet.
      Squeeze is when someone raises, gets coldcalled by another player, and then the third player raises again (squeezes).

      You might often squeeze with less than optimal hands if you don't believe that original raiser has a strong hand (e.g. raises from the BU) and give yourself high fold equity to take down a nice pot preflop.

      In this hand BU is just isolating, there's no reason to think he has a weak hand and there's no additional dead money from a coldcaller in the pot. So by 3betting you're just bluffing and what's more your hand has a bad playability postflop due to domination issues and it's very likely you have reverse implied odds there. So just fold it preflop.

      As played I'm bet/folding on the flop, but 4.5$ bet is enough there.
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      I like how you played you hand
      3-betting there with A5s from time to time is fine
      also c-bet size is fine