[NL20-NL50] NL50 FR squeeze that went wrong

    • Volrath89
      Joined: 23.07.2008 Posts: 2,171
      $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Holdem
      8 Players
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      UTG ($49.30)
      UTG+1 ($51.50) 30/22/2.0/60/64 (VPIP/PFR/AF/WTS/Hands)
      MP1 ($50)
      MP2 ($8.50)
      CO ($50) 14/10/1.7/25/130 (VPIP/PFR/AF/WTS/Hands)
      BTN ($28.75)
      SB ($60.55)
      Hero ($50)

      Pre-Flop: ($0.75, 8 players) Hero is BB 6:spade: 9:club:
      1 fold, UTG+1 raises to $1.50, 2 folds, CO calls $1.50, 2 folds, Hero raises to $7, UTG+1 calls $5.50, CO folds

      Flop: 9:diamond: 8:spade: 7:spade: ($15.75, 2 players)
      Hero checks, UTG+1 checks

      Turn: 2:diamond: ($15.75, 2 players)
      Hero checks, UTG+1 bets $9, Hero calls $9

      River: 8:heart: ($33.75, 2 players)
      Hero checks, UTG+1 bets $35.50, Hero folds

      I saw this hand as a good spot to squeeze, since the open raiser had a wide range (his UTG open raise was also v. high) and the cold caller seemed weak with that call.

      So I did it, but the initial raiser called. Then how to play postflop with my TP+OESD w/out kicker??
  • 2 replies
    • AninIII
      Joined: 13.07.2008 Posts: 944

      preflop it's a fold with 96o. (Playability isn't that good.)
      I prefer to squeeze with f.e. 87s, 98s.

      The problem is, that loose villain most likely calls and you play oop a big pot with a very marginal hand.
      I'd likely invest your 9$ on flop by contibetting and keeping the initiative.
      If getting called just give up against that villain.

      Let's see what the judges think.

      Best regards,
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      96o is a little loose
      I would bet/shove this board, since it is very drawy and he can easily raise there with draws and even if he called pf with JJ+ you have decent equity against his range
      If you check flop, then same goes turn play
      You´re still ahead and should maybe also protect your hand
      Imo river is call. You´re playing your hand like Ak and he can easily turn his draws into bluffs and I´d expect him to bet less with overpair to get another call for A high