[NL20-NL50] NL25 SH KJs 3bet 3way pot

    • Pincell
      Pincell
      Bronze
      Joined: 26.02.2008 Posts: 280
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

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

      Known players:
      BU:
      $25.00
      SB (Hero):
      $25.10
      BB:
      $46.82
      MP2:
      $26.47
      MP3:
      $27.26
      CO:
      $51.30


      Preflop: Hero is SB with J, K.
      2 folds, CO raises to $0.85, BU calls $0.85, Hero raises to $4.00, BB folds, CO calls $3.15, BU calls $3.15.

      Flop: ($12.25) 7, 4, K (3 players)
      Hero bets $7.00, CO folds, BU calls $7.00.

      Turn: ($26.25) 8 (2 players)
      Hero bets $14.10, BU calls $14.00(All-In).

      River: ($54.35) A (2 players)


      Final Pot: $54.35.

      CO: 56/24/1.2(af), maniac preflop, calling station postflop. Saw him raise/call with J6o, goes to showdown lightly. Fold to 3bet 40%.

      BU: 17/8/0.6(af) after 40 hands, no reads.

      Is preflop squeeze ok in this situation?
      After BU calls I think he has 22-JJ(QQ).

      I contibet flop because the CO can call many worse hands and even take them to SD. I'm not sure what BU call means. Don't know how he plays in 3bet pots with second pair.

      I pushed turn because I don't really want to c/f (maybe it's best play here).
  • 3 replies
    • awishformore
      awishformore
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.06.2007 Posts: 922
      Well BU already has a pretty solid range preflop and he doesn't seem to play his strong hands aggressively, so I would probably give up on the turn.
    • falcone1983
      falcone1983
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.05.2009 Posts: 5,420
      If you squeeze preflop, you do it b/c you think you are ahead of CO's range (which could indeed be the case). Problem is that he's often going to call, which will give BU very good odds to also call (with his PP probably), putting you in a difficult situation.

      Postflop, since you squeezed preflop and flopped top pair, you go broke. If BU flopped a set, too bad (he didn't get set odds pre). If he has a better King, too bad. He can easily have like TT here though.
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      I think you can´t fold tp this spot
      so bet/shove on the flop is fine
      turn: not sure how many hands he is willing to call you down, so I think maybe checking turn to induce shove from worse hands is fine and if he checks back then shove river