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$3.30 MTT, 125/250/25 - Is my squeeze correct?

$3.30 MTT, 125/250/25 - Is my squeeze correct? - Sat Oct 19, 2013, 10:32 AM
Rob Sharona's Avatar
Since: Jan 2010
Posts: 120

I faced a min raise from a guny who had minraised the last 5 hands, and a call from a bit of a station.

I feel like my hand could best but want to take it down preflop ideally. I opt to raise, but do I raise too big? Should I be raising at all?
Sat Oct 19, 2013, 02:06 PM
JWK24's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 24,809
Hi Rob!

With AJs on the button, I get a min-raise and a call here. Being in position, I've got options and squeezing is definitely one of them. My standard 3-bet sizing is to between 3X the previous bet (1500) and a pot-sized raise (2100), so I'll raise to 2100. I want the sizing of it to bet the exact same as if I had AA here.

I see a HU flop where I flop top 2 pair. Normally, if the opp was deeper stacked, my standard flop bet would be 1/2 pot (2675) when checked to me. However, this definitely pot-commits the opp, so I'm just going to put them all-in now and bet 4085. If I did bet 2675, then I absolutely must call a shove and I do not want to ever bet less than 2675 here or I could be giving the opp the right odds to try to outdraw me if they have a flush draw.

It was unlucky that the opp hit their 3-outer, but that's not the point.. the point is that the hand was played well and the correct decisions were made.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


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Sat Oct 19, 2013, 06:30 PM
Rob Sharona's Avatar
Since: Jan 2010
Posts: 120
Wow, this is the first one I posted where I got the play correct!
Obviously on the flop, my bet was never with the intention of folding if the guy goes all in.

Thanks mate!!

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