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Old 02-16-2019, 02:50 PM   #1
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lots of questions- AQ squeeze

1. in what way should I think about this hand... it is a "preflop steal" right?
2. what is one flop that this hand would be happy to bluff on given strength of the CO range being the same group of cards as my actual hand?
3. do you like my size? why do you like it? or why would you size up/down?
4. do I need to contest flop much for this to be a profitable play? why do you think I should be betting a lot, or checking more?
5. is it bad 3bet preflop?
6. what better stealing hands could I use instead? something suited and small like a5s, 56s, or just something better, like AQs instead of unsuit?

GTECH G2 (Boss) - C$0.30 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

MP: 96.1 BB (VPIP: 24.53, PFR: 1.89, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 54)
CO: 85.47 BB (VPIP: 29.82, PFR: 10.53, 3Bet Preflop: 4.55, Hands: 58)
BTN: 128.07 BB (VPIP: 32.79, PFR: 6.56, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 64)
Hero (SB): 210.23 BB
BB: 54.13 BB (VPIP: 63.64, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 12)
UTG: 107.87 BB (VPIP: 25.31, PFR: 17.90, 3Bet Preflop: 17.31, Hands: 167)

Hero posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has A Q

UTG raises to 2.87 BB, fold, CO calls 2.87 BB, BTN calls 2.87 BB, Hero raises to 16.73 BB, fold, fold, CO calls 13.87 BB, fold

Flop: (40.2 BB, 2 players) 2 T K
Hero bets 13.33 BB, fold

Hero shows A Q (High Card, Ace)

Hero wins 38.13 BB

0.07 BB was deducted from the pot for the jackpot.
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Old 02-16-2019, 03:50 PM   #2
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Re: lots of questions- AQ squeeze

1. Its a value/iso raise with fish in co and btn.
2. Probably not doing much bluffing against a fish
3. Yes. Fish won't defend correctly vs this size, its a cheap way to end the hand now.
4. I think we can check on this flop at a high frequency and win with a turn bet when it checks though.
5. No
6. I wouldn't focus too much on stealing OOP to 2 fish and just focus on value. Our 3bet range should be very linear. AJo and KQo would be a flat for me. I'd raise TT+, ATs+, KQs, AQ, AK
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Old 02-16-2019, 05:29 PM   #3
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Re: lots of questions- AQ squeeze

Call or fold this pre and raise AQs imo. Do not mess about 3betting 65s.
I def like betting flop, maybe a bit bigger to really own his 33-99 which will be a big part of his range.
If he calls this is a great candidate to barrel off on brick runouts with relevant AQs, KQs blockers.
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Old 02-16-2019, 07:50 PM   #4
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Re: lots of questions- AQ squeeze

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Call or fold this pre and raise AQs imo. Do not mess about 3betting 65s.
I def like betting flop, maybe a bit bigger to really own his 33-99 which will be a big part of his range.
If he calls this is a great candidate to barrel off on brick runouts with relevant AQs, KQs blockers.
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1. Its a value/iso raise with fish in co and btn.
2. Probably not doing much bluffing against a fish
3. Yes. Fish won't defend correctly vs this size, its a cheap way to end the hand now.
4. I think we can check on this flop at a high frequency and win with a turn bet when it checks though.
5. No
6. I wouldn't focus too much on stealing OOP to 2 fish and just focus on value. Our 3bet range should be very linear. AJo and KQo would be a flat for me. I'd raise TT+, ATs+, KQs, AQ, AK
ty both for input.
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Old 02-16-2019, 08:39 PM   #5
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Re: lots of questions- AQ squeeze

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1. in what way should I think about this hand... it is a "preflop steal" right?
2. what is one flop that this hand would be happy to bluff on given strength of the CO range being the same group of cards as my actual hand?
3. do you like my size? why do you like it? or why would you size up/down?
4. do I need to contest flop much for this to be a profitable play? why do you think I should be betting a lot, or checking more?
5. is it bad 3bet preflop?
6. what better stealing hands could I use instead? something suited and small like a5s, 56s, or just something better, like AQs instead of unsuit?
I don't really know what you want to call it. It's just a standard squeeze with blockers that capitalizes on dead money, and you'd prefer it if everyone folds, but you have some equity vs calling ranges. (You should snap-fold to a 4-bet by UTG). Calling pre is also viable. I wouldn't 3-bet any worse offsuit aces, or KQo.

That is indeed a good flop for you, and I like the bet. You can check-fold AQ on boards where you have no hand equity or fold equity.

The bulk of your squeezing range in this spot will be TT+, AQo+, KQs and an assortment of Axs.
Don't squeeze in the SB with hands that hardly ever make top pair. It's really hard to play stuff like T9s or 65s OOP with a low SPR.
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Old 02-16-2019, 09:22 PM   #6
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Re: lots of questions- AQ squeeze

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I don't really know what you want to call it. It's just a standard squeeze with blockers that capitalizes on dead money, and you'd prefer it if everyone folds, but you have some equity vs calling ranges. (You should snap-fold to a 4-bet by UTG). Calling pre is also viable. I wouldn't 3-bet any worse offsuit aces, or KQo.

That is indeed a good flop for you, and I like the bet. You can check-fold AQ on boards where you have no hand equity or fold equity.

The bulk of your squeezing range in this spot will be TT+, AQo+, KQs and an assortment of Axs.
Don't squeeze in the SB with hands that hardly ever make top pair. It's really hard to play stuff like T9s or 65s OOP with a low SPR.
helpful.. thx
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