# Constructing a Squeeze Range at 1/2 Live

Red Chipper Posts: 9 ✭✭
I'm reading through OAK right now, and am on the chapter where I need to write down my ranges.

I've done most of it (I think) correctly, but I'm not sure on the 'Squeeze' section.

Should it be the maybe top 75% of my 3Bet range? Should it be wider? I would imagine that a decent size squeeze gets called actually pretty often at my games, so I think I'm mostly going to want to do it for value.

In general, some thoughts on my ranges would be nice, too. I've been piecing it together from multiple resources, a second pair of eyes on it to make sure there are no catastrophic errors would be great.

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• Red Chipper Posts: 28 ✭✭
I disagree that a lot gets called. Generally in a multi way limp pot I’ll squeeze 17 to 20\$ In position with a very wide range. If there is a raise to say 10\$ To 12\$ and several callers then my range will be tight to 3 bet.
• Red Chipper Posts: 9 ✭✭
@LoveFish What do you think, based on my sheet, would be a decent squeeze range then? Assuming we have more fold equity than I am giving my opponents credit for.
• Red Chipper Posts: 1,609 ✭✭✭✭
You should ask yourself what is the difference between a "3bet" and a "squeeze"
• Red Chipper Posts: 9 ✭✭
Red wrote: »
You should ask yourself what is the difference between a "3bet" and a "squeeze"

I think it's simply when you are 3-betting vs more than one player? To try and get folds since a 2bet call range is somewhat capped and you can generate decent amounts of folds. Could be wrong, though.
• RCP Coach Posts: 3,919 -
You said you assumed squeezes get called often in your game. With that in mind..

1. Do you suspect the squeeze gets called by 1 person? 2? 3+?
2. If 1, can you easily expand your "value" range when squeezing?
3. If 2+, what will the SPR be after they call you?

(FWIW, ime, squeeze sizes can be quite large and typically garner quite a few folds. Not all games function that way though.)
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• Red Chipper Posts: 9 ✭✭
edited November 4
@SplitSuit

1. I'd imagine everyone that called continues, which seems to usually be about 3 players. Last time I squeezed in the SB to 36 (which, to be fair, is probably too small), all 3 previous callers the original 6\$ open which made it a very low SPR hand
2. I'm not sure. My original assumption is I should play more premiums instead of expanding my range here since I will often be called. I might be misunderstanding the question though
3. SPR will typically be 1-2.5 range after a squeeze like the one outlined in question 1 at my game

With these thoughts I feel QQ+/AKo/AKs is the only really reasonable squeeze range? Online I use TT+/AJs+/KQs but seems to wide for here. Would love additional thoughts.

Thanks!
• Red Chipper Posts: 4,267 ✭✭✭✭✭
Squeezing is a little like lying. It's not just saying something that not true. To be a lie, you have to actually believe that what you're saying is not true. "Squeezing for value" is basically an oxymoron.