What Does Squeeze Play Mean?

What is the definition of the term "squeeze play" in the world of poker? What does the term "squeeze play" mean?

In poker, a "squeeze play" occurs when a player tries to bluff a pre-flop raiser and subsequent callers out of a pot.

For instance - let's say that you are playing at a local $1/$2 No Limit Hold'em cash game. There is a pre-flop raise from a player who is known to be very loose. There are two calls from players who you have pegged from previous sessions as being weak/tight. You have only sat down at the table recently, though you believe that you likely have an image as potentially being tight, as you have folded every hand up until this point.

Squeeze Play - Poker term definition by the King.

You are dealt 6d-7d on the button and decide to try a "squeeze play". You put in a large re-raise with your mediocre holding, as you believe that your image and the notes that you have on your fellow players puts you in a good spot to take down the hand pre-flop.

The original raiser decides to fold after a bit of thought, muttering something about you being dealt pocket Aces. The other two players in the hand quickly fold as well.

You decide to turn up your 6d-7d in an effort to convince the table that you are loose/wild, which you will try to use to your advantage later.

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