[NL2-NL10] BU JJ pre-flop

    • valancius
      Joined: 10.03.2009 Posts: 65
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      BU (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is BU with J, J.
      3 folds, MP3 raises to $0.40, CO folds, Hero calls $0.40, 2 folds, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.95) 8, 5, Q (2 players)
      MP3 bets $0.80, Hero folds, MP3 gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $0.95.

      Opponent 14/10/1/fold to 3bet 80%/835 hands

      In this situation how should i play TT-JJ hands? Opponent is short stack so i think that don't play my hand for set value, should i play my hand like lower pairs or should i 3bet/call or call, like i did here, and evaluate my hand on flop in position, although most flops won't be good for me, so i consider 3beting better alternative.
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello valancius,

      Against his stack I guess I'd just get it in. If we for example put him a bit tighter range like 9%, I mean the open-raise, our JJ should be doing pretty fine.

      Equity Win Tie Loss Hand
      Player 1: 42,284% 41,574% 1,420% 57,006% 66+, AJs+, KQs, AJo+, KQo
      Player 2: 57,716% 57,006% 1,420% 41,574% JJ

      Therefore I guess I'd just raise it up and get it in. And as played I guess there is not much to do since our plan was to hit such a flop where we have overpair.

      Although overall, I'd say that just Calling ain't that wrong either for the reason that there might come as well some more people into the pot and we have even good odds to set-mine as well against some others. And even if we can't set-mine we still have a pretty strong hand which is a strong PP.

      Best regards.