[NL2-NL10] NL5 JJ- cbet??

    • gxtwo
      gxtwo
      Bronze
      Joined: 15.12.2010 Posts: 1,176
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      CO:
      $4.08
      BU:
      $1.90
      SB:
      $2.93
      BB:
      $5.07
      UTG1:
      $2.04
      UTG2:
      $1.78
      MP1 (Hero):
      $1.79
      MP2:
      $1.93
      MP3:
      $4.21


      Preflop: Hero is MP1 with J, J.
      UTG1 raises to $0.15, UTG2 folds, Hero raises to $0.45, 5 folds, BB calls $0.40, UTG1 folds.

      Flop: ($1.07) A, K, 2 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero??

      should i cbet/shove here or is that just asking for trouble?
  • 1 reply
    • burek2000
      burek2000
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.11.2007 Posts: 3,105
      Hey qxtwo,

      First, you should fold preflop unless you have some kind of read UTG is a loose player. Standard for 3-betting against UTG ranges is QQ+ only.

      As played, you have to c-bet this board because otherwise you just give up where you could take the pot down fairly often, but there's no need to shove. A half pot c-bet will be more than enough to achieve max FE on this dry and dangerous board.

      Best regards,
      burek2000