[NL2-NL10] JJ on flop with two overcards

    • JohnDoe1313
      JohnDoe1313
      Platinum
      Joined: 04.01.2011 Posts: 5,077
      Full Tilt No-Limit Hold'em, $0.02 BB (8 handed) - Full Tilt Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

      CO ($0.40)
      Button ($0.84)
      SB ($0.35)
      Hero (BB) ($0.40)
      UTG ($1.53)
      UTG+1 ($0.35)
      MP1 ($3.25)
      MP2 ($0.11)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with J, J
      UTG calls $0.02, 1 fold, MP1 calls $0.02, 4 folds, Hero bets $0.12, 1 fold, MP1 calls $0.10

      Flop: ($0.27) A, K, 7 (2 players)
      Hero ?

      Total pot: $0.27

      Hello, I would like to ask something. I don't understand one thing. The SSS says if we raise before flop we play at least middle pairs. I guess my jacks is a bottom pair in this situation, so is it right to make a continuation bet or rather just play check/fold? Thanks
  • 3 replies
    • MeanGreen
      MeanGreen
      Bronze
      Joined: 20.09.2007 Posts: 862
      As the preflop aggressor and against 1 opponent you will want to make a c-bet nearly 100% of the time. Any hand will only hit the flop 1/3 of the time, so there's a good chance villain has missed the flop and folds if you show aggression.
    • burek2000
      burek2000
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.11.2007 Posts: 3,105
      Hey JohnDoe1313,

      Your hand on this board is considered trash, because there are 2 overcards to your pair. If there was only one overcard to your pair then you could consider your hand a second pair. And moreover, you still can't play your second pair as made hand with SSS when the overcard to your pair is an ace.

      Nevertheless, although you don't have a made hand you should still c-bet on dry boards against a single opponent. So, correct it would be to c-bet the flop and the size of my c-bet here would be 0.15$.

      Best regards,
      burek2000
    • JohnDoe1313
      JohnDoe1313
      Platinum
      Joined: 04.01.2011 Posts: 5,077
      I understand now. Thanks for your replies.