[NL2-NL10] J2 Freeplay MSS

    • Mahoosive
      Mahoosive
      Bronze
      Joined: 01.06.2011 Posts: 3
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      SB:
      $1.09
      BB (Hero):
      $0.84
      UTG2:
      $1.38
      MP1:
      $1.27
      MP2:
      $1.90
      MP3:
      $5.81
      CO:
      $2.12
      BU:
      $1.64


      Preflop: Hero is BB with 2, J.
      UTG2 calls $0.02, 6 folds, Hero checks.

      Flop: ($0.05) T, 3, 7 (2 players)
      Hero checks, UTG2 checks.

      Turn: ($0.05) 9 (2 players)
      Hero checks, UTG2 checks.

      River: ($0.05) 8 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.03, UTG2 raises to $0.06, Hero raises to $0.18, UTG2 raises to $0.30, Hero raises to $0.85, UTG2 calls $0.52.

      Final Pot: $1.69.

      I have started playing just a few days ago, and currently playing quite successfully using MSS strategy. However, here I had quite an unusual situation and wanted to make sure that I played right. What do you think?
  • 3 replies
    • JohnDoe1313
      JohnDoe1313
      Diamond
      Joined: 04.01.2011 Posts: 5,078
      Hi,

      I would just call his raise, because I do not believe someone would play this with 6x (in utg that would be 66 only I guess) or some two pairs, trips. He has definitely a jack - that means you just split the pot and both loose to rake anyway. Also, you do not lose much if he has QJ.
    • Gerv
      Gerv
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      Hello Mahoosive!

      On this 30 cent raise from Villain, I rather see myself calling there due the fact that you are splitting with every J and lose versus QJ. The fact that you split is kinda bad because you have to pay rake

      Best regards,
      Gerv
    • Mahoosive
      Mahoosive
      Bronze
      Joined: 01.06.2011 Posts: 3
      Thanks for the feedback. It was a difficult decision to take with no experience but the instinct told me to raise. Although in the end I won (opponent had smaller straight) I would think twice next time in this situation. Great feedback! Thanks.