[NL2-NL10] NL2 JJ vs set

    • Krishjanis
      Krishjanis
      Bronze
      Joined: 04.01.2010 Posts: 977
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

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

      Known players:
      MP3:
      $5.00
      CO (Hero):
      $2.00
      BU:
      $1.73
      SB:
      $1.63
      BB:
      $2.00
      UTG2:
      $4.44
      MP1:
      $2.00
      MP2:
      $1.97


      Preflop: Hero is CO with J, J.
      UTG2 calls $0.02, 3 folds, Hero raises to $0.10, BU calls $0.10, 2 folds, UTG2 calls $0.08.

      Flop: ($0.33) 3, 4, 8 (3 players)
      UTG2 checks, Hero bets $0.24, BU folds, UTG2 raises to $0.60, Hero raises to $1.90, UTG2 calls $1.30.

      Turn: ($4.13) 9 (2 players)


      River: ($4.13) 7 (2 players)


      Final Pot: $4.13.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows a pair of jacks(J J).
      UTG2 shows three of a kind, fours(4 4).

      UTG2 wins with three of a kind, fours(4 4).

      So was the set clearly showing and I should have just thrown the hand away?
  • 2 replies
    • yaxkukmian
      yaxkukmian
      Bronze
      Joined: 24.12.2007 Posts: 2,020
      Depends on the player. If you don't history with him it might be ok to fold. His preflop action might be played like PP. And this flop is super dry, so only hands you beat are 99 and TT. I think we can exclude QQ and KK from his preflop range. Sometimes players will do it with AA, but they rather limp/raise so I also wouldn't be betting much on aces.
      Set is in most cases the most obvious here, but I also find it hard folding here. X( I think we should start doing this. Make notes and next time you'll have easier decision.
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Krishjanis,

      Well, being in such a multiway pot I doubt that we ever gonna beat much here. Pretty much easy Bet/Fold here. :) Without knowing the opponent or his tendency, usually they don't overplay their TP/small overpairs. Wont see anyways often enough to do such a go-broke spot profitable in long run.

      Best regards.