[NL2-NL10] NL4 JJ - hard to play

    • TinoLaan
      TinoLaan
      Bronze
      Joined: 12.10.2011 Posts: 6,411
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.04 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      MP3:
      $1.14
      CO:
      $4.56
      BU:
      $4.12
      SB:
      $4.00
      BB (Hero):
      $3.88
      UTG2:
      $3.90
      MP1:
      $7.15
      MP2:
      $4.16


      Preflop: Hero is BB with J, J.
      UTG2 folds, MP1 raises to $0.16, 5 folds, Hero calls $0.12.

      Flop: ($0.34) K, 5, 2 (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP1 bets $0.24, Hero folds, MP1 gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $0.34.

      JJ really seems to be a bit of a problematic hand for me. Villain had been rather loose (but not very extremely loose, like playing trash like 95o), so would raising pre-flop here have been a better option? JJ (and TT, for that matter) have been giving me quite some trouble post-flop, so perhaps I should play them differently pre-flop?
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello TinoLaan,

      Preflop: Well, depends really how often does he open? Did he also open with 95o or just limp? Against wider raises I would consider 3betting, but of course Calling is also fine.
      Postflop: Although I would still Check/Call it once and reevaluate it on turn. His CBetting range could easily even miss that kind of board, plus his CB size ain't that strong either.

      Best Regards.