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[NL2-NL10] NL 2 JJ cold calling

    • katrin0303
      Joined: 25.12.2011 Posts: 45

      Here is the hand:

      Hand converted with online hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      BU (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is BU with J, J.
      UTG1 calls $0.02, UTG2 raises to $0.08, MP1 calls $0.08, MP2 folds, MP3 calls $0.08, CO folds, Hero calls $0.08, 3 folds, 2 folds, UTG1 folds.

      Flop: ($0.37) 8, 7, T (4 players)
      UTG2 bets $0.06, MP1 raises to $0.20(All-In), MP3 calls $0.20, Hero calls $0.20, UTG2 calls $0.14.

      Turn: ($1.17) J (3 players)
      UTG2 checks, MP3 bets $0.84, Hero raises to $2.73, UTG2 folds, MP3 calls $1.15(All-In).

      River: ($5.89) 5 (3 players)

      Final Pot: $5.89.

      Results follow:

      MP1 shows a straight, eight high(4h 6h).
      MP3 shows a straight, jack high(9d 8d).
      Hero shows three of a kind, jacks(Js Jd).

      MP3 wins with a straight, jack high(9d 8d).
      Hero wins with three of a kind, jacks(Js Jd).

      I know i had to raise preflop, but i'm not completely sure why? Would you please write pros and cons of raising in this specific case?

      I also know that i had to check/fold flop,turn... :) or max call and hope for Full House, because against obvious straight on turn i have only 23% equity.

      Thx in advance!
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello katrin0303,

      Preflop: I wouldn't say that you have to raise cause against UTG your hand might be easily pretty weak if to play for the stacks. So flatting is fine, but don't oveprlay your hand postflop!

      As played
      Postflop: On the flop seems to be fine but on the turn you definitely overplaying your hand, you don't get the equity or odds for drawing for FH. It's pretty likely that you are there against 9x while being in such a multiway pot. :) So I would just save my money.

      Best Regards.