[NL2-NL10] NL10 Fr JJ

    • mintjelly
      Joined: 31.05.2008 Posts: 50
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      CO (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is CO with J, J.
      5 folds, Hero raises to $0.30, BU folds, SB raises to $0.90, BB folds, Hero calls $0.60.

      Flop: ($1.9) 2, 6, 2 (2 players)
      SB bets $1.20, Hero calls $1.20.

      Turn: ($4.3) 5 (2 players)
      SB bets $2.70, Hero folds, SB gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $4.3.

      First off, villian's vpip:20 pfr:15 cbet flop:75 hands:195

      In the past I have tended to be overly aggressive with mid pocket pairs 66-JJ, losing pots in many situations where my pocket pair "looked" good by being top pair and I would really like to plug this leak.

      In this particular case with the pre flop aggresion and two barrels I was inclined to feel that I was in one of the above mentioned scenarios and decided to fold and wait for a better spot.

      So how should this have been played? And with mid pockets when facing aggression/not knowing if your hand is best, is it better to just treat your hand as 22 and move on?

      Best Regards.
  • 4 replies
    • Tomaloc
      Joined: 17.01.2011 Posts: 7,013
      looks fine. :f_biggrin:

      you have to try to guess your opponent's 3bet range, if you expect it to be like QQ+ AK then JJ and 22 are pretty much the same thing. :f_biggrin:
    • mintjelly
      Joined: 31.05.2008 Posts: 50
      Hi Tomaloc, that's pretty much what I thought he had, but I also included AQs.

      Best Regards.
    • Tomaloc
      Joined: 17.01.2011 Posts: 7,013
      well yeah, against more reasonable opponent i'd even expect it to be a bit wider since it's blinds vs co. i think i'd play the same way :f_biggrin:
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello mintjelly,

      22 has quads on the flop, so you can't treat it same way. :D And of course JJ has better equity postflop and could even be easily ahead, not that many overcards against it either while 22 will face a lot of overcards on flop.

      But I'd most likely play the same way until I get the information also how he plays on the turn, might even Call the turn as well if I also assume that he is 3betting/cbetting loose.

      Best Regards.