[NL2-NL10] JTs (BU)

    • Vito992
      Joined: 18.04.2012 Posts: 121
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      BU (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is BU with J, T.
      MP2 raises to $0.06, MP3 calls $0.06, CO folds, Hero calls $0.06, SB folds, BB calls $0.04.

      Flop: ($0.25) 4, 3, J (4 players)
      BB checks, MP2 bets $0.12, MP3 folds, Hero raises to $0.24, BB folds, MP2 calls $0.12.

      Turn: ($0.73) K (2 players)
      MP2 bets $0.35, Hero calls $0.35.

      River: ($1.43) 2 (2 players)
      MP2 raises to $0.19, Hero calls $0.19.

      Final Pot: $1.81.

      Results follow:

      Hero shows a pair of jacks(Jd Td).
      MP2 shows a pair of tens(Ts Th).

      Hero wins with a pair of jacks(Jd Td).

      MP2: VPIP 19, PFR 11, AF 3.0 (28 hands)

      I don't like the way I played it. How would the right play look like?
  • 2 replies
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694

      Flop raise serves no purpose. I am probably calling once and then folding the Turn. He probably rarely calls with worse (besides draws) and never folds better (JX with stronger kickers). Therefore you have no value in a raise.

      So just call, cos your hand is strong enough to call, too strong to bluff, and too weak to value raise.

      I think even check/folding the flop right away is an option. Do you really expect this guy to cbet into 3 other players with a weak range? I think more passive guys are usually check/folding their air here, like AK or AQ. So when he bets the Flop himself he is way more likely to have JX (mostly stronger JX than yours), flush draws, and overpairs and sets, as compared to if he bets in a heads up pot.
    • Vito992
      Joined: 18.04.2012 Posts: 121
      I wish I used this forum earlier :(

      But anyway, now I can learn more about my mistakes. Thx =)