[NL2-NL10] JJ vs Set

    • Sarkov
      Sarkov
      Bronze
      Joined: 09.02.2013 Posts: 97
      PokerStars - $0.02 NL - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      SB: $2.61
      BB: $2.00
      UTG: $2.54
      UTG+1: $2.59
      UTG+2: $0.58
      MP: $1.46
      MP+1: $2.00
      CO: $2.00
      Hero (BTN): $3.82

      SB posts SB $0.01, BB posts BB $0.02

      Pre Flop: (pot: $0.03) Hero has J:diamond: J:club:

      fold, fold, UTG+2 raises to $0.06, fold, fold, CO calls $0.06, Hero calls $0.06, fold, fold

      Flop: ($0.21, 3 players) 7:club: 8:spade: T:spade:
      UTG+2 bets $0.08, CO raises to $0.20, Hero raises to $3.76 and is all-in, fold, CO calls $1.74 and is all-in

      Turn: ($4.17, 2 players) A:diamond:

      River: ($4.17, 2 players) 5:club:

      CO shows 8:diamond: 8:club: (Three of a Kind, Eights) (Pre 18%, Flop 79%, Turn 86%)
      Hero shows J:diamond: J:club: (One Pair, Jacks) (Pre 82%, Flop 21%, Turn 14%)
      CO wins $4.02


      New hand! What did I do wrong?
  • 6 replies
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694
      Hi.

      You made the error of mis-assessing the strength of your hand, and thus taking the incorrect line. Either that or you just overvalue the importance of protecting your hand with a hand that is not strong.

      Over here our decision making process should be fairly simple

      1) How strong is our hand? - JJ only has Medium Strength when the board has so many 2 pairs, sets, and straights

      2) What should we do with our hand? - Call with medium strength hands, Raise with monsters for value, Fold with Weak trashy hands, Raise some weak hands (the best of hands we are unable to call with) as part of our bluffing range.

      Thanks.
    • Sarkov
      Sarkov
      Bronze
      Joined: 09.02.2013 Posts: 97
      Cheers thanks!
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694
      No problem!

      I also forgot to mention something - Preflop squeezing may be fine, especially if we knew that 1 or more of the players in the hand are fishes. I think we are missing out on a lot of value by not doing so if there are weak players.

      Anyway I'll probably just squeeze this by default. This is NL2 - We can safely assume that everyone is probably playing this game for fun and are mostly beginners. And beginners make the primary mistake of calling too much and not folding. JJ dominates a wide calling range.
    • Sarkov
      Sarkov
      Bronze
      Joined: 09.02.2013 Posts: 97
      I find it hard at Nl2, I should get better. :D
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694
      Seems like you have been playing this game only for a month so far, try watching some videos in the Video section and it should help
    • Sarkov
      Sarkov
      Bronze
      Joined: 09.02.2013 Posts: 97
      Yep on them! :D