[NL20-NL50] NL20 JJ 2nd pair in squeezed pot OOP

    • AchillesBG
      Joined: 06.02.2011 Posts: 4,561
      Prima, $0.10/$0.20 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
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      MP: $17.08 (85.4 bb)
      CO: $20.70 (103.5 bb)
      BTN: $9.50 (47.5 bb)
      Hero (SB): $37.64 (188.2 bb)
      BB: $21.52 (107.6 bb)
      UTG: $20.12 (100.6 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with J:heart: J:club:
      UTG raises to $0.70, MP calls $0.70, 2 folds, Hero raises to $2.40, BB folds, UTG calls $1.70, MP folds

      Flop: ($5.70) Q:club: 8:club: 6:spade: (2 players)
      Hero checks, UTG bets $3, Hero calls $3

      Turn: ($11.70) 9:diamond: (2 players)
      Hero checks, UTG bets $5.80, Hero folds

      Results: $11.70 pot ($0.58 rake)
      Final Board: Q:club: 8:club: 6:spade: 9:diamond:
      Hero mucked J:heart: J:club: and lost (-$5.40 net)
      UTG mucked and won $11.12 ($5.72 net)

      Anon. table. UTG wab playing smth. like 17/14 for 50 hands.

      Preflop: I think 3betting is best, with MP(unknown, probably a fish) calling the UTG raise.

      Postflop: How would you play the hand? If i bet, maybe TT/99 will call once. AK will probably fold and if he calls he can bluff me on the turn. He can have AQ and sometime QQ+.

      If i ch/c, i think he will often shut down on blank turns with AK/TT/99 in these positions?
  • 1 reply
    • EmanuelC16
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,897

      I usually favour flatting preflop against a UTG raise and an MP flat. In this case MP is fishy it seems but UTG isn't so his range should still be quite tight.

      Once UTG calls you are pretty much screwed on that flop. His calls consist of sometimes slowplayed QQ+, JJ-99, AQ, KQs, maybe QJs meaning you have very little in your favour imo. I prefer check/calling because it does give him the chance to bluff wider, while if we bet, we have to turn our hand into a bluff against a range of TP+ in a 3bet pot.. TP is not folding so we are just commiting suicide in such a scenario.

      After he bets turn as well, it's OK to fold.