[NL2-NL10] JJ preflop vs midstack

    • MBJUK
      Joined: 24.04.2013 Posts: 56
      Hi, I struggle playing JJ against mid/shortstackers preflop? I don't quite understand their range preflop, some are stacking with as low as TT (have even seen small pocket pairs which I kinda understand from my last post due to them having good equity preflop, is this correct or have I misunderstood?) and often with AK? This guy was a passive fishy kinda guy over a really small sample (44 hands at 44VPIP/2PFR). Do I fold in general here against his range or push him all in?

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

      Known players:
      UTG2 (Hero) = ($10.00)
      MP1 = ($10.29)
      MP2 = ($7.54)
      MP3 = ($22.06)
      CO = ($13.04)
      BU = ($10.09)
      SB = ($5.05)
      BB = ($2.63)
      UTG1 = ($17.88)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG2 with J :club: , J :heart: .
      UTG1 folds, Hero raises to $0.40, 5 folds, SB raises to $1.05, BB folds, Hero raises to $8.60, SB calls $4.00.

      (Obviously I was just putting him all in on the slider as he was the only guy left in the hand so got returned $4.60)

      No help on flop, turn or river, as expected.

      Final Pot: $13.75.

      Hero shows a pair of jacks(J :club: J :heart:) .
      SB shows a pair of queens(Q :club: Q :heart:) .

      SB wins with a pair of queens(Q :club: Q :heart:) .
  • 1 reply
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588

      Preflop: Unless villain is really loose you should fold this preflop. Most midstacks are rather tight at 10nl and he is 3-betting blind vs UTG so his range is always on the strong side.

      So I would look at letting this go.

      If it's BTN vs blinds or a more aggro player we can easily get it in.