[NL2-NL10] Nl10 JJ

    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      What would be the correct move on such situation?

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      0,05/0,1 No-Limit Hold'em (4 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.60 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with J:spade: , J:club:
      CO folds, BU calls $0,10, SB calls $0,05, Hero raises to $0,50, BU calls $0,40, SB calls $0,40.

      Flop: ($1,50) 9:club: , Q:spade: , Q:heart: (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $1,00, BU raises to $2,00, SB calls $2,00, Hero raises to $1,60 (All-In).

      Turn: ($7,10) 5:diamond: (2 players)
      SB bets $1,20, BU raises to $2,05 (All-In), SB raises to $1,95 (All-In), BU gets uncalled bet back..

      River: ($11,00) 3:heart:

      Final Pot: $11,00
  • 4 replies
    • DeKuip
      Joined: 07.03.2008 Posts: 10,985
      Preflop raise to $0.60 (4BB+1BB per limper and we have 2 limpers here). On the flop you're against 2 players, which means you can't make a continuation bet as usual, because you only do that when you're heads-up. On the flop your JJ basically is a trash hand, because of the overcards (queens in this case) on the board.
      So that's why you should play check/fold all-the-way here, unless you hit another Jack of course.
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Thnx for the tip :P
    • 098799
      Joined: 23.07.2007 Posts: 1,245
      Yes, the preflop thing is right. But I'd like to focus on another thing: the flop. I know you guys read the basic sss articles and they say 'bet 2/3 pot on the flop' which is easy to comprehend and use in practise. But you have to think about what will hapen later. Always try to calculate how big the pot will be after your bet and oponent's call. If it's a lot larger than the rest of your stack, you will be very inclined to call and therefore dividing yor bet into two smaller once makes no sense. You just get rid of your fold equity that way.

      There's a nice rule: if the pot's bigger than 2/3 of your stack, push directly instead of betting 2/3pot (I don't remember if basic articles say that, but it's easy to remember as well). That way you maximise your gain and make the play even easier.

      Here with two queens on the flop it's rather unlikely he has one himself. Of course he can, in which situation you're doomed, but it's worth pushing.
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Thanks :)