[NL2-NL10] NL10SH JJ Preflop

    • mishkagg
      mishkagg
      Bronze
      Joined: 29.07.2008 Posts: 1,354
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy hand converter:

      Known players:
      SB:
      $12.20
      BB:
      $2.90
      CO:
      $5.40
      BU:
      $12.70

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (4 handed)

      Preflop: Hero is BU with J, J.
      CO raises to $0.4, Hero calls $0.40, 2 folds.

      Flop: ($0.95) 9, 9, 4 (2 players)
      CO bets $0.50, Hero raises to $1.5, CO raises to $5(All-In), Hero calls $3.50.

      Turn: ($10.95) 7 (2 players)

      River: ($10.95) 4 (2 players)

      Final Pot: $10.95.

      Results follow:

      Hero shows two pairs, jacks and nines (J J)
      CO shows four of a kind, fours (4 4)
      CO wins with four of a kind, fours (4 4).

      I guess I messes up here by raising the flop. I think I should've just called and then evaluate the turn.

      When he placed the all in I knew I was behind on this flop but was already pot committed so I called anyway. Was I correct to call with only 4 outs (2 Js and 2 9s)?
  • 2 replies
    • Fongie
      Fongie
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.12.2006 Posts: 4,978
      Pfr: I would 3bet anytime with JJ against an open raiser from CO (steal situation, you're so much ahead of COs range with JJ that not 3betting is a mistake)

      Flop: Well, since you didn't 3bet preflop you have no idea where you are now, and have to take the line you took here, although you're likely behind. Raising his cbet is by no means a mistake, he could be doing it with overcards or lower pockets... and well as you said, when he shoves over the top you still have to call.

      In short: Avoid this annoying spot by 3betting preflop.
    • soucy
      soucy
      Bronze
      Joined: 28.11.2006 Posts: 2,092
      Preflop: 3bet ... your IP and way ahead of a normal CO opening range.

      Flop: Without a preflop 3bet you def. have to raise here and against a midstack your broke too.