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[NL2-NL10] Pocket jacks

    • JonKirk
      Joined: 09.12.2006 Posts: 19
      Party Poker
      No Limit Holdem Ring game
      Blinds: $0.10/$0.25
      9 players

      Stack sizes:
      JonKirk: $4.75
      UTG+1: $22.35
      MP1: $2.40
      MP2: $25.35
      MP3: $8.55
      CO: $18.90
      Button: $23.65
      SB: $30.90
      BB: $2.90

      Pre-flop: (9 players) JonKirk is UTG with js jc
      JonKirk raises to $1, 4 folds, CO raises to $1.75, Button folds, SB calls, BB folds, JonKirk raises all-in $3.75, CO calls, SB calls.

      Flop: 4d 5s 7d ($14.5, 2 players + 1 all-in - Main pot: $14.5)
      SB bets $5, CO calls.

      Turn: 9s ($24.5, 2 players + 1 all-in - Main pot: $14.5, Sidepot 1: $10)
      SB is all-in $21.15, CO calls all-in $9.15.
      Uncalled bets: $12 returned to SB.

      River: 8c ($42.8, 0 player + 3 all-in - Main pot: $14.5, Sidepot 1: $28.3)

      Final pot: $42.8
      SB shows As 6s
      JonKirk doesn't show Js Jc
      CO doesn't show Qh Qd


      Should I just have called the re-raise or even lay down my hand pre-flop? Unless I folded to his re-raise I would probably have ended all-in on that kind of flop, but for future reference it would be nice to know what the right decision is.
  • 1 reply
    • Alaton
      Joined: 21.02.2006 Posts: 1,498
      You definitely have to push All-In here.
      Your Stack left is only 3,75 x "Last Bet" and with JJ you go All-In up to 5 x "Last Bet" according to the ShortStackStrategy.

      Let's do some calculations:
      If we assume our opponent reraises us with TT+,AKo/s (TT,JJ,QQ,KK,AA,AKo,AKs)
      JJ wins the pot 43% of the time. (According to Pokerstove)

      The whole pot would be 4,75$ (your Stack) + 4,75$ (Opponent's Stack) + 0,35$ (Blinds) = 9,85$
      You have to invest 3,75$, which equals 38% of the pot!

      As you will win 43% of the time, you show a nice profit of 5% of the whole pot, which equals 0,49$!