[NL2-NL10] Nl5 Jj

    • michaelqian
      Joined: 02.05.2009 Posts: 512
      Hi all

      Villain is tight, 8/4/2 over 500 hands.

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:

      Preflop: Hero is UTG1 with J, J.
      Hero raises to $0.20, 3 folds, MP3 calls $0.20, CO calls $0.20, 3 folds.

      Flop: ($0.67) 5, 5, 4 (3 players)
      Hero bets $0.50, MP3 raises to $1.50, CO folds, Hero raises to $4.80, MP3 folds, Hero gets uncalled bet back.

      I thought that a set was much less likely since the board is paired, so he could be raising me with a hand anywhere from 88 to QQ. Probably not QQ though, unless he the nit of the nits.

      I put him on 99 or TT. Decided that call isn't an option and folding would be too weak, so I went all in right there.

      Did I make the right play?

      Thanks for advice

      Final Pot: $2.17.
  • 1 reply
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      QQ wouldn't surprise me that much, 8/4 is pretty damn nitty already. I agree with your on his range, some middling middle pair. Which means the only way you get more value out of these is if you just call against a 8/4, he's going to put you on AA and fold to a 3bet all day long.

      Turn and river overcards might indeed not be good for your action, sometimes you'll get 2 outed too, but overall i prefer calling with the intention of check/calling down (i don't expect him to bet the river that often after we c/c the turn), and valuebetting the river if he checks back the turn.

      Hope it helps.