[NL20-NL50] Nl50 Sh Jj

    • Tim64
      Joined: 02.11.2008 Posts: 8,003
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.25/$0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      SB (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is SB with J, J.
      MP2 raises to $1.50, 3 folds, Hero calls $1.25, BB folds.

      Flop: ($3.5) 2, 9, K (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP2 bets $3.00, Hero calls $3.00.

      Turn: ($9.5) 6 (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP2 bets $5.00, Hero calls $5.00.

      River: ($19.5) 5 (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP2 bets $12.30(All-In), Hero folds, MP2 gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $19.5.

      villain is playing 41/12 after 128 hands. Aggression factor 2.7. His 12% range seems quite low to me, shorthanded. I didn't fancy reraising preflop. the board is not super bad and is an obvious one for him to follow up on. The bet on the turn looks like either: an attempt to keep me in the hand or a cheap second barrel. I had already decided in calling the turn bet, to fold to any action on the River and indeed I need strong reads that he's bluffing to even think about calling his river-shove.

      Main question is whether I could have made less costly decisions at any point? 3betting preflop and folding to a 4 bet seems like the most obvious one. If he just calls the 3bet then I still probably have to shut down after the flop. A flop raise is the other possibility.

      Thoughts, anyone?
  • 1 reply
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      don´t try to get away jacks pf against 41/12 player who has less than 50bb
      I would 3-bet and shove over 4-bet with JJ
      He can 4-bet or shove a lot of worse hands than JJ
      I think c/c flop is fine, but I´d fold turn
      You´re often behind there or if he is barreling with flushdraw he has enough outs to improve and if you´re going to fold river anyway then you can also fold turn