[NL2-NL10] NL2 JJ - 3betting preflop?

    • Wriggers
      Wriggers
      Bronze
      Joined: 21.07.2009 Posts: 3,250
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (7 handed)

      Known players:
      SB:
      $2.34
      BB (Hero):
      $2.00
      MP1:
      $0.69
      MP2:
      $2.09
      MP3:
      $2.00
      CO:
      $0.89
      BU:
      $0.80


      Preflop: Hero is BB with J, J.
      MP1 raises to $0.08, 5 folds, Hero raises to $0.26, MP1 calls $0.18.

      Flop: ($0.53) 4, K, T (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.38, MP1 raises to $0.43(All-In), Hero calls $0.05.

      Turn: ($1.39) A (2 players)


      River: ($1.39) 7 (2 players)


      Final Pot: $1.39.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows a pair of jacks(J J).
      MP1 shows two pairs, aces and tens(T A).

      MP1 wins with two pairs, aces and tens(T A).

      I wanted your thoughts on 3betting preflop? Obviously I couldn't fold preflop and I thought since I would be OOP on the flop I should 3bet to give myself initiative. I'm assuming I made the correct call calling him when he pushed for that small amount, but maybe I shouldn't have conti-bet?
  • 3 replies
    • Duudalinja
      Duudalinja
      Bronze
      Joined: 21.12.2009 Posts: 1,030
      Pre is fine, he has 35BB so you are looking to get it in asap.
      If you are cbetting, you are already committing yourself so no matter what you do, you'll get it in unless you give up, but he seems bad enough to stick it in with FD/Tx/SD or even gutshot. Yes, Kx are part of his range, but that just a part.
    • EmanuelC16
      EmanuelC16
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,897
      He raises pre, he is short, folding would mean losing value, I'm shoving because, as Duudalinja pointed out, you are already committed if you 3bet less than his stack size pre. Calling is also not an option as you would lose value against AK, AQ, 88+ with which he would prolly call a shove.
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      JJ is strong enough hand to 3-bet pf
      You can also directly put him all-in on the flop
      You´re not folding there, so you don´t mind if he fold there Tx and worse hands