[NL2-NL10] NL2 How not to play jacks

    • fryandspicy
      fryandspicy
      Bronze
      Joined: 27.05.2010 Posts: 440
      Known players:        
      Hero:
      $2.00
      CO:
      $1.81

      0.01/0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.87 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is SB with J:club: , J:heart:
      4 folds, CO raises to $0.08, BU folds, Hero calls $0.07, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.18) 2:diamond: , 8:diamond: , 7:heart: (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $0.18, Hero calls $0.18.

      Turn: ($0.54) 6:diamond: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.40, CO raises to $0.80, Hero raises to $1.74 (All-In), CO raises to $1.55 (All-In).

      River: ($3.83) 9:club: (2 players)


      Final Pot: $3.83


      Pretty sure i've got this one sorted. I should've check-raised the flop, then bet(check?)-folded the turn, right??
  • 2 replies
    • stevegold87
      stevegold87
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.06.2009 Posts: 2,640
      You can't c/r here.
      Not even an option and I am about 99% sure of what I am saying.

      You have SD/FD in play and you just can't let him get a free card! People don't cbet 100% of the time and if he checks behind you and the scare card comes out you are done with your jacks. You should try on the flop to extract as much value and informations as possible. I would definally make a bet here; 3/4 of the pot. 0,15$ or something like that.

      As played,
      The turn is the worst card ever that could come, as played, just fold. You can't beat much exept for 10/10 (that will even have a gutshot against you)

      I am guessing he hits his flush?
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      start out by 3-betting JJ pf and taking initiative
      You can c/r flop and play for stacks, since he can easily get all-in with worse hands
      betting turn is fine, but then you have to fold to raise, since players usually doesn´t raise with too many worse hands.