re: Poker & interesting set of J's question
Those wicked jacks, get more people in trouble than any other pair. You actually played the hand right, but i think after the flop, some serious thinking should have ensued. I completely agree with some of the above posts, you had about all your money in, with 35.77% odds to win, BUT, after the flop, the jacks shrink like a 3 day old mushroom. The board was a set killer, and since you had the right read on your opponents, a laydown wouldn't be out of the question. I know it's not easy to do, but it can be done. It comes to that age old question, but what if i fill up? IF is the thing that will make you want to call, even being sure you are beat at the moment.Opponents hands are made, now you have to complete yours. Some may call me a rookie, but i was in a cash game once, with pocket aces, the flop was 7-A-2. I got a call by a player, turn was 7. I bet pretty hard, villian called again. The river was a 2.I was pretty sure i had me a fish on, until he raised me outta my seat. I thought a long time, and threw my hand face up on the table, a muck here. The table thought i must have lost my mind, and villian accused me of cheating,lol. He had pocket 2s. I saved myself around $400 in that hand, simply by being able to muck a monster hand. 99.99% of players would have called, but i forced the notion out of my head that aces full is unbeatable and it payed off. No one could fault you if you had of folded after the flop.