This is a discussion on j,j within the online poker forums, in the Cash Games section; wonder what peoples thoughts are on this hand should i limp in or place a substantial bet i always seem to get beat usually by
wonder what peoples thoughts are on this hand should i limp in or place a substantial bet i always seem to get beat usually by someone with A and a low card catching another A etc...
what is the best strategy it always frustrates me
many thanks phil
27th February 2008, 1:58 PM
I usually raise, as people with ace and low kicker should fold then. If a lot of people still call, raise a little more (4BB + 1BB per limper is usually a good amount)
If someone calls odds are high he has the ace, KQ or a pair like TT,99 so it's easier to lay down the hand on a dangerous flop.
27th February 2008, 1:59 PM
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Personally I prefer to 3 or 4 bet. There's a much better chance of getting A rag, KQ type hands to fold preflop.
27th February 2008, 2:00 PM
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thankyou will try this method next time
27th February 2008, 2:20 PM
Jacks can be tricky because if you push them hard the only hands you will get action from are aces, kings or queens,AK, AQ or maybe KQ, these are the types of hands that you should be wary of if the board comes up with even one high card, but you can always make a standard continuation bet and hopefully take the pot down. It would also help if you had a good read on your opponents which would make your decisions alot easier. The other way to play it is to treat it as a drawing hand and just call to try and flop a set which happens 1 out of 7.5 times, but with a pair as strong as jacks i wouldnt reccomend it, only in certain situations.
Usually you should try and play your hand according to the table. So if your opponents are weaker or looser play it strong. But if their tighter and stronger players you should play it more cautiously.
27th February 2008, 8:34 PM
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jmany thanks some very useful pointers
27th February 2008, 10:43 PM
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I would raise early to scare people off, then once i see the flop... if i see no over cards, and low chances of straight or flush i would push. But if playing against agressive players, i would either limp, or duck out