$25 NLHE Full Ring: JJ from the CO in a multiway pot
Hey everyone! I have a question about everyone's favorite hand, pocket J's. Below is the hand replayed.
Merge - $0.25 NL - Holdem - 7 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4
Hero (CO): $23.40
BTN: $36.42 (VPIP: 17.50, PFR: 2.50, 3Bet Preflop: 1.82, Hands: 161)
SB: $26.02 (VPIP: 33.33, PFR: 16.67, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 6)
(VPIP: 12.00, PFR: 4.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 25)
UTG: $33.85 (VPIP: 16.67, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 6)
UTG+1: $25.00 (VPIP: 18.70, PFR: 16.26, 3Bet Preflop: 9.09, Hands: 124)
MP: $20.90 (VPIP: 20.00, PFR: 20.00, 3Bet Preflop: 33.33, Hands: 6)
SB posts SB $0.10, BB
posts BB $0.25
Pre Flop: (pot: $0.35) Hero
, Hero raises to $0.90
, BTN calls $0.90, fold
Flop: ($2.80, 3 players)
checks, BTN checks
Turn: ($2.80, 3 players)
BB bets $1.40
calls $1.40, BTN calls $1.40
River: ($7.00, 3 players)
BB bets $5.25
calls $5.25, fold
I wondering if I played this too passively in a multi-way pot. I didn't have a read on any of the players in the hand so I had them credit for middle pocket pairs and broadway cards (possibly suited connected as low as JT).
I figured I stand a good chance to be ahead or WAY behind and crushed, but my decision to call and evaluate on the river hinged on the types of hands I felt good bet that turn from the blinds, which include one pair flush draws, as well as A-high flush draws. There aren't a ton of 4 and 5s in the ranges of the players involved, expected pocket 4s and 5s.
When the boards pairs on the turn, I figure I may still be ahead if I already am, since most of the hands in these players hands haven't improved beyond mine.
The river blanks so I feel comfortable calling this bet, even though I have to fold to a raise from the button. Based on the action in the hand, I put the bb on a smaller pocket pair here, like 66+. I doubt he bets here with a naked A, as there aren't many aces in his range that hit this board, even if he has the Ad. I didn't feel a raise on the river was profitable as worst hands fold.
Did I way this well here? Where could I possibly have played this better. (I'll post the results separately later.)