Originally Posted by vanquish
fwiw a good reason to open JTs in this case is if you think he will put more pressure on you on boards that you hit than ones you don't (so he will bluffraise Txx or 98x boards and fold to cbets on Kxx boards). if he just puts tons of pressure you on no matter what the board is you can definitely fold pre.
The more pressure he puts on you postflop, the more equity you need OR the more of a skill advantage you need.
Durrr or Phil Galfond could play this easily.
The difference is this:
The skill in poker is making fewer mistakes than your opponent.
So once your equity drops, you need to play the hand well.
If you get to a spot where you think "hero?????" then thats a spot you dont have a skill advantage in. The more spots like this that come up the less of a skill advantage you have.
Part of the skill is knowing when to fold and being certain its correct.
Things like reads start becoming important. What is this guy raising with? What is he calling with? What does he fold.
So in the case of this hand, you flop a draw against an agressive opponent. He raises over your cbet (he is agressive so this is a likely action) if your not sure what to do then you dont have the skill advantage.
Change the flop to J high. What do you do against a raise here?
What about if you flopped a BD straight and BD FD, do you cbet or CC?
These things are all opponent dependent, but if you cant make up flops in your head and be pretty certain of the correct play, then you have less skill than you think and need to rely more on equity and position.
So its not a case of being tight for the sake of being tight, its more about being realistic about your own skill levels.