[50NL 6max] JJ out of position.
Reads not included because I'm looking for discussion, not answers.
Dealt JJ in SB. Two limpers, I raise to $2.50. Big blind re-raises to $6. Limpers fold, and I decide to see an aceless flop before putting more money in, so I call.
Flop comes T-9-5, rainbow.
What do we do now, and why? The hands we're looking to get value from are AT (unlikely unless opponent is wild), AK/AQ (maybe, but how much value is there to get?) and maybe smaller pocket pairs. We might also squeeze a few bucks out of pure bluffs.
My initial thoughts: If I lead, and he raises, I should muck. His range is too strong, and I'm likely either barely ahead or way behind.
If I check, and he bets (I presume he will almost always c-bet here), I could checkraise. But there's not a lot of value to be had here, because there aren't that many hands he can call with that I beat.
If I check, and he bets, I could call, and check again to him on the turn, hoping to keep the pot small and/or keep him bluffing
his chips away. But then I fail to protect a fairly vulnerable hand that's very strong on this flop, and I risk being bluffed out if an ace or a king falls.
In short, I'm lost.