JJ; when do you raise to define your/opponent's hand?
Standard raise from MP, called before me, I'm in LP with JJ. No reads, because the table was kinda boring so I started doing other things on the computer while I was playing (I gotta train myself to check HUD whenever I'm in a hand).
Game #9225842202: Hold'em No Limit ($0.05/$0.10) - 2007/04/03 - 01:06:00 (ET)
Table 'Baboquivari II' 9-max Seat #6 is the button
Seat 1: susy_siena ($6.15 in chips)
Seat 2: Frogholler ($9.70 in chips)
Seat 3: ScremonDemon ($6.85 in chips)
Seat 4: yummybabe ($3.90 in chips)
Seat 5: Ninelions ($12.15 in chips)
Seat 6: picst12002 ($4.55 in chips)
Seat 7: KSu84 ($4.25 in chips)
Seat 8: Torax_T ($9.40 in chips)
Seat 9: DawsonS64 ($18.25 in chips)
KSu84: posts small blind $0.05
Torax_T: posts big blind $0.10
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Ninelions [Js Jh]
DawsonS64: calls $0.10
Frogholler: calls $0.10
ScremonDemon: raises $0.30 to $0.40
yummybabe: calls $0.40
Ninelions: calls $0.40
I thought about raising here to define my hand, and everyone else's, but while I don't think twice about doing so with AA or KK, with QQ or JJ I'm hesitant. I probably should have; AA/KK would repop, QQ might repop, or even fold thinking I have AA/KK, both being good results for me at this point. I'm not sure what AK would do.
*** FLOP *** [6c 2d 5s]
ScremonDemon: bets $1.60
Ninelions: calls $1.60
I read overpair, but the flop is so low the overpair could be a range yet which was the main reason I just called. Any Q, K, or A on the flop and I would have been gone. On the other hand, I might be on a 65s. Again I'm not defining anything by calling. I thought about raising for definition, but it seems less useful at this point.
*** TURN *** [6c 2d 5s] K♥
ScremonDemon: bets $2
Ninelions: calls $2
Doesn't seem like a KK bet, but if he's afraid I have KK, I don't know if that's a good amount to bet. I wouldn't have called his flop bet with AK/KQ. Maybe he has QQ and wants to find out where he's at?
I dunno, my lack of reraising probably has him confused. I'm either on 65s, or a donk calling with a medium pocket pair.
In hindsight, I probably should have reraised on the flop. Any disagreements?