Originally Posted by gkh
Well I started out as medium stack and ended up short stack (didn't notice the flush), which i don't mind playing. But good to know I didn't make a bad decision. Well I put them on AK and Aq because they bet the same amount few hands prior. Even so I didnt' like my odds, even though I would be in favor. QQ was also a possibility. Not anything stronger because they went all in. I might be bias cause I saw their hands, both AKs.
Maybe i'm wrong but is AK really strong as 10x big blind? I only bet 2x bb for JJ because i was scared the tight palyers would fold. The flop was beautiful: J J 9.
Two additional comments:
a) The ammount of bet from a good player cannot tell you what hand he have, you only can put him in a range. With a reraise maybe you can reduce that range, but still is a range. In addition, if he mix his bets and raises trying to not have a bet pattern to be easely read then the work is harder for you. Anyway, this kind of players and way to play is frequently seen in higher stakes than NL10, but still think you cannot say: "that player have AK for sure".
b) I read in some place that "there are three ways to play Js or Ts and all are wrong". :P
I don't like the min-raise style, but works for some players. Frequently a min-raise from UTG returns with a reraise or you can be in the call show with another 4 or 5 players in the hand. Personally I don't like any of both scenarios holding JJ without position and playing SS.
Think if you was searching for that or not. If not, then you must modify the ammount of your initial raise.