re: Poker & Oh no! not JJ!
Here's a JJ story for you...
2nd hand of a 5$ single table SNG yesterday. I'm UTG+4 with JJ. Everyone folds to me. Blinds are 10/20, so I raise to 60. Button calls, then the BB makes a big re-raise to 500.
Since it's only the 2nd hand, I've got no reads. Typically when I see a big over-bet like this, I think low to mid pocket pair and the guy wants no callers. I think I'm ahead, but not sure. I decide to fold because I simply don't want to risk a third of my stack in this situation - and because as we've said in this thread, JJ is often "Fool's Gold".
Button folds as well...BB shows....JJ.
Oh well...the BB was the first to get knocked out of the game and I cashed, finishing 3rd.