Originally Posted by SusieP
i dont know if this is right by the book, but i have found that in early position you should call, get some people in the pot and you dont have to double up on them, just get someone with top pair ( if the board is low) and get some chips. EVERY HAND YOU PLAY IN A TOURNEY DOESNT HAVE TO BE A DOUBLE UP!!!
In my opinion calling with JJ at early position will just induce some players to call with marginal hands like 65suited,98off and when the flop come just with low cards u dont know if your pair is good anymore,for example: at a tight table u are under the gun and you just call with your JJ, the cuttoff seat player just call too as the button and the blinds.The flop come with:9s7h6s and you are the first to act with four players in the pot with you, so right know your jacks arent so good anymore...thats why i prefer to raise at early position, cause jacks could be very difficult to handle after the flop.