Originally Posted by kknutt17
two from the button, hole cards are a pair jacks. . .raise or no raise?
- if you raise how much?
1. What other action has there been before the betting got to you?
2. What are the stack sizes of people who've already put money in the pot?
3. What kind of reads do you have on the other players in the hand?
There is no set in stone way to play any hand, including pocket jacks. Every hand is situational.
If I'm two from the button and there's been no betting, then yes, I'm probably putting in a 3.5 or 4.5 times the big blind raise. If there's been a bunch of limping, I may even go higher, depending on my reads of those players who've limped. If there's already been a lot of action, say a raise and a call or two, I have to reconsider what to do with my jacks based on my reads.
I know I didn't answer your question - I guess that's because there's no real answer on how you should play pocket jacks two from the button - or any other time. It all depends.