re: Poker & what do you do with pocket JJ?
With hands like that, unless you flop a set, you almost have to turn playing that hand into a semi-bluff against your opponent, especially if you have position. Of course it depends on your opponents too.....if an Ace hits the board, they may call you all the way down with a hand like A5 for instance.
Some trends I find emerging quite a lot more lately.
- Min-raising (People doing that are only asking for trouble IMO, b/c you're giving odds
to call, and when multiple players call, then what??? Even with Aces, you're no longer a big favourite to win any pot). That's for another blog though.
- Players calling any pre-flop raise with a bad Ace.....regardless of position. But if you play enough hands against players like that, you should pick up on that tendency fairly easy enough.
Like Norman Chad says.....The Lon McEachern Memorial Hand.
What's important is that you keep control of the size of the pot as well. Of course, if you flop a set, then you're laughing.