Thank you all for this advice.
I really like the idea of watching hands open face
. I spend a lot of time watching youtube videos of poker on espn and elsewhere.
It is hard to play JJ, however I will continue to play JJ as I do QQ, KK, AA pre-flop to any limpers.
I think I showed extreme weakness checking the turn after betting 3K and 3K. And if she flopped an open ender and had a chance to steal the turn without seeing a river then I think if I was in that position I would do the same.
What I have learned from this thread, and the great advice I have received is to simply play in position. From her spot, she could easily put me on a hand like JJ, QQ. My hand might as well been face up. When you know what someone has, then it becomes very easy to play them.
Early stage of tournaments, I may look to just keep the pots smaller.
Other note: I like raising from my blind, especially with strong hands. It frustrates players and allows for chips to be won without flops. Here is a questions...Would it make sense to slow down and not bet the flop after making a play like this vs say a calling station. It could get them to think you might have hit a set, or looking to trap them. And in the case when I do hit a set, then I can really maximize value on the turn and river as they already like to call anyways.
Thank you all and see you around the tables. I will be playing in the freeroll on lock at 6pm tonight! Anybody else!?