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Hero raise to 15BB
Flop 9s 3c Qh
Villan all in
Hero : fold
Depending on your read. In general im folding, because i cant put a lot of hands in his range that would jam here that im ahead of. K10? K9s? A9? A3s? All other hands that call pre and jam here im super behind on. Imho.
Either standard open to 3bb or open shove all in. With 66% of your stack remaining you are committing yourself. If you think villain will call all in, then open all in. If not then raise the normal size.
I agree with other commenters that putting one third of your stack in preflop is a bad idea (with the possible exception of a stop and go play, where you go all in on the flop, no matter what cards come). Either raise a normal size or go all in.
I'd generally be calling here because you have a good pair and you already have a large chunk of your chips committed. However, things could change if you know your opponent's tendencies. If he is never (or rarely) going all in on the flop without top pair (queens, in this case) or better, you should fold.
NEVER make open bet for 15BB... This is tragic move.
I can not answer your question, whether it call or fold because it is a meaningless hand.
If You make normal open bet (2-3BB) You would don't have that kind of hard decision (fold or call his all-in).
Perfect answer! Why put yourself in such hard situation? JJ is quit strong hand especial when two players left. So all-in or fold in describing situation.
Villian had much more hand range in this case to other typical situation when 8+ players left to make 15bb preflop raise