Home / Community / Forum / Poker Education / Texas Hold'Em Cash Games /

5NL 6-max Zoom - co limp, btn raise, I flat JJ in sb and in despair donk a 295 flop..

5NL 6-max Zoom - co limp, btn raise, I flat JJ in sb and in despair donk a 295 flop.. - Sat Feb 23, 2013, 11:00 PM
ForrestFive's Avatar
Since: May 2011
Posts: 2,036

This 5NL showdown is JJ vs JJ but how did two stubborn idiots get there?

The co limps and the btn makes IMO a bad (wrong small min raise) iso raise bet size.

OK now I flat with black JJ in the sb to set mine. Then now think it's best to donk oop on a lower red board. No respect to a donk and I get raised. So are we talking nitty QQ+?

With no reads I need to take a note on this villain. So like many of these HA examples I draw a line in the sand and go with it.

Now with the villain's small turn bet, I'm beat by 55, 99, QQ+ or draws (or anything you guys see I missed).

So I think this bet is wrong. Is that bet size a price to draw? So villain or hero bad lines >>JJ vs JJ<<?

No comment here but my note >>5NL shorty bluff<< after the time to post above.

Last edited by ForrestFive; Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 11:50 PM.. Reason: typo - wrong small min raise
Sun Feb 24, 2013, 01:04 PM
TheLangolier's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 13,517
(Head Trainer)
Hi Forrest,

I would reraise preflop to isolate this weak min-raiser for value, JJ is too strong in this situation to be set mining and you're costing yourself value imo.

Post flop I don't like your check-raise, you're making very hard for worse hands to give you action but better hands won't fold to this. I don't think you can fold to his flop raise because your flat call pre has disguised this hand strength a bit, but taking a line on the turn that will fold out most worse hands drastically cuts the value you have in this situation.

Head Live Trainer
Check out my Videos

4 Time Bracelet Winner


Getting PokerStars is easy: download and install the PokerStars game software, create your free player account, and validate your email address. Clicking on the download poker button will lead to the installation of compatible poker software on your PC of 51.7 MB, which will enable you to register and play poker on the PokerStars platform. To uninstall PokerStars use the Windows uninstaller: click Start > Control Panel and then select Add or Remove programs > Select PokerStars and click Uninstall or Remove.

Copyright (c) PokerSchoolOnline.com. All rights reserved, Rational Group, Douglas Bay Complex, King Edward Road, Onchan, Isle of Man, IM3 1DZ. You can email us on support@pokerschoolonline.com