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6-Max $3.3NL MTT, Pocket JJ against LAG

6-Max $3.3NL MTT, Pocket JJ against LAG - Mon Apr 07, 2014, 08:02 AM
Sle4zy_E's Avatar
Since: Jul 2012
Posts: 78
PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, 3.3 Tournament, 40/80 Blinds (6 handed)

CO (t10,944)
Hero (Button) (t1,890)
SB (t4,531)
BB (t7,620)
UTG (t3,880)
MP (t7,805)

Hero's M: 15.75

Preflop: Hero is Button with J, J
2 folds, CO raises to t160,

What we know about villain 54 hands into tourney:


From what we have seen, he is likely to call a 3-bet light.

Do we raise 3 times his raise or go all in?
Mon Apr 07, 2014, 12:04 PM
JWK24's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 24,802
Hi Sle4zy_E!

With JJ, I get a min-raise in front of me by a player playing as a maniac. Here's my thought process... I'm definitely going to 3-bet here and the key is the sizing of it. A standard 3-bet is to between 3X the previous bet (480) and a pot-sized bet (if it's larger). As the chip stacks stand, this bet would come close to pot committing me (put 1/4 of my chips in, instead of 1/3 of my stack).
With JJ, I'm probably going to get one overcard on the flop, which can put me into some really bad spots as I don't want to fold the winning hand to a maniac that may lead with 2nd or 3rd pair or as a bluff.

Due to this, especially with the opp willing to call a 3-bet light, I'm going to jam preflop and not let the opp see a potential flop card that can beat me. I'm well ahead of his range and want to get the chips in when I know I'm well ahead of the opp's range. Also, being the shortest stack at the table, I'm likely to get called lighter too... which is another key in my favor for shoving, along with the fact that I don't want to raise and leak off 1/4 of my stack to a bad board that the opp sees that they hit.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


6 Time Bracelet Winner


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