How to play a specific hand. Remember to mention if the question concerns Hold'em/Ohama/Stud, Limit/No-Limit, Ring game/Tourney.

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Postby Niiis1992 » Mon Nov 07, 2005 11:40 pm

JJ is my no means an all-in or fold hand. Play them like you would any other pp. Its the 4th best starting hand in holdem, but it is a coinflip race against AK, AQ, KQ. Don't fall in love with them. Put out a strong raise in favorable position, and maybe fold to a huge reraise. Just like any other hand, the position, table image, chip stacks, all are a factor.
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Postby Pruchalk » Tue Nov 08, 2005 11:17 pm

JJ is my favorite starting hand.

Why? For one, I've always had good luck with them. Most people hate them...and I think that's why I've had success. I play them very agressively. A raise pre-flop of 3-5X BB for starters. If the flop comes without AKQ, then push. With an AKor Q on the flop, raise...if you get reraised, then you have to let them go.

On a side note...9 8 (especially suited) has become my second favorite hand...
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Postby Itive1982 » Sun Nov 13, 2005 6:38 pm

J's ore an interesting hand...You could play them slow and hope to hit the flop or risk all your chips on what might be a coinflip if someone calls with like anacornacova...Its a tough choice...Choose wisely...
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Postby Bles1985 » Wed Feb 15, 2006 3:41 am

If your in early position call    late position raise......try to determinr what your opp. has by betting the flop...but be careful JJ is a pretty tough hand to play correctly
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Postby Dientiong » Wed Feb 15, 2006 2:29 pm

I once heard a pro say that there are three ways to play JJ...all wrong.

There's something to it if you read between the lines.  It's a dangerous hand that is most valuable in HU or short-handed situations.  I tend to play them the same way I would play 66 or 77...with extreme caution searching out trips on the flop.

Why are Jacks dangerous when no overcards flop?  Think about it.  If someone is limping in preflop with suited connectors, and 3 cards flop between 2-10, straight possiblities might be worth a call by them.
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Postby Raidaured » Wed Feb 15, 2006 2:32 pm

great post you all i appricate the help. I definitly win more with my jacks nowadays.
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Postby Undis1969 » Sun Feb 26, 2006 4:32 pm

i allways raise them 3 times big and if they hit all in if not fold if u r raiseed befor its ur turn fold em.
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Postby Parel1966 » Sun Feb 26, 2006 6:12 pm

the best way to win with jacks is not to play them
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Postby Etent1990 » Sun Feb 26, 2006 8:09 pm

well JJ looks like thaT is a tricky hand i usually just call with it i might raise if im in late position
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Postby Roorge » Sun Feb 26, 2006 8:45 pm

Yeah, I hate Jacks, they are so easily beat. If I have plenty of chips I raise well. If I'm shortstacked I'll go allin and if I'm somewhere in the middle I usually don't really know what to do and just call the blind, lol.
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Postby Havistries » Fri Mar 03, 2006 12:52 am

Jacks is the most tricky pocket pair in all of the deck!  Their no good to go all-in (unless short-stacked).  On the other hand they are very hard to fold!

I think the fact they are face cards makes them so much worse!

I would tend to slow play Jacks in the hope of a low flop or another Jack to appear!

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