Emu520 wrote:Are Jacks over rated? I feel that playing any jack i would be in a tough situation. Even with AJ or JJ there is a possibilty of getting beat with any higher pair. I usually always fold J K or JQ because i dont think theyre worth playing.
What do you guys think?
Hands like KJ and QJ are very tough to play. I usually only play them from late position and I like to be aggressive. This might sound odd, but I try to avoid becoming a calling station with these hands....and that's what usually happens.
For example: You play QJ and the flop comes 7Q4. A guy before you bets. I will raise here in most situations. The tendency is to call, because you have no idea what you are up against but can't release top pair just yet. Unfortunately, calling is a wasted bet. Unless a J comes on the turn, you are still in the same predicament. You need to gain information or you need to release it. The only way to gain the info is by raising his bet.