how to play jj

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JJ ugh

Postby Wiffew » Sun Dec 11, 2005 3:43 am

How do u play em?? Strong or just call? I seem to lose either way..Its got to be my worst hand to play! :evil:
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Postby Rebt1987 » Sun Dec 11, 2005 5:27 am

Usually when i play jacks, i will just call peoples raises and see what the flop looks like. usually if the flop has an over card i fold, but if the flop has all lower cards i will bet pretty strong so that people don't call with draws.
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Postby Restong » Sun Dec 11, 2005 8:04 am

i agree with bh
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Postby Chattent » Sat Dec 17, 2005 11:11 pm

I also agree with bh. JJ is a good hand that doesnt win. Its a pair of jacks. It is the same as you having J3 and the flop is AJ4.
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Postby Pred1984 » Wed Dec 28, 2005 12:47 am

According to what I've seen from players with tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of hands in their tracking programs, JJ is marginally profitable over the long term.  So, if you're expecting it to be a consistent winner, that's not a realistic expectation.  Breakeven is more like it.
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Postby Disper » Thu Dec 29, 2005 5:32 am

Actually I like JJ.... and usually win with them.  I don't overbet until the flop and quite often they hit on the flop.  But I know that for some people they are consistent losers.
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Postby Upotter2 » Sun Jan 01, 2006 1:21 am

I totally agree with bh, If I get J-J I will call and see what comes on the flop.
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Postby Upotter2 » Sun Jan 01, 2006 1:23 am

I totally agree with bh, If I get J-J I call and see what comes on the flop, and hopefully no overcards is on the flop  :wink:
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Postby Couser » Sun Jan 01, 2006 3:44 am

i just have no luck with pkt jacks.triped up tonite but there was a Q on the board and you know what happened .lol he had pkt Qs.played them well to ,i must say.but chalk it up to a learning experience.
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Postby Therinceple » Sun Jan 01, 2006 5:50 am

How good JJ is depends on the game you're in.  In the early stages of a freeroll where people will call any raise with any A rag hand, they are not much. Play them like a middle pair and look for a set.  In a game with better players, late in a freeroll or good ring game,  they are a very good hand.
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Postby Perear » Sun Jan 01, 2006 12:53 pm

for me, it all really depends on position, my stack, and who im playin with. if im in late position, id most likely raise, but may hold off if im in early posistion. if im low stacked, of course ill move in. hope some of this can help   :D
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Re: JJ ugh

Postby Honte1990 » Sun Jan 15, 2006 7:15 pm

forrests_gal wrote:How do u play em?? Strong or just call? I seem to lose either way..Its got to be my worst hand to play! :evil:
usually jj will be the second best hand and second best hand is the worst hand  :roll:
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I can relate

Postby Mustor1974 » Sun Jan 22, 2006 11:03 am

In an earlier post here, someone stated there J came up to give them trips, but someone else caught there Q(who also had pockets). I can relate to that most definitely. Recently I was holding JJ. I was debating with myself as to how to play them. See, usually they are flat out losers for me as well.

I even call cause going all in, I always get a caller and get taken out 90% of the time. At any rate the flop is AQJ. Nice to see my J but naturally I'm afraid that someone else has hit their high straight. Still there's not much betting going on, so I bet my trips aggressively. Well no one had a straight. That's the good news. The bad news is someone did have pocket Aces and as you see from the mentioned flop, this gave them trips as well. Higher trips of course. With such light betting going on, I was sure I had that one wrapped up.

All this to say for me, JJ has been poker suicide. Play it and your hand/chances are dead, lol. But that's just been my experience. Again, looking at earlier posts, apparently JJ does very well for some.
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Postby Crivilt91 » Sun Jan 22, 2006 3:14 pm

If I see any over card on the flop I generally fold

If all cards on the flop are lower, I tend to try and raise people completely off the pot (usually going all-in or making a strong move dependant on my chip stack)

I dont really have much faith in JJ or QQ cause the amount of times I've lost on these times to A junk is ridiculous
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Postby Sawrome » Sun Jan 22, 2006 6:54 pm

Gotta play J's stron pre-flop or you're screwed.

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