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Inquen
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jj

Postby Inquen » Sun Dec 18, 2005 12:49 am

i have noticed how much i hate jj. for some reason, preflop or after if a jack doesnt come up, mmore times than not i get beat. just dont like em.
Pred1984
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Postby Pred1984 » Wed Dec 28, 2005 12:41 am

And are there any strategic implications to this?  do you play the hand differently because you happen not to like it?
Lative
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Postby Lative » Sat Dec 31, 2005 7:57 pm

It seems every single time I get JJ or QQ someone has KK or AA, its just sickening how many pots I lose with someone who slow plays a higher pocket pair when a low flop comes.
Twithering
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Postby Twithering » Sun Jan 01, 2006 5:39 pm

My way to play them, if its early, all in, if its late fold to a raise.
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Postby Viser1980 » Sun Jan 01, 2006 8:33 pm

JJ is quite possibly the most overrated starting hand. You have 3 overcards to burn you with and a rainbow flop opens up straight draws for calling stations holding lower cards
Alaid1977
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Postby Alaid1977 » Wed Jan 11, 2006 11:18 am

I always go all in with pocket jj, it works for me.
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Postby Bedingled » Wed Jan 11, 2006 3:40 pm

The only time i play a JJ aggressively is when i'm short stacked, then i get anialated.... :lol:  Thats not true, i guess i play them when i'm high mam on the table cause then i usaully take out a lower stack....terrible those jacks. I have no problems folking them at all.....i would prefer a middle pair to JJ.
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Postby Beform » Wed Jan 11, 2006 8:11 pm

Depending on what I'm playing will decide what I do.  Ring table with 6 or less I protect JJ and 1010(protecting meaning a decent raise maybe 3 times the BB)  

In MTT I will call the blinds with them early in or a small raise.  Late in the tourny with 8 or less at the table I will raise at least 4 or 5 times the BB.

Basically I protect them but I don't fall in love with them.

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