Joined: Apr '09
Age: 39 (M)
Hmm.. I try and think of them as a low PP.. but yeh. they are hard to play, 10s & Js are both nasty, by the time you reach the river, chances are theres at least one over on the board fitting your villains range. And even if there isn't than you're worried about a better PP. Best advice is play it like the small pps and keep the pot small without a set. I guess the trouble is, with a 2 8 9 board it's easy to lay down 55 to a bet, but not JJ...
Joined: Dec '09
Age: 41 (M)
pocket jacks are like pocket 10s, to be able to play hem properly, you need to have a good position and more important thing, have a good idea of your opponent hand range to be able to read them properly.
I raise it an extra BB or 2 with JJ's just to try get rid of any weak overcards like KT and Q9 from seeing a flop and catching. Yes a good player would be able to read this as a scared PP from a mile away, but the micro fish still bite lol