Joined: Feb '08
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 53 (M)
Posted by ThrillerRees: Personally i would never call with any hand
Nothing wrong with flat calling with a pocket pair behind a raise especially with position.
I would often flat call a raise with jacks if I have position. out of position I'd 3-bet with them almost always.
If there's no raise to me I'd always raise with Jacks.
Raising is obviously a key part to being a winning NLHE player but mixing things up by flat calling with some hands will add a great deal to your overall game. Playing a bigger pair by just flatting a raise can hide your hand and the deception of doing so can pay of big.
Joined: Apr '09
Age: 41 (M)
Posted by ThrillerRees:
Personally i would never call with any hand, so dependiing on my position and how many ppl ahve either called or raised already its either fold or reraise
Many people state that JJ is to weak to play strong and to strong to play weak.
My advice is to open raise always, and always raise it against limpers. Against an early raise play it like you wold play a small pair, for set value and you can be aggressive on the flop if there are no overcards.
"There are just 3 ways to play JJ and they are all wrong", by Mr I don't know who
Joined: Oct '07
Age: 38 (M)
raise preflop 4times bigblind from any position! except there was a 4times bb raise allready then just call, if he raises more than 4bb before your action just call if opponent has more than 50-60 times bb and hope youll hit the flop or there is no overcard on the board!