pokerplaya wrote:I reraised him the few dollars he had left. All the money was going into the pot one way or the other.
In your original post, you said he put you all in........Those kinds of details make a difference when analyzing a hand.
Pokerplaya wrote:The blinds were .10/.25. It was AJ offsuit. My experience (at this particular table) was that most players like to see the flop for a quarter, but when subjected to a raise, fold.
Most players at those levels will play any two cards for just the cost of the blinds. Time to move up to at least .25/.50 and more like .50/1 or 1/2.
Pokerplaya wrote:I wasn't suprised to be called down with an AJ either. In fact, that's really what I felt he had. I had some notes on the player, but he hadn't been there very long. I'm not whining about losing the hand, just asking about going with the "gut." Very good points about the difference between live and online games. Most likely, I just happened to guess that this guy had AJ. Maybe I was simply paranoid.
I know you're not whining. No worries about that.
I also think you were just being paranoid. There are quite a few hands he could have had that was worth all his money to him on the turn. 10/10, K/Q, A/X......Really nothing to suggest he flopped the nuts other than the small bet he led with on the flop and turn, but even then, that's usually just a "feeler" bet to see if they can take down the pot right there, or make it a cheap chase for him if he was trying to hit a 4th card for the straight or chasing a flush.
Pokerplaya wrote:I do think my JJ was the right move, because of how I felt the table was acting. A lot of limpers, but great hesitance to call a big preflop raise. A raise to .75 cents would normally knock out all but 1 or two players (as it should be) but these guys all loved to see cheap flops.
The only time raising with just J/J preflop is a good idea, is if you're shorthanded (it's much more powerful in a shorthanded game than it is at a full table), in a tournament to buy blinds, or if you're willing to lay it down when overcards flop (which is most of the time).
I know quite a few poker players, and J/J is the hand the most money is lost with. Not powerful enough to play aggressively and just too pretty to throw away when the overs flop. Took me awhile to learn to limp with jacks at ring games. Really wish I had learned it sooner though.
Again note though, I'd have stayed in the hand too, so not saying you should have folded.
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