August 2, 2014

Daily Poker Quiz

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Game type: $400 NL
Your image: Very aggressive
Your hand: J♦J♠

Preflop: You have been playing aggressively and now you are running hot. Out of the last 5 hands you’ve had KK, AQ and AK and took down the pot without showdown. Now you look down at J♦J♠.

What’s your play?








12 COMMENTS  (Jump to comment form)

John B.


I’m raising to $24. Why stop pushing now with this nice run? I’ll happily take down another down with JJ and cement my aggressive image. Especially for when the good cards stop coming later on.

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Mary


Right On John! I don’t want to see flop. I am happy to keep my run over the table image. Serves the 2 late comers right for limping anyway.

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Joe


I like rasing to $24 to try and take the hand down pre-flop. One of the callers may have Ace-x or King-x and I would have to fold if there was action on the flop with overcards showing.

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Kyle


i like a raise to 18. Big enough to isolate but not to scare em off. This is the ideal scenario. One maybe two callers and a nice sized pot. If the blinds play back at you or player A (limp UTG… little wary) you haven’t committed too much and can still fold. I think taking down the pot now is profitable and I’d be happy with that. 18 seems just right looks overzealous but won’t commit us too much.

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Kyle


i like a raise to 18. Big enough to isolate but not to scare em off. This is the ideal scenario. One maybe two callers and a nice sized pot. If the blinds play back at you or player A (limp UTG… little wary) you haven’t committed too much and can still fold. I think taking down the pot now is profitable and I’d be happy with that. 18 seems just right looks overzealous but won’t commit us too much. JJ is strong but not necessarily all in material.

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Fecasson


raise up to 25! I dont want any callers with Ax or Kx, i want to play againts smaller pocket pairs.

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Gijs


I originally voted raise here, but on second thought I probably prefer the call. There are not so many flops that are really good for you: only low, ragged flops and flops with a third Jack. With this many limpers, I like to just call and pray that I hit my set. If you overbet and get called, you really have no idea where you’re at even if only one overcard hits the flop.

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terr Reply:

Wrong,you should definetly raise the pot down here instead of just calling like what gijs said. There are a few reasons, one is your image has been very aggressive thus opponents would think you are raising light and would call with lighter, plus their range aren’t very strong with callers all the way. Even if you do see a flop you do not have to be scared if against a single caller to your raise as his range consists of smaller pocket pairs and weak aces. Even if an ace do come up the flop you have position and can check for pot control and see what he does. Position is key and you control everthing.

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T Reply:

No, a call is right. We can safely assume we’re going to get at least one caller if we raise here. So we’re building a pot for no good reason.
The fun thing is that if we call and flop all unders, we still have position and probably the best hand. Also, our implied odds for hitting a set are pretty damn good.

If we are going to raise here, make it something ridiculous, 40 or so, so we look like we’re a donkish bully.

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crwfrd


raise 24 to isolate, and like staff suggests you might induce someone to play back at you with a much worse hand because of your image, plus you’re in position post flop vs any callers. calling would be missing value and missing an opportunity to take advantage of your table image. Also you don’t really want to see a flop that much, but if you do you will have position, and the initiative

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T


A call isn’t terrible imo. Implied odds for when we hit a set are pretty damn great. If one of the blinds decides to raise we can come over the top.

Since we haven’t shown down any of our hands we can’t rely on a raise getting a lot of respect here. This isn’t terrible as we actually have a great hand and position. But it does mean we often end up multiway anyway, in a much larger pot than if we limp.

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Nova


Isolate , use table image, build pot , get info on where you stand, take advantage of hot streak. No way 3 guys are getting a cheap flop here. Too many good conditions are reunited here to not raise. ^ 24$

(calling here would be thinking in terms of damage control instead of possible profit when nothing shows (yet) that you are beat.)

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