Question by Ascher9999 Posted

So wanted to know if i played this hand right been kind of bugging me for the last moth im at a 1/2 table its my third hand i get dealt KJ off limps to mid postion with pocket 44 raise to $7 and 6 callers on note everyone was limped before so i call flop comes J 8 J i check he bets 15 i call the turn is a 6 of hearts i check he checks river is a 4 i bet 30 he makes 75 i called is that a cooler situation or just a bad river card


  1. The only thing you should do is call. You have the absolute worse full house. Which is good show down value. But so many hands were made on the river it's hard telling. I feel you played it right.

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  3. @Caveman202 he doesn't have a full house. He's got trips. And he should have raised flop and bet big on turn. Villain would have folded and it's a positive r.o.i. for the hand.

  4. Opinion: (Depends on how the loose the other player was playing) I think you played the hand too conservatively on the flop and turn. It seems like you wanted to slow play, but unless you think you can get optimal value on the turn or river you should have considered re-raising on the flop or definitely betting on the turn. Or else you allow too many possibilities to hit on the river (Flush, Straight, or Full House). Your call on the river was the best play, with that amount invested his raise could very well have been representing just another jack or AK. Take it easy buddy, it is bad luck. Shoulda Coulda Woulda, move on to the next hand without emotions and you will eventually win your money back.

  5. As several people have said, you slowplayed the hand too much and that cost you.

    But, I have have a bigger problem and that is with how you played preflop. unless you were in one of the blinds, then you limped and then called a raise to $7 with KJ offsuit from middle position. Why are you limping hands that weak from early or early middle position? That's a huge leak. You should probably fold KJ off from those positions and wait until at least the hijack to play it. But, if you are going to play that hand from earlier positions, then at least raise with it. By limping, you allow too many weak hands into the pot cheaply. That makes your post-flop decisions significantly harder because you have not even begun to narrow down hand ranges for your opponents before the flop, they can literally have any two cards.

    If you were in the blinds, then calling in a multiway pot with KJ offsuit is, at best, borderline and I personally think it is a mistake. Yes, you have a good hand and you are getting a great price. But, you have a hand that the initial raiser could easily dominate with AJ or AK and you are going to be out of position in a multiway pot. Furthermore, with 3 or 4 calls already, there are going to be a lot of suited connectors that can flop draws and small pairs that flop sets when you flop top pair. Because you will likely check to the raiser when you flop top pair, you could very easily give those draws a free turn to catch you and the small pairs a free turn to hit their sets. So, even when you flop top pair from one of the blinds, it is going to be really hard to get full value out of that hand, but much easier for your opponents in position to get full value from their small pairs and draws. All of that would make me lean towards a fold out of the blinds.

    So, my biggest takeaway for you is that you need to develop a tighter and more aggressive style preflop. Take a look at some online sites or books for preflop charts and start to figure out what hands to raise with from each position. That will be the best thing you can do to improve your win rate.


  6. All of your decisions are rooted in fear. Most micro stakes players display passivity for these 2 reasons. Fear or jackpot hunting. Also, your mistakes indicate that you may be playing above your skill level @ 1-2. Use YouTube. It will advance your game.