J♦J♠ vs a 4-Bet, what do you do here?
Decision Point: Preflop it folds to MP1 who raises. It folds around to the Button who calls. You Reraise with J♦J♠. It folds back to MP1 who reraises. The Button folds. Action is on you, what do you do here?
Pro Answer: After a Middle Position preflop raise and a Button call, we choose to reraise with pocket jacks from the Small Blind. Holding JJ, we are well ahead of opponent hand ranges after a single raise and a call.
However, once the initial raiser chooses to 4-bet to $90, their likely range of hands narrows significantly. Most opponents will not 4-bet without holding a premium hand and will have a 4-betting range that consists of QQ+, AK. Our pocket jacks are well behind this range and nearly a 2-1 underdog.
Since the call amount of $58 represents over 25% of the effective stack, we do not have the implied odds necessary to call for set value. Since both calling and reraising are unprofitable plays, that leaves only one option: folding.
We should fold our pocket jacks against what is very likely to be a premium hand range.
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