Hey stief cool video one question tho:
You say that you can call OOP with JJ if you think he is getting out of line cause you crush his range. I get this concept, but if he is getting out of line then a 4bet should also be profitable correct? So this kinda works both ways both in favor of being able to call and being able to profitably 4bet.
I geuss it then comes down to postflop playability? Like a pair of jacks is more stable then calling OOP with AQ cause you have to hit a board.
Yes, I agree with most of that.
The issue in that hand was that I didn't think he really crushed the BTN's range. I felt he had enough equity and playability to call, and felt that was more profitable than 4-betting. In that particular spot, UTG vs BTN, 4-betting might even be a losing play. In my mind, calling is slightly profitable there. I could even understand folding if the BTN is a really tough player.
Against a wider 3-bet range, and especially against someone who will 3-bet and stack off with hands like TT or AQ, I'd prefer to 4-bet JJ OOP. Calling will obviously be profitable too, but being out of position without the initiative is really going to limit the profitability of taking a flop. On the other hand, if he's known to flat TT and instead 3-bet junk like 86s, that can swing it to a call. So overall I think it's close, and factors like those I mentioned, and push it from a call to a 4-bet and vice versa.
Regarding playability, I find AQ or AJs to actually be more playable. On most flops that AQ "misses" it'll have enough equity to call or even semi-bluff/protection raise sometimes. when AQ hits top pair, you'll often get lots of action from bluffs or worse made hands. I often feel tied up with JJ-99. on many boards, it's tough to get value with a raise, so I end up calling multiple streets OOP which is not a profitable situation against most people, in general. even though JJ has an equity edge over AQ, the player with AQ, and position and initiative, is going to have the advantage postflop.