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how do i get more value - Thu Apr 19, 2012, 03:10 PM
milehigh0874's Avatar
Since: Aug 2011
Posts: 256
this is very early in a open league tourney and the only time i want to be on a donk table and unfortunately wasnt

a very poor payoff for quads and the way the board came was hard to get chips in without scaring opps away,i know perhaps a raise preflop was in order,any ideas on how to get more chips here?
Thu Apr 19, 2012, 09:27 PM
JWK24's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 24,817
Hi milehigh!

With 77, especially early in an open league game, I'm checking preflop from the BB and seeing the flop for free. It's a hand with potential, but I don't want to bloat the pot since I'm out of position with a made marginal hand.

I flop quads. Here's where a read on the opps would be a good thing. If I knew the two opps would call a small bet, then I'd lead... but... if I think they could fold, I'm checking and hope someone has and bets a king. Unfortunately, they both check behind.

On the turn, since everyone checked the flop, I absolutely want to make a small value bet and try to make it small enough that they'll call and not fold. The pot's at 140, so I'd bet just under 1/2 pot at 70.

The river puts a second pair on the board. I'm hoping that the opp has a 6 and check/raises me, as I'll once again make my bet at about 1/2 pot. I don't want to bet too much here, as I don't want the opp to be scared off since I've got the absolute nuts. If the opp raises, then I'll make a large 3-bet, but I don't want to make my initial bet too high, as I want to get some value for my hand.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


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