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.25 90's playing pocket 4's, set-mining on the flop

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.25 90's playing pocket 4's, set-mining on the flop - Wed Mar 19, 2014, 05:31 AM
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UTG+1: 51.4 BB (VPIP: 15.00, PFR: 5.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 20)
UTG: 63.4 BB (VPIP: 42.11, PFR: 11.76, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 20)

leading into the pot or check-raise?
 
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Wed Mar 19, 2014, 09:46 AM
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Hi sapines1001!

With 44, I get a raise and a call in front of me. Since the stacks are deep enough, I'm more than happy to call to setmine.

I flop a set of 4's and I'm going to make a standard lead value bet here of 2/3 pot (333 chips) since there are two opps. It's the same bet sizing that I'd make if I had a T or anything else that I'd want to bet. I do not want to check as I want to start building the pot and I also do not want to give either of the opps a chance to check behind and see a card on the turn that can beat me. Also, by check-raising, I might as well just turn my cards face-up to my opponents.. as that's what I'll be doing. I'll win more chips in the long run by leading that by check-raising, as an opp could float a lead bet, but will not call a check/raise if they have a worse hand.

On the turn, I want to make another standard value bet, but this time it will be 1/2 pot since there is one opp. I want to keep all of my bets standard, as this helps to conceal the strength of my hand. I don't want to be betting more than normal when I get a better hand, or I will lose value to any observant opps, as they will pick up on this and fold all worse hands.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


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