Flopped Quads in a multiway pot! How to get the most of it?

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    • #26216

      Poker Stars $1.00+$0.10 No Limit Hold’em Tournament – t75/t150 Blinds – 9 players – View hand 1958634
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      MP1: t6300 42 BBs
      MP2: t5150 34.33 BBs
      CO: t7805 52.03 BBs
      Hero (BTN): t5825 38.83 BBs
      SB: t3565 23.77 BBs
      BB: t8780 58.53 BBs
      UTG: t5845 38.97 BBs
      UTG+1: t3600 24 BBs
      UTG+2: t3505 23.37 BBs

      Pre Flop: (t225) Hero is BTN with 9 9
      , MP1 raises to t450, MP2 calls t450, , Hero calls t450,

      Flop: (t1575) 3 9 9 (3 players)
      MP1 bets t450, MP2 raises to t900, Hero calls t900, MP1 calls t450

      Turn: (t4275) 6 (3 players)
      MP1 checks, MP2 checks, Hero checks

      River: (t4275) 3 (3 players)
      MP1 bets t600, MP2 calls t600, Hero raises to t1950, MP1 folds, MP2 folds

    • #34728

      This is pretty terrible.

      On the river you have to jam. The pot is already more than your stack and you need to maximize value. I would have also made a really small suspciious bet on the turn.

      It’s not like you’ve made a huge error in this hand. The problem is this hand shows your flawed thinking. Like many amateur players you are probably desperate to get paid with a monster and so excited you got a big hand, that you are focusing too much on getting paid as opposed to getting maximum value, which is what really matters.

      In general, if you flop a monster, you have to aim to get all-in by the river one way or another and if you don’t get all-in by that point, you have misplayed the hand. You can’t and won’t get paid 100% of the time, because villains won’t have a good enough hand everytime, but don’t let them fear of them folding short-change you. At this buy-in, believe me, even if effective stacks had been 15,000 i would have been all-in by river one way or another.

    • #26217

      Thanks a lot.. I see what I did wrong there.. I should have made like a 1200ish kind of a bet on the turn.. and jammed the river then for maximum value.. Got it!!

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