Posted by Dr Fro 3:47 PM
OK, so I flopped quads. I have 67s, and my opponent, Frenchie, looks to have a pocket pair like Jacks. He raised preflop and he bets the flop, too. I call. He bets the turn and I call. The river - I don't recall if he bet and I raised or if I led the betting. Either way, he thought for a while then folded.
Did I play this correctly? I don't think so.
First of all, not all quads are created equally. Quad 7s is a lot more deceptive than quad As, and three on the board vs two on the board are two different things. In this situation, a bettor looks more like a full house than quads because most people don't play a lot of hands that include a 7.
People take one of two approaches to this situation. On one end of the spectrum is the guy that puts his pecker out on the table on the flop. The other end of the spectrum is what I did - wait until the river. I now vote for moving on the turn.
If he had jacks, then this would have been a better play for me for two reasons:
1) The turn was below a Jack, and the river was a Queen. Once that Queen comes out, he is scared of a wide range of hands, even if quads never enters his mind.
2) It hides the quads better. 99% of everyone will wait until the river with that hand. So, when you bet the turn, it looks like you boated up on the turn.
So, methinks I misplayed my hand. I won money, sure, but I might have felted the guy by moving earlier.