how to play quads...
okay, I'd really like some input on this one, because I'm still debating whether I bet this correctly (or do you think a check would work)?
9 player game, $1/$2 NLHE. MP is short stack $20, Iím one from the button with $180, button is big with $240. Iíve got a loose image for once Ė although Iíve been winning most of the hands people call me down on, and my one all-in tonight was when I turned a KKQQQ boat. Button is a respectable TAG whoís been steadily adding chips to his stack.
1st 2 fold, MP raises to $6, folds around to me, I looks down at A♦10♦, and raise to $18. Button calls, MP goes all in. I call, button calls.
Pot just over of $60 (20 each, plus blinds, minus $2.50 rake)
Flop A♥A♠K♣. Trip Aces, rainbow board ! I want him to bet (please have a K), so I check. Bastard on the button checks too.
Turn Q♣. Iím not happy with the flush and straight draws now. I bet out $40 to try and price him out. Nutbuster flat calls.
$140 in the pot.
River Ė thank you! A♣ river Quads. Iím certain he canít have the exact two cards needed to beat me, so Iím sure I have the best hand. I think, put on a show, stare at him for a little while, stare at the pot a while, and push all in for $120.
Looking back I think I got that part wrong Ė should I have value bet a little lower, rather than jamming the pot? Heís got to read me as either having the A, a K or bluffing. Any thoughts?