Quite a number of readers commented on my question in “Wonder if I made a big mistake” in the August 30 issue of GamingToday. Two of them are extraordinary.
Remember: In a $ 4- $ 8 limit hold’em game, I was in the Big Blind with 7-2 on the hole (worst starting hand). There was no raise, so I saw failure without further investment. It was a multi-directional pot. Three deuces to fall over the flop. Extraordinary! What’s more, I’ve caught quad deuces – absolute nuts!
Now I have to decide what will be the best way to play this game. Holding the nuts, my goal is to build a pot as big as possible visit PersiaQQ gambling.
In Big Blind, after deliberating as much time as I thought my time could, I chose to bet – hoping some of my opponents would think I was trying to steal a pot with three deuces on the board. After all, I reasoned, I got the impression that I was a bit deceptive and also quite aggressive. And, if I can get more chips into the pot, others will be more inclined to call my next bet, especially when the stakes are doubled on turns and rivers. They might even raise.
So I opened up with a $ 4 bet on the flop, and then I watched in horror, one by one, all my opponents throwing their cards in the shit. Instead of building big pots, I won very small ones – with my four-of-a-kind. I don’t have to tell you how disappointed I was. Those hands are rare – almost never! I have to ask myself: Did I make a big mistake? So, I invite readers to comment.
Frank Avellino from Las Vegas wrote, “I think you made the mistake of betting because the only way someone will call you is if they hold an Ace. By checking you can expect someone to bet on trying to steal the pot; and, if not, then you can still get lucky and ask someone to catch a pair on the river card. Then you can bet and someone will definitely call or raise you. (Note: Frank plays poker both online and at the local card room.)
Richard Blyth from Los Angeles sent an email: “Regarding your quad quad – I’ll check from your position (Big Blind). The reasons are twofold: First is I have witnessed many hands where at some point the board contains the same three cards (rank). It surprises me how often people bet on this if they make a good pair or even if they have an Ace or a King. Suppose that the turn is King and one of the players has the King in his hand. This will give him a pretty good full house, and you might get some action.
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