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    this is very early in a open league tourney and the only time i want to be on a donk table and unfortunately wasnt a very poor payoff for quads and the way the board came was hard to get chips in without scaring opps away,i know perhaps a raise preflop was in order,any ideas on how to get more chips here?

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    Hi milehigh! With 77, especially early in an open league game, I'm checking preflop from the BB and seeing the flop for free. It's a hand with potential, but I don't want to bloat the pot since I'm out of position with a made marginal hand. I flop quads. Here's where a read on the opps would be a good thing. If I knew the two opps would call a small bet, then I'd lead... but... if I think they could fold, I'm checking and hope someone has and bets a king. Unfortunately, they both check behind. On the turn, since everyone checked the flop, I absolutely want to make a small value bet and try to make it small enough that they'll call and not fold. The pot's at 140, so I'd bet just under 1/2 pot at 70. The river puts a second pair on the board. I'm hoping that the opp has a 6 and check/raises me, as I'll once again make my bet at about 1/2 pot. I don't want to bet too much here, as I don't want the opp to be scared off since I've got the absolute nuts. If the opp raises, then I'll make a large 3-bet, but I don't want to make my initial bet too high, as I want to get some value for my hand. Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.umbup: John (JWK24)
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