This is a generic question on what is a good strategy when flopping the nuts like quads, particularly when there are no scare cards on turn/river. It seems like any quads always freeze action because you're afraid of scaring opponents off the pot, but theres also no real way for your opponents to bet without some value.

EG. 9max 1/2 live cash game, about 100-200BB deep.

Hero raises AQs in UTG+1, CO calls, Button calls, BB calls.

Flop is Q Q 2 rainbow. Should Hero bet trying to stack the last Q? Or get 1-2 streets of value from a middling pair? Hero checks to induce a bluff/let opponents catch up. Checks through.

Turn is Q. Now if BB had 22 it is counterfeited. Hero checks thinking that a pocket pair will likely valuebet in position, while a dead hand like middling cards can pair the river and call a bet. Checks through.

River is 2. Now everything is counterfeited. The way it is played, it is likely everyone else is playing the board. Should Hero bet and hope someone bluff-catches? what sizing would that be? Unlikely for someone to bluff since playing the board arguably has "showdown" value, and the pot is too small to get tricky.

Good if answers can also generally cover how quads is approached. Or if tournament play would differ.

  • About 1-200BB deep? Is that sarcastic? Probably a preflop shove 1BB deep. I wouldn't say you are blocking all of your opponent's value range, though. There are plenty of pocket pairs still there
    – David
    Nov 4 '19 at 8:42
  • i mean 100-200B. like, one to two hundred BB. Everyone is vaguely at that stack depth, and with the action i didnt see a need to give more detail. You are right on the 2nd part, although it gets less likely once they check back twice.
    – sakon
    Nov 4 '19 at 10:08

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