99 Flopping Quads – Hand Of The Day

UTG+1 is an unknown, but the BB is a solid 2+2 poster who I have played heaps of hands with. The UTG+1 makes a weak mini-raise in EP and I decide to 3-bet it with a strong hand and the button in front of me. The BB cold calls, which is a little scary actually, I figure him to have JJ+ or AK. most 2+2’ers never 4-bet and I know that this player has been criticised by others for playing his hand ‘face-up’ at times. 

Poker Stars, $1/$2 NL Hold’em Cash Game, 7 Players
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UTG+1: $221.15
MP: $57.45
CO: $40
Hero (BTN): $241
SB: $63.45
BB: $182
UTG: $200CO posts $2

Pre-Flop: 9 9 dealt to Hero (BTN)
UTG folds, UTG+1 raises to $4, 2 folds, Hero raises to $18, SB folds, BB calls $16, UTG+1 calls $14

Flop: ($57) 9 2 9 (3 Players)
BB bets $30, UTG+1 raises to $203.15 and is All-In

Ummm… let’s see I have a bet and an all-in in front of me… What do I have? I have quads? *dances an Irish jig and almost forgets to press call*

Hero calls $203.15, BB calls $134 and is All-In

Turn: ($627.30) 4 (3 Players – 1 is All-In)

River: ($627.30) J (3 Players – 1 is All-In)

Results: $627.30 Pot ($3 Rake)
UTG+1 showed T T (two pair, Tens and Nines) and LOST (-$221.15 NET)
Hero showed 9 9 (four of a kind, Nines) and WON $624.30 (+$403.15 NET)
BB mucked K K and LOST (-$182 NET)

I love the way the BB played his hand. The only have he can be worried about is AA, he knows that I’m probably not three-betting 22 or x9 and how likely is it that I have quads!? UTG+1 deserved everything that came to him in the hand, min raising in EP with a strong hand, gross. Over-pushing all-in with a hand that is easily crushed in a three-way three-bet pot. I got lucky to flop big, but truth was, unless I hit the flop I was probably done with it anyway, especially with the BB leading straight at the flop.

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