Four of Kinds
Four-of-a-kind, or quads, is a five-card hand containing four cards of any rank, plus one unrelated card, such as
3333A is beaten by 44442. The higher the rank, the better the hand.

Player
A
Player
B

Four of Kinds
of
Player A
Four of Kinds
of
Player B
"Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Get Back in the Water..."
 
Don't abandon your search for tells online because they do exist!

Probably the most important tells stem from the speed with which one bets, checks, or calls. You should keep your own betting speed patterns random and pay close attention to your opponents. Someone who checks like lightning has probably preattention the "check-fold" button, a sure sign of weakness that can be exploited on the next betting round. Similarly, if someone re-re-raises in an instant, he has probably selected the "raise any" button, a reasonably sure sign of a strong hand rather than a bluff.

For this reason, even though the pre-select buttons do speed up on the online game, you are better off avoiding their use except when you are planning to fold. Even then, you should not use the buttons if you are in the last three positions because if everyone has folded to you, it's possible that you may want to try a steal raise with a hand you weren't planning on playing. Such efforts are usually wasted in low stakes "no hold'em" games, but when the stakes get a bit higher, it is possible to steal the blinds every once in a while.
 
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