word type: poker slang
- A nickname given to the Hold'em hand 44, a reference to the similarity in shape between the number 4 and the profile of a sailboat.
Playing Pocket 4s
In general, you want to be fairly cautious with small pairs. In the early stages of a tournament it's relatively easy - hit a set and get paid, otherwise fold. However, a common mistakes made by novice players is overvaluing small pairs when they are shortstacked. As a quick example, if you have between 10-15 BBs and face an opening raise holding ducks or sailboats, you usually want to fold.
An video of Daniel Negreanu perfectly reading his opponent and making a tough fold.