Question of the Day

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Your Hand
$280
Big blind
$280
1st
$350
2nd
$40
$100
3rd
$340
4th
$354
5th
$800
6th
$200
Cut-off
$500
Button
$200
Flop
Turn
River
Pot
$32
$32
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

$1/$2 game at your local casino. Player 2 limps and it’s folded to you. You make it $15; only the limper calls. You know P2 is a good player. You've played together before and he knows you're competent. Flop 3 2 Q. You check. Player 2 checks behind. Turn A. You both check again. River A. You check. He bets $40.

What should you do?

Correct Answer: Call

While raising seems like it should be the best play, the truth is that any decent opponent is never going to pay you off with worse. When your opponent chooses to bet the river his range is fairly polarized. Either he was slow-playing a monster or he has a bluff. If he has a bluff, he isn't paying you off on your raise anyway, and if he has a monster you are only building a pot for his hand. The best play here would be to check and call his river bet.

  • Call (33%)
  • Raise (64%)
  • Fold (3%)
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