Question of the Day

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Your Hand
$170
Small blind
$200
Big blind
$50
$130
1st
$200
2nd
$350
Cut-off
$400
Flop
Pot
$0
$0
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

You’re playing in a six-max game online. In this hand it’s folded to you on the button and you raise to $8. The small blind folds but the tight-aggressive big blind reraises to $30. You elect to smooth-call and the flop comes 5 7 9. Your opponent bets $50.

What should you do?

Correct Answer: Raise all-in

Once you choose to flat-call the three-bet you pretty much have to get it in on any flop. In this hand all the options suck - if you raise all-in you’re going to be called with probably a pair and a draw or an overcard and a draw; if you fold you’re folding the best hand a lot of the time, and if you call you have no idea where you stand on a dangerous board. Raising all-in now is the least bad of the three options, so ship it in now and hope to hold.

  • Call (21%)
  • Raise all-in (51%)
  • Fold (27%)
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