Question of the Day Archive

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Your Hand
$200
1st
$300
2nd
$280
Cut-off
$650
Button
$14
$210
Small blind
$280
Flop
Pot
$31
$31
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

You are playing in an aggressive six-max game online. It is folded to the good loose-aggressive button, who raises to $8. The small blind folds and you elect to flat-call. The flop comes Q 6 5. You check and he bets $14.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Smooth-call

Although check-raising may also be valid more times than not, you are going to get an instant fold. Those times your opponent does call, you’ll be a dog. If you flat-call the flop bet it allows your opponent to continue with the bulk of his range on the turn. Your hand is very likely best. Best-case scenario, you can get the button to fire three barrels with a worse hand.

  • Smooth-call (63)
  • Fold (1)
  • Raise (36)

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

Your Hand
$2,800
Big blind
$2,500
1st
$6,000
2nd
$2,800
3rd
$8,000
4th
$2,400
Cut-off
$8,240
Button
$900
$5,000
Pot
$0
$0
Blinds
$150/$300

Question

In the later stages of an online multi-table sit-and-go, it’s folded around to the aggressive button who raises to $900. You decide that you aren't going to fold, no matter what.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Call and shove any flop

The stop-and-go is your best bet here if you tell yourself you aren't folding. The reason it’s better than shoving? If you shove now, your opponent will be getting 2-1 on his call. In that case he is almost never folding. If you flat-call now and then bluff-shove any flop, you have a higher chance of him folding.

  • Call and shove any flop (20)
  • Raise all-in (63)
  • Call and go all-in if you hit a jack or ten (17)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Your Hand
$300
Button
$200
Small blind
$349
Big blind
$180
$0
1st
$200
2nd
$300
Flop
Turn
River
Pot
$105
$105
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

In this hand of your six-max game online, it’s folded to you in the cut-off and you raise to $8. Only the BB calls. The BB is a an aggressive TAG with whom you have history. The flop comes A T 7. He checks and you bet $14. He calls and the turn comes 7; he checks and you bet $30. He calls and the river comes 2. He checks and you bet $70. He check-raises all-in.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Fold

In this scenario with deep stacks you are rarely, if ever, good here. You would have to have one hell of a read to make this call profitable. Fold and just wait for a better spot.

  • Fold (56)
  • Call (44)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Your Hand
Small blind
$200
Big blind
$180
1st
$75
$120
2nd
$254
Cut-off
$600
Flop
Turn
Pot
$95
$95
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

In a six-max game online a tight player limps under the gun and it’s folded to you on the button. You raise to $8, the blinds fold and he calls. The flop comes 5 3 9 and he checks. You bet $13. He check-raises to $38 and you call. The turn comes J and he fires $75.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Fold

A tight opponent is never showing up here with a bluff, nor is he showing up here with a hand you beat. It is pretty safe to turbomuck to the turn bet and save the rest of your stack.

  • Call (11)
  • Raise all-in (34)
  • Fold (54)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Your Hand
$450
2nd
$200
Cut-off
$340
Button
$200
Small blind
$180
Big blind
$250
$0
Flop
Turn
Pot
$263
$263
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

You're playing in a six-max game online. You raise under the gun to $8 and player 2 and the button call. The tight-aggressive big blind calls and you are four-way to a 8 8 T flop. The BB checks, you bet $26 and everyone folds to the BB, who raises to $115. You call and the turn brings the 2. He bets all-in for $260.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Fold

It is very unlikely that you have the best hand, given the action. Tight-aggressive players rarely check-raise on bluffs after seeing a multiway flop. Fold now and save the rest of your stack.

  • Fold (58)
  • Call (40)
  • Raise (3)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Your Hand
11,000
Big blind
5,500
0
1st
5,000
2nd
6,000
3rd
2,300
4th
5,000
5th
8,000
Cut-off
23,000
Button
12,000
Flop
Pot
2,400
2,400
Blinds
200/400

Question

Late stages of a live tournament, folded to you in the small blind. You raise to 1,200 with 8 8. Big blind calls. Your image is tight but loose with late-position opens. BB is standard TAG on the looser side. He's aware of your image. Flop Q Q 5. You bet 2,000. He instantly shoves for 5,500 total.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Call

Your opponent is unlikely to play a queen like this. This is most likely a complete draw or a flush draw at very best. With 2k invested it only costs another 3,500 to see a showdown. Even if you lose this hand you are in decent shape. So make the call and expect to be ahead.

  • Fold (20)
  • Call (80)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Your Hand
$400
Small blind
$20
$190
Big blind
$350
1st
$400
2nd
$200
Cut-off
$20
$350
Flop
Pot
$26
$26
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

In your online six-max game, the cut-off raises to $8 and you call on the button. A fish in the small blind calls and the big blind folds. The flop comes K 5 6. The small blind bets $20 and the cut-off calls.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Raise

You have a huge draw here. You are actually a favorite to win against even aces. Raise now to capitalize on fold equity. Raising is a solid semi-bluff. You can win if everyone folds, and if you are called, you can hit one of your many outs.

  • Raise (71)
  • Call (28)
  • Fold (1)
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