Question of the Day Archive

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Your Hand
$230
1st
$230
2nd
$214
Cut-off
$214
Button
$55
Small blind
$192
Flop
Pot
$42
$42
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

In your six-max game online it’s folded to a fish who limps from the button. A regular in the small blind calls as well and you make it $14. The button calls as does the small blind. The flop comes T 3 8. The small blind checks.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Check

This is a spot where you have to check. One of these opponents hit this board and they’re just not folding.

  • Check (39)
  • Bet (61)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Monday, September 29, 2014

Your Hand
$250
$60
1st
$230
2nd
$420
Cut-off
$88
Button
$177
$0
Small blind
$214
Flop
Turn
Pot
$107
$107
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

In your six-max game online it's folded to a tight-ish regular on the button. He raises to $6 and you three-bet him to $25. He calls and the flop comes J Q Q. You c-bet $28 and he calls. The turn comes 3. You fire $60 and he moves in for $177.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Fold

Against a tight player this is probably going to be a fold. He just isn't doing this without a queen or pocket jacks.

  • Fold (65)
  • Call (35)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Sunday, September 28, 2014

Your Hand
$185
$14
Cut-off
$215
Button
$50
$133
Small blind
$239
Big blind
$214
1st
$249
Flop
Pot
$19
$19
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

You're playing in a six-max game online. In this hand you raise to $8 from middle position and an unknown calls on the button. The flop comes J 9 T. You c-bet $14 and he raises to $50.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Raise all-in

This is a tough spot to play without reads. But you DO have an overpair with an open-ender. The default should be to get all-in on this flop. There's a chance you could have far and away the best hand and you're never really drawing dead. So shove all-in once he raises to $50.

  • Fold (7)
  • Raise all-in (70)
  • Call (23)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Saturday, September 27, 2014

Your Hand
$10,420
Raise
Big blind
$1,500
$8,430
1st
$2,300
2nd
$9,423
3rd
$18,402
4th
$21,230
5th
$18,342
Cut-off
$15,430
Button
$40,430
Pot
$0
Blinds
$750/$1,500 $300 ante

Question

You're playing in the later stages of an online tournament. In this hand it's folded around to you in the small blind. The big blind is a tight player.

What is the bottom of your shoving range?



Correct Answer: Any two cards

Against a tight opponent with less than 10bb, and with action folded to you in the small blind, you can shove any two cards profitably. Your goal is to get your opponent to fold so you can pick up the blinds and antes.

  • Any two cards (53)
  • QJ (12)
  • Ax (23)
  • 22 (11)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Friday, September 26, 2014

Your Hand
$83
1st
$8
$159
2nd
$8
$320
3rd
$8
$450
4th
$99
5th
$8
$450
Cut-off
$8
$999
Button
$230
Small blind
$8
$320
Pot
$0
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

You're playing in a live $1/$2 game at your local casino. In this hand someone makes it $8 from UTG and players 2, 3, 5, the cut-off and the small blind call.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Raise all-in

With $48 already in the pot before the cards are dealt, you're best to just move all-in with your short stack.

  • Call (54)
  • Raise all-in (38)
  • Fold (8)

Question of the Day : #Qs#Kd – Thursday, September 25, 2014

Your Hand
$192
$8
2nd
$8
$320
Cut-off
$230
Button
$25
$210
Small blind
$230
Big blind
$80
Pot
$0
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

You’re playing in a six-max game online. In this hand you raise to $8 under the gun and are called by a fish in middle position. The cut-off folds and the button makes it $25. The blinds fold.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Fold

It’s going to be very difficult to play this hand out of position on the flop. Combine that with the fact that you raised UTG and your opponent knows that and still re-raised means you are probably dead. Fold this hand and move on.

  • Fold (53)
  • Call (33)
  • Raise (15)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Your Hand
$250
Small blind
$320
Big blind
$540
1st
$245
2nd
$740
Cut-off
$932
Flop
Turn
Pot
$119
$119
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

In your six-max game online a very tight player raises from under the gun to $8 and you call on the button. The blinds fold and the flop comes 6 7 8. He c-bets $14 and you raise to $50. He calls and the turn comes 2. He checks.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Bet

A tight opponent is very often going to have an overpair in this spot. Keep barreling. Because he’s out of position he’s going to have a very difficult time continuing with his hand. Worst-case scenario, if he does call you have a number of outs.

  • Bet (57)
  • Check (43)

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