Question of the Day Archive

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Your Hand
$25
Button
$30
Small blind
$3
$4
Big blind
$35
1st
$9
2nd
$12
3rd
$25
Flop
Pot
$3.10
$3.10
Blinds
10¢/25¢

Question

Average micro-stakes online game. You raise $1 pre-flop and the button folds. Small and Big Blinds call. Flop 3 A J. Small blind open-shoves for his last $3 and the big blind folds.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Call

With $3.10 in the pot already, you only need to call $3 more with no more betting to come. Getting 2-1 with a decent ace makes it an easy call.

  • Call (88)
  • Fold (12)

Question of the Day : Limit Hold'em – Monday, September 26, 2016

Your Hand
$200
1st
$4
$240
2nd
$230
3rd
$250
4th
$4
$110
5th
$300
6th
$4
$500
Cut-off
$4
$80
Button
$4
$230
Small blind
$100
Flop
Pot
$58
$58
Blinds
$4/$8

Question

In this loose-passive Limit Hold'em game at your local casino, the play is fairly atrocious, with many hands seeing all five cards multiway. In this hand the under-the-gun player limps and player 3 raises. Players 4 and 6, as well as the cut-off and the button, all cold-call. The small blind folds, you call and the UTG player calls. Seven players to the J 3 2 flop. You check and the UTG player bets. The whole table calls, and it’s back on you.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Raise

You have the nut-flush draw. There are six other players in the hand. If you raise they will all call. You are building the pot for when you hit your flush. When pots are multiway and you have a draw, raising to build the pot is an excellent tactic.

  • Call (41)
  • Raise (57)
  • Fold (2)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Monday, September 26, 2016

Your Hand
$7,000
Button
$22,000
Small blind
$14,000
Big blind
$11,000
1st
$4,000
2nd
$2,000
3rd
$1,800
4th
$5,000
5th
$10,000
Flop
Pot
$3,750
$3,750
Blinds
$150/$300

Question

Late stages of a multi-table tournament. Folded to you in the cut-off and you raise to $1,200. The button calls and so does the big blind. Three-way to an A 2 7 flop. The BB checks.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Bet $2,000

Although you were called in two spots, you should still fire a continuation bet in this spot. The board is very dry, and it’s unlikely your opponents will continue with anything less than an ace. $2,000 is the right amount because it is just over half pot and will fold anything that isn't an ace. Any more and you are just risking chips unnecessarily.

  • Check (31)
  • Bet $2,000 (59)
  • Bet $3,500 (10)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Monday, September 19, 2016

Your Hand
$350
Button
$360
Small blind
$200
Big blind
$340
1st
$180
2nd
$100
Flop
Turn
River
Pot
$107
$107
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

6-max game online. Folded to you in cut-off; you raise to $8. TAG button calls, blinds fold. Flop K 4 3. You c-bet $14. Button calls. Turn T. You bet $30; button calls. River A.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Bet-fold

Your set of tens is far too strong here to not bet for value. Bet around $80 and if the button chooses to raise you, you are almost surely beat.

  • Bet-call (43)
  • Bet-fold (41)
  • Check-fold (6)
  • Check-raise (11)

Question of the Day : Limit Hold’em – Monday, September 19, 2016

Your Hand
$600
1st
$500
2nd
$200
3rd
$10
$350
4th
$200
5th
$20
$540
6th
$900
Cut-off
$200
Button
$210
Small blind
$1,200
Flop
Pot
$85
$85
Blinds
$10/$20

Question

You’re playing in the $10/$20 Limit Hold'em game at your local card club. The game is fairly loose-passive, with a few players usually seeing each flop. In this hand it is folded to player 3, who raises to $20. Player 5 and the button call, the small blind folds and you complete. You are four-handed to a T 8 3 board. You check and player 3 bets, player 5 raises and the button folds.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Three-bet

You have two overcards as well as a gut-shot straight flush draw. You have as many as 18 outs against a ten. With so many outs you have significant equity in this pot. Raise now and build this pot for when you hit your hand.

  • Three-bet (52)
  • Fold (3)
  • Call (45)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Monday, September 19, 2016

Your Hand
$350
Button
$360
Small blind
$200
Big blind
$340
1st
$180
2nd
$100
Flop
Turn
River
Pot
$107
$107
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

6-max game online. Folded to you in cut-off; you raise to $8. TAG button calls, blinds fold. Flop K 4 3. You c-bet $14. Button calls. Turn T. You bet $30; button calls. River A.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Bet-fold

Your set of tens is far too strong here to not bet for value. Bet around $80 and if the button chooses to raise you, you are almost surely beat.

  • Bet-call (43)
  • Bet-fold (41)
  • Check-fold (6)
  • Check-raise (11)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Your Hand
$175
Button
$200
Small blind
$200
Big blind
$160
$0
1st
$200
2nd
$200
Flop
Turn
River
Pot
$95
$95
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

6-max game online. Folded to you in cut-off and you raise to $8. Only the fishy big blind calls. Flop Q Q 3. He checks; you bet $14. He calls and turn comes 8. He checks; you bet $25. He calls. River 4. He goes all-in for $160.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Call

You have three-of-a-kind with the best kicker. There is a chance that he has a set, but more likely he has a worse queen. Your hand is far too strong to fold so make the call.

  • Fold (6)
  • Call (94)