Question of the Day Archive

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Monday, September 01, 2014

Your Hand
$193
Cut-off
$88
Button
$800
Small blind
$320
Big blind
$194
1st
$140
Flop
Pot
$15
$15
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

You’re playing in a six-max game online. In this hand you raise to $7 in the hi-jack and the the cut-off and button fold. The small blind folds and the regular in the big blind calls. The flop comes J 7 3. The big blind checks.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Check back

You should check back with with your second pair. Your opponent is very rarely going to call the flop with the best hand and if you bet and he folds you already had the best hand. Check back this flop and play poker on the turn and river.

  • Check back (25)
  • C-bet (75)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Sunday, August 31, 2014

Your Hand
$22,302
$500
1st
$8,420
2nd
$5,534
3rd
$9,320
4th
$6,430
Cut-off
$1,300
$0
Button
$1,300
$12,345
Small blind
$2,320
Pot
$800
$800
Blinds
$250/$500 $100 ante

Question

You’re playing in a multi-table tournament. In this hand it’s folded to the cut-off who shoves all-in for $1,300. The button calls and the small blind folds.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Call

You have to call $800 to win $3,650. Plus there will be a dry side pot so chances are you’ll get to see all five cards. Make the call with good odds and hope to eliminate a player.

  • Fold (29)
  • Call (62)
  • Raise (9)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Saturday, August 30, 2014

Your Hand
$250
Small blind
$250
Big blind
$188
1st
$250
2nd
$720
Cut-off
$215
Flop
Turn
River
Pot
$69
$69
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

In your six-max game you raise to $6 when it's folded to you on the button. The small blind folds and the big blind calls. The flop comes 8 9 2 and you bet $8 and he calls. The turn comes 3 and he checks and you bet $20. The river comes T.

The flush draw missed what does that mean?



Correct Answer: You can bet more/thinner for value

When the flush draw misses you can almost always bet a wider range for value and or bet a higher amount and expect to be called. That's because villains love to put you on flushdraws when you barrel so when they miss they call with a wider range than normal. You can exploit that by betting a higher amount or a wider range for value.

  • You can bet more/thinner for value (67)
  • You can bluff more (6)
  • You should check through (27)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Friday, August 29, 2014

Your Hand
$5,430
Small blind
$3,320
Big blind
$4,430
1st
$3,459
2nd
$1,320
3rd
$8,400
4th
$5,450
5th
$1,100
$7,540
Cut-off
$3,450
Flop
Turn
River
Pot
$1,450
$1,450
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

You're playing in a live tournament. In this hand a player that isn't great but isn't bad either raises to $250 in the hi-jack and you're the only one who calls. The flop comes T 7 3. He checks and you check through. The turn comes 7 and he bets $400 and you call. The river comes 2 and he fires $1,100

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Call

A call here is probably correct. The board didn't really change from the flop to the river so he either had a slow played monster or he has absolutely nothing after checking the flop. Call and expect to be shown two overcards.

  • Fold (38)
  • Call (62)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Thursday, August 28, 2014

Your Hand
$166
Big blind
$199
1st
$320
2nd
$520
Cut-off
$180
Button
$230
Flop
Turn
Pot
$142
$142
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

In your six-max game online an aggressive but station-y regular makes it $8 in the cut-off. The button folds and you raise to $30 in the small blind. The big blind folds and only the cut-off calls. The flop comes 3 4 3. You bet $40 and your opponent calls. The turn comes 7.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Bet all-in

This is a spot where a good second barrel is just all-in. Your opponent likely had a piece of the flop after calling and the turn didn't change anything. A shove will sometimes look more bluff-y than a small bet so shove and hope it tricks your somewhat opponent into hero-calling with 88 or something similar.

  • Bet $70 (39)
  • Bet $30 (5)
  • Check/Fold (1)
  • Bet all-in (45)
  • Check/Call (10)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Your Hand
$200
Small blind
$1
$203
Big blind
$2
$250
1st
$8
$250
2nd
$8
$205
Cut-off
$8
$215
Pot
$0
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

In your six-max game online a loose player raises UTG. Player 2 and the cut-off call. You want to squeeze.

What would be the best hand to squeeze with?



Correct Answer: Ace Rag

Generally you want to squeeze with a hand that has no value in calling in a multi-way pot. For example a pocket pair or suited connectors have way too much value in seeing a multi-way pot for you to turn them into a bluff. In this example your best squeeze hand would be the ace rag hand because it has no value in seeing the flop.

  • A small pocket pair (21)
  • A suited connector (43)
  • Ace Rag (35)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Your Hand
$250
Small blind
$22
$185
Big blind
$420
1st
$60
2nd
$320
Cut-off
$214
Flop
Pot
$18
$18
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

You're playing in a six-max game online. In this hand it's folded around to you on the button. You raise to $8 and the very loose and bad calling station in the small blind calls. The big blind folds and you take a flop heads up of J T 3. He donk bets $22.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Call

This is a spot where just calling is best. Since your opponent is a calling station there is no use in trying to get him to fold a jack with a flop raise semi-bluff. So just call and hope to hit your straight or over card.

  • Fold (6)
  • Call (61)
  • Raise (33)

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