Question of the Day Archive

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Your Hand
$180
Small blind
$200
$0
Big blind
$220
1st
$340
2nd
$500
Cut-off
$120
Flop
Turn
River
Pot
$136
$136
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

In your six-max game online it’s folded to you and you raise on the button to $7. The tight-aggressive small blind three-bets to $27. You feel he is capable of three-betting light so you make the call. The flop comes A J 8. Your opponent bets $40 and you call. The turn comes 3. He checks; you also check. The river comes Q and your opponent shoves all-in for $200.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Fold

Your opponent is never doing this with a hand that you beat. Look at your perceived range. Your hand is pretty much faceup. When you call the three-bet before the flop and then call the bet on the flop, you make it obvious you have an ace. Your opponent doesn't believe you can fold said ace, and is shoving for value, so go ahead and fold.

  • Call (28)
  • Fold (72)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Your Hand
$180
2nd
$400
Cut-off
$195
Button
$165
Small blind
$200
Big blind
$300
Flop
Turn
River
Pot
$111
$111
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

You are playing in a six-max game online. You raise to $8 and a loose-passive fish in the button calls. Everyone else folds. The flop comes A Q 5. You bet $14 and he calls. The turn comes 2. You bet $32; he calls. The river comes 9.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Bet-fold

There is far too much value in betting this river against a loose-passive player to check. Your fish can call in this spot with so many worse hands that it's an easy bet. That said, if he raises you in this spot you have an easy fold. He is never doing it with a worse hand. So bet $50-$70 now, but fold if raised.

  • Bet-fold (38)
  • Bet-call (20)
  • Check-fold (7)
  • Check-raise (4)
  • Check-call (30)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Your Hand
$16,500
1st
$14,000
2nd
$12,340
3rd
$8,000
4th
$3,000
5th
$12,000
Cut-off
$2,800
Button
$31,000
Small blind
$9,000
$0
Flop
Pot
$9,000
$9,000
Blinds
$200/$400

Question

Online MTT. In this hand it’s folded around to the aggressive player in the small blind. He raises to $1,500 and you three-bet to $4,500. He flats and the flop comes 6 3 9; he insta-ships all-in for $9,000.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Call

This flop has one overcard but it’s probably one of the best to come. You have too much invested in this pot to fold now and it is very likely that your opponent is bluffing with overcards or a draw. So make the call.

  • Fold (25)
  • Call (71)
  • Raise (4)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Your Hand
Pot
$0
Blinds

Question

You have $2,600 in your account.

Which of these No-Limit games are you adequately rolled for?



Correct Answer: 50¢/$1

If you are playing short-handed No-Limit Hold'em you should always have a minimum of 25 buy-ins for your level.

  • $1/$2 (25)
  • 50¢/$1 (50)
  • $3/$6 (17)
  • $10/$20 (8)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Your Hand
$4,400
Big blind
$12,300
Button
$14,000
Pot
N/A
N/A
Blinds
$500/$1,000

Question

You're playing in the late stages of an online sit-and-go. There are three people left and you're in the small blind. The button folds.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Raise all-in

You'll need to double up to have a chance to win this anyway, so you may as well ship all-in now on the off chance he folds. With less than 5BB you should be shipping all in every time you have first-in vigorish. Either build a stack or bust. Worst-case scenario you come third, which is likely anyway if you try and wait for a hand.

  • Raise all-in (61)
  • Fold (39)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Your Hand
$200
Button
$300
Small blind
$200
Big blind
$130
$80
1st
$400
2nd
$320
Flop
Turn
Pot
$44
$44
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

Once again in a six-max game online, in this hand it’s folded to you, and you raise to $8. The small blind folds and the standard tight-aggressive big blind calls. The flop comes Q 9 3. He checks; you bet $14; he calls. The turn comes T. He checks and you bet $28. He check-raises to $130.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Fold

A standard TAG is very rarely going to flat-call the flop and check-raise all-in on the turn as a bluff. That said, there are also very few hands that he can do this with for value that you beat. For those reasons, you should fold and wait for a better spot.

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

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Your Hand
$195
Small blind
$200
Big blind
$250
$0
1st
$100
2nd
$185
Cut-off
$165
Flop
Pot
$15
$15
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

In this hand of your six-max game online it’s folded to you on the button and you raise to $7. The SB folds and the tight-aggressive big blind calls. The flop comes A Q J. Your opponent leads for $10; you raise to $40, and he shoves.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Fold

You have two pair, yes, but in reality your hand isn't as strong as it looks. You are either crushed by a bigger two pair or a straight, or you are flipping with some pair/straight/flush combo draw. Better to just fold now with only $47 invested.

  • Fold (48)
  • Call (52)
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