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Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Sunday, July 27, 2014

Your Hand
$250
Small blind
$1
$215
Big blind
$2
$199
1st
$240
2nd
$399
Cut-off
$8
$192
Pot
$0
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

In your six-max game online it's raised by an aggressive regular in the cut-off. You know the small blind plays very aggressively and is capable of squeezing.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Call

With a squeeze-inclined player in the blinds it's a great spot to just flat the original raise and back-raise a squeeze from the blinds. Many squeezers think after you flat on the button you always have a weak hand and will thus play back at your four-bet lighter. Don't be afraid to flat-call big hands to trap serial squeezers.

  • Fold (0)
  • Raise (35)
  • Call (64)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Saturday, July 26, 2014

Your Hand
$320
$40
Big blind
$210
$0
Flop
Pot
$14
$14
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

You're playing heads-up online. In this hand you raise to $7 off the button and your opponent calls. The flop comes Q 5 2. Your opponent leads for $12 and you make it $40. He shoves all-in.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Call

You have top pair, top kicker heads-up on a draw-y board. Make the call as you're way ahead of your opponent's range.

  • Fold (15)
  • Call (78)
  • There's no money heads up, everyone is solid (7)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Friday, July 25, 2014

Your Hand
$420
2nd
$550
Cut-off
$220
Button
$450
Small blind
$199
Big blind
$210
Flop
Turn
River
Pot
$129
$129
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

In your six-max game online you raise to $8 from under the gun and a very loose and very passive player calls on the button. The blinds fold. The flop comes A K T. You bet $15 and he calls. The turn comes 3. You bet $40 and he calls. The river comes 3.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Bet $100

A big bet here will get called by a loose-passive player a high percentage of the time. Fire $100 and any two pair (and likely any decent ace) is going to look you up. If you're raised, though, you should probably fold because loose-passives don't raise the river without the goods.

  • Bet $55 (19)
  • Bet $100 (66)
  • Check/Fold (3)
  • Check/Call (12)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Thursday, July 24, 2014

Your Hand
$193
Small blind
$320
Big blind
$350
1st
$73
2nd
$123
Cut-off
$250
Flop
Turn
River
Pot
$105
$105
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

In your six-max game online Player 2, a regular, raises to $8. You call on the button and a fishy player calls in the big blind. The flop comes K 5 8. The fish checks and the raiser checks. You bet $10. The fish folds and the regular calls. The turn comes 7 and the regular checks. You bet $30 and he once again calls. The river comes 2. He checks.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Bet

It's very unlikely your opponent has a king. With a fish in the blinds he's going to bet the flop for value almost 100% of the time. It's more likely he has something like Q Q. Furthermore, because your bet sizing was so weak on the flop and strong on the turn, it may seem like you picked up a draw. Bet $65 for value and if your opponent is stubborn and thinks you missed your draw, he may look you up.

  • Bet (29)
  • Check (71)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Your Hand
$330
1st
$225
2nd
$320
3rd
$194
4th
$255
5th
$344
Cut-off
$555
Button
$280
Small blind
$230
Flop
Pot
$37
$37
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

You're playing in a live $1/$2 game at your local casino. In this hand Player 3 raises to $12 and the button calls. You call in the big blind and take a flop three-way of 7 8 4.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Bet

Lead into the original raiser when you flop a set on such a draw-heavy board. The last thing you want is to have the flop check through, so bet $35.

  • Check/Raise (43)
  • Check/Fold (0)
  • Check/Call (12)
  • Bet (45)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Your Hand
$192
Button
$194
Small blind
$199
Big blind
$320
1st
$199
2nd
$540
Flop
Pot
$17
$17
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

In your six-max game online it's folded to you in the cut-off and you raise to $7. The button calls and the blinds fold. The flop comes 8 7 2.

Should you c-bet?



Correct Answer: Yes

This spot is fine for a c-bet. If you had AK you should probably check-fold. But you have a gutshot, a backdoor flush draw and two overcards. You can c-bet this and if you're called you still have decent enough equity.

  • Yes (81)
  • No (19)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Monday, July 21, 2014

Your Hand
$320
1st
$320
2nd
$89
Cut-off
$7
$244
Button
$7
$193
Small blind
$199
Pot
$0
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

In your six-max game online it's raised to $7 by an aggressive regular in the cut-off. Another regular calls on the button and the small blind folds.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Three-bet

This is a good spot for a squeeze play. Raise to $30 as a bluff with a back-up plan. Calling and playing out of position with a dominated king is not as good. Re-raise and hope to pick up the original raise and call.

  • Fold (43)
  • Call (24)
  • Three-bet (32)

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