Question of the Day Archive

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Monday, May 25, 2015

Your Hand
$1,800
1st
$2,300
2nd
$4,700
3rd
$3,300
4th
$5,500
Cut-off
$2,800
Button
$1,120
Small blind
$2,200
Flop
Pot
$1,050
$1,050
Blinds
$150/$300

Question

Late stages of an online sit-and-go. It's folded to the cut-off, who limps. The small blind completes and you check your option. The flop comes J 3 5. The SB checks.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Bet

You have middle pair on a dry board. This flop has probably not hit any of your opponents. I would fire around $550 at it and hope to take it down without a fight.

  • Check (24)
  • Fold (1)
  • Bet (75)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Monday, May 25, 2015

Your Hand
Big blind
$1,900
1st
$5,300
2nd
$300
$1,500
Pot
$450
$450
Blinds
$50/$100

Question

Out of nine who started there are 4 people left in the late stages of your tight online sit-and-go. Top 3 get paid. Player 1 folds and Player 2, who has been fairly active stealing blinds, makes it $300.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Shove all-in

Your opponent has been fairly active and you have a good hand. Calling and seeing a flop is bad. Shove it all-in now. Ideally he’ll fold, but if he calls you still have a hand that stacks up well against his range.

  • Fold (4)
  • Shove all-in (84)
  • Call (11)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Your Hand
$200
2nd
$500
Cut-off
$200
Button
$400
Small blind
$350
Big blind
$200
Flop
Turn
Pot
$47
$47
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

Aggressive six-max game online. You raise to $8 UTG. The cut-off, whom you know to play competent poker, calls. Flop is Q 7 8. You continuation-bet $14 and your opponent flat-calls. The turn brings the 9.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Bet

You have top pair, very good kicker. Your opponent has just called the flop once. He can still hold K-Q, Q-J, Q-Ts, etc. Bet this turn for value and play poker on the river.

  • Bet (69)
  • Check-call (25)
  • Check-fold (6)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Monday, May 18, 2015

Your Hand
$188
Button
$200
Small blind
$180
Big blind
$198
1st
$150
2nd
$110
Flop
Pot
$19
$19
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

In a six-max game online it's folded to you in the cut-off. You raise to $8 and the tough regular on the button calls. Everyone else folds. The flop comes T 9 3.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Check

This board is just far too likely to have helped your opponent. You have very little fold equity and will be out of position with very little equity when called. Just check this and fold if he bets.

  • Check (69)
  • Continuation bet (31)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Saturday, May 16, 2015

Your Hand
$150
Big blind
$250
1st
$2,340
2nd
$180
Cut-off
$400
Flop
Turn
Pot
$133
$133
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

Online six-max game. Player 2 raises to $7 and you re-raise to $25 on the button with A A. He flats and you take a flop heads-up of K J 8. He checks and you bet $40; he calls and the turn comes Q. He checks.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Check

This turn card is absolutely horrendous. There are no worse hands that the villain will call with here ever. That would make a turn bet here a bluff. And it’s a terrible spot to bluff. Check through here and reevaluate the river.

  • Check (47)
  • Bet (53)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Thursday, May 14, 2015

Your Hand
$180
1st
$400
2nd
$180
Cut-off
$120
Button
$250
Small blind
$200
Flop
Turn
Pot
$137
$137
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

You’re playing in a tough $1/$2 game online. In this hand a good player raises to $8 on the button and you three-bet to $28. He calls and the flop comes A 7 T. You bet $40 and he calls. The turn comes 2.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Check-raise

You have pretty much the nuts in a three-bet pot with top pair, top kicker. If you bet you have a very awkward stack size, with $137 in the pot and $180 in your stack. So you bet leaving yourself no money behind, or you check expecting your opponent to bet with whatever he called the flop with. Then you can easily get the rest of your money into the pot.

  • Check-raise (30)
  • Check-fold (9)
  • Bet $100 (40)
  • Bet all-in (20)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Your Hand
$290
Button
$215
Small blind
$200
Big blind
$350
1st
$70
2nd
$450
3rd
$110
4th
$700
5th
$100
Flop
Turn
Pot
$81
$81
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

$1/$2 game at your local casino. Player 3 limps in front and you raise to $10 from the cut-off. The button calls, the blinds fold and the limper calls. Three-handed to A 7 5 flop. Player 3 checks; you bet $24. Button calls and the limper folds. Turn comes 6.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Check-raise

Your opponent's most likely holding is some type of an ace. If you bet he will likely smooth-call, and the only way to win the hand is to hit on the river. If you check and he bets you can raise him and win the pot two ways, by having him fold or by hitting one of your 12-15 outs. Check-raising gives you the most ways to win.

  • Check-raise (22)
  • Check-fold (1)
  • Check-call (20)
  • Bet (57)