Question of the Day Archive

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Monday, June 27, 2016

Your Hand
$200
Button
$200
Small blind
$239
Big blind
$400
1st
$60
$100
2nd
$300
Flop
Pot
$57
$57
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

Aggressive 6-max game online. Under-the-gun player raises to $9 and you 3-bet to $27. Everyone folds to the UTG player, who flat-calls. You have him pegged as the fish at the table. Flop K 3 2. He donk-bets $60.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Raise all-in

The pot has been three-bet and there’s $117 in it. You have the nut-flush draw and an overcard, and your opponent is fishy. He could be donking this flop with everything from a smaller flush draw to a middle pocket pair. Your best bet is to stick it in now.

  • Call (27)
  • Fold (5)
  • Raise all-in (68)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Monday, June 20, 2016

Your Hand
$160
Cut-off
$230
Button
$140
$0
Small blind
$200
Big blind
$187
1st
$180
Flop
Pot
$69
$69
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

6-max game online. Tight-aggressive player raises from under the gun to $6. You flat-call in middle position with 9 9. Button 3-bets to $22. UTG flat-calls. You call. Flop 6 7 8. UTG checks. You bet $50. Button ships all-in for $140. UTG folds and it's to you.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Call

With your bet on the flop and his shove, there's $259 in the pot. You have to call $90 more. The pot is laying you 2.9-1 odds. Against a range of overpairs, overcards and a flush draw, you're 40% to win. Getting almost 3-1, folding would be a terrible error. Call now and cross your fingers.

  • Call (87)
  • Fold (13)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Monday, June 13, 2016

Your Hand
$170
Small blind
$200
Big blind
$180
1st
$300
2nd
$120
3rd
$75
$85
4th
$200
5th
$201
Cut-off
$450
Flop
Turn
Pot
$120
$120
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

You're grinding the $1/$2 game at your local casino. Player 3 limps and you raise to $10. Blinds fold; Player 3 calls. Flop J 5 8. He checks and you c-bet $15. He check-raises to $35. You elect to smooth-call with your flush draw. Turn 2. He bets out $75.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Raise all-in

The pot is already $195 with his turn bet. He has only $85 behind. He is very rarely going to fold to your turn raise, but he might if you flat-call and another heart comes. You may as well get it in now.

  • Raise all-in (42)
  • Flat-call (58)
  • Fold (0)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Monday, June 06, 2016

Your Hand
$91
1st
$140
2nd
$100
Cut-off
$340
Button
$90
Small blind
$90
Flop
Turn
River
Pot
$17.50
$17.50
Blinds
50¢/$1

Question

Online 6-max game. Player 2 raises to $3 and everyone folds to the button, who flat-calls. You call in the big blind. Flop 8 5 5. You check, P2 checks and button bets $4. You flat and P2 folds. Turn 8. You check; the button checks through. River 3.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Bet for value

Your opponent’s range consists mostly of ace-high type hands. If you bet half pot here you can expect to be called by an ace a high percentage of the time. So bet around $12 and fold if raised.

  • Bet for value (45)
  • Check-call (42)
  • Check-fold (12)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Monday, May 30, 2016

Your Hand
$4,000
1st
$1,200
$5,000
2nd
$5,000
3rd
$6,000
4th
$1,300
5th
$7,000
Cut-off
$2,600
Button
$14,000
Small blind
$2,300
Flop
Pot
$500
$500
Blinds
$100/$200

Question

Later stages of an online multi-table tournament. Player 1 limps under the gun and everyone folds to you. You check your option and the flop comes 3 5 7. You bet $400 and Player 1 raises to $1,200.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Raise all-in

This player likely limped aces or a big pocket pair. It is very common in the mid to late stages of a tournament. He thinks he has the best hand and is value betting. Your two pair is most definitely good. Get it in now and hope the board bricks.

  • Fold (6)
  • Raise all-in (79)
  • Call (15)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Your Hand
$250
Small blind
$300
Big blind
$500
1st
$300
$300
2nd
$150
Cut-off
$240
Flop
Pot
$116
$116
Blinds
$2/$4

Question

Online 6-max game. Under-the-gun player raises to $12. Your read is he plays far too many hands pre-flop and is aggressive after the flop. You re-raise on the button to $55. He flat-calls. Everyone else folds. Heads-up to K T 3 flop. He checks; you c-bet $110. He check-raises to $300.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Call flop/call turn

This is the best way to play this hand. If your opponent is bluffing, flat-call now and let him bluff the rest of his chips off on the turn. If he does have a hand, well, you’re getting it all-in anyway, so you may as well wait for the turn. All raising the flop does is fold out potentially worse hands. So flat-call this flop and get him to shove the turn.

  • Call flop/call turn (20)
  • Fold (3)
  • Call flop/fold turn if you don't improve (4)
  • Raise all-in (73)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Monday, May 16, 2016

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 (34)
  • Check-fold (8)
  • Bet $100 (39)
  • Bet all-in (20)