Question of the Day Archive

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Your Hand
$175
Button
$200
Small blind
$150
Big blind
$40
$130
1st
$200
2nd
$180
Flop
Pot
$72
$72
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

You’re playing in an online six-max game, and in this hand it’s folded to you in the cut-off. You raise to $8. The big blind, who is an aggressive, tough player, three-bets to $28 and you elect to call. The flop comes 8 9 K and he bets $40.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Raise all-in

If you aren't going to make a move with this hand when you flop a great draw like this, you should fold it pre-flop. Once you call and flop that open-ender it’s time to semi-bluff all-in.

  • Raise all-in (47)
  • Fold (14)
  • Call (39)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Your Hand
#160
Big blind
$210
$0
1st
$180
2nd
$170
Button
$200
Flop
Turn
Pot
$45
$45
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

You're playing a six-max $1/$2 game online. It’s folded around to you and you raise to $8. Only the big blind calls and you see a flop heads-up of A 5 Q. The big blind checks and you bet $14. He calls. The turn comes K. He checks; you bet $40. He check-raises all-in.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Fold

Unless you and your opponent have some sort of crazy history, you are basically never good here. Although your hand is strong, your opponent is representing a set at very least. I would muck this hand and move on to the next.

  • Fold (65)
  • Call (35)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Your Hand
$190
Small blind
$200
Big blind
$180
1st
$12
$185
2nd
$200
Cut-off
$350
Flop
Pot
$19
$19
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

In this hand of your six-max game online a loose-passive player limps under the gun and you isolate him by raising to $8 on the button. The blinds fold and the limper calls. The flop comes Q 5 4 and your opponent bets out $12.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Call

Although raising against a decent player who donk-bets into you after raising might be right, against a loose-passive player it probably isn't. Loose players put in far too much money with dominated hands, so don't bother raising as a semi-bluff. Instead just call, hit your hand and then bet big, and you will make far more in the long run.

  • Raise (31)
  • Call (64)
  • Fold (5)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Your Hand
$275
1st
$120
2nd
$250
6th
$300
Cut-off
$100
$150
Button
$200
Flop
Pot
$57
$57
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

You're playing in an aggressive six-max game online. In this hand it's folded to the aggressive, winning cut-off, who raises to $8. You three-bet to $28 and he calls. The flop comes 5 J 7 and you bet $38; the cut-off raises to $100.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Raise all-in

Against a winning player, who is presumably very aggressive, your hand figures to be best here a wide percentage of the time. Because the board is so draw-heavy it's very possible that he has a draw or a worse hand he’s betting for value. Get it in now and expect to be good.

  • Fold (6)
  • Call (15)
  • Raise all-in (80)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Your Hand
$200
1st
$300
2nd
$280
Cut-off
$650
Button
$14
$210
Small blind
$280
Flop
Pot
$31
$31
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

You are playing in an aggressive six-max game online. It is folded to the good loose-aggressive button, who raises to $8. The small blind folds and you elect to flat-call. The flop comes Q 6 5. You check and he bets $14.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Smooth-call

Although check-raising may also be valid more times than not, you are going to get an instant fold. Those times your opponent does call, you’ll be a dog. If you flat-call the flop bet it allows your opponent to continue with the bulk of his range on the turn. Your hand is very likely best. Best-case scenario, you can get the button to fire three barrels with a worse hand.

  • Smooth-call (65)
  • Fold (1)
  • Raise (34)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Your Hand
$2,800
Big blind
$2,500
1st
$6,000
2nd
$2,800
3rd
$8,000
4th
$2,400
Cut-off
$8,240
Button
$900
$5,000
Pot
$0
$0
Blinds
$150/$300

Question

In the later stages of an online multi-table sit-and-go, it’s folded around to the aggressive button who raises to $900. You decide that you aren't going to fold, no matter what.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Call and shove any flop

The stop-and-go is your best bet here if you tell yourself you aren't folding. The reason it’s better than shoving? If you shove now, your opponent will be getting 2-1 on his call. In that case he is almost never folding. If you flat-call now and then bluff-shove any flop, you have a higher chance of him folding.

  • Call and shove any flop (20)
  • Raise all-in (63)
  • Call and go all-in if you hit a jack or ten (17)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Your Hand
$300
Button
$200
Small blind
$349
Big blind
$180
$0
1st
$200
2nd
$300
Flop
Turn
River
Pot
$105
$105
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

In this hand of your six-max game online, it’s folded to you in the cut-off and you raise to $8. Only the BB calls. The BB is a an aggressive TAG with whom you have history. The flop comes A T 7. He checks and you bet $14. He calls and the turn comes 7; he checks and you bet $30. He calls and the river comes 2. He checks and you bet $70. He check-raises all-in.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Fold

In this scenario with deep stacks you are rarely, if ever, good here. You would have to have one hell of a read to make this call profitable. Fold and just wait for a better spot.

  • Fold (56)
  • Call (44)
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