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Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Thursday, August 21, 2014

Your Hand
$250
$13
Button
$540
Small blind
$200
Big blind
$40
$155
1st
$80
2nd
$220
Flop
Pot
$17
$17
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

In your six-max game online it’s folded to you in the cut-off. You raise to $8 and only the regular in the big blind calls. The flop comes Q 5 6 and the big blind checks and you bet $13 and he raises to $40.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Call

This is a spot where calling is perfectly fine. You have top pair with the nut flush draw. You really don’t have to be afraid of any turn cards. So if he has a worse flushdraw or a worse queen just let him keep firing away.

  • Fold (1)
  • Call (42)
  • Raise (57)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Your Hand
$40,000
Button
$70,540
Small blind
$1,000
$42,400
Big blind
$2,000
$33,540
1st
$50,430
2nd
$16,504
3rd
$25,420
4th
$8,000
$55,402
Pot
$2,800
$2,800
Blinds
$1,000/$2,000 $400 ante

Question

You’re playing in the later stages of a live MTT. In this hand a loose aggressive but not great player makes it $8,000 directly on your right. You decide you want to three-bet him because you think he doesn’t have a hand.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Move all-in

If you are convinced you’re going to re-raise him in this spot then you have to move all-in. Raising is bad because you’re going to be getting odds to call it off if you-re re-raised so just stick it in immediately and maximize your fold equity.

  • Re-raise to $16,000 (13)
  • Re-raise to $20,000 (24)
  • Move all-in (63)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Your Hand
$350
Big blind
$750
1st
$250
2nd
$1300
3rd
$800
4th
$750
5th
$550
6th
$900
Button
$320
Flop
Turn
Pot
$406
$406
Blinds
$3/$6

Question

You’re playing in a live $3/$6 no-limit game at you local casino. In this hand it’s folded around to a really bad player who makes it $30. It’s folded to you in the small blind and you raise to $100. She calls and the flop comes 2 T 8 you fire $150 and she calls. The turn is the 9..

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Bet All-in

You have an overpair as well as an openended straight draw. Just move in for your last $350 and hope she calls with something like J T.

  • Check/Fold (3)
  • Check/Call (20)
  • Bet All-in (77)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Monday, August 18, 2014

Your Hand
$594
Small blind
$35
$943
Big blind
$240
1st
$80
2nd
$720
Cut-off
$320
Flop
Pot
$54
$54
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

You’re playing in a six-max game online. In this hand it’s folded to you on the button and you make it $6. The small blind, an aggressive regular, makes it $26 and the big blind folds. You call and the flop comes J 7 5 and the small blind c-bets $35.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Raise

Because you’re so deep a raise is very good in this spot. No matter what your opponent’s hand is when he’s out of position and this deep he’s going to make mistakes. So raise it to $115 with your double gutter and if he folds fine but if he you have outs and you can barrel.

  • Call (48)
  • Fold (14)
  • Raise (37)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Sunday, August 17, 2014

Your Hand
$740
$50
Small blind
$250
Big blind
$100
$660
1st
$250
2nd
$540
Cut-off
$99
Pot
$0
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

You’re playing six-max Zoom Poker on PokerStars. In this hand it’s folded to you and you raise to $6 on the button. The small blind folds and the big blind raises to $24. You make it $50 and he makes it $100.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Call

Well, you don’t want to get all-in with KK 300+bb deep. You’re just always going to be up against aces. It's time to see a flop and play very carefully. Because you see more hands at Zoom Poker and more people are just folding to good hands, KK vs AA is going to happen more frequently. You can’t be surprised when it does, and you can’t get in 300+BB with KK and be happy about it. So just call and play poker.

  • Fold (8)
  • Call (41)
  • Raise (50)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Saturday, August 16, 2014

Your Hand
$245
Cut-off
$288
Button
$28
$120
Small blind
$240
Big blind
$250
1st
$240
Flop
Turn
River
Pot
$43
$43
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

In your six-max game online you raise to $8 from middle position. Only the fish on the button calls. The flop comes 8 T 4. You c-bet $12 and your opponent calls. The turn comes 8. You check and he checks behind. The river comes 2. You check and he bets $28.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Call

A call is definitely ok in this spot. There are a ton of gutshots and overcard hands that your opponent may have called the flop with. The board ran out pretty well for your hand with everything missing so make the call and expect to see something like QJ.

  • Fold (64)
  • Call (24)
  • Raise (11)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Friday, August 15, 2014

Your Hand
$192
$8
Small blind
$240
Big blind
$320
1st
$40
$174
2nd
$40
$164
Cut-off
$250
Pot
$0
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

You’re playing in a six-max game online. In this hand a badish player limps under the gun. Player 2, a tight regular, raises it to $8 and you just flat call on the button. The blinds fold and UTG raises to $40 and player 2 calls.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Fold

A limp re-raise usually reps a lot of strength, even when it’s done by a fish. A fold can never be wrong here. Calling risks far too much of your stack vs two opponents that have already shown strength. Fold and move on.

  • Fold (46)
  • Call (34)
  • Raise (20)

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