Question of the Day Archive

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 (49)
  • 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)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Thursday, August 14, 2014

Your Hand
$12,000
$2,000
3rd
$9,430
4th
$3,550
5th
$8,230
Cut-off
$9,304
Button
$5,500
Small blind
$8,304
Big blind
$7,000
$0
1st
$2,123
Pot
$0
Blinds
$150/$300

Question

You’re playing in a tournament online. In this hand a player raises to $700 under the gun. You make it $2,000 and it’s folded to the player in the big blind whom you know to be a very good tournament player. He raises all-in to $7,000. UTG folds.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Fold

Though you’re almost getting 2:1 you really should fold this. UTG raised and you three-bet him in UTG+1. Both raises scream strength and this good player still chooses to shove? He has aces or kings almost certainly. Just fold and move on.

  • Fold (50)
  • Call (50)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Your Hand
Small blind
$1
$199
Big blind
$2
$198
1st
$230
2nd
$315
Cut-off
$7
$194
Pot
$0
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

In your six-max game online it’s folded to a regular in the cut-off who raises to $7. You decide you want to three-bet light.

What's the best hand to three-bet light with?



Correct Answer: A 2

The best hand to three-bet light with in this spot is A 2. Generally the best light three-bet hand is one that has no value to call with. Suited connectors and pocket pairs are far too strong when you see a flop in position to turn into a bluff. The A2o is probably not good enough to flat profitably, so bluff with it. The ace is also a good back up plan in case you’re called. A large portion of your opponents' three-bet call range is like JJ, TT, etc., and with the A2o you have three outs as a backup plan.

  • T 9 (58)
  • A 2 (13)
  • 5 7 (8)
  • 6 6 (20)

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