Question of the Day Archive

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Your Hand
$330
1st
$225
2nd
$320
3rd
$194
4th
$255
5th
$344
Cut-off
$555
Button
$280
Small blind
$230
Flop
Pot
$37
$37
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

You're playing in a live $1/$2 game at your local casino. In this hand Player 3 raises to $12 and the button calls. You call in the big blind and take a flop three-way of 7 8 4.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Bet

Lead into the original raiser when you flop a set on such a draw-heavy board. The last thing you want is to have the flop check through, so bet $35.

  • Check/Raise (43)
  • Check/Fold (0)
  • Check/Call (13)
  • Bet (44)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Your Hand
$192
Button
$194
Small blind
$199
Big blind
$320
1st
$199
2nd
$540
Flop
Pot
$17
$17
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

In your six-max game online it's folded to you in the cut-off and you raise to $7. The button calls and the blinds fold. The flop comes 8 7 2.

Should you c-bet?



Correct Answer: Yes

This spot is fine for a c-bet. If you had AK you should probably check-fold. But you have a gutshot, a backdoor flush draw and two overcards. You can c-bet this and if you're called you still have decent enough equity.

  • Yes (81)
  • No (19)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Monday, July 21, 2014

Your Hand
$320
1st
$320
2nd
$89
Cut-off
$7
$244
Button
$7
$193
Small blind
$199
Pot
$0
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

In your six-max game online it's raised to $7 by an aggressive regular in the cut-off. Another regular calls on the button and the small blind folds.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Three-bet

This is a good spot for a squeeze play. Raise to $30 as a bluff with a back-up plan. Calling and playing out of position with a dominated king is not as good. Re-raise and hope to pick up the original raise and call.

  • Fold (43)
  • Call (24)
  • Three-bet (32)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Sunday, July 20, 2014

Your Hand
$175
$55
1st
$230
$0
2nd
$201
Cut-off
$188
Button
$80
Small blind
$320
Flop
Turn
River
Pot
$91
$91
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

In your six-max game online it’s raised under the gun to $8 by a regular. Everyone folds and you call in the big blind. The flop comes Q J 4. You lead for $12 and UTG calls. The turn comes T. You bet $30 and he calls. The river comes 2. You bet $55 and he shoves for $230.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Fold

You are rarely, if ever, good here. It’s very likely your opponent has the nut straight but occasionally he’ll show up with a slow-played set. Either way, top two pair just isn’t good. You should fold.

  • Fold (66)
  • Call (34)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Saturday, July 19, 2014

Your Hand
$234
Small blind
$194
Big blind
$549
1st
$320
Cut-off
$99
Flop
Pot
$14
$14
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

In your six-max game online it’s folded to you on the button. You raise to $6 and only a regular in the small blind calls. The flop comes A 8 3. He checks.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Check

A check is great here. There are no worse aces in his range and he’s folding anything else. Plus when you check you can then bet the turn and/or river and often not be given credit for an ace. So check back and play the turn.

  • Check (44)
  • Continuation bet (56)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Friday, July 18, 2014

Your Hand
$199
Button
$540
Small blind
$215
Big blind
$199
2nd
$330
Flop
Pot
$13
$13
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

In your six-max game it’s folded to you in the cut-off. You raise to $6 and it’s folded to the regular in the big blind who calls. The flop comes J 7 2. The big blind checks.

Should you continuation-bet?



Correct Answer: No

You’re usually not going to be called by a worse hand and a better hand won’t fold. Check this back for pot control and play poker on the turn.

  • Yes (81)
  • No (19)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Thursday, July 17, 2014

Your Hand
$185
2nd
$430
3rd
$550
4th
$70
5th
$394
6th
$230
Cut-off
$238
Button
$240
Small blind
$320
Big blind
$320
Flop
Pot
$77
$77
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

You're playing in a live $1/$2 game with many loose-passive players. In this hand you make it $15 to go under the gun and are called by Players 2, 5, 6 and the button. The small blind calls and the big blind folds. The flop comes T 4 J. The small blind checks.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Check

Though you have overcards and a gutshot you should still just check. A continuation bet will cost you quite a bit of money and it's unlikely to succeed vs. four other players. Just check and pray for a check through.

  • Continuation bet (34)
  • Check (66)

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