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Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Monday, February 01, 2016

Your Hand
$175
Big blind
$200
1st
$400
2nd
$240
Cut-off
$600
Button
$200
Flop
Turn
Pot
$22
$22
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

Regular online six-max game. It’s folded to you in the small blind. You raise to $6 and the big blind calls. Flop: 4 T J. You bet $10. BB calls and the turn comes Q.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Bet-fold

This is the only way to play this board. Bet this turn card, but if your opponent raises you're done with the hand. If you're raised in this spot your opponent almost surely has two pair. It's a tough spot, so fold. Also, your hand is strong and it’s too dangerous to check and have it get checked through. Bet now for value but get out if you're raised.

  • Bet-call (49)
  • Bet-fold (33)
  • Check-raise (16)
  • Check-fold (2)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Monday, January 18, 2016

Your Hand
$150
1st
$300
2nd
$400
Cut-off
$130
Button
$200
Small blind
$120
Flop
Turn
Pot
$151
$151
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

Online six-max game. It's folded to the cut-off who makes it $9. Your read is that he's a LAG/TAG and is very good at hand-reading. He's on the aggressive end of that spectrum. You three-bet to $30. He flat-calls. Flop A Q 7. You c-bet $45 and he calls. Turn 3.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Check-raise

Chances are your opponent is not calling this flop with nothing. He likely has some sort of hand. Check to him on the turn and attempt to get it all-in … although any bet he makes will almost be all-in anyway. Even if the turn checks through, it isn't a big deal - the pot is huge in relation to your stack so you will have no problem betting the river for value.

  • Bet-call (53)
  • Bet-fold (10)
  • Check-raise (33)
  • Check-fold (4)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Monday, January 11, 2016

Your Hand
$2,400
Small blind
$2,300
Big blind
$5,400
1st
$2,000
2nd
$60
$3,200
3rd
$2,000
4th
$1,000
5th
$5,500
6th
$60
$3,000
Cut-off
$1,200
Flop
Pot
$80
$80
Blinds
$10/$20

Question

Early stages of an online multi-table tournament. In this hand Players 2 and 6 limp and you limp on the button. The blinds come along and the flop comes K 5 8. The blinds check. Player 2 bets $60 and Player 6 calls.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Raise

You have the third nut-flush draw against players with a still very weak range. Raise it up now as a semi-bluff. If they call, you have nine outs, and you may be able to get a free card on the turn. Raising gives you the most ways to win the hand so it do it now - raise to $250.

  • Raise (29)
  • Fold (8)
  • Call (64)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Your Hand
1,115,000
5th
$200,000
6th
$180,000
Cut-off
$800,000
Button
$180,000
$1,300,000
Small blind
$340,000
Big blind
$500,000
1st
$560,300
2nd
$700,000
3rd
$1,120,000
Flop
Pot
160k
160k
Blinds
10k/20k/2k

Question

Massive MTT online; 55 left of 12,000. Your image is loose-aggressive. You've been stealing often and only once been played back at. In an earlier hand you raised pre-flop, c-bet and folded to small raise. Table is tight so you raise to 55k from middle position. Button calls; everyone else folds. Flop 5 7 8. You c-bet 90k; button min-raises to 180k.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Fold

This is the only guy at the table who can bust you. Though you might have seven or so outs, there is no reason to get involved here. Min-raises in these spots are often signs of strength; get out of the way and wait for a better spot.

  • Fold (37)
  • Raise (24)
  • Call (39)

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