Question of the Day Archive

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Monday, July 25, 2016

Your Hand
$400
2nd
$500
Cut-off
$200
Button
$200
Small blind
$300
Big blind
$320
Flop
Turn
River
Pot
$92
$92
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

Online 6-max game, You raise under the gun to $7. It’s folded to the big blind, who comes along. Your read on him is he’s a solid LAG player. Flop Q J 7. The BB checks. You bet $12. He flats. Turn 3. He checks; you bet $30. He flats. River J. He checks.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Check through

This player, although he plays a LAG game, is not going to pay you off with any worse here. If he were a fishier player, you might be able to bet three streets for value. Since the stacks are deep I suggest you check this one through.

  • Bet (48)
  • Fold (1)
  • Check through (51)

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

Your Hand
$1,200
Button
$2,000
Small blind
$300
$1,000
Big blind
$1,450
1st
$1,500
2nd
$1,240
3rd
$1,000
4th
$1,800
5th
$3,000
Flop
Pot
$100
$100
Blinds
$10/$20

Question

First level of a $6 turbo multi-table sit-and-go. Folded around to you in the cut-off and you raise to $60. Small blind calls and the big blind folds. Flop A 5 9. The small blind checks; you bet $90. He check-raises to $300.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Reraise all-in

In a $6 tournament TPTK is practically the nuts. Ship this one all-in and expect to be called by a wide range of worse aces. If you are somehow beat, console yourself by registering for another one.

  • Fold (25)
  • Reraise all-in (40)
  • Call and see a turn (34)

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

Your Hand
$175
Button
$80
$100
Small blind
$200
Big blind
$130
$0
1st
$200
2nd
$300
Flop
Turn
Pot
$79
$79
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

6-max game online it’s folded to you and you raise to $8 from the cut-off. Button calls and so does big blind. Flop 3 3 6. Big blind checks to you. You bet $18 and both players call. Turn 8. BB checks. You bet $40. Button min-raises to $80 and big blind shoves all-in.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Fold

With a raise and a check-raise behind you, you are pretty much never good. This should be one of the easier folds you will have to make in your career.

  • Call (21)
  • Fold (79)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Monday, July 04, 2016

Your Hand
$80,000
1st
$95,000
2nd
$7,000
3rd
$21,000
4th
$120,000
5th
$32,000
6th
$54,000
Cut-off
$5,000
$70,000
Button
$32,000
Small blind
$12,000
Flop
Pot
$2,000
$2,000
Blinds
$400/$800

Question

Late stages of a live tournament. In this hand, a very loose and unpredictable player (but not that good) limps from the cut-off. Everyone else folds to you and you check your option. Flop: 7 3 2. You bet $1,500 and he insta-raises to $6,000.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Fold

This is a tough hand to play. If you raise, you have to commit yourself to call a shove. Raising probably isn't the best play because your opponent will felt all better sevens, overpairs, and flush draws. So your equity vs. his range is not that good. Calling sucks too because if he's bluffing he'll continue on almost all turns, making it hard to continue. Your best bet is to just fold now and understand that though you'll be folding the best hand some percentage of the time, it's just the least bad of all your options.

  • Call (29)
  • Fold (45)
  • Raise (26)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Monday, June 27, 2016

Your Hand
$200
Button
$200
Small blind
$239
Big blind
$400
1st
$60
$100
2nd
$300
Flop
Pot
$57
$57
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

Aggressive 6-max game online. Under-the-gun player raises to $9 and you 3-bet to $27. Everyone folds to the UTG player, who flat-calls. You have him pegged as the fish at the table. Flop K 3 2. He donk-bets $60.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Raise all-in

The pot has been three-bet and there’s $117 in it. You have the nut-flush draw and an overcard, and your opponent is fishy. He could be donking this flop with everything from a smaller flush draw to a middle pocket pair. Your best bet is to stick it in now.

  • Call (27)
  • Fold (5)
  • Raise all-in (69)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Monday, June 20, 2016

Your Hand
$160
Cut-off
$230
Button
$140
$0
Small blind
$200
Big blind
$187
1st
$180
Flop
Pot
$69
$69
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

6-max game online. Tight-aggressive player raises from under the gun to $6. You flat-call in middle position with 9 9. Button 3-bets to $22. UTG flat-calls. You call. Flop 6 7 8. UTG checks. You bet $50. Button ships all-in for $140. UTG folds and it's to you.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Call

With your bet on the flop and his shove, there's $259 in the pot. You have to call $90 more. The pot is laying you 2.9-1 odds. Against a range of overpairs, overcards and a flush draw, you're 40% to win. Getting almost 3-1, folding would be a terrible error. Call now and cross your fingers.

  • Call (87)
  • Fold (13)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Monday, June 13, 2016

Your Hand
$170
Small blind
$200
Big blind
$180
1st
$300
2nd
$120
3rd
$75
$85
4th
$200
5th
$201
Cut-off
$450
Flop
Turn
Pot
$120
$120
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

You're grinding the $1/$2 game at your local casino. Player 3 limps and you raise to $10. Blinds fold; Player 3 calls. Flop J 5 8. He checks and you c-bet $15. He check-raises to $35. You elect to smooth-call with your flush draw. Turn 2. He bets out $75.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Raise all-in

The pot is already $195 with his turn bet. He has only $85 behind. He is very rarely going to fold to your turn raise, but he might if you flat-call and another heart comes. You may as well get it in now.

  • Raise all-in (42)
  • Flat-call (58)
  • Fold (0)