Question of the Day Archive

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Your Hand
$185
1st
$250
2nd
$175
Cut-off
$350
Button
$239
Small blind
$190
Flop
Turn
River
Pot
$66
$66
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

Six-max game online. Player 2 raises it to $6. You know Player 2 to be a good, solid TAG. It’s folded to you and you call. Flop K 2 9. You check; Player 2 bets $10. You call. Turn T. You check. Player 2 bets $15; you call. River T. You believe your opponent has nothing.

How should you play your hand to make the most of it?



Correct Answer: Bet $10

A small bet like this looks like a blocking bet. Your opponent may see this blocking bet as weakness (since blocking bets are designed to see cheap showdowns) and choose to raise your weak blocking bet as a bluff. Basically your small blocking bet is actually a bet to induce a raise, which in the end will net you more money than just checking and hoping he bluffs.

  • Check (46)
  • Bet $30 (32)
  • Bet $10 (22)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Your Hand
$170
1st
$500
2nd
$120
Cut-off
$190
Button
$45
$150
Small blind
$200
Pot
$0
$0
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

Six-max game online. It’s folded to a regular on the button who raises to $6. Your read on him is he's a good player who is very aggressive: he can both three- and four-bet light and is aware that you can do the same. You’ve played together before and he knows you're a good, aggressive player as well. Small blind folds, you reraise to $20. He re-reraises to $45.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Raise all-in

Your hand stands to be better than his range here a lot of the time. Because of the dynamic of two aggressive players, he can be four-betting you light because you know that he knows you could be three-betting light. Shoving is better than calling because you will be playing the pot out of position, and many overcards can hit the flop that will leave you confused. So just ship it in now.

  • Fold (6)
  • Raise all-in (67)
  • Call (27)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Sunday, February 12, 2017

Your Hand
$280
1st
$300
2nd
$75
Cut-off
$100
Button
$270
Small blind
$200
Flop
Turn
Pot
$101
$101
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

Six-max game online. A tight-aggressive opponent on the button raises to $6. The small blind folds and you raise to $20 from the big blind. She calls. Flop J J 8. You bet $30. She calls. Turn 2.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Bet-fold

You have a good hand with an overpair. Just because the board is paired doesn't mean you should shut down. By betting in this spot you can get value out of KK-99 and even some random weaker hands. So bet the turn for value. However, if your opponent raises, you can safely fold - unless you have some sick read.

  • Check-fold (5)
  • Bet-call (40)
  • Bet-fold (54)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Friday, February 03, 2017

Your Hand
$200
1st
$420
2nd
$200
Cut-off
$360
Button
$8
$200
Small blind
$100
Pot
$0
$0
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

You're playing in a six-max game online. In this hand it’s folded to the cut-off, who is a good TAG. He raises to $8 and the small blind folds.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Fold

You rarely have odds to call and hit a set with a small pocket pair against a good player. Even when you hit, seldom are you going to win his whole stack. Re-raising as a light three-bet is better than calling, but it puts you into tough spots if you're called. Just fold and wait for a better spot.

  • Three-bet (21)
  • Call (56)
  • Fold (23)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Friday, January 27, 2017

Your Hand
$190
Big blind
$400
1st
$320
2nd
$180
Cut-off
$90
$110
Button
$180
Flop
Pot
$42
$42
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

6-max game online. Your image is that of a good TAG if a little more on the aggressive side. Folded to cut-off, who is another good TAG. He raises to $6. Folded to you and you make it $20. BB folds and CO calls. Flop 6 6 A. You check; he checks behind. Turn 3. You bet $30. He raises to $90.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Raise all-in

You have top pair, top kicker in a three-bet pot. It’s practically the nuts in this situation. Calling accomplishes nothing because once you call the turn you are never folding the river so your villain will never bluff. May as well get it in now and hope to get called by a worse ace.

  • Fold (7)
  • Call (27)
  • Raise all-in (66)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Your Hand
$195
Small blind
$240
Big blind
$190
1st
$300
2nd
$120
Cut-off
$450
Flop
Turn
Pot
$45
$45
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

6-max game online. Your image is as a standard TAG. Folded to you on the button, you raise to $8. SB folds and the TAG big blind calls. Flop K J 3. BB bets $14 and you call. Turn 7. BB checks.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Check

A bet does not accomplish anything. You have a hand that may have decent showdown value, but a bet does not fold out better and it does not get worse to call. Check through and play poker on the river.

  • Check (41)
  • Bet (59)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Your Hand
$3,200
Small blind
$3,500
Big blind
$4,500
2nd
$9,230
Cut-off
$10,400
Pot
$1,200
$1,200
Blinds
$300/$600

Question

You are playing in the later stages of an online multi-table sit-and-go. The blinds are $300/$600 with a $50 ante and there are six people at your table. There is $1,200 in the pot before the first card is dealt. It is folded to you in the small blind.

What range should you shove?



Correct Answer: Any two cards

It is folded to you in the small blind. You have five big blinds. Shoving and winning the blinds increases your stack by 33%. You need to make a move now or else you risk getting even shorter: ship any two cards.

  • AA-TT, AK-AJ, K-Q-S (14)
  • AA-22, AK-T9 (30)
  • Any two cards (52)
  • AA-KK, AK (3)