Question of the Day Archive

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Your Hand
$200
Button
$300
Small blind
$200
Big blind
$130
$80
1st
$400
2nd
$320
Flop
Turn
Pot
$44
$44
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

Once again in a six-max game online, in this hand it’s folded to you, and you raise to $8. The small blind folds and the standard tight-aggressive big blind calls. The flop comes Q 9 3. He checks; you bet $14; he calls. The turn comes T. He checks and you bet $28. He check-raises to $130.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Fold

A standard TAG is very rarely going to flat-call the flop and check-raise all-in on the turn as a bluff. That said, there are also very few hands that he can do this with for value that you beat. For those reasons, you should fold and wait for a better spot.

  • Fold (53)
  • Call (11)
  • Raise all-in (35)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Your Hand
$195
Small blind
$200
Big blind
$250
$0
1st
$100
2nd
$185
Cut-off
$165
Flop
Pot
$15
$15
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

In this hand of your six-max game online it’s folded to you on the button and you raise to $7. The SB folds and the tight-aggressive big blind calls. The flop comes A Q J. Your opponent leads for $10; you raise to $40, and he shoves.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Fold

You have two pair, yes, but in reality your hand isn't as strong as it looks. You are either crushed by a bigger two pair or a straight, or you are flipping with some pair/straight/flush combo draw. Better to just fold now with only $47 invested.

  • Fold (48)
  • Call (52)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Your Hand
$400
1st
$8
$240
2nd
$8
$300
Cut-off
$8
$500
Button
$8
$200
Small blind
$8
$230
Pot
$0
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

You are playing in a six-max game online. In this hand a loose-aggressive player opens to $8 from under the gun, and the entire table calls to you. You decide to bluff reraise hoping everyone will fold.

Which hand is best for this?



Correct Answer: 3h-8c

The other two hands have far too much value in seeing a flop multiway to just turn them into a bluff. That being the case, the worthless hand is better, because you are then getting value out of a hand that has none.

  • 3h-8c (13)
  • 6h-7h (69)
  • 3s-3d (18)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Your Hand
$175
Small blind
$200
Big blind
$190
1st
$200
2nd
$349
Cut-off
$300
Flop
Turn
Pot
$45
$45
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

Folded to you on the button in your six-max game online, you raise to $8. The fish in the big blind makes the call and the flop comes A 9 2. He checks, you bet $14 and he calls. The turn comes 2 and he checks.

How much (if any) should you bet?



Correct Answer: Full pot

You have a huge hand. Against a fish you want to get max value. Bet the full pot on the turn in order to build a pot that is big enough on the river that you can shove all-in without it being an overbet. If you bet half pot or less, you will never have a big enough pot where you can get all-in.

  • Full pot (36)
  • Half pot (51)
  • Check through (13)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Your Hand
$165
Button
$170
Small blind
$200
Big blind
$340
1st
$120
2nd
$700
Flop
Turn
Pot
$65
$65
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

You are playing in an online six-max game; in this hand, it’s folded to you and you raise to $7 from the cut-off. The button calls and the flop comes Q 3 J. You bet $11 and your opponent raises to $24. You call and the turn comes K.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Bet

You have a straight. You want to get value but if you check and then call you really have no idea where you stand. Also, if you check and raise, seldom are you going to get called by worse. So make a bet now and the rest of the hand will become easier for you to play.

  • Check-raise (27)
  • Check-fold (10)
  • Bet (63)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Monday, April 17, 2017

Your Hand
$500
Big blind
$750
1st
$320
2nd
$370
3rd
$800
4th
$1,200
5th
$655
6th
$200
Cut-off
$890
Button
$600
Flop
Pot
$290
$290
Blinds
$2/$5

Question

Loose-aggressive game at your local casino. Player 1 limps under the gun and it’s folded to the Button, who makes it $40. You three-bet to $140 in the small blind. The big blind and Player 1 fold. The button calls and the flop comes T 5 Q.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Bet $200

This is a very good flop for your hand. You have a very robust draw with the nut flush draw, plus a gut-shot and two overcards. Bet now and call/shove if he raises.

  • Check (23)
  • Bet $200 (77)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Your Hand
$200
Small blind
$200
Big blind
$180
1st
$340
2nd
$170
Cut-off
$12
$200
Flop
Pot
$17
$17
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

In another six-max game online, in this hand an aggressive player raises to $7 from the cut-off, and you elect to call on the button. The flop comes 5 6 K. The cut-off bets $12.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Call

You have a gut-shot and a backdoor flush draw. Also, your opponent is aggressive and is likely c-betting this flop with his entire range. You can call in position with your gut-shot, backdoor flush draw, and also add a float to your equity pool. If your opponent checks the turn, don't be afraid to take the pot away from him with a bet.

  • Fold (33)
  • Call (37)
  • Raise (30)