Question of the Day Archive

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Your Hand
$30,000
1st
$34,000
2nd
$12,000
3rd
$20,000
4th
$11,000
5th
$9,000
Cut-off
$13,000
Button
$1,000
$9,000
Small blind
$2,000
Flop
Pot
$1,300
$1,300
Blinds
$100/$200

Question

Late stages of an online MTT. Play has been aggressive w/ many steals and resteals. It’s folded to your active opponent who raises to $600 from the button. You call in the big blind. Flop T 8 3. You check; your opponent bets $1,000.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Raise all-in

Your aggressive opponent's range is very wide at this point. You have two overcards and a gut-shot straight draw. Your move is a very aggressive semi-bluff to resteal the pot from your opponent. He will likely be forced to fold a huge part of his range, and if he doesn't you still have a hand that has some equity. Ship all-in - expect a fold!

  • Raise all-in (35)
  • Fold (15)
  • Call (33)
  • Min-raise (17)

Question of the Day : Limit Hold'em – Monday, August 22, 2016

Your Hand
$6,000
1st
$2,800
Cut-off
$10,000
Button
$4,300
Small blind
$50
$3,500
Flop
Pot
$400
$400
Blinds
$50/$100

Question

Your online $50/$100 Limit game is five-handed and has been playing very aggressively. In this hand it’s folded to your opponent in the small blind - a winner at these stakes - and he raises, making it $100. You three-bet to $150 and he caps at $200. The flop comes down 5 5 2. Your opponent bets.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Raise

This is blind versus blind against a winning $50/$100 player. BVB is often very aggressive. This flop is unlikely to have helped your opponent. Your ace-high figures to be the best hand right now. Raise it up and be prepared to see a showdown.

  • Raise (31)
  • Fold (29)
  • Call (40)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Friday, August 19, 2016

Your Hand
$190
Small blind
$200
Big blind
$23
$180
1st
$200
2nd
$400
Cut-off
$350
Pot
$0
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

Aggressive six-max game online. It's folded to you on the button with A K. You make it $8 and it’s folded to the big blind, who raises to $23.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Reraise to $55

In this situation the smaller amount is actually better than the bigger amount, because it establishes the fact that you four-bet small. This is good in order to balance your range, and it allows you to four-bet small as a bluff. Obviously you are calling a shove should he five-bet ship on you.

  • Fold (1)
  • Reraise to $100 (37)
  • Reraise to $55 (35)
  • Call (27)

Question of the Day : Limit Hold'em – Monday, August 15, 2016

Your Hand
$600
1st
$500
2nd
$200
3rd
$10
$350
4th
$200
5th
$20
$540
6th
$900
Cut-off
$200
Button
$210
Small blind
$1,200
Flop
Pot
$85
$85
Blinds
$10/$20

Question

$10/$20 Limit Hold'em game at your local card club. Game is fairly loose-passive with usually a few players seeing each flop. It’s folded to Player 3 who raises to $20. Player 5 and the button call. Small blind folds and you complete. Four-handed to a T 8 3 board. You check; Player 3 bets. Player 5 raises and the button folds.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Call

You have a gut-shot plus two overcards. It’s not certain your overcards are good, but you may have as many as 10 outs. The pot is offering 4-1 immediate odds. This is too good to pass up right now, so cold-call this bet and see a turn.

  • Call (43)
  • Three-bet (18)
  • Fold (39)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Monday, August 15, 2016

Your Hand
$550
Cut-off
$50
Button
$230
Small blind
$550
Big blind
$100
$440
1st
$190
Flop
Turn
Pot
$117
$117
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

6-max game online. You raise to $8 from early position. Everyone folds to the big blind, who comes along. BB plays a regular TAGish game and is not terrible. Flop T 7 5. BB checks; you bet $14. BB check-raises to $50. You flat-call. Turn 2. BB fires $100.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Call

You still have an overpair and the nut-flush draw. Folding is bad but so is raising. Just call here and see what happens on the river.

  • Fold (21)
  • Raise (16)
  • Call (63)

Question of the Day : Limit Hold'em – Monday, August 08, 2016

Your Hand
$190
Big blind
$4
$200
1st
$4
$400
2nd
$375
3rd
$8
$100
4th
$80
5th
$290
6th
$200
Cut-off
$100
Flop
Pot
$100
$100
Blinds
$4/$8

Question

You are playing in a $4/$8 Limit game at your local casino. Players 1 and 3 limp, player 5 raises, the cut-off cold-calls, and you three-bet. The BB cold-calls the three-bets and everyone else calls. The flop comes 5 9 T. The big blind bets, player 1 calls, player 3 raises, player 5 folds and the cut-off three-bets.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Cap the betting (four-bet)

The pot is already huge and you have the nut flush draw and two overcards. You certainly aren't going to fold and you have great equity in this pot versus all these players. Cap it now and stick everyone for two extra bets.

  • Cap the betting (four-bet) (59)
  • Call the three-bet (36)
  • Fold (5)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Monday, August 08, 2016

Your Hand
$200
Button
$200
Small blind
$190
Big blind
$32
$165
1st
$300
2nd
$280
Flop
Pot
$17
$17
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

6-max game online. It’s folded to you in the cut-off and you raise to $8. The button and small blind fold; big blind calls. Big blind is a standard TAG who doesn't get out of line. Flop K 9 6. He checks; you bet $12. BB check-raises to $32.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Fold

A standard TAG is seldom doing this with any hand you can beat. Fold now and save yourself some heartache - you are definitely beat.

  • Fold (45)
  • Call (44)
  • Raise (12)