Question of the Day Archive

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Monday, December 15, 2014

Your Hand
$1,200
1st
$1,800
2nd
$9,000
3rd
$2,840
4th
$1,200
5th
$3,400
6th
$1,800
Cut-off
$1,650
Button
$850
Small blind
$400
$2,400
Flop
Pot
$900
$900
Blinds
$50/$100

Question

You are playing in the later stages of an online multi-table sit-and-go. In this hand Players 4 and 6 and the button all limp, the small blind completes and you check. The flop comes down J T 7. The small blind bets $400.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Fold

With so many players to act behind you and such an ugly flop, even though you have top pair, you should fold now. Calling is not an option, so it becomes shoving or folding. With such a wet board you can expect at least one player likes it behind you as well. The small blind is showing quite a bit of strength betting into the field. Believe him and just fold your hand.

  • Raise all-in (18)
  • Fold (75)
  • Call (7)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Wednesday, December 10, 2014

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

Question

You're playing in a tight-aggressive six-max game online. It is folded to you on the button; you raise to $8; the small blind folds and the big blind calls. The board comes A T 3. The big blind checks.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Continuation bet

Ace-high flops are always good flops to continuation bet. They usually miss your opponent’s calling range and are more likely to hit your perceived range. This flop even gives you a gut-shot, so you always have that to fall back on.

  • Continuation bet (82)
  • Check (18)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Your Hand
$100
1st
$120
2nd
$45
$250
3rd
$45
$600
4th
$500
5th
$350
6th
$1,200
Cut-off
$180
Button
$45
$40
Small blind
$250
Flop
Pot
$175
$175
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

Player 2, a LAG type, raises to $8 before the flop. Players 3, 5 and 7 and the button all call. The small blind folds and you call. The flop comes 4 J 5. You check, Player 2 bets $45, player 3 calls and players 5 and 7 fold, but the button calls as well.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Raise all-in

This is a great time to get your money all-in. There is already $175 in the pot. Since you are short-stacked your raise will amount to almost a min-raise when it gets back to the original pre-flop callers. You should expect to be called by at least two of your opponents if not all of them. That will give you a great price on your excellent open-ended straight draw.

  • Fold (16)
  • Raise all-in (49)
  • Call (35)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Monday, December 08, 2014

Your Hand
$25
Button
$30
Small blind
$3
$4
Big blind
$35
1st
$9
2nd
$12
3rd
$25
Flop
Pot
$3.10
$3.10
Blinds
10¢/25¢

Question

You are playing in your average micro-stakes online game. You raise $1 pre-flop and the button folds; the small and big blinds call. The flop comes 3 A J. The small blind open-shoves for his last $3 and the big blind folds.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Call

With $3.10 in the pot already, you only need to call $3 more with no more betting to come. Getting 2-1 with a decent ace makes it an easy call.

  • Call (88)
  • Fold (12)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Sunday, December 07, 2014

Your Hand
$250
2nd
$800
3rd
$201
4th
$660
5th
$300
6th
$100
Cut-off
$280
Button
$65
Small blind
$150
Big blind
$220
Flop
Turn
River
Pot
$207
$207
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

You’re playing in a live $1/$2 game. You raise to $12 UTG. Everyone folds to Player 4, a pretty good TAG, who calls. Everyone else folds to the big blind who also calls. The BB plays far too many hands and takes them way too far. Flop is 3 Q 4. The BB checks. You bet $25. Player 4 folds. The BB calls. Turn is 3. BB checks. You bet $60 and he calls. River comes 8. BB checks.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Raise all-in

Your opponent is the exact type of opponent against whom you can effectively three-barrel top pair, top kicker. You need to value bet this type of opponent relentlessly. Against a tighter opponent it may be right to check here. However against this guy he will pay you off with hands you beat. Shove it in now and stack him good style.

  • Raise all-in (65)
  • Check (35)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Friday, December 05, 2014

Your Hand
$3,000
Button
$3,200
Small blind
$400
$3,500
Big blind
$2,000
1st
$5,000
2nd
$6,800
3rd
$1,950
4th
$875
5th
$1,000
6th
$7,540
Flop
Pot
$850
$850
Blinds
$25/$50

Question

You're playing in the early stages of an $11 tournament. The table has been playing fairly aggressively with players calling large bets with marginal hands. In this hand it's folded to you in the cut-off. You raise to $200. The button folds, the small blind calls and the big blind folds. The flop comes 4 5 A. The small blind bets out $400.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Raise $1,200; call a shove

You have top pair, top kicker. Raise this flop now. There is a flush draw as well as a straight draw. Do not slow play. Raise it up and be prepared to call a shove if he does put it all-in. In the early stages of these tournaments you’ll get all kinds of people going broke with top pair, average kicker. It’s up to you to pick up some of that dead money.

  • Raise $1,200; fold to a shove (14)
  • Raise $1,200; call a shove (69)
  • Flat-call (16)
  • Fold (1)

Question of the Day : – Thursday, December 04, 2014

Your Hand
$146
Button
$150
Small blind
$199
Big blind
$230
1st
$199
2nd
$214
Flop
Turn
River
Pot
$101
$101
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

In your six-max game online it's folded to you in the cut-off. You raise to $8 and a tight-ish regular calls on the button. The blinds fold and the flop comes T 3 5. You fire $12 and the button calls. The turn comes 4 and you second-barrel $30. Your opponent calls. The river comes 9.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Bet all-in

If you're going to barrel this river you absolutely need to overbet shove it. If you bet $60 your opponent is going to call with basically his entire turn-calling range. However if you shove your opponent is going to only call with the very, very top of his range. If you look at your opponent's range in this hand it consists of a very high percentage of medium pocket pairs, weak tens, and at very best something like JJ. Of those, very few are going to want to stack off against an overbet on this river. The way the current $1/$2 games are, overbets are almost always the nuts so an overbet bluff can be a great move from time to time.

  • Give up and check (71)
  • Fire $60 (15)
  • Bet all-in (15)

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