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Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Your Hand
$200
Small blind
$200
Big blind
$150
1st
$5
$300
2nd
$400
Cut-off
$180
Flop
Turn
Pot
$47
$47
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

In a six-max game online a huge fish limps under the gun. He's been playing 90% of hands and has been more than willing to see showdowns with as little as bottom pair. It's folded to you on the button and you raise to $8. The blinds fold and the fish calls. The flop comes 4 7 J. The fish checks and you bet $14. He calls and the turn comes 8. He bets out $5.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Call

This player is extremely loose-passive. There is no point in semi-bluffing here. Just call his minuscule bet and hope to nail the river. Do not try and bluff calling stations; they do not fold. Just wait, make a hand, and value bet relentlessly.

  • Raise to $40 (15)
  • Raise to $25 (15)
  • Fold (6)
  • Call (64)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Monday, January 22, 2018

Your Hand
24,450
1st
$40,000
2nd
$4,000
3rd
$9,600
4th
$3,200
5th
$13,430
Cut-off
$3,000
$0
Button
$10,000
$0
Small blind
$20,000
Pot
0
0
Blinds
200/400

Question

Middle stages of an online MTT. It’s folded around to a short stack in the cut-off who shoves all-in for 3,000. The button reshoves for 10,000. The small blind folds.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Call

The cut-off is likely shipping all-in with a very wide range hoping to steal the blinds or double up. The button knows this and is likely shoving a wider range in attempts to get heads-up. A Q is well ahead of both of those ranges, plus if you call and lose you still have 14,000. So call now and try and build a big stack.

  • Fold (40)
  • Call (60)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Your Hand
$180
Button
$200
Small blind
$300
Big blind
$100
1st
$18
$180
2nd
$200
Flop
Pot
$39
$39
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

In this hand of another six-max game online, a loose-weak player raises to $6 and you three-bet to $18 for value. Everyone folds to the loose player, who calls. The flop comes A 5 7 and your opponent leads $18 into you.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Raise to $60

Your opponent is loose; you want to maximize value. Allow him to call with his worse aces and flush draws, but make him pay dearly when he is behind.

  • Fold (1)
  • Raise to $35 (31)
  • Raise to $60 (67)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Your Hand
$175
2nd
$400
Cut-off
$80
Button
$190
$0
Small blind
$180
Big blind
$150
Flop
Turn
River
Pot
$98
$98
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

6-max $1/$2 game online. You pump it to $8 and get called by a solid opponent on the button. Flop Q Q 7. You bet $13; your opponent calls. Turn 5. You bet $28 and your opponent calls. River 4. You bet $50 and your opponent shoves all-in.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Fold

Unless you and your opponent have some serious history, he is just never going to be bluff-raising in this spot. Which means he is trying to extract value with a full house, a set or trips. The bet on the river was fine but calling his raise would be horrible. So fold now.

  • Fold (88)
  • Call (12)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Your Hand
$800
1st
$55,000
2nd
$45,000
3rd
$6,000
4th
$10,000
Cut-off
$19,000
Button
$14,000
Small blind
$9,000
Flop
Pot
$1,200
$1,200
Blinds
$150/$300

Question

You’re playing in an online multi-table tournament. You just lost a big coin flip in the last hand and now have just over 2BB. In this hand a loose-passive player limps from early position and it's folded to the cut-off, who limps as well. The button folds, the small blind completes and you are four-handed to a 7 T 4 flop. The small blind checks.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Bet all-in

You have $800 and there’s $1,200 in the pot. You figure to have the best hand here a lot of the time. So get it in now with your short stack and hope to start a string of double-ups.

  • Bet all-in (86)
  • Check-fold (8)
  • Check-call (7)
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