Question of the Day Archive

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 (15)
  • AA-22, AK-T9 (30)
  • Any two cards (51)
  • AA-KK, AK (4)

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

Your Hand
$115
Button
$200
Small blind
$349
Big blind
$120
1st
$349
2nd
$500
Flop
Turn
River
Pot
$119
$119
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

6-max game online. Folded to you in the cut-off you raise to $8. It's folded to the very fishy big blind, who calls. Flop K 3 6. He checks. You bet $16; he calls. Turns Q. He checks; you bet $35. He calls. River 8. He thinks for a bit before checking.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Bet all-in

Many players freeze when draws complete on the river. It’s true your opponent may have a flush here, but he more likely has a king that he's hell-bent on seeing a showdown with. The times you stack a king here far outweigh the times your opponent shows up with a flush, so ship it all-in.

  • Check (50)
  • Bet $50 (30)
  • Bet all-in (20)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Your Hand
$13,000
Cut-off
$0
Button
$10,000
Small blind
$5,000
Big blind
$12,000
Flop
Pot
$3,500
$3,500
Blinds
$200/$400

Question

Late stages of an online sit-&-go. There are four people left. You raise to $1,100 from early position. The cut-off calls all-in and the small blind folds. The big blind calls. Flop J 4 3. The big blind checks.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Check

There is a dry side pot between you and the big blind. You may as well check it down in an attempt to eliminate the all-in player and get to the money.

  • Check (46)
  • Bet (54)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Your Hand
$100,000
Pot
$0
$0
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

You are playing a hypothetical $1/$2 game in your local mind. You are playing heads-up against a player, a standard TAG who has no deep-stack experience. You both have 50,000BB.

Would you rather have 10s9 in position or A A out of position?



Correct Answer: T 9 in position

With stacks so deep, A A will win many small pots but it will never win the huge pots. Your opponent is rarely going to call off a meaningful amount of money with a hand that one pair can beat. On the other hand, should you make a disguised straight or flush, you could stand to win a great deal. As the stacks grow in size it becomes less about hand value and more about being in position and playing solid post-flop poker. The A A will win you more hands but in the long run the T 9 will win you more money.

  • T 9 in position (51)
  • A A out of position (49)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Your Hand
$13,000
Cut-off
$0
Button
$10,000
Small blind
$5,000
Big blind
$12,000
Flop
Pot
$3,500
$3,500
Blinds
$200/$400

Question

Late stages of an online sit-&-go. There are four people left. You raise to $1,100 from early position. The cut-off calls all-in and the small blind folds. The big blind calls. Flop J 4 3. The big blind checks.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Check

There is a dry side pot between you and the big blind. You may as well check it down in an attempt to eliminate the all-in player and get to the money.

  • Check (46)
  • Bet (54)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Your Hand
$180
1st
$200
2nd
$170
Cut-off
$360
Button
$85
$190
Small blind
$200
Flop
Pot
$47
$47
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

6-max game online. It’s folded around to the button who makes it $7. You three-bet to $23 and he calls. The flop comes 5 8 K and you bet $30; he makes it $85.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Fold

Your opponent is likely not doing this with any hand you beat. Just fold this and wait for a better spot.

  • Fold (81)
  • Call (13)
  • Raise (7)

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