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Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Your Hand
$11,000
Big blind
$5,500
$0
1st
$5,000
2nd
$6,000
3rd
$2,300
4th
$5,000
5th
$8,000
Cut-off
$23,000
Button
$12,000
Flop
Pot
$2,400
$2,400
Blinds
$200/$400

Question

Later stages of a live tournament and it’s folded to you in the small blind. You raise to $1,200 with 8 8. The big blind calls. Your image is tight but loose with late-position opens. The BB is a standard TAG on the looser side. He's aware of your image. Flop is Q Q 5. You bet $2,000. He instantly shoves for $5,500 total.

What should you do?

Correct Answer: Call

Your opponent is unlikely to play a queen like this. This is most likely a complete draw or a flush draw at very best. With $2k invested it only costs another $3,500 to see a showdown. Even if you lose this hand you are in decent shape. So make the call and expect to be ahead.

  • Fold (21%)
  • Call (79%)

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Nevada68 2013-02-08 14:26:33

He very well could be playing A,Q,----or possibly wired 5's----or wired J's---just a thought,---I read these little questions every day and I have to say I don't agree with a lot of the answer's given.---Thank You

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