Question of the Day

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Friday, October 24, 2014

Your Hand
$90
$16
1st
$32
$67
2nd
$40
Cut-off
$89
Button
$102
$0
Small blind
$80
Flop
Turn
Pot
$25
$25
Blinds
$0.50/$1

Question

You're playing in a $0.50/$1 cash game online. A solid player makes a standard $3 raise from first position, the button calls and you see the flop with J 9. The flop comes J J 6. You decide on a little reverse psychology and bet out half the pot with your monster. Both opponents call. The turn comes 2. You bet out 2/3 of the pot, UTG min-raises and the button moves all-in.

What should you do?

Correct Answer: Fold

This hand is a good example of how important it is to be able to change plans in the middle of a pot. On the flop, you had a virtually unbeatable hand. On the turn, the action killed it. If you call, what do you think your opponents have? Could both of them have something like inferior jacks or high pairs? Could they be bluffing? Those scenarios are highly unlikely. You might have the solid player UTG beat – who could have QQ-AA – but the button must have a better hand than you. Remember, there are no draws out there and at this level, people very rarely make huge bluffs.

  • Fold (42%)
  • Call (58%)

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