Question of the Day

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Monday, October 17, 2016

Your Hand
Small blind
Big blind


You're playing in a tough six-max game online. There are no soft spots in this game and you're just playing to your blinds before you leave. In this hand, it's folded to you in the cut-off and you raise to $14 with A A. The button calls, as do both the blinds, and you go four-handed to a K Q 7 flop. The small blind checks and the big blind donk-bets $34.

What should you do?

Correct Answer: Call

Raising is everyone's gut reaction, but why? You should always have a reason to raise - either to get more money in the pot from a worse hand or to get your opponent to fold. In this hand, you aren't looking for a fold and if you raise, you won't get value out of any hand you beat. If you raise, your opponent will fold everything you're ahead of and continue with hands you lose to. By flat-calling, you keep in hands that you beat and that he'll continue on the turn with. Thus you maximize your EV.

  • Raise (59%)
  • Fold (2%)
  • Call (39%)