Question of the Day

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Your Hand
$185
1st
$250
2nd
$175
Cut-off
$350
Button
$239
Small blind
$190
Flop
Turn
River
Pot
$66
$66
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

Six-max game online. Player 2 raises it to $6. You know Player 2 to be a good, solid TAG. It’s folded to you and you call. Flop K 2 9. You check; Player 2 bets $10. You call. Turn T. You check. Player 2 bets $15; you call. River T. You believe your opponent has nothing.

How should you play your hand to make the most of it?

Correct Answer: Bet $10

A small bet like this looks like a blocking bet. Your opponent may see this blocking bet as weakness (since blocking bets are designed to see cheap showdowns) and choose to raise your weak blocking bet as a bluff. Basically your small blocking bet is actually a bet to induce a raise, which in the end will net you more money than just checking and hoping he bluffs.

  • Check (47%)
  • Bet $30 (31%)
  • Bet $10 (22%)