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Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Your Hand
$175
1st
$230
2nd
$30
$280
Cut-off
$550
Button
$220
Small blind
$350
Flop
Turn
Pot
$45
$45
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

You are playing in a $1/$2 game online. In this hand a good regular raises from middle position to $8. It’s folded to you in the big blind and you call. The flop comes J 3 5. You check and he bets $14. You call and the turn comes A. You check; he thinks for a moment and bets $30.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Call

A good regular is almost always going to fire a second barrel at this card. Aces and kings make very good second-barrel cards, and your opponent would likely continue with the bulk of his range. Peel this turn card and watch to see what he does on the river.

  • Fold (75)
  • Call (8)
  • Raise (17)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Your Hand
$30,000
1st
$21,000
2nd
$10,000
3rd
$14,000
4th
$95,000
Cut-off
$33,000
Button
$50,000
Small blind
$7,000
$0
Flop
Pot
$7,200
$7,200
Blinds
$500/$1,000

Question

You’re playing in the later stages of an online tournament, and the blinds are $500/$1,000 with a $150 ante. In this hand it’s folded to the small blind, who limps in. You raise to $3,000 and he calls. The flop comes 9 J 7 and he shoves all-in for $7,000.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Call

Your hand is likely best here, with your opponent trying to steal the pot away from you. Worst-case scenario, you do have a gut-shot to go along with your second pair, so make the call.

  • Fold (16)
  • Call (84)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Your Hand
$430
1st
$200
2nd
$110
Cut-off
$370
Button
$500
Small blind
$350
Flop
Turn
Pot
$147
$147
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

In a six-max game online, it’s folded to the button, who raises to $8. You three-bet to $28 and he calls. The flop comes J A 4. You bet $45; he calls again. The turn comes 2.

How much (if any) should you bet?



Correct Answer: $100

If you bet $50 the pot won’t be big enough to bet all of your chips. Betting $100 puts the pot to $347 with his call, and you’ll only have $330 left to bet on the river, slightly less than pot – thereby avoiding an overbet. Thus the $100 raise sets up your river shove the best.

  • Check (12)
  • $50 (5)
  • $100 (58)
  • $150 (24)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Your Hand
$170
2nd
$350
Cut-off
$180
Button
$115
$100
Small blind
$200
Big blind
$175
Flop
Turn
Pot
$51
$51
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

You’re playing in a six-max game online. In this hand you raise to $8 UTG, and an unknown player on the button calls. The flop comes J 6 3 and you bet $16. He calls and the turn comes A. You bet $40 and he raises to $115.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Raise all-in

If your opponent called the flop with the A, he just added top pair to go with his nut-flush draw and he is very likely to raise you. A flush just isn't all that probable at this point. Get it in now and worst-case scenario, wait for the board to pair.

  • Fold (10)
  • Call (14)
  • Raise all-in (76)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Your Hand
$170
2nd
$350
Cut-off
$180
Button
$115
$100
Small blind
$200
Big blind
$175
Flop
Turn
Pot
$51
$51
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

In this hand in one of your trademark six-max games online, you raise to $8 UTG and an unknown player on the button calls. The flop comes J 6 3 and you bet $16. He calls and the turn comes A. You bet $40 and he raises to $115.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Raise all-in

If your opponent called the flop with the A, he just added top pair to go with his nut-flush draw and he is very likely to raise you. A flush just isn't all that likely at this point. Get it in now and, worst-case scenario, wait for the board to pair.

  • Fold (10)
  • Call (15)
  • Raise all-in (75)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Your Hand
$170
2nd
$200
Cut-off
$473
Button
$95
$300
Small blind
$200
Big blind
$134
Flop
Turn
Pot
$49
$49
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

In a six-max game online, you raise to $8 under the gun and a loose but very passive player calls on the button. The flop comes Q 4 7. You bet $15 and he calls. The turn comes J. You bet $35 and he raises to $95.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Fold

A player who’s passive is not going to raise this turn with anything that you beat. He likely has Q-J or a set. Fold now and save some money.

  • Fold (53)
  • Raise all-in (32)
  • Call (15)

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Your Hand
$200
Button
$90
$130
Small blind
$200
Big blind
$150
1st
$300
2nd
$450
Flop
Turn
Pot
$47
$47
Blinds
$1/$2

Question

You’re playing in a six-max game online. In this hand it’s folded to you in the cut-off and you raise to $8. The good player on the button calls and the blinds fold. The flop comes Q 4 4 and you bet $14. He calls and the turn comes K. You bet $30 and he raises to $90.

What should you do?



Correct Answer: Raise all-in

Your opponent is representing an extremely small range here. He's very unlikely to have either KK or QQ, and 44 is equally doubtful. He most likely has something like A Q or a smaller flush, so get it in now.

  • Fold (11)
  • Call (25)
  • Raise all-in (65)
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