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1. What is the worst hand in hold'em playing heads up, all-in pre-flop, if your opponent will call you with any two cards?




2. 5/10 NL. 9 handed. A good mix of aggressive and passive players, 3 poor players and 4 pros. Two players are new to the table and have only played a few hands. You're UTG with:



What should you do?

Call
Fold
Raise
Raise 1/3, fold 1/3, call 1/3
Raise 50%, fold 50%
Raise 80%, call 20%
3. 25/50 NL. 9 Handed. You're on the button with:



A tight-aggressive player in middle position raises to $200. You have $5,000 and choose to call on the button. A relatively tight short stack with $1,500 in the big blind pushes all-in. You've only seen him do this with TT, AK, and AQ so far.

The middle position player thinks and folds. What should you do?

Fold
Call
4. Tournament. Blinds are 200-400 with a 50 ante. You have 4,000 chips. 9 Players. Everyone has you covered.

UTG limps in. You've seen him limp in early position often, and many times fold to a raise. Seat three limps. Button limps.

You are in the SB and have:


What do you do?

Fold
Push all-in
Call
Raise to between 1500 and 2500
5. Early rounds of a Tournament. Blinds are 200-400 with 25 antes. You have 14,000 chips. 9 handed.

You are in the cutoff seat with:


Everyone folds to you and you raise to 1200. Button folds and the small blind goes all-in for a total of 4000. You don't have much information on your opponent, except that he seems solid and you assume that he has some kind of real hand. What should you do?

Fold
Call
6. 5/10 NL cash. It is folded to you in the cutoff seat 9 handed and you hold:



What should you do?

Fold
Call
Raise
7. 5/10 NL cash game. 10 handed. Everyone has about $1,000. A tight player UTG limps. A tight player in middle raises to $40, a tight-aggressive player behind him re-raises to $150, and the button puts in a third raise for half his stack to $500.

You are in the BB with:


What should you do?

Move all-in
Call
Fold
Call and go all-in if the flop doesn't contain an ace
8. 5/10 NL cash game. 9 handed. You have $1,000. A very tight but inexperienced player with $1,000 makes standard raise to $40 from early position.

You are on the button and call with:


Flop:


UTG player bets $60, you raise to $200, and he re-raises to $500.
What should you do?

Raise all-in for $1,000
Fold
Min Raise to $800
9. 5/10 NL cash game. 6 handed. Everyone has about $2,000. A passive middle position player raises to $40. Button re-raises to $70.

You are in the BB and have:


What should you do?

Fold
Call and semi-bluff all-in on a low flop
Call
Raise to $180 about 50% of the time, call 50% of the time
Raise to $225 about 25% of the time, call 75% of the time
10. 5/10 NL cash game. 9 handed. Everyone has about $1,000. Unknown middle-position player raises to $40. Tight player on the button re-raises to $140.

You are in the BB and have:


What should you do?

Call
Raise
Fold
Call 1/3, fold 1/3, raise 1/3
Raise all-in 10%, but fold 90%
Raise all-in 10%, but call 90%
11. 5/10 NL cash game. 9 handed. Everyone has about $1,200. UTG player (tight-aggressive) raises to $50 and gets two calls from solid, tight-aggressive players.

You are in the BB with:


You re-raise to $250 and get three callers.

Flop is:


You bet $300 on the flop. UTG player calls and a middle position player moves all-in for $750 more. What should you do?

Call all-in
Fold
12. 5/10 NL cash game. 6 handed. Folded to the cutoff. A weak player with $400 raises to $40.

You have him covered and re-raise from the button to $100 with:


He calls.

Flop is:


He bets $100. What should you do?

Call
Raise
Fold
13. You and a friend are flipping a coin. It comes up heads 4 times in a row. You flip it again. Neither one of you is cheating and the coin is fair. If you were to gamble on the outcome of the 5th flip, what would you do?

Bet on tails
It doesn't matter, it's still 50/50
Bet on heads
14. 5/10 NL cash game. 10 handed. Everyone has about $1,000. An unknown player raises to $40 from UTG. It is folded to you in middle position.

You hold:


What should you do?

Raise
Fold
Call
All-in 10%, call 90%
Raise to $130 about 30% of the time, call 70%
Raise to $175 about 30% of the time, call 70%
15. 5/10 NL cash game. 9 handed. Everyone has about $1,000. Two players limp, one in early and one in middle position.

You are on the button with:


You raise to $60 and get one call from the middle position player.

Flop is:


Caller bets $80 out at you. What should you do?

Call
Raise to $250
Raise to $375
Fold
All-in
Call to trap him, raise the river
16. 5/10 NL cash game. 9 handed. You have a tricky, tight-aggressive image. Everyone has about $1,000. Three people limp.

You are in the SB and hold:


What should you do?

Fold
Call
Raise
All-in 2% and call 98%
Big raise 50% and call 50%
17. 5/10 NL cash game. 10 handed. Everyone has about $1,000. A mix of aggressive and passive players. Your image is tight-aggressive.

You are UTG with:


What should you do?

Mostly limp but sometimes raise
Mostly limp but sometimes fold
Mostly limp but sometimes raise or fold
Limp
Fold
Raise
18. Tournament. Blinds are 100-200. A novice call station raises UTG to $500. Unknown player flat-calls in middle. You all have about 20,000 chips.

You are in the cutoff seat with:


What should you do?

Call
Raise to $1,000
Raise to $1,600
Raise to $800
Raise to $2,300
19. You're in the BB. Blinds are $1/$2 and everyone at the table has $50,000 in front of them. It is folded to the button, who raises to $7 but accidentally turns over his cards in the process.

You see that he holds:


He knows that you saw his hole cards. He did not see your hand. What range of hands should you call with? Which hands should you re-raise with?

Fold all hands.
Call with any two cards, and re-raise with KK, QQ, and JJ.
Call with any pair or suited connector.
Call with any two cards, do not re-raise with anything.
Call with any two cards, and re-raise only with KK.
Call with any two cards, and re-raise only with AA.
20. 5/10 NL cash game. 9 handed. Everyone has about $1,000.

You raise to $40 UTG with:


It is folded to the expert player in the SB, who calls. BB folds and you take a flop heads up.

Flop is:


SB leads for $80. You raise to $250, and the SB re-raises to $650. Your image is tight-aggressive, very tight in early position, and you rarely bluff. What should you do?

Raise all-in
Fold
Call and fold the turn if he bets again
Call and get all-in on the turn if no overcard hits
Call and get all-in on the turn regardless of the turn card
21. 5/10 NL cash game. 7 handed. You are loose, passive, and you generally play poorly. You and the tight player in the BB both have about $3,000.

It is folded to you on the button. You hold:


You make a standard $40 raise, and the BB calls.

Flop is:


BB leads for $80. You call.

Turn is:


BB bets $200 and you raise to $400. BB re-raises to $800. You call.

River is:


BB moves all-in for his last $1900. What should you do?

Fold
Call
22. 9 handed. You limp in late middle position with:


Six players in a limped pot see a flop of:


It is checked to you and you bet the pot. A player behind you raises, and everyone folds back to you. You re-raise all-in and the re-raiser instantly calls. What does he most likely hold? He's an average tight-aggressive player.

AQ
QJ
KT
QQ
JJ
Q2
J2
23. 10/20 NL hold'em. 9 handed. Approx $2,000 Stacks. 4 limpers.

You check in the BB with:


Flop


You lead out for a pot $100 bet and get three callers.

Turn:


You lead for $200 into the $500 pot. First caller min raises to $400 and the other cold calls the $400. You call the min raise.

River:


You check, the min raiser bets $180, and the other raises to $600. What should you do?

Fold
Call
Raise
24. Late in a large tournament. Blinds 1000-2000. You have 118,000 chips and are one of the chip leaders. It is folded around to the cutoff who goes all-in for his last 10,000 chips. He is a good tournament player. SB folds.

You are in the BB and hold:


What should you do:

Fold
Call
25. Middle stages of a heads up sit 'n go tournament. Your opponent is not very aggressive.

You are in the SB/button and hold:


What should you do?

Fold
Raise
Call
Raise 10%, call 80%, fold 10%
Fold 80%, call 20%
26. Single table tournament. Blinds 100-200. You have 1000 chips. Everyone at the table has about 5000 chips. You're in middle position and it is folded to you.

You hold:


What should you do?


Fold
Raise
All-in
Call
27. 5/10 NL cash game, $1,000 stacks. 9 handed. A tight player limps UTG, and another limps in middle position. Folded to the small blind who completes. You are in the big blind and check. Your image is tight aggressive. You hold:



Flop:


You lead for $35, the UTG limper folds, and the middle position limper raises to $120. (He's a little too tight and a little bit passive. He doesn't like to get himself into many marginal situations.) Small blind folds. If you only have two choices, which is a better option?

Fold
Raise all-in
28. 5/10 NL. $2,000 stacks, 6 handed.

You raise to $35 UTG with:



One call in the cutoff position by a tight-aggressive player.

Flop:


You bet $60, he raises to $180, you re-raise to $580, he pushes all-in. What should you do?

Call
Fold
29. $5,000 is an acceptable total bankroll for a 5/10 No Limit poker professional for cash-game play in a live casino.

True
False
30. In no-limit hold'em, your position matters less than in limit hold'em because of your ability to move all-in at any time. The deeper the stacks, the less your position matters in no-limit.

True
False
31. 10/20 NL cash game. $2,000 stacks.

You limp UTG with:


Player on your left raises to $100. He is a tight and aggressive player. He's willing to make big bluffs and big calls. Folded around back to you. You re-raise to $360. He calls.

Flop:


You bet $320. He calls. Turn is:


You check. He checks. River is:


You bet $600. He calls. Your image is tricky, tight and aggressive. Your opponent has seen you show down some bluffs in the past, but doesn't consider you a maniac. What is his most likely holding?

AK
KK
44
88
32. Choosing to play AT offsuit from early position at a full, nine handed table is usually an unprofitable decision, even for most professional players.

True
False
33. 5/10 NL. $1,000 stacks. One player limps in early, you limp in late with:



SB folds and BB checks. Flop is:



BB bets $30, limper folds, you raise to $100. BB thinks and re-raises to $400.

The BB is very tight and generally shows down very strong hands. He's playing about 15% of his hands and raising about 5%, and is reasonable (not aggressive, not passive) in his aggression on the flop. What is your best move?


Raise
Raise All-in
Fold
34. 5/10 NL. $1,200 stacks. A tight-passive player limps in early. Folded to you in the BB. You hold:



You raise to $40. The early position limper calls. Flop:



You bet $60. The limper calls. Turn:



You bet $140. The limper raises to $280. You call. River:



You check. The limper moves all-in for $875. What should you do?

Fold
Call
35. 10/20 NL. Approx $2,200 stacks. UTG limps. You are in middle/late position with:


You raise to $80. The button calls and the BB calls. UTG calls.
Flop is:


UTG leads out for $200 into the $330 pot. You raise to $600. The others fold and the UTG player moves all-in for $1,900 total.

The all-in player limps too much pre-flop, raises his strong hands pre-flop, is generally passive post-flop, and seems to be an inexperienced player.

What should you do?

Call
Fold
36. 5/10 NL. 9 Handed. Everyone has about $1,000. You're in early position with:



UTG limps. You raise to $50. Two players in middle position call, and UTG calls. The flop is:



UTG checks. The pot is $265 and you bet $200. The first middle position player (loose-passive) raises all-in for $750 more.

Everyone folds to you. What should you do?

Fold
Call all-in
37. 10/20 Cash NL hold'em in a Los Angeles casino. 9 Handed. $2,000 stacks. You have been at the table for a few rotations. In the SB you find:



UTG limps. Button Limps. You limp. Unknown tight-aggressive player in BB (playing about 20% of his hands and raising 10%) Raises to $120. UTG calls. You call.

Flop:


You check. BB bets $200. You call.

Turn:


You check. BB bets $300. What should you do?

Fold
Raise
Call and check call the river
Call and check fold the river
Call and bet out on river
Call and check-raise river
38. 10/20 NL cash game. 8 handed. Everyone has about $2,000. You're in the small blind with:



A tight-aggressive player UTG raises to $80. A middle position player re-raises to $240. He's playing very tight and is very aggressive. It is folded to you. What should you do?

Fold
Call
Raise
Raise all-in
Small raise
39. 5/10 NL cash game. 8 Handed. You have $1,800.

You are in late position with:


You make a standard raise to $40 and the solid, tight-aggressive player in the big blind ($1,700) re-raises to $120. You call.

Flop:


BB bets $160, you call.

Turn:


BB bets $400, you call.

River:


BB pushes all-in for about $1,000. What should you do?

Call
Fold
40. 5/10 NL Cash. $1,000 stacks. 6 handed. You're on the button with:



Folded to you. You raise to $40. The big blind calls. Flop is:



Big blind checks to you. Is this a good flop for you?

Good
Bad
Neutral
41. 5/10 NL 9 handed cash game. $1,250 stacks. UTG limps for $10. You call in middle position with:



One more limp on the button, SB completes and BB checks. Flop:



Blinds check, UTG bets $20 into the $50 pot. You raise to $100. All fold to UTG who calls. Turn is:



UTG checks, you bet $200. He calls. River is:



UTG checks, you bet $330, UTG check-raises all-in for your last $610. The UTG player is quite loose and very passive post-flop. He limps about 40% of his hands and raises about 10% pre-flop.

What should you do?

Fold
Call
42. 5/10 NL 9 handed cash game. UTG has $1,300. SB has $1,000. The cutoff seat has $70. You have $1,500.

UTG is a mediocre pro. He plays about 17% of his hands and raises about 4% of them. He is fairly aggressive post-flop. He knows you are a good player.

The small blind is new to the game, plays way too many hands, calls re-raises with very marginal hands, and plays very poorly.

UTG raises to $40. The cutoff calls $40. You re-raise to $120. The SB calls $120. UTG calls, and the cutoff calls all-in for $70 total.

Flop:



SB checks. UTG checks. You check.

Turn:



UTG bets $160 into the $480 pot. You call. SB folds.

River:



UTG bets $350 into the $800 pot. What does he have?

67 suited
AA
KK
77/66/44
AK
Ax clubs
89 suited
43. Tournament. Blinds are 300-600 with a 75 ante. 9 handed.

SB is a well-known tourney pro and has 60,000 chips. A weak tight player UTG with 100,000 chips limps, and the SB completes. Big blind with 12,000 chips checks.

Flop:


Blinds check to UTG, who bets 3,000. SB calls and the BB min check-raises to 6,000. UTG re-raises to 12,000. After long consideration, the SB calls and the big blind calls all-in.

Turn:


SB checks. UTG checks.

River:


SB bets 10,000 into the 40,000-chip pot. UTG quickly calls. What did all three players hold?

SB had AA, UTG had a flush draw, and BB held a set.
SB had a draw, BB had two pair on the flop, and UTG had AA.
SB had a set, BB had 99+, and UTG had a flush draw.
SB had two pair on the flop, BB had a draw, UTG had A8.
44. 5/10 NL cash game. $1,000 stacks. 6 handed. You are in middle position with:



A loose-aggressive player UTG raises to $40. You re-raise to $130 and he calls.

The flop is:



He checks and you bet $185 into the $265 pot. He check-raises all-in. What should you do?


Call
Fold
45. 5/10 NL. 6 handed. $1,000 stacks. You're UTG with:



What should you do?

Raise
Fold
Call
46. 5/10 NL. 7 handed. $1,000 stacks. You're in late position with:



You raise to $40 first in and get a call from the BB. Flop is:



BB checks, you bet $60 and BB check-raises to $185. You have no reads on the BB. What should you do?

Call and fold to a strong turn bet
Call and raise turn bet
Call and call strong turn bet
Fold
Raise
All-in
47. What does "your reverse implied odds are terrible" mean? Choose one best answer.

You're short stacked, so implied odds don't matter
You'll either win a big pot or lose a small one
You're deep stacked, so implied odds matter
You're out of position, so you should move in or fold
You'll either win a small pot or lose a big one
The implied odds are good for you but bad for your opponent
48. 5/10 NL. $1,500 stacks. 9 handed. A tight-aggressive middle position player raises to $40. Another tight aggressive player on the button re-raises to $140. You're in the big blind with:



What should you do? Your image is tight aggressive, but you were recently caught bluffing.

Fold
Call
Re-raise
All-in
49. 5/10 NL. $1,000 stacks. You raise to $40 from late position. A loose-aggressive player in the big blind (who has been re-raising from the blinds a lot) re-raises to $130 and you call.

Your image is loose aggressive. You and the BB have been in a few big re-raised pots so far, both of you have been bluffing and semi-bluffing relentlessly. Flop is:



He makes a $200 continuation bet. Which hand is best if you plan to raise all-in on this flop?

88
AK
A9
QJ
50. 25/50 NL. $5,000 stacks. You have a tight image. An unknown player UTG raises to $200. A skilled, loose-aggressive player in middle position calls, and you call in the cutoff seat with:



Flop is:



UTG bets $400 and middle position calls. You raise to $1400, UTG player folds and middle position re-raises to $3400. Which play is best?

Fold
All-in
51. $50/$100 NL. Approx $50,000 stacks. 4 handed. You are a tight-aggressive mid-stakes pro taking a shot at the big game. You have your entire bankroll on the table. You're on the button with:



You raise to $500 and the expert pro player (one of the best players in New York, is very tricky and aggressive) in the big blind calls. Flop is:



BB checks and you bet $2,000. He thinks and calls. Turn is:



He checks, you check behind. River is:



He leads for $15,000 into the $5,000 pot. You have $49,000 left. You think he rivered the flush. What should you do? (Pretend you don't know what he has if you've seen the movie)

Call
Raise all-in
Fold
52. 5/10 NL cash game. $1,000 stacks. 6 handed. You raise from UTG with:


The big blind calls. He is a loose-aggressive player but has been check-folding to your flop bets during the last few rotations. Flop is:



Is this a good flop for you? What should you do?

Good flop, bet
Bad flop, check
Good flop, check
Bad flop, bet


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