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The Weekly PokerNews Strategy Quiz: Easy As Falling Off a Piece of Cake

03-05-2016 6561 responses Top results

Welcome to another installment of “The Weekly PokerNews Strategy Quiz.” Once again we’ve gone back through the past week’s worth of articles appearing in the Strategy section here at PokerNews, and from them have derived eight multiple-choice questions with which to challenge you.

The title of this week’s quiz might suggest we think the questions are on the easier side this week. Or perhaps that we have trouble remembering clichés.

Getting six or more of these eight questions right earns you a passing grade. Meanwhile if you happen to get any wrong you’ll be shown the correct answer along with an accompanying explanation. You can always look back through the week’s Strategy articles if you need any help along the way.

That said, if you read the questions carefully you ought to be able to get many of these. Don’t get too confident, though, and start counting your chickens before they cross the road.

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Question 1

In “Book the Win: Advice on Breaking a Losing Streak,” Robert Woolley quotes poker author Ed Miller referring to the idea of setting a “stop loss” for yourself. What is a “stop loss”?

Question 2

In “Book the Win,” Robert mentions how after winning a lot early he probably *shouldn’t* be so eager to leave the game. Which of the following is *not* a reason he mentions for why he should probably keep playing?

Question 3

In “How to Get Value After Flopping a Set,” Jonathan Little shares a hand in which he holds 4c-4d and by the turn the board shows 9d-Ad-4s-As. His opponent checks, and Jonathan considers what hands his opponent would have to hold in order to call a bet. As he explains, with which hand would his opponent most readily call a bet here?

Question 4

In “Protecting Yourself Against Cheating in Home Games: Collusion,” Ashley Adams describes an example of two players raising and reraising each other in order to trap players in between. What’s the term used to describe this type of collusion?

Question 5

In “Remembering Suits and Estimating Stacks,” Carlos Welch offers a handy way to recall the suits of your hole cards by creating mnemonic in the form of a phrase identifying your cards’ suits. As an example, which of the following hands would Carlos have in mind when mentally recalling the phrase “T9 Compact Disc”?

Question 6

This week Mo Nuwwarah looked at a PCA Main Event hand in which the board showed 7d-3s-3d-7s-7c and with about 350,000 in the middle a player led with a bet of 500,000, a move he described as a savvy...

Question 7

In “What Could My Opponent Have? Solving Range-Reading Problems by Counting,” Nate Meyvis discusses using “blockers” to help you narrow the range of hands your opponent might have. By blockers, Nate is here referring to...

Question 8

Finally, Nate discusses how a player’s actions can be used to “filter” out certain hands from his or her range. For example, if your opponent cold-calls a four-bet from out of position before the flop, which of the following hands are most likely to have been filtered out of the player’s range by that action?

What do you think?