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The Weekly PokerNews Strategy Quiz: Finding the Right Price

12-19-2015 69226 responses Top results

The holidays are upon us and many of us are busy currently shopping for gifts for friends and loved ones. As much as we might like spending on others, it’s probably safe to say most of us are looking for bargains as we shop, hoping to find what seems to be the right price for an item before making each purchase.

Sound poker strategy also often involves “finding the right price,” such as when we try to measure pot odds correctly to justify calling an opponent’s raise. Or when we size our own bets just right to achieve a desired response. Or in a broader sense such as when we think about bankroll management and finding the right games and stakes at which to play, smartly measuring our risks versus the rewards we are hoping to gain when taking a seat at the table.

Speaking of the finding the right price, the week has ended meaning it’s time for another installment of “The Weekly PokerNews Strategy Quiz” for which there’s no cost at all other than the couple of minutes it will take to play along.

Once again our quiz this week features eight questions derived from recent articles appearing in the Strategy section here at PokerNews. Getting six or more correct out of the eight means you’ll earn a passing grade, and if you happen to get any wrong you’ll get a note explaining the correct choice.

Whether you’ve read the articles or not, you may well be able to work out solutions to these. In any case, you can always look back through the week’s articles to double-check.

Ready? Go for it. And not only is the quiz free, you’re not even expected to tip.

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The Weekly PokerNews Strategy Quiz: Finding the Right Price 101

Question 1

EPT12 Malta champion Niall Farrell made another deep run in the EPT12 Prague Main Event, finishing 40th. Farrell spoke with us during the tournament about a hand in which an opponent raised from early position, and he chose just to call with pocket kings. The flop came 5-3-2, meaning Farrell had…

Question 2

In “Big Blind Bluffing: Making an Ordinary Hand Special,” Carlos Welch describes a WSOP-C Main Event hand in which several players limped in, he checked from the BB with 8-5, and the flop came 6-4-2. He ended up check-raising with the hand for a few reasons. Which of the following was *not* one of them?

Question 3

The article “Poker Hand Rankings: What Beats What in Poker” reviews the basics for beginners. So here’s a gimme — on a board of Ad-Th-7d-9h-7h, which hand is best?

Question 4

Speaking of wild four-way hands such as the above, this week’s "Hold’em with Holloway" discussed a triple-knockout coming with two tables in the EPT12 Prague Main Event. Ilkin Amarov used pocket kings to eliminate three players in that one, but who was the favorite after the 6s-As-9s flop?

Question 5

In a new “Home Game Heroes,” Ashley Adams suggests playing in games with strangers (rather than the same group every time) can actually be a good thing. Comparing playing with a group of regulars/friends to playing with strangers, Ashley suggests that when playing with friends you are…

Question 6

In “Looking at a Final Table All-In Bluff,” Mo Nuwwarah discusses a hand in which a player check-shoved all in on a 7s-7d-Ac flop and his opponent folded. The player then showed Td-6c, meaning when he shoved he actually had very little…

Question 7

In his “Hand of the Day” this week, Alec Torelli describes a player using a “stop-and-go” play, actually doing so after the flop. Often the “stop-and-go” begins preflop and involves a player…

Question 8

Finally, on his way to finishing seventh in the EPT12 Prague Main Event, Onur Unsal told us about a hand in which he called down a “triple-barrel bluff,” meaning he called

What do you think?