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The Weekly PokerNews Strategy Quiz: I’d Rather Have Your Hand

08-20-2016 11126 responses Top results

Anyone who has played no-limit hold'em has likely encountered the following situation at one point or another.

An all-in situation occurs — be it before the flop or on a later street — and after the cards go on their backs, one of the involved players looks at the other's cards and utters some version of the following:

"I'd rather have your hand."

More often than not, the person saying this is technically ahead in the hand, though vulnerable to draws and perhaps — in some cases — not even a favorite with more community cards to come.

Today's installment of "The Weekly PokerNews Strategy Quiz" presents eight all-in situations — some before the flop, some after — and asks you to say which hand you'd rather have. The correct answer in each case will be the hand that represents the favorite going forward, so keep that in mind as you make your choices.

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Question 1

Two players go all in before the flop. Which hand would you rather have?

Question 2

It’s another preflop all-in. Which hand is the favorite?

Question 3

All in before the flop again, and it's another close one. Which hand is ahead?

Question 4

Two go all in on a 9c-8c-7s flop -- which hand has the better chance of being ahead by the end?

Question 5

The board reads Ac-3d-5d and two players are all in. Which of these two hands has the best chance of winning?

Question 6

Two players go all in following a Qs-8c-5s flop. Which of these two hands has a better percentage chance of finishing ahead?

Question 7

Both of these players missed the Ac-Qd-9d flop, but who is the favorite with two cards to come?

Question 8

Last one. With only the river card to come, the board reads Tc-8d-7s-5d. You’re all in -- which hand would you rather have?

What do you think?