This week marked the 50th anniversary of the great poker film The Cincinnati Kid, a milestone we remarked on here at PokerNews in “Hand Histories: 50 Years of Debate Over the Last Hand of ‘The Cincinnati Kid.’”
Those who have seen the film well remember the ending featuring a wild five-card stud hand between “the Kid” and “the Man” after which the latter makes the comment quoted from above. After being criticized for how he had raised early in the hand with nothing but a weak draw when his opponent had a pair showing, the Man doesn’t defend his play. Rather, he gets philosophical.
“Gets down to what it’s all about, doesn’t it?” he says. “Making the wrong move at the right time.”
As we all know, sometimes in poker players do make the wrong moves and still win, or the right moves and still lose. But the goal is to make more right moves than wrong ones, and in order to do that we keep studying strategy.
To that end, here’s another installment of “The Weekly PokerNews Strategy Quiz,” presenting 10 multiple-choice questions culled from articles appearing in the Strategy section over the past week here at PokerNews.
Getting seven or more of these correct will earn you a passing grade, and if you ever make a wrong move you’ll see an explanation afterwards regarding the correct choice. Know as well that you can always look back through the week’s Strategy articles if you need any hints regarding what the right move is.
Got it? Good. Time now to make your move...