Poker is a game that starts out simple enough, but gets more complicated the longer it goes. A hand of hold’em, for example, is often not that complex before the flop, but can become increasingly so by the river. Same for tournaments, where things often aren’t so tricky early on, but the tests become more difficult the deeper into the tournament you go.
This week’s installment of The Weekly PokerNews Strategy Quiz imitates that trajectory, starting out with relatively easy questions and getting a little more challenging as it goes. The focus this week concerns “poker math” or those at-the-table calculations you sometimes have to make concerning blinds, antes, bet sizes, and how much is in the middle.
The questions are inspired by some of this week’s strategy articles on PokerNews, particularly those having to do with tournament-related math.
For example, early in the week we shared a warning about new, rapid structures for low buy-in events at this summer’s World Series of Poker: “Playing the Colossus? Structure Changes to Early Levels Make Fast Start Crucial.” Then came a discussion of “Building Big Pots with Big Hands: Stack-to-Pot Ratio,” and another explaining how “Crucial Mistakes Open-Raisers Make That Ruin Their Tournament Lives.”
If you happen to miss any questions, you’ll get an explanation of the correct response. When you’re done you’ll also see a pop-up showing you how you did compared to others, and if you’re logged into your PokerNews account your username will appear amid the standings. If you don’t have a PokerNews account already, click here to create one.