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The Weekly PokerNews Strategy Quiz: Position Is Power

05-14-2016 64278 responses Top results

Welcome back to another installment of The Weekly PokerNews Strategy Quiz where we share questions inspired by articles appearing each week in the strategy section here on PokerNews.

A few of this week’s articles have focused in particular on the importance of position in poker. In no-limit hold’em, the button moves around the table for a reason — it forces every player to play from all of the different positions every single orbit. This keeps things fair, as being able to play from late position is always preferable thanks to the fact that you can see what your opponent(s) do before you have to act. And by the same token, having to act from out of position means playing with an informational disadvantage.

Yesterday’s “Five Common Mistakes When Playing from Out of Position” by Avery Wilson stressed how playing from “OOP” (out of position) often leads to other errors, while articles like Mo Nuwwarah’s “Caught Off Guard: Three-Betting Without a Plan” and Jonathan Little’s hand analysis “Value Betting the River Following a Tricky Betting Line” also highlighted the way position affects strategy.

This week’s quiz features eight questions about position in poker. Get at least six correct and you’ll be in the enviable position of having passed the quiz, and if you happen to miss any you’ll see an explanation of the right response. Also, when you finish look for the box telling you how your results compare to others who have taken it. By the way, if you don’t have one already, click here to create a PokerNews account, and you’ll see your name listed with the results, too.

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Question 1

In a no-limit hold’em ring game, which position is generally speaking the most profitable?

Question 2

In a no-limit hold’em ring game, which position is generally speaking the least profitable?

Question 3

When it folds to a player on the button who raises, what is that play often called?

Question 4

When it folds to a player in the cutoff who raises, what is that play often called?

Question 5

In hold’em, the player first to act before the flop is the one sitting...

Question 6

Sometimes a player in late position will call an opponent’s flop bet with a weak hand with an intention of bluffing on a later street, a move that is sometimes called...

Question 7

The button raises and the big blind calls. Then after the flop, the BB decides to lead with a bet, a move often referred to as a...

Question 8

Which seat at full ring NLHE table is called the “hijack” seat?

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