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The Weekly PokerNews Strategy Quiz: Shuffle Up and Deal!

12-05-2015 69155 responses Top results

We’ve all heard the instruction from tournament directors to dealers to “Shuffle up and deal!” It’s poker’s traditional kickoff, opening tip, first pitch, and starting flag.

Sometimes such as at the World Series of Poker others are honored with the task, which can occasionally lead to some interesting variations on the theme. A few of us still remember that time at the 2010 WSOP when Dallas Cowboys legendary running back Emmitt Smith told dealers to “Shuffle up and play!”

Occasionally more creative TD’s have found other imaginative variations on the call, telling dealers to “blend ‘em and send ‘em!” Or “scramble and gamble!” None have yet been able seriously to challenge tradition, though.

Speaking of a challenge, we’ve come to the end of another week, which means it is time again for another installment of “The Weekly PokerNews Strategy Quiz.”

As we’ve done before, the quiz this week features questions derived from the past week’s worth of articles appearing in the Strategy section here at PokerNews. Getting six or more correct out of the eight earns you a passing grade, and if you get any wrong you’ll get a note explaining the correct choice.

You might find you can work out the answers to questions without having read the articles to which they refer, although you can always look back through the week’s articles to double-check.

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The Weekly PokerNews Strategy Quiz: Shuffle Up and Deal! 101

Question 1

To start the week, Robert Woolley wrote about something called “CBT” and how it could potentially be helpful to poker players who make the same mistakes over and over again. In the article, “CBT” refers to...

Question 2

One example of distorted thinking discussed in the article is exemplified by players who complain “I never win with aces” or ask “How come flush draws hit for everyone but me?” or claim “I haven’t flopped a set since the Nixon adminstration.” These players are guilty of...

Question 3

In “Send Your Bankroll Into Orbit With Satellite Tournaments,” Matthew Pitt notes that in a traditional satellite (awarding multiple seats to the higher buy-in event), your primary focus during the tournament should be on...

Question 4

In “Using Your Own Hand Ranges to Guide Decisions Against Unknown Opponents,” Gareth Chantler describes a hand in which he held Kd-Tc and got to the river with the board showing 9d-6d-3c-Jd-Ac. He checked, his opponent bet, then Gareth check-raised as a...

Question 5

In “Multi-Way vs. Heads-Up Pots: Five Key Strategic Differences,” which of the following is recommended as better to try versus multiple opponents than in heads-up situations?

Question 6

“You Made Your Flush on the River - Now What?” by Mo Nuwwarah describes a hand in which a player holding Ac-Tc makes it to the river as the board comes 4h-3s-Kc, then Jc, then 8c, completing a...

Question 7

In that hand in which the player holding Ac-Tc makes a flush on the river, the player acted first and chose to check. Why would betting have been a better option?

Question 8

Finally, in a new “Hand of the Day” Alec Torelli discusses a “blind-vs.-blind” hand. He points out that such hands can sometimes be tricky to play since...

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