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The Weekly PokerNews Strategy Quiz: Starting Hands in No-Limit Hold’em

05-21-2016 63581 responses Top results

Welcome back to another installment of The Weekly PokerNews Strategy Quiz. A few of this week’s strategy articles dealt with the topic of starting hand selection in no-limit hold’em, and so this week’s set of questions all have something to do with that theme.

Once again this week’s quiz features eight multiple choice questions, and if you can get six of them correct you’ll earn a passing grade. Miss any and you’ll see an explanation of the correct response.

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Question 1

Which of the following no-limit hold’em hands is generally *not* considered a “premium” starting hand?

Question 2

Of the 169 different starting hands in no-limit hold’em, which is considered the worst?

Question 3

To call a preflop raise from the small blind or big blind is called...

Question 4

A player who plays a high percentage of starting hands is usually described as...

Question 5

In no-limit hold’em, a player whose “VPIP” percentage (voluntarily put $ in pot) is 35% would be considered...

Question 6

If there are two tight players in the blinds and it is folded to you on the button, it is often not unreasonable to open-raise with...

Question 7

Generally speaking, when playing against fewer opponents -- that is, heads-up or short-handed instead of full-ring -- you should be playing...

Question 8

When playing from later position (cutoff, button), you ______________ your range of starting hands.

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