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The Weekly PokerNews Strategy Quiz: Think Long, Think Wrong

06-26-2016 18107 responses Top results

Ever heard that one — "think long, think wrong"?

When applied to poker, the saying refers to the way our first instincts often are best, and it's those second guesses that sometimes get us in trouble at the tables. Players with enough experience and opponent-reading skills are often better off trusting their "gut" rather than overthinking situations and talking themselves out of what turned out to be the best choice.

Speaking of making quick decisions, today's installment of "The Weekly PokerNews Strategy Quiz" shouldn't take you too long. In fact, it will probably only take you a few seconds each to answer these eight questions, all of which have been derived from articles appearing in the Strategy section here at PokerNews over the last week.

Getting six or more correct out of eight earns a passing grade, and if you happen get any wrong you'll get a note explaining the correct choice. Also, when you complete the quiz you'll see a leaderboard showing how you did compared to others — including who was able to finish the quiz the fastest while making the highest score — and if you're logged into your PokerNews account, your username will appear amid the standings. Don't have a PokerNews account already? Click here to create one.

Ready? Okay, then. Do your best, and remember — trust those first instincts.

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Question 1

When discussing “The Pros and Cons of Late Registration,” which of the following does Tony Dunst list as a negative when registering late?

Question 2

In his hand analysis this week, Jonathan Little describes a hand in which he turns the nut flush, but decides just to check-call -- an example of....

Question 3

In “Don't Try This At Home: Michael Mizrachi's Take on Poker Strategy,” Mizrachi advises inexperienced no-limit hold’em players

Question 4

“Evaluating Different Types of Flops in No-Limit Hold'em” discusses different categories of flops and how they tend to hit or miss players based on their preflop actions. Which of the following would an example of a “dry” flop?

Question 5

Which would be an example of a “wet” flop?

Question 6

Among the “Eight Tips for Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low Eight-or-Better” shared by Ashley Adams, one of the tips discusses the good fortune of “freerolling” an opponent, a situation in stud hi-low in which you...

Question 7

In “Mike Comisso Analyzes His Queen-High Hero Call at PNIA Golden Nugget,” Comisso tells how an opponent’s big, nearly pot-sized bets on the turn and river led him to be suspicious. Such bet sizing, he explains, made it seem like his opponent was ____________ a big hand.

Question 8

In “Three Reasons to Check-Raise in No-Limit Hold'em,” one reason listed by Avery Wilson is to check-raise in order to build a bigger pot with a strong hand. In order to take such a line, though, you must be confident that your opponent...

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