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The Weekly PokerNews Strategy Quiz: Three-Way All-Ins

07-02-2016 16737 responses Top results

Is it really possible that the 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event is just a week away? Indeed, it is. The first of three Day 1 flights for the $10,000 Main Event is set to begin Saturday, July 9.

As usual, the action has been unceasing at the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino this summer. Speaking of, the thrilling conclusion to Event #39: $10,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Championship involved some unusual action — of the three-way variety, a rarity for tournament-ending hands. In fact, it's this week's 888 Hand of the Week.

Martin Kozlov secured the bracelet after scoring a double-knockout in the tournament's final hand. Kozlov was dealt {Q-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}, Justin Bonomo {9-Hearts}{9-Clubs}, and Davidi Kitai {6-Diamonds}{6-Spades}, with Kozlov having both of his opponents covered. As if all three getting pocket pairs weren't improbable enough, the flop came {Q-Spades}{Q-Hearts}{7-Spades} to give Kozlov quads and leave the others drawing dead.

Kozlov was the big favorite, of course, when the chips went in — about 65% to win. But how about some three-way hold'em situations in which the odds are a little closer? This installment of The Weekly PokerNews Strategy Quiz features a series of three-way hands in which the player with the edge perhaps isn't so obvious to spot.

Get six of these eight multiple-choice questions correct and you earn a passing grade. When you finish you'll see a leaderboard showing how you did compared to others, 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.

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Question 1

After a preflop all-in, which of the following hands has the best chance of winning?

Question 2

Here’s another preflop situation -- who’s got the best chance of winning after the community cards come?

Question 3

Let’s move to the flop. The board shows Ac-Td-9c. Who’s got the best chance of winning at after a three-way all-in?

Question 4

The flop comes single-suited -- 7h-6h-5h. Who has the best chance of winning if all three go to showdown?

Question 5

Here’s an action flop -- Kh-Qs-Jh. All the chips go in. Who has the best chance of winning?

Question 6

Let’s move to the turn. The board is Ac-9c-8s-7s. Who has the best chance of being ahead after the river is dealt?

Question 7

The board shows 9s-8d-7s-7c. Who has the best chance to win with one card to come?

Question 8

Finally, let’s imagine a different flop and turn for that Kozlov-Bonomo-Kitai hand. Imagine the first four cards came 8d-7d-6c-5d? Who has the best chance of winning?

What do you think?