In poker we always want to have a good reason for every action we make in a hand, especially when betting or raising.
Most typically when we bet our hands it is either for value when we believe we have the best hand, or as a bluff when we believe our opponent has better. When betting for value, we want our opponents to call, and when bluffing, we want them to fold.
But within those two broad categories are lots of other, more specific reasons for betting. Today's installment of "The Weekly PokerNews Strategy Quiz" presents eight no-limit hold'em scenarios, all of which involve a player making a bet for a specific reason. The challenge to you — tell us why we are betting in these situations.
Get six of eight right and you'll earn a passing grade for the quiz, and if you happen to miss any you'll see an explanation of what the correct answer was. When you're done, check out the "Top results" to see how you fared compared to others, and if logged into your PokerNews account you'll see your username on the list. If you don't have an account, click here to create one.
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