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The Weekly PokerNews Strategy Quiz: Yes, There Will Be Math

08-01-2015 70443 responses Top results

It’s time again for another installment of “The Weekly PokerNews Strategy Quiz,” featuring 10 questions derived from the past week’s worth of articles appearing in the Strategy section here at PokerNews.

Getting seven or more correct out of 10 earns you a passing grade, and if you get any wrong you’ll get a note explaining the correct choice. You may be able to figure out the answers to some questions without having read the articles to which they refer, although you can always look back through the week’s articles to double-check your answers.

Ready? Go...

Question 1

Before the flop, which of the following in no-limit hold'em is considered a "three-bet"?

Question 2

When the November Nine begins, play will resume in Level 35 (blinds 200,000/400,000, ante 50,000). Chip leader Joe McKeehen will have 63.1 million chips to begin, while his nearest challenger, Zvi Stern, will have 29.8 million. How many more big blinds will McKeehen have than Stern when play resumes?

Question 3

In the poll appearing at the end of "Five Common Mistakes New Poker Players Make," which of the following was voted the most difficult mistake to overcome?

Question 4

Which of the following situations might call for a small postflop bet (e.g., 1/4 of the pot)?

Question 5

Pineapple and Crazy Pineapple are both variations on hold'em in which you are dealt three hole cards. What is the difference between the two games?

Question 6

In "Things to Say and Do When You Bust a Poker Tournament," Chad Holloway commends Max Altergott for saying the following after busting the final table of the European Poker Tour Grand Final €25,000 High Roller last spring.

Question 7

Say you are dealt pocket kings and raise from the cutoff and the button calls. What would be a clear example of a "way ahead/way behind" situation in which postflop caution is recommended?

Question 8

In this week’s “Hand of the Day” video, Alec Torelli reviews a $1/$2 cash game hand sent by a reader that begins with a UTG raise to $5. Four players call, then the small blind calls, too. The reader looks down at 6c-5h in the big blind and calls as well. Why does Torelli commend him for calling?

Question 9

In "Thinking Poker: Pros Behaving Badly," Andrew Brokos tells non-pros "don't be so quick to quit the game" if there are pros involved who are uninviting and outwardly unpleasant to new players. What reason does he give for sticking around?

Question 10

As explained in "Casino Poker for Beginners: Introducing Poker Room Personnel, Part 1," if there is a dispute at the table, who gets called in order to have it settled?

What do you think?