A series of questions to test just how
much you know about playing poker. Read the
question, decide what you would do and then click on
the question to reveal the
You're about to play a heads-up no-limit hold'em sit&go online and are
thinking about your overall strategy. Since there are only two positions
in heads-up play - the button, which acts first pre-flop and the last
post-flop, and off the button, which does the opposite - what will you
mostly be looking to do when you have the button:
c) Raise. The button in heads-up hold'em is an extremely strong
position. Since it's likely neither you nor your opponent have a huge
hand, what matters is who can seize the initiative in a hand and put the
most pressure on the other player. Of course, sometimes you'll have a
hand as well, and then you can expect to get paid!
2. The game starts and
you notice your opponent likes to double the bet or make small raises from
his button. You need to counter this strategy, so when he does this you
will tend to:
a)Fold b)Call c)(Re)Raise?
b)Call. Your opponent is trying to exploit the button position by
forcing you to fold too much or play bigger pots out of position. You
can't fold too many hands, and let him run over you here, as you'll end
up anteing away. You're still getting good odds to call, but because
you're at a serious disadvantage, you don't want to up the ante by
raising unless you have a serious hand. Calling frequently and taking
the flop will let him know you're prepared to play with him without
putting yourself at too much risk.
3. You notice your
opponent likes to bet the flop when he raises the button and you check it
to him. If you miss completely, it's probably best to just fold - but what
should you do most of the time if you flop either a strong hand or a half
a)Check-Call and Check-Fold
c)Check-Call and Check-Raise?
c)Check-Call and Check-Raise. If you flop
a great hand, you can usually check-call the flop and go for the check-raise
on the turn. But if you flop a reasonable but not indefensible hand, it's
better to end it on the flop or make your opponent pay to go on.