NL Live Poker Cash Games
NL Live Poker Cash Games
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You’re playing a 1/2 NL live cash game with $400 in front of you and you are in seat 8 on the button. The whole table limps in front of you and you are dealt AK suited. You raise to $18 pre-flop and seats 4 and 5 call. The flop comes A73, you have flopped top pair and the nut flush draw. Seat 4 bets $40 and seat 5 calls $40. What do you do?
Question 1 Explanation:
You just call in this spot because your hand is so big that you shouldn’t raise and blow your opponents off of their hands. If you do raise they will fold their hands a ton of the time, and the only time they will call or go all-in is when you are beat. If they bet the flop then they will certainly bet the turn as well. There are very few bad cards that can hit the turn where you would be behind, but slow playing your hand for one street is best in this spot. You can always move your stack in on the turn to a bigger bet.
You’re playing a 2/5 NL live cash game and have $1,500 in front of you. You are seated in the big blind with QQ. You have been 3 betting consistently throughout the game and the players at the table certainly have noticed, and made comments about your aggressive style. Seat 6 opens the pot for a raise to $25, with $450 behind and seat 8 calls with $1,200 behind. What do you do?
Raise to $75-$100
Over raise to $175-$200
Question 2 Explanation:
If you have been 3 betting consistently and the player’s at the table know that, you want to extract value from them. Seat 6 could have anything, but seat 8 most certainly has a weak hand, but will call a smaller raise. By raising to $75-$100, you may price out seat 6 which has the better hand and get action from seat 8 which has the worse hand; an ideal scenario. If a low card flop comes out, you can win a big pot.
You’re playing a 1/2 NL live cash game with $200 and get dealt J9 suited on the button; in seat 8. Seat 5 raises to $10 and seats 6 and 7 both call the $10. What do you do?
Question 3 Explanation:
You call in this spot simply because you have position as well as a very makeable hand that you could potentially double up with. When playing 1/2 NL live cash games, you have to play a lot of pots smaller pre-flop and look to make hands on the flop as opposed to stealing pots before the flop.
You’re playing a 2/5 NL live cash game and get dealt 66 in seat 7; you have $600. You raise to $20 before the flop and get 3 bet from the small blind to $120; they have the same stack as you. What do you do?
Question 4 Explanation:
You fold in this spot because it is too much to risk for such a small pot. If you call and miss your set on the flop, you have no clue what your opponent has if they bet and if you raise over the top you will only get called by better hands. You don’t gain value by calling or raising; folding is best.
You’re playing a 10/25 NL live cash game and you are dealt AQ suited in seat 7. Seat 4 who has been playing super aggressive raises to $125, seat 5 calls the $125. What do you do?
Question 5 Explanation:
You should always raise as opposed to call in this spot because you want to find out what type of hand the super aggressive player has. AQ is a tricky hand to play post flop as well if you just call; folding is never an option here since you have position post flop. If you miss the flop when just calling, then you don’t know what to do, and will probably just fold to any bet, so you should raise and see where you are at in the hand.
You’re playing a 5/10 NL cash game and get dealt 77 in the small blind. It is a very deep game and every player has well over $1,000 in front of them, you have $2,500. Seat 1 raises to $40, Seats 3 and 6 both call, so you call. The flop is 789 rainbow. What do you do?
Bet roughly half the pot
Bet a little under full pot
Question 6 Explanation:
Betting half the pot will gather you some information about what your opponents have. If you check you could potentially see a bad turn card, and may even be forced to fold later in the hand. Leading out for a huge bet isn’t ideal because if someone makes a huge raise, you really are stuck even though you flopped a set. Betting half the pot will gather information and allow you to build up a nice pot.
You’re playing a 1/2 NL live cash game and get dealt 22 under the gun in seat 1. What do you do?
Question 7 Explanation:
In this spot it doesn’t make sense to fold and it doesn’t make sense to raise. It only makes sense to call because if you raise to $8 and get re-raised in a 10 handed game, you are building up a big pot, and are out of position with a weak hand. Also, if you don’t hit the flop after calling a 3 bet you are bleeding money.
You’re playing a 2/5 NL live cash game and get dealt AA in seat 5 with $500. The player in seat 3 has raised 7 or 8 hands in a row pre-flop and folded to big 3 bets. They appear drunk and spewing money all over the table. This is the type of player who continuously fires bets at pots and they opened to $30, with $500 behind. What do you do?
Question 8 Explanation:
This is a great spot and one to get excited about, but if the player has been barreling their stack off with weak hands, and they fold to 3 bets, then the only reasonable thing to do pre-flop is call and let them build the pot for you; disguise your hand. All the money could easily go in on the flop or turn with you way ahead even if you don’t 3 bet with AA pre-flop because this player if they catch the flop will often push it in.
You’re playing a 1/2 NL live cash game with $800 and get dealt J10 suited in seat 7. The table is super loose for a 1/2 game and players are firing money around constantly. Seat 4 opens to $10 and seat 6 who thinks he’s the best player in the world 3 bets to $27; he has $1,000 at the table. What do you do?
Question 9 Explanation:
In this spot you can just call and see the flop because you are very deep stacked for a 1/2 NL game and if you make a big hand you can win a monster pot. Also, you have position on the 3 bettor and can look to out play them if you don’t make a big hand. It is a great spot to take a shot to hit a hand.
You’re playing a 25/50 NL live cash game with $15,000 at the table and get dealt A10 suited in seat 7. The table folds around to you so you open to $200, seat 8 calls with $12,000 behind, and the small blind 3 bets to $800 with $10,000 behind, the big blind calls the 3 bet of $800 with $10,000 behind as well. What do you do?
Question 10 Explanation:
If the big blind was to fold then you should fold as well, but since the big blind called, you should call because you are getting the correct odds to make your hand. Flopping an ace can be a bad situation, so, post flop you may only call a flop bet then fold to a turn bet, but it is a nice spot to just call and see what the flop brings.
You’re playing a 5/10 NL live cash game with $2,000 and get dealt KQ suited in seat 1. The table has been frequently 3 betting and playing big pots before the flop. What do you do?
Question 11 Explanation:
Calling is the best play here because you will be out of the position throughout the hand and shouldn’t build up a big pot without a big hand at these types of tables. KQ suited has enough value to limp in pre-flop and call a raise to see the flop.
You’re playing a 1/2 NL live cash game with $300 and get dealt A9 suited in seat 5. The table has been playing very passive and it seems like forever since you won a big pot. You limp in, seat 7 raises to $12, with $350 behind, and the big blind calls with $100 left, you call. The flop is A93 rainbow. The big blind checks. What do you do?
Check with the intent to raise
Check with the intent to call
Question 12 Explanation:
At a table like this, you cannot rely on other players to bet your hands for you. You have to lead out at the flop and hope your opponent has AK or AQ and will make a big raise on the flop. If you check and call, you are only getting one street of value on the flop if your opponent doesn’t have an ace and they might even check the flop as well. If you want to check raise, this could be a good play, but it tells your opponent that you have 2 pair or a set.
You’re playing a 2/5 NL live cash game and get dealt A2 suited in the small blind. 6 players limp in to the pot so you limp in as well. You make the nut flush on a KQ9 board. What do you do?
Check with the intent to call
Check with the intent to raise
Bet almost the full pot
Question 13 Explanation:
Even though you have the 2nd nuts in the hand besides a straight flush, you still want to bet because all two pair hands will call, lower flushes will call, as well as a straight will call. All of those hands might even raise back at you. You get a lot of value from leading out in this spot and you will lose value if you check most of the time.
You’re playing a 5/10 NL live cash game at a super aggressive table with $1,200 and get dealt AQ off suit in seat 6. Seat 3 opens to $25 with $800 behind and you decide to just call and see a flop. The small blind casually tosses in a call as well with $2,500 behind. The flop is A89 2 hearts. The small blind checks and seat 3 bets $50, you just call and the small blind folds. The turn is a Q non heart. Seat 3 bet $125. What do you do?
Question 14 Explanation:
In this spot you shouldn’t just call because scare cards can hit the river and your opponent could possibly make a big bet to win the hand on the river. You don’t want to raise all-in because all seat 3 can call with is J10 making a straight or if they have a set they can call as well. Your raise should be to $300-$350 to put pressure on your opponent, but give them some room as well to bluff again if they want to. Also, after your turn raise, you will know exactly what type of hand your opponent has.
You’re playing a 1/2 NL live cash game with $350 and get dealt 67 suited seated in the big blind. Seat 1 opens to $10, 3 players call the $10, so you call from the big blind. The flop comes 892 rainbow, you lead out for $25, and get called by only one player who wasn’t the original pre-flop aggressor. The turn is a 5, so you have made the nuts. There is now $90 in the pot, and your opponent has $200 behind. What do you do?
Question 15 Explanation:
You bet again when you make your hand because it disguises your straight, and doesn’t allow your opponent to peel off a free card to beat you. Your opponent puts you on either top pair, A9 or some type of two pair hand. They will almost always call another street if they are still drawing and if a low card hits the river like a 2 or a 3, you can then get value from checking raising the river.
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