Intermediate Level Quiz

1. What level of thinking should you be on if you’re playing against an opponent who is only thinking about their own cards and nothing else?


2. How strong is your hand based on this board?

7d-7h  7s-6d-2d-3h-Qs


3. How strong is your hand based on this board?

Jd-Jh  As-Td-Js-9d-4d


4. What are the odds of being dealt a pocket pair of Aces in hold'em?


5. What are the odds of flopping a flush when holding two suited cards?


6. Here's a pre-flop match-up in Texas hold'em:

In terms of equity how much of a favorite is the pair of tens?


7. Here's a pre-flop match-up in Texas hold'em:

In terms of equity how much of a favorite is the pair of nines?


8. A _______ bet refers to a bet made into a pre-flop raiser.


9. Which of the following statements best describes the concept of 'fold equity'?


10. What type of flops generally have one big and two small cards, or three small cards that do not support a flush draw?


11. ___________ is to bet with a hand that’s probably not the best one right now, but has a pretty high likelihood of improving to the best hand on subsequent rounds.


12. What does ‘floating' the flop mean?


13. What does the term 'double barrelling' mean?


14. In no-limit hold'em a bet on the turn that is the same bet size as the flop is generally a sign of strength. True or false?


15. Which of the following no-limit hold'em cash games would be most suitable for someone with a bankroll $300?


16. Take a look at the following scenario from a no-limit hold'em cash game:

You strongly suspect your opponent is on a flush draw. You've seen this player chase draws before with incorrect odds, but he also knows when to laydown a hand. You want to give him exactly 3-to-1 odds so how much do you have to bet (your total bet size) to give him 3-to-1 odds?


17. There is $30 in the pot and your opponent bets $30. You put your opponent on two-pair or a set. You have many clean outs, but hitting an Ace or Queen isn't likely to help you. If we only include your clean outs, do you still have the correct pot odds to justify a call?


18. With $110 in the pot on the flop your opponent goes all-in for $100. You have a flush draw. Do you have the correct pot odds to call his bet?


19. Imagine you’re involved in the following hand with two opponents:

You know that player 7 is a chaser who has consistently over paid on his draws. You put this player on a straight draw or flush draw, maybe both. You decide to re-raise, hoping player 6 folds, leaving player 7 with pot odds of exactly 2-to-1, and thus giving him the incorrect odds to a draw.

How much should your total bet be to achieve this aim?


20. You're playing in a no-limit hold'em tournament and it has been folded to you in the small blind where you're holding a pair of deuces. The blinds are 300/600, and after posting the blinds you have 4,000 and the big blind has 20,000, as shown here:

The big blind is a fairly loose player and you reason that if you push all-in, he’ll call with a wide range of hands; 22+, A2s+, K7s+, Q7s+, J7s+, A2o+, K7o+, Q7o+, J7o+ (38.5% of all hands). What is your total expectation if you decide to push all-in?