Here are the questions, answers, and explanations from our Lab cash game quiz.
When you face a 3-bet after raising first in, you will want to build the pot by 4-betting with the top of your range. This allows you to get as much value as possible.
You will need to balance out those hands by 4-betting light because only 4-betting with premium hands will make your opponent’s life far too easy (they can just fold a lot). Small suited Aces are usually the best candidates with which to do so.
76s is an easy call versus a good player’s 3-bet blind vs blind. It has great playability and solid equity, especially against a wide big blind range.
4-betting is a somewhat reasonable option, though you should tend to do so with hands that have good blockers like the A5s in the previous question.
Based on their decisions to raise UTG and call versus a UTG raise from the cutoff, both players have a tight ranges of hands. Calling is out of the question against such ranges.
This board interacts extremely poorly with the Big Blind’s range, which means he will have a very hard time continuing with enough hands and/or playing aggressively enough to deny the profitability of your bluff.
Betting is suboptimal because this board connects extremely well with the Big Blind’s defending range. You are not denying a lot of equity by doing so. Plus, you'd be putting money in a pot that you are very unlikely to win either right now or later.
Checking with this hand makes the most sense because you won't deny much equity or get much extra value by betting.
This check on the turn from the Big Blind likely means he’s giving up, but almost every hand in his range has two overcards to your 66. Therefore the best play is to bet small to deny equity and possibly get value (from a hand like A5s).
Your hand is insufficiently strong to bet for value on the turn and river, which in this case means it serves best as a check. You can look to bluff-catch by calling a bet on most rivers, or you can go for value yourself if the Big Blind checks again.
T8 is one of the lowest ranking hands in your range on this run out, which means you should bluff with it pretty much every time in order to balance out your value betting range and take advantage of the times your opponent folds.
On this run out, the Big Blind will have many better hands with which to call a bet, which makes a profitable value bet nearly impossible with this hand.
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