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
What are your pot odds if you have to call $9 with a $12 pot?
Your odds are 1.33:1, or 4:3.
2. If you somehow knew
for certain that your sole +opponent
held A heart, A diamond, which
two cards would you pick to give you the best statistical chance to beat
him, if you played to the end of the hand?
The cards you should choose are the 6 and 5 clubs or the 6 and 5
spades. You will win 22.89% of the time. There are no two other cards
that will win that often against pocket aces. You will win all club and
spade flushes, you will win when there are four clubs or four spades on
the board, and your 6 will steal a win when the board has a wheel.
The reigning Super Bowl champions in 2002 were the New England Patriots.
the UCLA Bruins are a good college football team, but, if these two teams
were to play each other, and each team played their best game, the college
team would almost never win a game. Can you think of any reason why anyone
would ever bet on the Bruins in an honest game? I know this is not a poker
question, I am testing your ability to see the bigger picture.
The answer has to be pot odds. If the
Bruins are expected to win (for example) only one time in fifty, then the
odds on your bet have to be greater than 50:1. For every $1 you bet on the
underdog, you'd have to be paid more than $50 for this bet to be profitable
for you in the long run. (50:1 and $50 are just an example, not any actual