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POKER QUIZ ANSWER: CHECK

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The correct answer to this week's quiz is to CHECK.

If you were to bet in this situation, after your opponent has checked to you, you are in effect re-opening the betting. By re-opening the betting you are giving your opponent an opportunity to raise you out of the pot with a hand that could potentially become the nuts on the river (if another club were to come). So what you might say, I have a good hand, its Ace King suited! But what you really have is the nut-flush draw with two overcards. Notice that even if your opponent has 7-2 offsuit, he still has you beat at this point. If you re-open the betting and he bets big or moves all-in on you, you can't call with just Ace high, so you'll be forced to fold a potentially monstrous hand.

Now, lets look at this from another perspective, suppose your opponent has a pocket pair, like eights, which is very possible, given the way the betting has gone. At this point he has a set and may be getting ready to check-raise you off your Ace-King. By checking after him here, you take away his opportunity to do this and, if any club comes that does not pair the board, you are in a situation to bust this opponent because it is very difficult for someone to fold a set.

This situation comes up often in No Limit Poker so next time your hand has the potential to become huge, don't destroy it's opportunity to do this by re-opening the betting when you still have nothing.

We hoped you enjoyed this quiz and congratulations again if you got the correct answer!

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