this thread is to test your poker knowledge. as mentioned in the topic name: this is an unofficial IQ test since i’m the one who made it. in other words, take the results with a grain of salt.
however, i do everything to make it as realistic as possible. so you can take the test as closely as it can get to a professional test. but either way, i hope you enjoy it.
here is how it works: you gonna face 50 questions. the questions are multiple choice questions but the amount of options may differ per question. obviously, you try to name the right answer. don’t forget to use pen and paper to write down your answers. after you’re done with all questions, you can go to the next page where all the answers are. they are hidden under a spoiler bar, simply click it to reveal them, be careful not to click it before you finished the test. after you revealed it, you can see all answers and with them, the right answers have points to them, you automaticly get 60 points to start with, all points mentioned with your right answers are added to this total. usually questions add either 2 or 0 points to your total, however some questions may have options that add 1 point to your total. all points you aquired at teh end of the test will be your poker IQ
please don’t post about the answers without a spoiler bar after you read them, or explain stuff that isn’t literally explained in the question itself, some of the questions have poker terms or other stuff in them on purpose.
if you really like to post about these things, please use a spoiler bar.
feel free to post your results after you took the test, and/or give comments about the things you want. good luck
1: what is the weakest starting hand in poker:
2: which of the following statements is false
A: rebuys are allowed in cashgames and never in tournaments
B: satellite tournamens are tournaments where you win a ticket to higher tournaments
C: the buy-in of the main event of the WSOP is 10000$
3: you are playing a 9h cashgame. everyone holds 100BB’s. you don’t have any reads on any player yet. the player UTG+1 raises to 3BB’s, a player in the MP 3bets to 11BB’s. you are on the HJ with AA. what will you do:
4: which of these names are another words for pocket aces
A: pocket rockets
C: both of them
D: none of them
5: which of these is hands has the best odds if you would know for sure your opponent holds QJo
6: which of the two statements is the worst to apply:
A: using your entire bankroll against a player of which you know you are better player
B: using good bankroll management against a player of which you know he is better then you.
7: which of the following names isn’t a real poker player:
A: phil ivey
B: phil galfond
C: phil hellmuth
D: phil gordon
E: phil luske
F: phil laak
8: which of the following do you want to be in poker:
D: none of them
9: which shortcut doesn’t belong in the row:
10: what is the highest buy-in of any event in the WSOP:
D: the main event is already the highest buy-in
11: you are playing a 20$ online tournament 9h with 477 players. stack average is 120000 chips. payouts are for the best 80 players. there are 93 left. you have a stack of 27000 with blinds of 1500/3000 and blindlevels of 15 minutes. you are looking at AQs on the MP. no one has made any action yet. what will you do:
12: you are playing here on replaypoker. you play the lowest 1/2 cashgame 9h here and everyone has about 150BB’s. however, several players usually play hyperaggressive plays, and almost everyone want to play almost anything. the UTG raises to 8BB’s. you are UTG+1 looking at AA. what will you do:
13: you are playing 9h at a NL25 cashgame. you just joined and won’t have any reads yet. you are playing UTG and look at ATo. what will you do?
14: which hand is called dead mans hand:
B: pocket jacks
15: why is this hand called dead mans hand:
A: this hand has had the most bad beats ever on televised live poker
B: in the past, this hand was believed to bring bad luck to the one who got it
C: in the past, someone was shot dead after getting this hand
D: in a HU game between 2 professional poker players, one got this hand twice in a row and won both times. in which the other of them was joking: if you win from me with this hand a third time i kill you. the same hand did actually came a third time and he won again. obviously he didn’t actually killed him.
16: which hand is called big slick
17: which of teh following statements is true:
A: when 3 players are all-in with all different chip stacks, there will be a main pot and 2 side pots.
B: when going all-in you increased the amount less then the previous raise did, it is count as a closing action, in other words, the last raiser and all players that came after can’t reraise any more, even if they have enough in their stack to do so.
C: when several player are all in, the big stack of them is playing for the main pot and the others for the side pots
D: when two players are all in, it will always result in one of them losing his/her entire stack
18: you are playing a NL50 cashgame 9h with blinds of ,25/,50. you don’t have any reads yet. everyone has about a standard stack. everyone folds to the BTN who limps, the SB limps as well. you are on the BB looking at 28o. what will you do?
19: you are playing a live 1$/2$ cashgame 9h. everyone has standard stacks again. the MP raises to 6$. the HJ calls. you are on the BTN with 6h6s. what will you do?
20: you hold Ah7h. flop is 9h 2d Jh. according to the rule of 4&2, what are your pot odds to hit a flush on the turn
21: which of the following is the least harmful:
A: fold every hand
B: call every hand
C: raise every hand
22: you are playing a huge 9h live tournament with a buy-in of 1000$. the tournament has about 1500 players. you are still in the beginning stages. the blindlevels are inclreasing every hour. right now the levels are 15/30 and you have a stack of 5260 points. UTG raises to 90. you are UTG+1 looking at QQ. you decide to 3bet to 270, the MP+1 calls. and the HJ 4bets small to 600. the UTG 5bets to 1500. what will you do
23: you are playing a HU match against a player that likes to bluff, but you know he is a smart player as well. you play super deep with 500BB’s. he starts with a raise of 3BB’s. you are looking at T6s and decide to 3bet bluff to 9 BB’s. he quickly decides to 4bet to 27BB’s. what will you do?
24: you are playing a 9h 10NL tournament. you are in middle stages with a decent stack. blinds are 300/600 and average stack is about 20000. you are holding 32340. a fish that’s having a lot of luck is playing UTG+1 and raises as usual to 4BB’s. however he has a stack of over 60000 and you haven’t seen him fold much, you also have seen him play big pots with strange hands. you are in the CO and decide to 3bet to 12 BB’s looking at AsKh. the UTG+1 calls. flop is 9h 2c Ah. the UTG shoves all-in. what would you do?
25: the biggest cashgame pot ever has been more then a million dollars
26: which poker player said the quote “9 high like a boss”
A: phil hellmuth
B: daniel negreanu
C: vanessa selbst
D: will kassouf
E: none of them
27: you are playing on replaypoker and decide to play a 9h 1M tournament. there are 13 players playing the tourney. we are in the middle stages of the tourney and the average stack is 4875. there are 8 players left. blinds are 100/200. the MP decides to raise to 500, you know him as a good player, he holds a stack of about 6000. there is 1 limper on the HJ, he has 1700 left and is the shortstack, you know he is a bad player. you are on the CO with AJs and have a stack of 4550. what will you do?
28: which HUD stats are commonly considered to be the most important ones
A: c-bet flop and fold to flop cbet
B: fold to 3bet% and 4bet%
C: VPIP and PFR
D: they are all equal
29: you are playing a 6h 2NL cashgame. stacksizes vary between 80 and 150 BB’s. your stack hold 92 BB’s. you are UTG looking at A9o. what will you do?
30: which of the following doesn’t matter when you decide your implied odds
C: the hand range you put your opponent on
D: the betting round you’re on
E: what kind of draw you have
F: all of them matter
31: which of the following hard to believe stories is actually true?
A: phil ivey started playing poker because he got a playing card that blew right into his hands on a rainy day, he assumed it was fate that he should be a poker player
B: doyle brunson has won the WSOP main event twice in a row. the hand which he won with was T2, which was twice in a row as well. since then, T2 is known as the doyle brunson hand
C: chris ferguson once brought a real gun to a poker homegame when he was drunk. he even loaded the gun before bringing it there and accidently pulled the trigger on the homegame as well. no one got hurt however since he shot in the air
D: fedor holz brought his family to his first WSOP event, however his mom wasn’t quite familiar with the rules and walked right to the table in the middle of a hand to hug him and wish him good luck
32: which of the following is no real live tournament rule
A: stringbetting, a stringbet is when you don’t announce your betsize and put the chips in the pot in parts, the first part of the bet that touches the table is counted, everything else doesn’t count
B: one chip rule. the one chip rule is when you don’t annouce what you are gonna do and throw one chip in the pot, no matter the size of this chip, it’s always a call.
C: fold fraud. the fold fraud is when you won’t announce a fold and throw one card away and then the other. you are forced to take them back and you have to make either a call or a raise
33: you played 4 years to grind yourself a serious bankroll. yet you decided you want to take a shot with the pro’s and decided to take your full 20000$ to a live 9h 25$/50$ deep stack cashgame. the MP raises to 150$ you hold KsKd on the CO and 3bets to 450$. the MP calls. flop is 7s Kh 8c. the MP checks and you Cbet 700$. the MP calls. turn is 8d. the MP checks again. you bet 1500$. the MP calls. river is 2c. the MP just made an overbet of 6000$. what will you do?
34: lets say you decided to shove in the previous question and doubled up. which of the following is the best decision?
A: i’ll go, i have had my fun. but it was wrong to play here with my entire bankroll in the first place
B: i’ll stay, however i put 20k back in my pocket. that way i’m not completely broke if i lose
C: i’ll stay, i just made huge profits here. it would be a bad idea to leave while i’m winning.
35: you are playing a 6h 90$ live tournament. there are 39 players that joined. there are 18 players left. the average stack holds 6500 chips. blinds are 100/200 you hold KsKd on the MP, you decide to raise to 600, your stack holds 8200. the BTN called, you know him for a few years and you have never seen him bluff even once, you also know he is playing tight, his stack holds about 7700. flop is Kc Kh 3s. you checked, so did the BTN. turn is 7d. what will you do?
B: bet small about 600
C: bet big about 1000
36: if you hold 80% equity to win the hand, like AA vs KK (for real AA actually has slightly more equity). and both of you go all in preflop for 100$ both what is your expected value?
A: EV+ 40$
B: EV+ 60$
C: EV+ 80$
E: EV+ 140$
F: EV+ 160$
G: EV+ 180$
H: EV+ 200$
37: you just reached the final table of a large online 9h tournament with 374 players. the BI was 22$. the average chip stack has 220000 chips. blinds are 4000/8000 with 1000 ante. it’s folded to you on the HJ. you have a decent stack of almost 300000 and look at AcTc. you decided to raise it to 22000. the BTN is the shortstack and shoves all-in for 48000, you don’t have any reads yet. the BB calls, he is the chipleader with 547000 chips, you know him from the previous table, you haven’t seen him play much big pots, but when he did, he did hold a powerful hand. you decided to call. flop is Qc Ts Jc. the BB checks. what will you do?
38: you are very early in a 9h tournament with a BI of 11$, the tourney hold over 400 players and no one busted yet, however in one of the first hands you faced a cooler of KK vs AA. resulting in your stack being almost gone. average stack is 2000. blinds are 10/20. your stack holds 70 chips. you are UTG and hold A8s what will you do?
39: you are in a huge online 9h tournament with a BI of 211$, there are about 7000 players who played it and there are 1542 players left and the best 1500 will get in the money. the average stack is 12700, blinds are 100/200. you are on the MP+1 looking at 4d4c, you have a stack of 19100, you decide to raise to 500. the BTN calls, you don’t have much information on him yet, he has a stack of 22100. the SB calls, you have been on the table with him for a while now, you know he’s a huge nit. he folds almost every hand and the times you have seen him play a big pot was when he hold an extremely powerful hand, he has a stack of 18700. the BB calls as well he has a stack of 7200. flop is 4s 6h Qd. the SB checks, the BB checks as well. you decide you want to slowplay and check too. the BTN bets 1200. the SB calls, the BB folds. you decide to check-raise to 4400. the BTN folds. the SB shoves all-in right away. what will you do?
40: you are playing a 2$/4$ cashgame online 9h against very good players, even for these stakes. most players have a stack of about 800$, you hold a stack of about 184$ . the CO raises to 12$, the BTN calls, the SB 3bets to 48$, he holds a stack of about 600$. you are the BB looking at 3c3s. what will you do?
41: you are playing a 6h satellite tournament with 117 players, the 12 best players get the prizes. there are 14 players left. the blinds are 1000/2000, 300 ante. and the chipcounts are from worst to best: 2200, 6300, 7600, 7900, 13800, 22900, 24200, 37100, 45500, 52300, 61700, 68600(you), 74200, 93000. you are on a table with 5 people, the UTG folds (stack 7600), the CO (you) decides to raise to 6000 with AA. the BTN (stack 13800) folds. the SB (stack 37100) calls. the BB (stack 93000) shoves all-in. what will you do?
42: what do you have if you have ducks
A: you doubled up by an all-in, or d(ouble) (b)ucks
B: a pocket pair of deuces
C: 23 offsuit
D: you won by folds on the river with a minbet
E: none of them, the term doesn’t exist.
43: you are playing a 9h ,50/1$ online cashgame. most players have more then 100BB’s in their stacks. the table image is mostly stratightforward, but you have also seen several players been able to make fancy moves if nessecary. the MP decides to raise to 3$, the MP is known as a tight player, but you have cought him bluffing once on a great bluffing spot, he holds a stack of 172$. you are on the HJ looking at AdQs. you decide to 3bet to 8$, you hold a stack of 154$. the BB called, the BB is known as the weakest player here, he plays more hands then would be right for him but he isn’t totally loose either, he holds a stack of 92$. the MP calls as well. flop is 4d Ah 7d. the BB and MP both check. you decide to bet 14$. the BB folds and the MP calls. turn is Jc. the MP checks again, what will you do?
B: bet small about 22$
C: bet standard about 30$
D: bet big about 44$
44: you are playing a 6h ,50/1$ cashgame online. most stacksizes are around 80-140$ however the second big stack playing on the CO has 192$, you suspect he’s playing smallball poker against the TAGs and the bigstack playing on the SB has a huge 461$. you saw him win an all-in pot with top pair top kicker against a very loose player on the MP, you also saw him fold a similar hand to the CO. the majority of the table is playing standard TAG strategy. your own image is TAG as well and you hold 141$, you haven’t be caught bluffing even once yet. the MP raises to 3$. you are in the BTN looking at AsQh. you decide to 3bet to 9$. the SB decided to call, and so did the MP. flop is 2s Qd 7c. the SB checks. the MP bets 16$, you make a small raise to 45$. the SB shoves all-in. the MP folds. what will you do?
45: you are playing on replaypoker at the highest elite stakes. blinds are 500K/1M you play with two other people. your stack holds 520M and play on the BB. the BTN is the small stack with 275M. however the SB is the big stack with 705M. you have clearly seen they are both very good players, both capable of fancy moves if nessecary. your own image is more straightforward TAG. a few hands ago you saw the BTN make a big bluff raise on the turn against the SB after thinking a while the SB called, it was on a Q high board, river was a blank and both checked, eventually the SB won with QK. the BTN raises to 3M, the SB raises to 11M. you decide to make a bluff raise to 28M with 6c7c. the BTN folds and the SB calls. flop is 5c 7s Ad. the SB bets 36M. you called. turn is 9c. the SB bets 80M. what will you do?
C: raise small to 200M
D: raise big to 300M
46: you are allowed to use pen and paper to calculate this question.
you are playing a 6h SnG the first place is worth 90$ and the second is worth 30$. player A holds 5000 chips, player B holds 3000 chips and player C holds 2000 chips. what will be their average winnings according to ICM?
A: player A has 90 player B has 30 player C has 0
B: player A has 55,17 player B has 38,25 player C has 26,58
C: player A has 58,23 player B has 37,21 player C has 24,56
D: player A has 60 player B has 36 player C has 24
E: player A has 71,29 player B has 29,57 player C has 19,14
47: the biggest 1st place in the main event of the wsop till now was in 2006. who was the winner of this year?
A: jonathan duhamel
B: doyle brunson
C: jamie gold
D: daniel negreanu
E: chris ferguson
48: you are playing a live 6h tournament with a BI of 80$. it’s a several hands after the bubble was done. 68 players played the tournament and the best 13 got prizes, there are 12 people left. average stack is about 270000. blinds are 7500/15000 with 3000 ante. the BB holds a stack of 94000. the UTG raises to 40000, since the bubble bursted he is playing quite aggressive, he’s raising about half of all his hands, he has a stack of 422000. you are on the SB looking at 55, your stack holds 256000. what will you do?
49: you are playing on a televised live 9h high stake cashgame. it’s 25$/50$ and super deep, so the most stacks contain about 25000$. the majority of the table are poker pro’s. the UTG+1 decides to raise to 150$, you know him as slightly loose but still a very good player… the HJ decides to 3bet to 450$, he is a very good player as well, you have caught him once before light 3betting into an EP raise, however you still see him as tight usually, his postflop actions vary a lot between value and bluffs, you have seen things that makes it hard to put him on a hand meaning he is capable of adding unexpected hands into his range. you are the BTN and look at AsKd, you decide to 4bet to 1200$, your own image is mostly straightforward, but you have been cought bluffing not long ago. the UTG folds, the HJ called. flop is Ts Jh 7c. the HJ checks, you checked as well. turn is Ac. the HJ decides to bet 1800$ what will you do?
C: raise small about 4600 and fold to a 3bet
D: raise small about 4600 and call to a 3bet
E: raise small about 4600 and 4bet to a 3bet
F: raise big about 7200 and fold to a 3bet
G: raise big about 7200 and call to a 3bet
H: raise big about 7200 and 4bet to a 3bet
50: you are playing the tournament of your life. you are playing in the main event of the WSOP and you just reached the final table several hands ago. the average stack holds about 46M chips the blinds are 300000/600000 with 100000 ante. the UTG is a famous pro, you have seen him on television some times and know he is switching between tight and loose, his stack holds 28M chips. UTG+1 is the second weakest player on the table, he is still a decent player, just not as much as the rest, his stack holds about 33M, the MP is you, your own image so far is quite fancy, many have picked up on this as well, your stack holds 64M. the MP+1 is another famous pro, you know he likes to make some tricky moves from time to time, his stack holds 92M and he is the chipleader. the HJ is the weakest player here, you are curious how he has come so far, he has had lots of lucky hands, his stack holds 57M. the CO is a strong player you have been sitting with on the table for a while, you know he likes playing straightforward TAG but he knows when it’s time for a bluff as well, his stack holds about 14M and he is the shortstack. the BTN is a very talkative player, so much even that you were able to get some physical tells out of him that helped you make the right decisions, his stack holds 27M, the SB is a very strong player, he is the kind that mostly ajust his strategy according to what he assumes you can have, and he’s often right, the SB is a decent but not great player, a few hands ago he wasn’t capable of folding TPTK after many signals showed he should, he holds 38M. the BB is a loose player that likes to play several hands, however you have seen he is quite smart as well, he holds 61M. the UTG folds, the UTG+1 raises to 1500000. you are the MP, and you are looking at AsAh, you decided to call and try to trap. the MP+1 decided to call as well. the HJ decides to raise it to 4000000. the CO folds. the BTN calls, the SB folds, the BB calls. the UTG+1 decided to call. you decide to 4bet to 15000000. the MP+1 folds. the HJ calls. the BTN folds. the BB calls. the UTG+1 folds. flop is Ks Jd 6d. the BB thinks for some time and decides to shove. what will you do?
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