In this section you are provided with a series of multiple-choice questions about Hold'em. Your task is to identify the correct answer in each case.

Which player has the best hand with the following board cards?

  Board Cards  
A   B   C   D  

Answer D is correct. Player A has 7-7-7-A-8 for trip Sevens. Player B can make two pair, Aces and Sevens (A-A-7-7-9). Player C has an Eight-high straight (8-7-6-5-4). However, player D has the winning hand, a Nine-high straight (9-8-7-6-5).

It is the second round of betting (after the flop). No-one has made a bet yet on this round and it is now your turn. You decide not to bet. What is your action?

Answer B is correct. Here you would check, deferring your betting decision for the time being. Even if you don't like your hand, you don't need to fold unless someone else has already made a bet. If everyone else checks on this round then the next 'free' card may help your hand.