Here are the questions, answers, and explanations from our How To Beat Mike Postle Quiz.
Let’s face it. There is no way to beat Mike Postle because he is playing perfectly against you postflop. But these answers will help you lose less than you would otherwise!
Question #1. $5/$10 – 1K (100bb) effective. You raise to 3bbs with 98ss from hijack, Postle calls from the button and small blind calls. The flop comes [Th-7h-3d], you check, Postle bets 4bb, SB calls. What should you do?
Explanation: On this flop, if you raise with your draw, Postle will only continue with better hands that you are not doing well against., often with an aggressive line, forcing you to fold. If you call, you are still getting good odds in a multiway pot.
Question #2. You call. The pot is 18bb and the turn brings the Jc, with the board now reading [Th-7h-3d]-Jc. What should you do?
Explanation: This is an interesting spot. If Postle has a strong draw with equity, he knows that you will not fold to a turn bet. So, he will just check behind and not put another chip in the pot unless he improves to the best hand. For this reason, you should LEAD! Price out the strongest of his draws, that way if he calls, he is making a mistake.
Question #3. $5/$10 – 1K (100bb) effective. You raise with JTo to 3bbs from the cutoff and Postle calls on the button. The flop comes Qh-Js-3d. What should you do?
Explanation: If you bet this flop, Postle can fold out all worse hands and call all better hands. You want to give Postle the opportunity to bluff when you have marginal hands!
Question #4. The flop checks through and the turn brings the Kd, with the board reading [Qh-Js-3d]-Kd. You check and Postle bets 8bbs into the 7bb pot. What should you do?
Raise to 25bbs
Explanation: This is a mandatory call. He knows that you have a marginal hand. While he could be betting for value, he will certainly start bluffing with some of his hands that cannot win at the showdown, which will be most of them.
Question #5. You call. The river brings the 5h, with the board now reading [Qh-Js-3d]-Kd-5h. You check and Postle bets 40bbs into the 21bb pot. What should you do?
Explanation: You have an easy CALL! Postle knows that you have a marginal hand. He would not choose this giant bet size for value because JT seems like a clear fold to the river overbet. For this reason, it is clear he is trying to make you fold, so calling is the best option!
Question #6. $5/$10 – 1K (100bb) effective. You raise to $30 from the lojack with AA. Postle calls from the button and the big blind calls. The flop comes [9d-6c-2s]. What should you do?
Explanation: You have a premium hand on this flop. Postle would be crazy to try and bluff you off AA, so bet $100 in order to extract value from worse made hands while also giving the draws poor pot odds.
Question #7. You bet 10bbs into the 10bb pot, Postle calls and the BB calls. The turn is the 5h, with the board reading [9d-6c-2s]-5h. You check, Postle bets 20bbs into the 30bb pot and the bb calls, what should you do?
Explanation: Now that you lose to a few more hands on the turn, you should FOLD against Postle. On this board in a multiway pot, Postle does not look to run crazy bluffs and get people to fold seemingly strong hands. When Postle makes a reasonable bet, and especially when the BB calls, you should get out of the way. Make the prudent fold and save money!