Please turn your device sideways to play!

The GAP Concept

Did You Know: You earn VIP points for every quiz completed. Use these points to level up and reach VIP 5.

The GAP concept is the idea that you need to have a stronger hand to call a raise than to make the initial raise yourself. The difference in starting hand requirements to raise and call is know as the GAP.

For example we might only call a raise with hands such as:

1010  99  88  77  66  55  44  33  aq  

aj  a10  kqkjqj

However we may raise the hands above as well some extra ones that we wouldn't normally call with, if we are first in the pot and especially of we are in late position, with hands like:

45  57  79  k2  K7  89   

The GAP concept exists due to the imperfect information that is available to us in Texas Hold'em. If a raiser usually has a majority of very good hands he is raising with, these protect the minority of bad hands he has. We cannot simply call a raise with a mediocre hand like K5, even if it beats the minority of the bad hands they may have, because more times than not they will show up with one of their better hands.

With the GAP concept in mind have a go at answering the questions.

Lesson Leaderboard
1
SudMadiq

SudMadiq

165 XP in 40 seconds

on 3/5/15

2
Rambuchan

Rambuchan

136 XP in 44 seconds

on 27/7/14

3
El_Pitixone

El_Pitixone

115 XP in 16 seconds

on 4/3/15

4
narcotic333

narcotic333

110 XP in 16 seconds

on 15/2/15

5
Terminatrix

Terminatrix

109 XP in 24 seconds

on 8/3/15

6
Kabaka

Kabaka

106 XP in 22 seconds

on 30/10/14

7
DominanceSitri

DominanceSitri

105 XP in 21 seconds

on 17/4/18

8
WuGrodt

WuGrodt

105 XP in 23 seconds

on 28/4/18

9
kenpow

kenpow

103 XP in 28 seconds

on 9/8/14

10
lotteri3xx

lotteri3xx

102 XP in 26 seconds

on 18/12/16

Sign Up To Watch More

It only takes 1 minute to register and unlock access to unlimited poker videos.

OR

Take Part In This Promotion

Its easy, simply register with one of the rooms below and add your username to your PokerVIP account

Its easy, simply register with one of the rooms below and add your username to your PokerVIP account.
Add your "Room Name" username and register with PokerVIPEarn 250 VIP Points Instantly & 10 VIP Points for Every $1 in Rake.

"Room Name" Screename:

Register
Login

PokerVIP Credentials:

PokerVIP Credentials: