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/Oct/2012

How to crush the Bankroll Builder Promotion

By: fp_boss77 @ 15:22 (EDT) / 412 / Comment ( 1 )

Hi, first of all I wanted to thanks Pokerstar for the 'Bankroll Builder Promotion', royalraise85 for the support during the promotion and all the hand  analyzers.

In the beggining I've followed the 'Cash game Tutorial' by heart, especially the starting hand's chart. And as I was learning more, I started to open up my range. Cuz the chart's range is pretty tight imo, but it will certainly keep novice players out of tough spots.

Then I noticed one important thing that was lacking in my game: reading opponents. I was playing the cards and the charts essencially, an not the players. When I realized that, I've passed the break even point and started to have some profit.

So here are my advices for those who are participating in the Bankroll Builder Promotion:

1- Stick to the chart and the tutorial. And when you start to feel more comfortable open up your range (but not too much of course)
2- Observe your opponents tendencies and use it against them (i.e., take notes)
3- NEVER limp in early position
4- Don't defend your blinds too loosely
5- And don't overplay AK if you don't connect with the board

Here is my graph so far:

 


That's it I guess

Good luck to everyone at the tables!

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