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My Bankroll Builder - Fri Oct 05, 2012, 11:40 AM
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Hi
I have just signed up to Pokerstars and was wondering if i qualify for the Bankroll bonus.
I have not yet made a deposit or passed the basics quiz.
 
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Fri Oct 05, 2012, 04:07 PM
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Hi
I have just signed up to Pokerstars and was wondering if i qualify for the Bankroll bonus.
I have not yet made a deposit or passed the basics quiz.
Hi Ukpokerwizz,

You are eligible for the Bankroll Builder promo!

The next thing that you will need to do is to attend one of the 'Getting Started With Pokerstars' live training sessions. You'll find these sessions daily in the Live Training section. Please let me know after you have attended this session.

Also, you can be practising on the play money NL ring tables and please post a hand that you were not sure about using the hand replayer. Here is a link to the instructions for the replayer.

Best of luck to you at the tables!

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Sat Oct 06, 2012, 08:17 AM
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Thanks for the reply, i will check out the live training, here is a hand i played earlier, the table i was on was a bad table and people were calling and raising with virtually any 2 cards and it was impossible to get a read on them, so i guess i probably should have folded on the turn, but please let me know what you think.

 
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Sat Oct 06, 2012, 11:41 AM
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Here is another hand i played, this time i won a split pot, but am not sure if i played the hand correctly, I am pretty new to the world of online poker and i think my main problem is not knowing when to fold, anyway have a look and let me know what you think.

 
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Sat Oct 06, 2012, 03:24 PM
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Hi Ukpokerwizz!

With QQ, I want to make a standard preflop raise, which for me is to 3BB+1BB for each limper. Since there is one limper, I will raise to 4BB or 8 chips.
I end up seeing a 7-way flop that brings three under cards. I now get a min bet and a raise to 1/2 the size of the pot. With a premium overpair, I'm going to 3-bet here and size it between 3X the previous bet (84) and a pot-sized raise (113), so I will raise to 100. I need to raise here, as by just calling the opp's bet, if others stay in the pot, they will have the correct price to draw to a straight.
I see the turn 5-handed and the turn should be a blank unless an opp has 68 (which should be mucked by them preflop, as it is nowhere near a strong enough hand to call a raise). The same opp min bets and this time the next opp just calls. I'm going to raise here and since a pot-sized bet is about 2/3 my stack, I'm shoving now. I don't want anyone seeing the last card without paying the maximum to do so when I should have the best hand.
The river puts 4 to a straight on the board (worst case scenario). I will call the very small bet in relation to the size of the pot (4 chips), but when there is a 3-bet and 4-bet after my call, I need to muck QQ here, as it will not be the best hand.
I think that the worst play in the hand was the opp that slowplayed the KK. This opp should have 3-bet preflop, then also 3-bet the flop. This action should make most of the opps fold (except for QQ) and this therefore cost them winning the hand.

When playing a cash table, one thing that I always do is to wait for the BB to get to me. I do not want to have to pay extra blinds when I don't have to, as it costs me $$ for hands that I would normally not be in a hand with. J8o from middle position is an easy fold for me preflop if I'm not paying the extra blind, as it is NOT a good hand, especially from out of position.
I see the flop without putting any extra chips in, which is a good thing and I flop top pair/bad kicker in a 7-way pot... deep trouble. The SB leads out for a very large bet (over the size of the pot), that is called by the BB. This is an easy, easy muck for me. J8 will basically never be in front here and I do not want to have to ever put a chip into a pot where I know that I do not have the best hand or a +EV draw (draw where I expect to gain chips by calling).
The outcome here was that the opps made bad plays calling bets and J8 was VERY lucky to split the pot. Two keys in poker is to make the best decision at that given time and to NOT be resulets oriented. The best decision here is to fold a marginal-at-best hand and to save my chips for a better situation.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

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Sat Oct 06, 2012, 05:18 PM
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Great,

Now that you have had these hands analysed, the next thing that you will need to do is to attend one of the 'Getting Started With Pokerstars' live training sessions. You'll find these sessions daily in the Live Training section. Please let me know after you have attended this session.

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Mon Oct 08, 2012, 02:23 PM
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Hi
I have attended the live training as advised, I have also taken the basics quiz and passed, what happens next?
Thanks
 
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Mon Oct 08, 2012, 04:00 PM
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Hi
I have attended the live training as advised, I have also taken the basics quiz and passed, what happens next?
Thanks
Hi Ukpokerwizz,

Great Job! I can confirm you did indeed tonight's Getting Starting session with André. How did you find it? Was there anything in the lesson that you did not already know about?

Also, now that you have passed the Basic Assessment quiz we will award you your first buy-in to get you started on the real money tables. You will receive this buy-in within 24 hours.

Use this buy-in to play the 1/2 cent real money fulllring tables only. Playing other formats or limits may make you ineligible for future bonuses.

Post back here any hands that have caused you trouble or left you making difficult decisions for review and we'll analyse them for you.

Once you have done this we can continue on from there.

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Mon Oct 08, 2012, 04:24 PM
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The training was pretty useful as i am an online poker virgin, I'm sure it will stand me in good sted for when i play for real money, i quite like how you can make notes on the other players, something i will have to get used to, as when playing in casinos I have to keep it all in my head.
I'm sure its a big learning curve changing from casinos to online but something I am looking forward too :-)
Thanks
 
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Tue Oct 09, 2012, 06:51 AM
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Heres a hand that really cost me, the guy i was in against was so loose it was impossible to get a read on him, he hd just lost $2 on a hand with a high card so i was pretty sure i had a good chance of the highest flush but i was beat by the nut, how should i have played this hand, i guess i should have checked at the flop instead of a bet?


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Tue Oct 09, 2012, 06:53 AM
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Hi Ukpokerwizz,

Thanks for posting.

I'll ask one of the Hand Analysers to have a look at this for you.

Once he does this we'll continue on from there.

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Tue Oct 09, 2012, 10:57 AM
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Hi Uk ,

Preflop if you're going to raise to basically steal the blinds (BB and a poster) I would recommend raising larger than 3x. We don't crave action here with KTo, but this small a raise with an extra player in just invites it. I like at least .08c here and tbh .10c or even .12c is good as well, since many of the loose calls we get will fold flops they miss anyway... so a larger preflop raise gives us a better chance to win immediately on our steal, and bloats the preflop pot a bit when we do get called to created a bigger pot to take down with our c-bet when they miss the flop and fold.

Flop and turn bets are fine, as is the river bet, however, when he rasies the river I think we should just call... most players are not capable of bluff raising the river to begin with, he seems to like his hand. With the board pairing and the villain showing this much strength I think we are going to get shown the ace of clubs or a boat an awful lot here. The river is probably a bet/fold to be honest, I can't imagine him raising now with the Qc or with trip 8's on a 4-flush board. But at worst, just call, don't reopen the betting. When he 4-bets you I would fold to this action 100% of the time, I just can't see someone at this level ever showing up with a worse hand after showing this much strength unless I had reads that they were a crazy bluffer.

Hope this helps

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Tue Oct 09, 2012, 11:51 AM
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Thanks for the advice, will take it all on board and learn from it.
What happens now, I have also just taken the Cash game course and passed the quiz.
Thanks
 
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Tue Oct 09, 2012, 02:50 PM
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Thanks for the advice, will take it all on board and learn from it.
What happens now, I have also just taken the Cash game course and passed the quiz.
Thanks
Good stuff ... before we award you your next buy-in we want you to attend the 'Introduction to Bet Sizing' and 'Entering a Cash Game Pot' live training sessions.

Both of these short live training sessions can be found daily in the Live Training section.

Let me know once you've attended them and we'll get the next buy-in to you!

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Fri Oct 12, 2012, 03:13 PM
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Hi
I have just attended both live training sessions as advised, am I ready for next buy in yet?
Thanks
 
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Fri Oct 12, 2012, 03:48 PM
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I have just attended both live training sessions as advised, am I ready for next buy in yet?
Thanks
Hi Ukpokerwizz,

Thank you for attending Live Training and congrats on passing the quiz.

Your second buy-in has been awarded and will be in your account within 24 hours.

Please use this buy-in to again only play the 1/2 cent full-ring cash game tables. Playing other formats may make you ineligible for further buy-ins.

Post here using the hand replayer any hands that have caused you problems or lost you money. Once you have done this we'll continue on from there.

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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:34 AM
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Hi I have been away for a few weeks but I want to now continue with this promotion, I unfortunately lost the last buy in I received, here are a couple of the hands that cost me money, what are the next steps I need to follow for my next buy in?, thanks.

I would say my biggest problem is not wanting to fold good starting hands even when i hit nothing, i just struggle to hit that fold button!



 
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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:50 AM
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Hi I have been away for a few weeks but I want to now continue with this promotion, I unfortunately lost the last buy in I received, here are a couple of the hands that cost me money, what are the next steps I need to follow for my next buy in?, thanks.

I would say my biggest problem is not wanting to fold good starting hands even when i hit nothing, i just struggle to hit that fold button!




Hi Ukpokerwizz,

Thanks for posting these hands and we'll certainly analyse them for you.

However these hands were both played before you got your last buy-in

PokerStars Hand #87389317486: Hold'em No Limit ($0.01/$0.02 USD) - 2012/10/09 15:16:01 WET [2012/10/09 10:16:01 ET]

PokerStars Hand #87389114226: Hold'em No Limit ($0.01/$0.02 USD) - 2012/10/09 15:11:17 WET [2012/10/09 10:11:17 ET]

Both on the 9th of October and you received your last buy-in on the 12th of October.

Can you please post the hands where you lost money with after receiving your last buy-in?

Once you do this we can get that next buy-in to you.

Cheers,

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