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[mm.architect] bankroll builder - Thu May 09, 2013, 07:20 AM
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Hi,

I want to participate in Bankroll Builder Promotion!

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Thu May 09, 2013, 07:28 AM
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Hi,

I want to participate in Bankroll Builder Promotion!

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Thu May 09, 2013, 07:47 AM
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Hi

Please help me delete this thread! Thanks!
 
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Thu May 09, 2013, 08:42 AM
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Please help me delete this thread! Thanks!
Hi,

Let's use this thread Please bookmark it and check back here in 24 hours.

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Thu May 09, 2013, 11:00 AM
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Hi Raiser..

Can you please please help me delete the "h" at the end ?

The typo is annoying.

I am so sorry for the trouble!

MM
 
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Thu May 09, 2013, 11:58 AM
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Hi MM.Architect,

You are eligible for the Bankroll Builder promotion, good job!
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Analyse the following hand #1 - Thu May 09, 2013, 10:43 PM
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Hi,

Please help me analyse the following hands:



I like my cards but I am not sure if I should pre-flop.

After flop, most players check in front of me. Should I do a 3/4 pot bluff to get value? But there is still a player behind me.

On the turn, a player bet 14, considering the pot side, I should call right? But fold right after another player pushed all-in?

Awaits your comments.

MM
 
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Thu May 09, 2013, 10:54 PM
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Thank you for posting this hand for review and I have asked one of the Hand Analysers to take a look at it for you.
He will do this within the next 24 hours and once it's been analysed I will advise on the next step.

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Completed my first 3 steps!! - Thu May 09, 2013, 10:58 PM
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Hi,

I have completed the following:

1) Watch the 'Getting Started' video
2) Post a 'PLAY MONEY' hand here in the Forum using the Hand Replayer
3) Pass the Poker Basic course.

Please let me know if I am eligible for my first reward.

Thank you!

MM
 
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Thu May 09, 2013, 11:54 PM
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Hi MM.Architect!

With KJs in the cutoff, I get an abnormally large raise to 17BB from UTG (a standard raise is to 3BB+1BB for each limper), a call of this huge raise, then another min-raise.
While KJs does have some potential, it's not a strong enough to call very large raises like this and due to this, I need to muck this preflop and save my chips for a better situation.

Bluffing in the microstakes games will be nothing but trouble, as there are too many players that will call bets with nothing, hoping to hit. The way to get ahead in these games is to play tight until I get a made hand, then value bet the opps and since they will continue to call and call, they'll pay off my value bets.
If I did want to bluff (which I would not do with this many opps), I would have to size the bet the same as I would a value bet and with this many opps, I need to make a pot-sized bet.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

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Fri May 10, 2013, 12:02 AM
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Excellent!

You've done all 3 tasks and you'll get your first bonus in the next 24 hours, good job!

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Please watch the following video and answer the question below.



List 3 reasons why a player may want to make a big bet?

Then study the Cash Game Course and once your happy have a go at attempting the quiz. Don't rush through the course, there's a lot of content there and the quiz is tricky so spend some time on this.

So you have 3 things to do to earn your next bonus.

1) Play the 1/2 cent Real Money tables and post an interesting hand here in the Forum using the Hand Replayer.
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Fri May 10, 2013, 12:46 AM
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The 3 reasons why people make big bets are:

1) To build pots fro very strong made hands

2) To protect your strong made hand against draws/ To gain value from your strong made hand

3) To bluff opponent off decent hand

MM
 
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Fri May 10, 2013, 12:35 PM
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Hi,

Please help me analyse the following hand:



I hit QQ on flop. Should I bet here for value or check to see?

On river, opp bet low, $0.06 should I call?

Awaits your reply!

Thank you!

MM
 
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Fri May 10, 2013, 12:47 PM
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Hi,

Please help me analyse the following hand,



The question is should I bet on flop and call on river?

Awaits your reply!

Thank you!!

MM
 
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Fri May 10, 2013, 01:14 PM
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Thank you for posting this hand for review and I have asked one of the Hand Analysers to take a look at it for you.

He will do this within the next 24 hours and once it's been analysed I will advise on the next step.

Cheers.


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Fri May 10, 2013, 01:54 PM
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Hi MM.Architect! Let's take a look at this AQs hand.

There's a limper in early-middle position and you have a good starting hand, so I like a raise here. Your sizing of 3bb +1bb per limper is perfect. Often your raise will pick up the money in the pot and that wouldn't be too bad, because you're in the SB (the worst possible seat) and will be out of position if you see a flop. The big blind calls, and so does the limper. This is a bad situation for you, as you're out of position in a multiway pot that's already pretty big. If you hit the flop, it's great, because you can make a tidy profit, but c-betting into 2 players when you miss won't be all that successful.
The flop comes a K94 rainbow. This is a pretty good flop for a c-bet in normal circumstances because the K will scare off underpairs, and there are no strong draws. I think I'd make a half pot stab at it, but give up when I'm called and don't hit an ace on the turn.
Betting 10c into 24c is a little small. I recommend you always bet at least half pot on the flop and turn, whether you're betting for value or as a bluff. Anything less than 1/2 pot looks so weak that you could be bluffed off your hand. As played, both villains call. You are definitely losing to at least one villain here. I'd put the BB on a pocket pair (a common holding for callers in the blinds) and the original limper probably has a king, or at least a 9. You just have ace high.
The turn comes a queen, so you improved, but you're still losing to Kx. You've now got some marginal showdown value, so you'd like to get to showdown cheaply if possible. I'd check here, and call a bet of half pot. Anything bigger is likely to mean villain has a king (or even two pairs+), and you won't have the right price to see if you can make trips or two pairs.
Luckily for you, it goes check-check, so you see the river for free. Since it seems that neither villain has a king, I'd feel pretty good about 2nd pair, top kicker here if it wasn't for the fact that a backdoor flush got there. If the river was totally blank, I'd try and squeak out a bit of value. It would be OK to bet less than half pot on blank rivers, as you could get called by 9x. Since it's possible that one of these villains made a flush, straight or two pairs, my play would be to check-call on this particular river. I don't want to lead out, because I'd have to fold to a raise and I'd never know if I had the best hand or if I was bluffed off it. Villain 7 makes a very small bet. This usually represents a weak hand. Calling is basically a 50/50 proposition. Half the time he'll have a king and half the time he'll have a 9. I'm definitely calling here, because the price is so cheap. Since villain bet 6c into 54c, the pot lays massive odds of 60:6 = 10:1 on a call. You only need to have the best hand here 1 in 11 times, because the price is so cheap, and I've already estimated you'll actually win 50% of the time.
Villain shows you a king this time, so he wins the pot, but he played his hand very weakly. He'll miss a lot of value with his strong hands, and also be vulnerable to suckouts when he gives away free cards and bets small like that. I think you lost the minimum on this hand. Well played!

Hope this helps!
Cheers,
Arty


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Fri May 10, 2013, 02:29 PM
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Hi,

Please help me analyse the following hand,



I hit top pair with queen kicker.

However, the opponent bet $0.10, should I fold or call?

Thanks!!

MM
 
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Fri May 10, 2013, 02:32 PM
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Hi,

Please help me analyse the following hand,



I have 2 overcards, I make a semi bluff $0.16 but the opponent double my bet. Should I call in this case?

I met another similar situation.

If let say opponent call my $0.16, on the turn, I hit a flush draw and straight draw.

I check, hoping that I could get a free draw and also since my opponent calls my bet I dont want to be too aggressive.

But this time right, he bet 3/4 pot size. Should I call this bet?

Thanks!

MM

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Fri May 10, 2013, 02:59 PM
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Hi,

I have completed all of the following,

1) Play the 1/2 cent Real Money tables and post an interesting hand here in the Forum using the Hand Replayer.
2) Watch the Bet Sizing video and answer the questions.
3) Study and pass the Cash Game quiz.

Please let me know if I am eligible for my second buy-in. C:

Thanks!!

MM
 
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Sat May 11, 2013, 06:38 AM
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Hi,

Please help me analyse the following hand,



I hit Ace on flop, I double him and he calls.

On the river, I hit dlbs but he made a huge bet. should I call judging that I put him on ace?

How to I know he will hit a straight in this scenario?

Thanks!

MM

Last edited by MM.Architect; Sat May 11, 2013 at 06:41 AM..
 

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