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Thats Poker - Fri May 17, 2013, 03:41 AM
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I want to take part in the Bankroll Builder promotion. I hope it will help me improve my game.
 
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Fri May 17, 2013, 05:16 AM
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I want to take part in the Bankroll Builder promotion. I hope it will help me improve my game.
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Fri May 17, 2013, 08:03 AM
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i have read all the necessary things regarding Bankroll Builder promotion. Looking forward for your reply.
 
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Fri May 17, 2013, 02:16 PM
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Hello floraj,

You are eligible for the Bankroll Builder promotion, good job!

NB: Bookmark this page so that you'll find it easily in the future

First Step

Watch the following video and pay special attention to the tips on retrieving and saving your hand history from PokerStars. This will be important for the rest of your promotional journey.


After wacthing this please play some PLAY MONEY FULL-RING (9-Handed) tables at PokerStars and using the Hand Replayer post a hand here in this thread that you have questions about.

Here is a video on how to use the hand replayer.


Then when you have that done please have a go at the Poker Basic Course and pass the quiz at the end of the course.

So you have 3 steps to do to begin with and when you have all 3 done we will award you with your first bonus.

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.

Let us know as soon as you have all 3 steps completed.

Best of Luck!


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Bankroll builder hand analyser.. - Sat May 18, 2013, 02:08 AM
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Is there anything better i cud have done?? I played it bad. But i thought i got really lucky on turn and the river. but i was terribly wrong.
I m done with the 3 steps.. What's Next?

Last edited by floraj; Sat May 18, 2013 at 06:37 AM.. Reason: din't explain about the hand.
 
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Sat May 18, 2013, 12:47 PM
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I hope you this as soon as possible. I have completed all the 3 steps. Can't wait to go to the next step.
 
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Sat May 18, 2013, 02:14 PM
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Thanks for that, we'll have the hand analysis done shortly, then I'll give you your first bonus followed by your next steps
 
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Sat May 18, 2013, 03:16 PM
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Hi floraj!

With A7o from UTG, this is a muck for me preflop. It's nowhere near a strong enough hand to be playing from this position. AJ or any lower A is a muck, AQ is iffy and the only Ax hand I'll play from here all the time is AK. The rest are too weak. Just because I have an A or suited cards does not mean that they should always be played. Patience is a BIG key in poker and I need to muck my marginal and bad hands.

Trying to get lucky is not how to go about a poker hand. I want to take advantage of my patience, the odds in the hand (pot equity vs hand equity) and be sure that my hand is worth more... if not, then I need to muck.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

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Sat May 18, 2013, 10:07 PM
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Thanks,I get it now. But don't you think if the table is too tight,we can afford to play a bit loose.
 
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Sun May 19, 2013, 05:32 AM
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Your hand analyser will answer your question shortly, meantime we don't seem to be showing your quiz pass on our system here, are you sure you passed it?
 
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Sun May 19, 2013, 07:11 AM
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Thanks,I get it now. But don't you think if the table is too tight,we can afford to play a bit loose.
A7 from out of position is too loose. If a table it tight, then we can loosen up, but that's too far. From UTG, loosening up would be playing AQ, AJs, AJ, ATs and maybe AT... and playing all of those would be VERY loose.

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Sun May 19, 2013, 09:38 AM
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I'm really sorry. Just check it again now. I have completed it. I din't notice that i had few quiz remaining. But now, its all done. thanks.
 
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Sun May 19, 2013, 02:25 PM
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Brilliant!

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

Step Two

Use your first buy-in to only play the 1/2 cent real money FULL RING tables on PokerStars. Do not play any other type of game other than this. Post one hand that you had difficulty with here in this thread using the hand replayer and we will analyze it for you.

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.
2) Watch the Bet Sizing video and answer the question below it.
3) Study and pass the Cash Game quiz.

Let us know as soon as you have all 3 tasks complete and we will award you with your next buy-in.

Best of Luck!

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Tue May 21, 2013, 01:07 AM
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I never get how to go along with JJ's. So, I prefer to play is as safe as possible.. Just help me in knowing,if this was the right play.. or how cud i have lost less. or played better.???
 
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Tue May 21, 2013, 01:17 AM
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3 Reasons why a player must bet with a made hand..

1) To put pressure on the villain
2) To bluff someone
3) To gain value from very strong hands

I will let you know when i finish with the quiz.
 
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Tue May 21, 2013, 03:21 AM
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I'm done with my 3rd step as well. Finished and Passed the Cash Game quiz..
 
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Tue May 21, 2013, 06:03 AM
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Great thanks for posting the hand, we'll provide the analysis here soon followed by your next steps
 
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Tue May 21, 2013, 07:26 AM
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I never get how to go along with JJ's. So, I prefer to play is as safe as possible.. Just help me in knowing,if this was the right play.. or how cud i have lost less. or played better.???
Hi floraj

I highly recommend playing "safe"; however, be careful not to confuse this with being "passive"! Let's take a look at how this applies to your hand.

You have a strong starting hand with and you have great postion being on the btn. You are facing a mid-position raise and a caller. We are not folding here. So you have two choices: call or raise.

1. Calling: If you call, you are playing your hand as a speculative hand. This means you hope to flop a set or overpair to the flop, otherwize fold. This can be ok. If you flop a set you will often win a big pot. However, it does creat a situation where we should probably fold to overcards post flop. Passively calling minimizes your risk and gives you a chance at flopping a set. But, to make this line profitable, we need to fold when we miss the flop. The way you played this hand, I would have folded to the turn bet. Without a read, all I see is a villain raising pf, betting the flop and again betting the tun. We have no good reason to assume he is bluffing.

2. Raising: If you 3-bet, both opponents may fold winning you a small pot, or you may get called by one opponent. Big pairs like JJ play best against a single opponent so this is fine. Being aggressive preflop also sets you up for c-betting the flop. If there are overcards and the villain calls/raises your c-bet, then you need to be careful.

As played the small 4 cent bet on the flop looks weak. Also, since two queens flopped, it is less likely that the villain is holding a queen (not impossible though). I would have raised the flop to about 10 cents. There are so many overcards that can still come spoiling your big pair that I would try to win the pot now or at least make the villain pay to outdraw me.

If I didn't raise the flop, I would have raised the turn. If the villain has a hand such as AK, by passively calling pf, the flop and the turn, we are giving him a free chance to outdraw us. Whereas being aggressive on one street will often win the hand for us.

As played, folding on the river is good. The villain's line looks strong. You don't want to be calling all ins with middle pair.

GL and have fun at the tables!

Roland GTX
 
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Tue May 21, 2013, 08:00 AM
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Thank you. I'm sure this would help me playing JJ's in future.
 
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Tue May 21, 2013, 05:50 PM
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waiting for my next step to bonus.
 

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