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b r b - Fri Jun 07, 2013, 12:29 PM
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hi.I would like to take place in the bankroll builder promotion.
 
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Fri Jun 07, 2013, 12:33 PM
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Fri Jun 07, 2013, 07:37 PM
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Hi kovacs40,

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 Basics 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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b r b - Fri Jun 07, 2013, 08:59 PM
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b r b - Fri Jun 07, 2013, 09:17 PM
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hi.all 3 steps completed.
 
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Sat Jun 08, 2013, 12:33 AM
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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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Sat Jun 08, 2013, 01:25 AM
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Hi kovacs40! I'll take a look at your first hand.

KTs is a nice hand with potential to make straights and flushes, so it may surprise you to hear that I'd recommend you fold this hand pre-flop. The main reason for this is that you are in early position, with several players still to act. It's quite likely that one of the other players has a better hand than yours (there are several better kings like KJ+, and you're also also losing to all pocket pairs, and any hand containing an ace), but a bigger problem is that post-flop it will be very hard to get value when you have the best hand. The reason for this is quite simple: If you hit the flop and make a value-bet, worse hands will usually fold, so you don't get any value. If a villain has a better hand post-flop, then he can raise and this will put you in a very tough spot. There's more advice on the importance of position when considering playing a hand in my blog.

As played, you come in for a standard 3bb raise, and the player right after you makes a re-raise. You have quite a strong hand, but he's saying "I have a very strong hand". If everyone else folded, then I would also fold, because the re-raiser (called the "3-bettor") is not only representing he has a better hand; he also has position on you. You'll miss most flops, so will check and he will bet, so you have to fold. Here, there are several players cold-calling the re-raise, so when the action comes back to you, you have very good pot odds to call. I would call the additional 20 here, but my plan would be to try and flop a strong draw, not a pair. With this many opponents, it's unlikely that one pair will be good enough to win.

So you see a flop, and it's a very dry K43, so you made top pair, but be aware that your kicker is not great. The standard play here is not to bet out, because you were not the last aggressor. You should check to the pre-flop raiser, as he will usually make a continuation bet, whether he hit the flop or not. That is how you can get value for your hand; by letting the pre-flop aggressor make a bet, and by calling it. When you lead out on this board, it's almost impossible to get called by worse. Better kings like AK are certainly calling, and occasionally you'll get called by straight draws like 65 and A5, but most of the time, you'll only get action from better hands, like AK and sets of trips.
One villain calls, and the turn is a queen. This is a fairly good card for you, as it doesn't complete any draws. Since you're either way ahead (of worse pairs and draws), or way behind (losing to better kings, sets and two pairs), I'd exercise some pot control here and either bet small, or even check. I do not recommend making a large bet, because that leads you to getting "value-owned"; worse hands won't give you any value, so only better hands will give you action.
The BB folds on the turn, so you drag the pot. That's a nice win, but you didn't make a huge profit in this hand. You only had one post-flop bet that was called.

In future try and be more disciplined with your starting hands, by considering your position. In early positions, you should stick to very strong hands like AQ+ and 99+. A hand like KTs plays much better in late positions, when you can just try to steal the blinds. Post-flop, be aware of the relative strength of your hand. Top pair with a ten kicker is not a strong hand. It's quite marginal, in fact, so you should try and keep the pot small. Only make big bets when you have a very strong hand (at least top pair, top kicker) and you expect to get called by worse.

Hope this helps!
Cheers,
Arty


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Sat Jun 08, 2013, 10:45 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!

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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brb - Wed Jun 12, 2013, 02:27 PM
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Wed Jun 12, 2013, 02:31 PM
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hi.3 reasons to make a bid:

Make a big bid to put pressure on the players

Add value to a strong hand

and to protect against drawing hands


I have passed all the challanges

 
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Thu Jun 13, 2013, 12:45 AM
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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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Thu Jun 13, 2013, 05:05 AM
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Hi kovacs40

Calling preflop with is fine. You are facing an utg raise and ep call. The raise in particular usually means a strong hand. Calling allows you to play the hand speculatively. With speculative hands we want to flop a set or a strong draw. These hands don't win often, but have the potential to win huge pots when they hit. Typically with speculative hands we should fold when we miss the flop.

The flop is AAQ, all overcards to your 10s and definately in the range of the villains. I would suggest check-folding the flop. There is no reason to assume the villain is bluffing and even if a 10 were to come on the turn, we might be beat by a better house or even a straight. This is not a good spot to call bets on each street. We are going to be losing far more often than we are winning.

Note, the villain raised preflop from utg. Players rarely bluff from this postion. They lead with a strong bet on the flop. They might c-bet with a missed hand, but then they lead again on the turn into you who is short stacked. This is pretty much never going to be a bluff.

Remember, when we play speculative hands, be prepared to check-fold most flops.

I hope this helps

Roland GTX
 
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Thu Jun 13, 2013, 05:25 PM
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Hi kovacs40,

Fantastic!

Your next Bankroll Builder bonus is on it's way to you, great job so far.

Watch this video that will help you on the cash game tables



There are three ways in which you can earn your next bonus.

1) Earn 10 VPPs AFTER receiving this bonus and you will automatically be credited with the next bonus. Let us know if you hit that target
2) If you lose your this bonus at the tables please post the hands where you lost the money with here in this thread. As soon as you post the losing hands we will advise on the next step.
3) If you make a first deposit at PokerStars you will automatically be awarded your remaining bonuses from the Bankroll Builder promotion.

Best of luck to you at the tables and we are here to help you should you have any questions.

Joss


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