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[JK] BR Builder Promotion - Fri Jun 21, 2013, 11:13 AM
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New user. Would like to take part in promotion.

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Fri Jun 21, 2013, 11:51 AM
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Welcome to PokerSchoolOnline!


Be sure to read THIS just to be be sure of exactly what's on offer with the Bankroll Builder promotion.


>>click here<< for a complete overview of what PSO has to offer.

We will advise within 24 hours as to whether or not you will be eligible for this promotion. Please check back this time tomorrow!


Thank you for being a member of www.pokerschoolonline.com and best of luck to you at the tables!


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Fri Jun 21, 2013, 04:47 PM
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Hello MrAgouti,

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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Hand Replayer - Fri Jun 21, 2013, 08:01 PM
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My question is why do people raise 25x the BB with low suited connectors?
 
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Fri Jun 21, 2013, 08:03 PM
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All three steps done!

Cheers,

MrA
 
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Sat Jun 22, 2013, 10:49 AM
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Hi MrAgouti!

With AJo on the button, I get two limps (the posting of the blind counts as a limp), then an abnormally large raise. A standard raise here would be to 3BB+1BB for each limper, but the opp raises to 26BB instead of 5BB. There is then an abnormally small 3-bet (standard 3-bet size is to between 3X the previous bet and a pot-sized raise) and a call of this. With AJ, I absolutely need to muck here as it is nowhere near a strong enough hand to call with. If I had AK, QQ, KK or AA, then I'd shove but I need to muck any other hand as it's not strong enough.

Yes, any hand can get lucky, but I want to be making plays where I expect to gain chips on average.. not ones where I will lose chips on average.

To answer your question about the opp's bet.. it's because they do not understand bet sizing at all.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

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Sat Jun 22, 2013, 10:51 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MrAgouti View Post
All three steps done!

Cheers,

MrA
I do not show the poker basics quiz passed in our system. This is the 15 question quiz at the end of the poker basics course. Please let me know when you have passed this, as we cannot move onto the next step until this is completed.

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Sat Jun 22, 2013, 01:36 PM
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I do not show the poker basics quiz passed in our system. This is the 15 question quiz at the end of the poker basics course. Please let me know when you have passed this, as we cannot move onto the next step until this is completed.

John (JWK24)

My mistake, don't think I was logged in at the time. All done again now, cheers!
 
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Sat Jun 22, 2013, 01:37 PM
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Hi MrAgouti!

With AJo on the button, I get two limps (the posting of the blind counts as a limp), then an abnormally large raise. A standard raise here would be to 3BB+1BB for each limper, but the opp raises to 26BB instead of 5BB. There is then an abnormally small 3-bet (standard 3-bet size is to between 3X the previous bet and a pot-sized raise) and a call of this. With AJ, I absolutely need to muck here as it is nowhere near a strong enough hand to call with. If I had AK, QQ, KK or AA, then I'd shove but I need to muck any other hand as it's not strong enough.

Yes, any hand can get lucky, but I want to be making plays where I expect to gain chips on average.. not ones where I will lose chips on average.

To answer your question about the opp's bet.. it's because they do not understand bet sizing at all.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)
And thanks, it does help
 
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Sat Jun 22, 2013, 01:59 PM
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Brilliant MrAgouti!

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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Sat Jun 22, 2013, 02:56 PM
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Here is my video. I'm a bit confused by own betting pattern.

I think I did the right thing just checking as the big blind.
The flop comes and gives me an up and down straight draw and a runner, runner flush opportunity - should I have called his $0.04 or raised at that point?

On the turn, was I right to check-raise the opponent or should I have lead out? Flush opportunity had obviously disappeared.

Again, was getting a bit confused by the river, assumed he might have a 10 too. Was I right just to make a small $0.15 bet or should it have been higher?

Thanks.
 
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Sat Jun 22, 2013, 02:58 PM
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The answer to the big bet question is...

1) To pressure opponents
2) to bluff people away from decent hands
and 3) to gain value from strong hands or develop strong draws
 
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Sat Jun 22, 2013, 05:58 PM
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Hi MrAgouti! I'll take a look at the T2s hand.

Doyle Brunson might have won the WSOP with this exact hand, but it's a very weak hand in a full ring game, so the only time I'd play it is when I can check my option in the BB and see a free flop, like you did here. The flop is pretty good for you, as you have an OESD with 8 outs. The only problem is that if you hit a queen or 7, there will be 4 connected cards on the board, so it will be a scary board if villain has a pair, so you often won't get paid the maximum when you make the straight. Nevertheless, I'd check-call a bet on the flop, because sometimes villains at these stakes will still pay you off when you make the effective nuts.
Here you hit it on the turn. You made your straight, but your hand cannot get any better. The river card can only make it relatively worse. (If the board pairs, a full house is possible, and a T puts better straights on the board.) Checking again on the turn is fine, as villain is usually following up his flop bet with a turn bet. Check-raising is standard too. You want to get value from hands like TPTK, two pairs or a set. I'm not keen on your raise size, however, as it's just a minraise click-back. A standard size for a post-flop raise is 2.5 or 3 times the size of the first bet, in order to charge weaker hands and draws. It's kind of academic here, because villain has the same straight and no redraw, so you were always going to chop the pot, but in future try and get more value by making bets and raises that are nearer the size of the pot. The same goes for the river. It's unlikely villain has KT for the nut straight, because he would have got all his money in on the turn, so I'd bet at least half pot on the river to get value from worse hands.

Hope this helps!
To get more tuition on cash game basics, I recommend going to live training sessions for the Wednesday and Saturday Games if you can. You'll even be able to play alongside other PSO members in the Homegame club and get instant feedback on the way you play your hands. Good luck!

Cheers,
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Sat Jun 22, 2013, 06:18 PM
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Hi MrAgouti!

Plaese let me know when you have finished the cash quiz.

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