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Bankroll Builder Promotion please :) - Wed Jun 26, 2013, 07:12 AM
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I would like to get involved with the promotion
 
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Wed Jun 26, 2013, 08:22 AM
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I would like to get involved with the promotion
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Wed Jun 26, 2013, 11:32 AM
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Hello,

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

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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.

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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 02:52 PM
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this hand i had top pair on the flop so carried on playing the hand. when should i have folded or should i have even played the hand from the off?

all three sections done!
 
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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 08:46 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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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 10:29 PM
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Hi JasmineGF! I'll take a look at the hand in post #4.

You have JT in the big blind in a "family pot" in which everone limps. I'd happy to check my option and see a flop for free here, but I'm not going to get my stack in the middle unless I have a monster. There's a saying in poker: "Don't go broke in a limped pot without the nuts". Since there are so many players in the hand, making one pair will almost never be good. You usually need at least top two pairs to win a hand like this, but often you'll have to make trips, a straight, a flush or a full house. Here you made top pair, but it's a monotone board and you have an average kicker.
I like betting out for value and to thin the field, but your bet is far too small. On the flop and turn, always bet at least half pot for value, and to make it a mistake for draws to call. Anyone with the or is always calling this small bet with the flush draw, because they have the right odds to do so. You don't just get called, however. Villain_3 makes a hefty raise of about the size of the pot. For him to do this in a multiway pot, he has to have a very strong made hand. At worst, villain will have the nut flush draw with the As, but I'd generally put him on a set of trips at least, but often a flush. After all, with so many players in the pot, one of them is bound to have flopped the flush, right? With just top pair, you're never good here, so I would be mucking in a hurry.
Instead, you call. The turn comes the Ac. Even if villain was semi-bluff raising with the nut flush draw on the flop, he just hit top pair. You correctly check to the last raiser, and he bets. Here's your second opportunity to fold, but you call again. I can't think of any hands that you're beating here, except maybe this player is aggressive enough to raise the flop and bet the turn with the naked . On the river, the 9s puts a 4th spade on the board, so even the Ks got there. You're not beating anything here, but you call another bet and lose most of your stack.
I think the main lesson to learn here is that one pair is never good in a multiway pot. It's especially not good when a villain is giving you a lot of heat on a board like this. Don't get married to one pair, especially if it's not even top pair by the turn. One pair is rarely good at showdown, so you need to show some discipline and make a good fold when it becomes clear you're probably losing.

Hope this helps!
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Fri Jun 28, 2013, 05:27 AM
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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!

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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?

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Fri Jun 28, 2013, 09:05 AM
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SHOULD I HAVE CONTINUED CHECKING TO KEEP THE OTHER IN THE HAND OR SHOULD I HAVE TRIED TO BET TO INCREASE THE POT?
 
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Fri Jun 28, 2013, 10:12 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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Fri Jun 28, 2013, 10:58 AM
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Hi,
Hand Analysis

I'd fold this hand preflop in early position while sitting on a 30bb stack depth. There is a strong possibility that I'd be out kicked by a better range of Kx with so many players left to act behind. Also, when I decide to enter the pot with my hand, I will do so with a 3x raise, this will help thin the amount of players involved in the pot and improve my overall hand strength/equity.

Our stack depth doesn't have much room to maneuver post flop, calling one bet on the flop leaves us about 1 pot sized bet on future streets (turn and river), we'll have 6 outs to improve our hand on this board texture which is very minimal equity vs. a plausible range of medium pairs 77 to 99 and Ax AT+. As played our best option to extract value from the villain is taking a check/call line on the turn or river, any bet we make will appear to pot commit us depending on our bet sizing and the villain may have taken notice to that, there could certainly be some bluffs in their range to get value from.


Hope this helps.


Good luck and good decisions,
CannonLee



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Fri Jun 28, 2013, 03:35 PM
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Brilliant!

Please let us know as soon as you pass the Cash Game Quiz and we'll get your next bonus to you

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