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Bankroll Builder - Sun Jun 30, 2013, 11:09 AM
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Hi, I'm new to poker, I already played 2-3 pokerschool freeroll tournaments, but I just don't stand long.
I'd love your advice.
 
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Mon Jul 01, 2013, 06:53 AM
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Hi, I'm new to poker, I already played 2-3 pokerschool freeroll tournaments, but I just don't stand long.
I'd love your advice.
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Mon Jul 01, 2013, 12:20 PM
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Hi Shjimi,

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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Pair of Kings - Fri Jul 05, 2013, 07:30 AM
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My first raise wasn't a good one, I did raise more than the half of my money. But what bet should I have made there? Should I go all-in directly, or make a smaller bet? And should I go all-in on the flop or is it too risky?

And I did finish the quiz

Last edited by Shjimi; Fri Jul 05, 2013 at 07:36 AM..
 
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Doubting - Fri Jul 05, 2013, 07:35 AM
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I have a second hand here.
My first question is: Was it ok to check on the flop? And second question, was the bet value on the turn ok?
Thanks
 
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Fri Jul 05, 2013, 10:20 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 Jul 05, 2013, 01:14 PM
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Hi Shjimi!

With KK from the hijack, I'm going to make a standard raise, which is to 3BB+1BB for each limper. With 3 limpers, I will raise to 6BB or 300...BUT... this bet makes me pot-committed, as I have over 1/3 of my chips into the pot. Due to this, I need to shove preflop, as I cannot ever fold.

With K8 from the BB, I get two limps in front of me. Since this is a bad hand, I'll gladly check and see a free flop, as my hand is nowhere near strong enough to raise with.

I flop bottom pair on a very wet board. I'm going to check here and hope to see a free turn card. If any of the opps bets, I need to fold.

The turn gives me two pair and I will make a standard value bet here. Post flop bets need to be sized based on the pot-size, number of opps and board texture. With two opps in the hand, I will bet 2/3 pot (100 chips). I want to keep all of my bets standard so that the opps are continually guessing as to the strength of my hand. Opps that bet more or less based on their cards are basically turning them face-up to their opponents, something I want to always try to avoid.

The river pairs the board, which can be a big problem. Once again, I wll size my bet at 2/3 pot (340). I do not want to make an abnormally large bet here, as it will cause all worse hands to fold and only better hands to call... the opposite of what I want to have happen.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


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Fri Jul 05, 2013, 07:30 PM
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Hi Shjimi,

Please let us know when you have passed the poker basics quiz so we may continue to the next step!

Joss


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Sat Jul 06, 2013, 06:01 AM
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I did the poker quiz, I had put that little notice in my first hand reply
 
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Sat Jul 06, 2013, 10:57 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 completed and we will award you with your next buy-in.

Best of Luck!


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Sat Jul 06, 2013, 01:52 PM
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Sat Jul 06, 2013, 01:59 PM
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I'd want to make a big bet:
- To get value from my made hands
- To put pressure on an opponent
- to bluff.
 
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Sat Jul 06, 2013, 09:12 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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Sun Jul 07, 2013, 08:06 AM
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Hi Shjimi! I'll take a look at the hand in post #11.

In this hand, you have KQ on the button, facing a 4bb open by the CO. If I have notes on the raiser that say he's tight, I'd often actually just fold pre-flop, because KQ can be a trouble hand, as it's dominated by AK/AQ and big pairs. Here you decided to call, and the SB also called.
You see a flop of AQ2 which is pretty dry, as there is no flush draw and only a couple of gutshots. You have middle pair, but when the pre-flop raiser bets the size of the pot into two opponents, he's never bluffing. He has at least top pair. You have very few outs to beat that and the price is too high. I would fold here. Instead you call, and then the SB check-raises all in. Since there was a pot-sized bet and a call, this shove shows huge strength. I'd expect him to have TPTK at worst, but sometimes two pairs or a set of trips. There's no way you are winning here, so calling the shove is a BIG mistake. Ask yourself, what are you beating? You only have second pair. Villain isn't putting his whole stack on the line with third pair or a total bluff, is he? He's shoving for value, because he expects to get called, mostly by the pre-flop aggressor, because he's already signalled he hit this flop hard.
Villain shows TPTK which is the bottom of his range for doing this, and you're in terrible shape, as you only have the 3 outs that the queens give you. You don't improve, so you lose your whole stack. If you want to make money from poker, you've got to recognise the relative strength of your hand. Second pair is not something you should play for stacks with. I'd only get all my money in the middle with a monster hand, like top two pairs or better.

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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