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Bankroll Builder - Sat Jul 06, 2013, 10:41 AM
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Hi

I would like to enrol in the bankroll builder scheme

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Sat Jul 06, 2013, 12:28 PM
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Hi

I would like to enrol in the bankroll builder scheme

Chesster1883
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Please read THIS just to be be sure of exactly what's on offer with the Bankroll Builder promotion.

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Sat Jul 06, 2013, 06:18 PM
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Hi Chesster1883,

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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Play Money Hand - Sun Jul 07, 2013, 06:22 AM
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Hi

Well I didn't expect my first hand to be as exciting and interesting as it was.



I checked the river as there was a danger he was floating with a king, but were my bet sizes any good to get value from my queen, and was there any way I could've read he had Qx 7x?

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Mon Jul 08, 2013, 07:38 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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Mon Jul 08, 2013, 11:16 AM
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Hi Chesster1883!

With a bad hand (Q6s) in the BB, I get 6 limpers in front of me. Since I do have a really bad hand, I will check and see the flop for free. If someone had raised, then I'd muck preflop.

I flop top pair with a really bad kicker and have an opp make an abnormally small bet of 2 chips. Bets post-flop need to be based on the size of the pot, number of opps in the hand and the board texture. With this many opps in the hand (4 or more), I need to make a pot sized raise. Raising less can give the opps the correct odds to draw to beat me, something that I want to avoid. My plan for the hand is that if I'm raised, I'll muck and if I'm called, I will re-evaluate and will muck to any sizable bet.

The turn is a blank and the same opp makes another abnormally small bet of 2. I will call here, as I may not have the best hand, which means that I do not want to raise. If I was to raise, I would need to make a standard raise which for 3 opps in the pot is 3/4 pot.

The river brings an overcard and when the opp checks to me, I will gladly check behind and go to showdown.

The key with this hand is to make standard bets. Standard bets help to keep the opps continually guessing as to the strength of my hand. Players that make abnormally large or small bets are basically turning their cards face-up to an observant opponent.. something that I always want to avoid doing.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


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Completed part 1 - Mon Jul 08, 2013, 12:20 PM
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Have completed the beginner course and awaiting further instructions

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Next stage - Thu Jul 11, 2013, 05:42 AM
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Have watched the video
Posted a hand using the hand replayer
Passed the beginners course on PokerSchoolOnline

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Sun Jul 14, 2013, 02:52 PM
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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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Hand gone horribly wrong - Sat Jul 20, 2013, 09:33 AM
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Well that wasn't good



Did I make a massive blunder by shoving all in with AKs and miss a trick of folding, or was it just a bad beat meeting kings?

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Sat Jul 20, 2013, 11:10 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 Jul 20, 2013, 04:58 PM
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Hi Chesster1883! I'll take a look at the hand in post #10, which looks like a pretty interesting one.

You were dealt AKs which is a big hand, but there's a lot of action in front of you. The player UTG opens for a standard raise. His range for opening in this seat is pretty strong, so for the player in middle position to re-raise, he needs a monster. If I was villain 9, the only hands I re-raise when UTG has opened are AA and KK. Many other players are not so positionally aware, and will re-raise hands like QQ, AK and sometimes AQ. If I had a read on the re-raiser and knew he was tight, I would even consider folding AKs here, because it's not ahead of a tight 3-bet range. Most of the time, however, I would just call, because AKs can outflop KK/QQ and sometimes has a draw to the nuts. The problem with re-raising (making a 4-bet) like you did, is that you are essentially turning your hand into a bluff, because you're not often going to get called by worse. You might fold out better hands like JJ and QQ, but if villain 5-bets, you're definitely behind. When the action comes back to you, villain has made it 1.20 to go and you need to call 86c. The math is quite complicated here. When there is so much "dead money" in the pot, it's often correct to call even when you're pretty sure you have the worst hand. I don't like just calling here though, because more than half your starting stack will be in the middle, meaning you're pot-committed and can't fold on the flop even if you miss, so your decision is to shove or to fold.
If you shove, then the final pot will be $4.38, and the additional amount you are putting in the pot is $1.67. This means it will be profitable to stack off here if your winning chance (called "equity") is greater than the pot odds. Your pot odds can be calculated by dividing the remainder of your stack by the final pot size. Here that would be 167/438 = 38%
This means that if AKs beats villain's range more than 38% of the time, stacking off will be profitable in the long run.
As it happens, AKs has about 42% equity vs QQ+/AK, so if villain gets it in with QQ and AK (not just AA/KK) it's slightly profitable to make this move. If villain only gets it in with KK+/AK, your equity drops to 40%, but this is still better than the proportion of the pot you'll be contributing. If villain only stacks off KK+, then you're in much worse shape with equity of just 23%.
As played you get all in and villain shows KK. You have a chance to suck out, but villain hits the case king to make a set on the flop and you need a runner-runner.

If the math is a little confusing and you'd prefer some more straightforward advice, then it would be this: Don't stack off pre-flop with anything less than kings or aces. Although AK will certainly be good sometimes in spots like this, it's not a hand you should often be getting 100bb in the middle with. It is, after all, just ace high and will need to improve to beat any pocket pair.

Hope this helps!

Cheers,
Arty


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Sat Jul 20, 2013, 10:00 PM
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Hi Chesster1883,

Please let us know when you have passed the Cash game quiz, so we advance to the next step!

Joss


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