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TobyBear18 - Bankroll Builder - Sun Jul 28, 2013, 07:30 PM
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Hi,

I would like to qualify for the Bankroll Builder Program.

Thanks,

TobyBear18
 
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Sun Jul 28, 2013, 08:35 PM
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Mon Jul 29, 2013, 10:06 AM
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Hello TobyBear18,

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!

flophitter
 
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Thu Aug 01, 2013, 05:57 PM
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Here's a hand I played at a play money table:



Is this the only way I could have played it? Looks like just a case of bad luck to me. The other players shouldn't be going in with those cards right?

Thanks - I will let you know when I finish the Poker Basics Course!
 
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Fri Aug 02, 2013, 08:52 AM
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Hi TobyBear18,

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!

flophitter
 
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Fri Aug 02, 2013, 12:50 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TobyBear18 View Post
Here's a hand I played at a play money table:



Is this the only way I could have played it? Looks like just a case of bad luck to me. The other players shouldn't be going in with those cards right?

Thanks - I will let you know when I finish the Poker Basics Course!
Hi TobyBear18,

You ask if moving all in under the gun with nearly 100bbs was the only way to play this hand. The answer is NO!

At a real money table moving all in like this will usually get you value owned. That means that all the hands you are beating will fold, which in turn means you win less than you could have with your strong hands. The only hands that will call you are the few that are beating you, which in turn means that you lose big pots. This is the exact opposite of what we want to do at the table.

JJ is a good starting hand. We want to make a standard raise of about 3 bbs. This will allow a wide range of hands that you are beating to call. While also building the pot and getting many of the players to fold.

Secondly, at play money tables and 2NL, players don't fold that easily. This means that we should never bluff because they won't fold to it. It also means you can value bet your strong hands and get called on several streets.

Try to be patient. Yes, you should be raising your good hands preflop. But the real money is to be made postflop when we flop strong hands like sets or better. Then we can confidently risk our entire stack.

Finally, try not to stress the results of hands. Rather try to focus on making the best possible choices with the information at hand

GL and have fun at the tables!

Roland GTX
 
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Fri Aug 02, 2013, 03:21 PM
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Hi TobyBear18,

Now just let me know you have passed the Poker Basic course
 
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Sat Aug 03, 2013, 01:09 AM
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Hi!

I just finished the Basics Course and passed the quiz!

What's next?
 
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Sat Aug 03, 2013, 03:15 PM
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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!

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!

flophitter
 
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Sat Aug 03, 2013, 04:27 PM
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Hi!

Here's a hand below where I went in AJ pre-flop:



I raised pre-flop to show strength with a semi good hand and had one caller. Going in heads-up with a decent pre-flop hand and on the button, I made a continuation bet since my opponent checked. This is even though I didn't hit on the flop. Was this the right move? I tried to make a relatively small bet. Her re-raise showed a strong hand, so I folded.

I understand the need to play with conviction, and bet rather than check. Would this apply in this situation?

Thanks,

TobyBear18
 
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Sat Aug 03, 2013, 05:41 PM
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Hi TobyBear18,

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!

flophitter
 
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Sat Aug 03, 2013, 09:28 PM
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Hi TobyBear18! I'll take a look at the hand in post #10.

I think you played this hand perfectly, and took the exact same line that I would take. I think your bet-szing is perfect too. After raising pre-flop, I'd be c-betting this flop 100% of the time, whether I hit it or not. You don't have much equity if you get called, although an overcard and a backdoor flush draw means you could pick up some outs on the turn. as played, betting 9c into 14c when villain checks is great. When villain shoves all in, this is an easy fold. Since you have the nut flush blocker, I doubt villain is making a play with a draw very often. He was probably lucky enough to flop a set or two pairs, but just doesn't understand how to value-bet effectively. Even if he has a hand like 98, you can't call a bet of this size. Solid fold, nice hand.

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,
Arty


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Sun Aug 04, 2013, 01:29 AM
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Here's another hand:



I was dealt QQ pre-flop, although I was in a bad position. I re-raised pre-flop to show strength and was hoping to maybe take the pot then and there, but he called. Considering we were going into the flop heads up and since I wanted to show strength, I made a continuation bet, even though there was an Ace on the board. He raised me a decent amount. Here, I think he either had pocket kings, AK, or has hit a set. So, I folded.

My questions are:
- How well did I play this hand?
- Did I risk to much with the amounts I used to bet?
- Is there a better way to play it?


Thanks.

TobyBear18
 
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Sun Aug 04, 2013, 08:32 AM
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Hi TobyBear18!

We'll have this hand looked at soon and the analysis posted here
 
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Sun Aug 04, 2013, 12:16 PM
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Hi TobyBear18! I'll take a look at the hand in post #13.

I think you played this one in the standard way. Villain made an over-sized raise pre-flop, which kind of looks like he wants you to fold, so I'd expect him to have JJ/TT or AK quite often. You could just call, but playing out of position without the initiative doesn't have a positive expectation, even with a hand like QQ. So 3-betting is fine. It's not a good flop for you, as villain can definitely have the ace or a set of jacks. If you were in position, you could check behind and try and get value from worse hands on later streets, but OOP betting is standard, and you do it partly to be prevent being bluffed off the best hand. In a re-rased pot, a continuation bet of half pot is all you need to bet, whether you hit or not, because the pot is big and stacks are relatively small, so you'll be able to get all in even by betting small. 30c into 52c would be fine here. When villain makes a big raise, it's an easy fold. You could have saved 5c by making a smaller c-bet, but otherwise I think you played this hand very well.

Cheers,
Arty


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Sun Aug 04, 2013, 01:07 PM
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Three reasons why we should bet big is:

- To put pressure on your opponent or bluff them out of a decent hand
- To gain value for your winning hand
- To protect your hand from potential draws

I will let you know when I'm done the Cash Game Course!

Would it be ok to continue posting hands for analysis here?

Thanks,

TobyBear18
 
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Sun Aug 04, 2013, 03:01 PM
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Great so far! Yes, hands for analysis posted here are fine and very welcome, so long as they relate to the Bankroll Builder promotion. Look forward to hearing news of your pass!

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Sun Aug 04, 2013, 07:06 PM
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Hi!

I have passed the cash game quiz and I am ready for the next step!

Thanks,

TobyBear18
 
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Mon Aug 05, 2013, 02:06 PM
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Hello TobyBear18,

Fantastic!

Your second 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 your 2nd bonus and you will automatically be credited with your 3rd bonus. Let us know if you hit that target
2) If you lose your 2nd 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.

flophitter
 
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Tue Aug 06, 2013, 02:21 PM
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Here's another hand:



Pre-flop, I think it would have been a good idea to raise in this position, to show strength, and I didn't. So, I tried to bet strongly (maybe not strong enough) on the flop and turn because I can see there was a flush draw on the board. When the river hit, there was a potential that he hit some sort of set, or maybe he started with two pair since he re-raised me, so I folded. Maybe I could have bet smaller on the river instead of risking so much.

Any advice about this hand would be awesome!

Thanks,

TobyBear18
 

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