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[CL] Bankroll Builder | | | | - Wed Aug 07, 2013, 10:38 PM
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Hi,

I'm new to PSO and would like to take place in the bankroll builder promotion. Cheers J
 
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Thu Aug 08, 2013, 12:27 AM
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Here's to a good start... - Thu Aug 08, 2013, 12:42 AM
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Hi John,

Thanks for you quick reply. I've read through all that you have suggested and look forward to hearing from you again soon.

Regards
J
 
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Thu Aug 08, 2013, 07:23 AM
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Hello,

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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How Do I Disguised a Bluff as a Value Beat? - Fri Aug 09, 2013, 11:57 PM
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Gosh...I think I played this hand very badly. I'm now thinking I should have raised preflop with my Ace. Then a continuation bet on the flop and could have won the hand right there. I beat on the turn because I had a gutshot and an Ace high and realised that everyone else in the hand had nothing. I think my biggest issue with this hand is not know what to beat when I'm running a bluff. What are your thoughts? Cheers.

J
 
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Sat Aug 10, 2013, 05:16 AM
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Hi,

Hand Analysis

Did you have specific reads on any of the villains involved in the pot? Generally a limping range is perceived as a weak range of holdings, I'd prefer either raising this hand to isolate one of the limpers as there is a good chance that we will have positional advantage post flop, plus we'll also have the initiative in the pot and our 'bluffing' story will make much more sense from a hand reading stand point, or just fold pre-flop as this hand is not really playable in terms of there being such a gap between the A and 7 and very rarely will we ever feel comfortable at a full ring table betting this hand for value (kicker issues) or calling bets.

Post flop on the turn, we have a very thin blocker to the jack high straight plus thin high card value, given the nature of this being a family pot (multi way) with several limpers I'd expect a semi middling range of hands to hit this flop one way or another (Tx Jx 8x 9x etc..) The stack to pot ratio hasn't been set up for good value sizing's to get weaker holdings such as 3rd or 2nd pair to fold. On the river if we are to stay committed to our bluff line, a general rule of thumb would be (we want to bet one more chip more than our opponent will call) so if you give the villain proper pot odds to call..they might call out of spite with all kinds of holdings..a good bet sizing on this river would be 2/3 to 3/4 pot size, they may have folded.


Hope this helps.


Good luck and good decisions,
CannonLee



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Sat Aug 10, 2013, 05:19 AM
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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
[ ] INCOMPLETE

2) Post a 'PLAY MONEY' hand here in the Forum using the Hand Replayer
[x] COMPLETE

3) Pass the Poker Basic course.
[ ] INCOMPLETE

Let us know as soon as you have all 3 steps completed.

Best of Luck!



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Well...that was helpful. Cheers! - Sat Aug 10, 2013, 05:34 AM
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Ok...I think I've completed the initial poker apprentice list of things to do. I see that I have received some tournament tickets and encouragement to complete the Cash Game Basics Training. If there's anything else just let me know. Thanks.

J
 
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Yip...Sounds good! - Sat Aug 10, 2013, 05:44 AM
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Hi Cannon Lee,

Yes...that sounds like very good reasoning to me. I also appreciated the humorous and helpful tip with the bet sizing on the bluff. It certainly is a Grey area for me and I've had players call me out of curiosity. At least now I have a structure to hide around my bluffing strategy. Cheers.
 
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Sun Aug 11, 2013, 05:44 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!

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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Talk about playing too fast... - Wed Aug 14, 2013, 05:30 AM
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I had pockets and tried to rep Aces to the villain who actually did have the ace and I didn't slow down long enough to realize it. All I could think of was that he was bluffing from the cut off. I lost around 30% of my stack in this hand. DAM!

Last edited by Te Po Nui; Wed Aug 14, 2013 at 05:45 AM.. Reason: Missed an important detail.
 
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I'm slowly getting through the material...but here's my answers to the questions - Wed Aug 14, 2013, 05:42 AM
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The three reasons why a player may want to make a big bet is;

1. To put a lot of pressure on an opponent
2. To bluff people off descent hands
3. To gain value from very strong hands

and an additional reason is;

4. To protect against strong draws.

Cheers

J
 
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Wed Aug 14, 2013, 11:03 AM
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Hi,

Hand Analysis

We will be at a positional disadvantage post flop with this hand, also very rarely will we feel comfortable betting this hand for value if we do not flop equity to a straight draw or the set (three of a kind)or calling any bets from the villain if the board texture contains over cards. Rule of thumb, when it comes to these mid to low pocket pairs we generally need about 16/20 to 1 pot odds to profitably set mine, so click back raising is only going to inflate the pot and put us is an awkward dilemma post flop.


Post flop, our continuation bet is fine on the flop, although if we get called (in this situation we did) I'd shut down on the turn and river to save bets, there are several Ax and Jx combos that could be in this villains BTN (button) range when it is folded around to them. Our bet sizing is indicative of pot control, our line would look much more convincing if we bet 2/3 to 3/4 pot on all streets..but that would be an audacious approach but we would really need pin point specific reads on the villain tendencies over a decent hand sample to follow through.


Hope this helps.

Kind regards,
CannonLee



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Wed Aug 14, 2013, 11:06 AM
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Hi,

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.
[x] COMPLETE

2) Watch the Bet Sizing video and answer the question below it.
[x] COMPLETE

3) Study and pass the Cash Game quiz. >>click here<<
[ ] INCOMPLETE

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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All tasks completed - Tue Oct 15, 2013, 06:03 AM
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Hi,

Sorry about the slow study. Finally got the tasks done. Would be keen to know which answers I got wrong in the quiz's. Cheers

Te Po Nui
 
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Tue Oct 15, 2013, 12:32 PM
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Congratulations!

As you've earned enough VPP's we have awarded you with all your Bankroll Builder buy-ins and you have successfully completed the promotion, good job!

You are always welcome to post any troublesome hands in the >>Hand Analysis<< section.

Also it is a good idea to review some of the content on >>Bankroll Management<< at this point.

Keep in touch with us and let us know how your poker journey continues.


Kind regards,
CannonLee



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Last edited by CannonLee; Tue Oct 15, 2013 at 12:38 PM..
 

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