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Bankroll builder - Sun Aug 18, 2013, 07:54 AM
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Hello my name is Mihai and i would like to take part to the Bankroll builder promotion.
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Sun Aug 18, 2013, 07:56 AM
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Hello my name is Mihai and i would like to take part to the Bankroll builder promotion.
Thank you.
Welcome to PokerSchoolOnline!

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

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We will advise within 24 hours as to whether or not you will be eligible for this promotion. Please check back this time tomorrow!

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Sun Aug 18, 2013, 01:51 PM
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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
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3) Pass the Poker Basic course.

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

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Mon Aug 19, 2013, 12:15 PM
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Hello,
Thank you for accepting me.
  1. Watch video - done
  2. Post hand - done
  3. Pass basic course test - done



Playing 7 handed, from the big blind.Two limps and a shove in front of me.I have a small stack in comparisson with the players involved.I make the call hoping for a flip, with two still to act behind me.
What do you think about this call?

Last edited by mitzu91; Mon Aug 19, 2013 at 12:34 PM.. Reason: I forgot the question.
 
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Tue Aug 20, 2013, 07:07 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.

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Tue Aug 20, 2013, 12:19 PM
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Hi mitzu91!

With JJ in the BB, I get a limp, then a huge overbet shove by an opp. A standard raise for this opp would have been to 3BB+1BB for each limper or 8 chips.

Whether to call or fold here needs to be made based on a read of how the opp is playing. If they are playing loose and involved in a large number of hands, then I'd be calling.

If the opp is playing tight, then this is a very tough situation and depending on how tight they are, I could actually fold it, as I may be in a flip if I knew I'd be up against only one opp... BUT... there is still an opp behind me left to act. All hands play much better against only one opp and if both opps are tight and would call, JJ is probably in deep trouble here and I'd need to fold it.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

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Tue Aug 20, 2013, 06:04 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.
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Thu Aug 22, 2013, 10:32 AM
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Hello,
I think that might be a problem with the first bonus, since i haven't recieved it yet.If you have time to look in to this.
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Thu Aug 22, 2013, 04:26 PM
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Hello,
I think that might be a problem with the first bonus, since i haven't recieved it yet.If you have time to look in to this.
Thank you.
OK,

I will check it out and reply to you here within 24 hours.

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Thu Aug 22, 2013, 05:23 PM
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I have recieved the first bonus. Wish me luck at the table
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Thu Aug 22, 2013, 06:14 PM
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In this hand im dealt TT, and I raise 4xBB that is my standard raise, from Mp1. Mp3 decides to raise 3x my amount.everybody folds around.
Im thinking that a 3 bet will put him all in anyway. I am thinking about a call but than I cannot play any board that has J, Q, K or A on it.
After reviewing the hand I think i overplayed the TT.
 
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Thu Aug 22, 2013, 06:35 PM
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Cash Game course passed.
I think a player would make large bets if
- he is trying to protect a strong hand from draws.
- he is trying to make an opponent throw away maybe a top pair with a small kicker.
- to extract value from a worst hand.
 
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Thu Aug 22, 2013, 06:57 PM
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Please analyze this hand for me.
Thank you.

 
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Fri Aug 23, 2013, 07:41 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.

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Mon Aug 26, 2013, 05:40 AM
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Hi Mihai,

I will be your Hand Analyzer for this post

I like your raise preflop; I think we can make it slightly more because we are OOP so we want our opponent to pay for his positional advantage; I tend to add 1bb extra whenever I am OOP so I'd make it 0.20$ instead of 0.18$.

With the Ace OTF I think we can go both ways here; We can either Cbet to 1/2 pot or x/c and re-evaluated the turn. I think x/c might be a more attractive option against opponents who play straight forward and are on the passive side because if we bet we will fold JJ/TT/99 and they will continue with Ax hands and if they check we can go for thin value on the turn and/or river. Against an aggressive opponent, I will lean towards betting because we can get called by worse hands and more importantly we risk getting bluffed off our hand by spade draws forexample.


Hope this help!
 
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Mon Aug 26, 2013, 06:16 AM
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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.

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Mon Aug 26, 2013, 10:48 AM
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here I have AKs from Utg+2, I standard bet 4x get 2 calls from Mp1 and Mp2.SB 3 bets 4x the initial raise.I 4bet almost 3 times the 3bet.Mp1 calls, Sb calls.
I did not hit the flop.
How should I play this?
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Mon Aug 26, 2013, 04:34 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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Mon Aug 26, 2013, 05:01 PM
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I have earned 10Vpps.
 
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Tue Aug 27, 2013, 02:36 AM
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here I have AKs from Utg+2, I standard bet 4x get 2 calls from Mp1 and Mp2.SB 3 bets 4x the initial raise.I 4bet almost 3 times the 3bet.Mp1 calls, Sb calls.
I did not hit the flop.
How should I play this?
Thank you.
Hi mitzu91!

Wow, interesting hand! Preflop, the standard bet size would actually be 3x rather than 4x. You get two callers, then a 3bet. Note, the standard 3bet size is 3x the original raise plus 1x for each limper. So the "standard" size would actually have been 42c. Now we need to stop up and think about this situation. V5 just cold 3bet a third of his stack. It looks like he wants to play for his whole stack. What reads/notes did you have on him? Could he be making this move with AQ or AJs? Or is he only doing this with big pairs and maybe AK? Additionally, what reads/noes did you have on V1 and V2? Will they fold, call or reraise?

You can fold, call or 4-bet. Calling is probably your worst option for two reasons. Firstly, if you miss the flop, you are going to have a tough time continuing with the hand and, you are going to be out of position if V1 or V2 stays in the hand by calling. Secondly, what do we do if V1 or V2 decides to 4-bet?

4-betting can be a good option if we expect V1 and V2 to fold AND we put V5 on a range of hands that includes some weaker aces than ours. Athough without a read, his line looks very strong.

Folding is always a safe option. AKs looks great, but it is not a made hand. We can always fold choosing to wait for a better spot. In general, I try to avoid getting all in preflop at 2NL with anything other than KK or AA. Without reads, I would probably lean toward folding here.

You chose to 4-bet, this may be a good line. Like I said, it depends on our reads on the opponents. Your 4b size is really big though. Normally I would 4b a bit more than the 3bet. Let's say about 69c here. Getting two callers is not a good sign. V1 looks like he has a decent pocket pair or perhaps AK himself. I would put V5 on a similar range.

On the flop, V2s stack is inconsequetial. Now we need to focus on V1. Can he fold 1010, JJ or AK in this spot? With 300 in the pot and you have 142 behind, I would simply raise all in on the flop. This ensures that you get to see the next two cards and it gives you plenty of fold equity. You raised then 4bet preflop and continue to show a super strong line by raising the flop.

Once you check the flop you have given up the initiative and kinda turn your cards face up. C-betting the turn may have been an option, but c-betting the flop would have been the best. As played, folding the river was your only good choice. I hope you made a note on V1! Now that you know he calls so light, you can use this against him in the future. Note, by not c-betting the flop, he got to see two free cards making his miracle straight.

We all struggle with AK.

GL and have fun at the tables!

Roland GTX
 

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