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Bankroll Builder - Tue Aug 27, 2013, 03:05 AM
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Hello,
I have been playing play money for a few months now. I don't have a way to put in real fund. I would like to take this opportunity to find an instructor to help me get better.

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Tue Aug 27, 2013, 07:25 AM
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Hello,
I have been playing play money for a few months now. I don't have a way to put in real fund. I would like to take this opportunity to find an instructor to help me get better.

Thanks
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Tue Aug 27, 2013, 11:21 AM
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Hi r91180,

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
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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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Play Money hand - Wed Aug 28, 2013, 11:47 AM
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This guy who went all in had been doing it every single hand, so I called with 99 feeling I had better than 50% chance.




I have completed the 3 steps. Please let me know what I need to do next.
Thanks

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Wed Aug 28, 2013, 12:16 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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Fri Aug 30, 2013, 08:08 AM
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This guy who went all in had been doing it every single hand, so I called with 99 feeling I had better than 50% chance.




I have completed the 3 steps. Please let me know what I need to do next.
Thanks
Hi r91180

You won't find too many of these all in every hand maniacs at real money tables. Here I would recommend folding 99 though for two reasons. Firstly, you are not last to act. More players may join the action with better hands than yours or at least overcards to yours. This reduces your chances of winning. Secondly, assuming the villain really is shoving every hand, and you are ahead. You are still risking your whole stack. This is a big risk, especially if you had real money on the table. There are so many clearly +ev spots both at play money and 2NL, that I normally avoid these high risk situations and wait until I have a strong made hand post flop (a set or better) before risking my whole stack.

So, I would fold here. Although odds wize, you are correct that your 99 will be profitable against a truly random hand in the long run.

GL and have fun at the tables!

Roland GTX
 
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Fri Aug 30, 2013, 07:35 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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Cash Game - Sun Sep 08, 2013, 01:53 AM
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I feel that in this hand I had the best hand and got unlucky, at the same time I should have realized that the flop was very wet and not called the big reraise even though I felt I had the best had, there was a lot of draws plus maybe I could have already been beat.




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To protect against strong draws.
To gain value from very strong hands.
To bluff people off decent hands.

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I have been studying the cash game and passed the quiz with 83%.
 
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Sun Sep 08, 2013, 01:41 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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Sun Sep 08, 2013, 02:02 PM
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Hi r91180! I'll analyse the hand in post #8.

First of all, it looks like you posted your big blind out of turn. Don't do this. Since you'll be dealt an unplayable hand more than 80% of the time, you'll be throwing away 2c four times out of five. This money will add up over time and drain your bankroll. When you first join a table, click the "Wait until big blind before posting" option. There are several useful settings in the software for things like this, and I've listed them in my blog.

As played, you have junk, but you're fortunate that there's just one more limper, so you see a 3-handed flop. In multiway pots, the winning hand is usually very strong, as it needs to beat multiple players. Also bear in mind that in a limped pot, you shouldn't get a lot of money in the pot without a hand that is close to the nuts. Typically, top two pairs or better is your aim. On the 765 flop, you have top two (which doesn't happen with 76 very often!) but this is a very wet flop. Since the big blind just checked his option pre-flop, he can have a wide range of hands that connect with this flop. He bets 6c into 8c, and I definitely like raising for value and protection. If villain has any 8, he has an open-ended straight draw, and any two hearts give him a flush draw. He might even have a combo draw with something like . You only minraised, and this is a mistake, because minraises give draws the right price to call. When raising, go for something like 2.5-3 times the size of the first bet, to get maximum value when you're ahead.
Instead of just calling, like most draws would, villain decided to shove all in. This is worrying. He could have a set of trips, or even flopped a straight. That being said, he's more likely to have a combo draw, like flush draw plus pair, or straight draw plus pair. He might even have a worse two pair. I think calling is fine, but you're not going to be way ahead very often.
Villain flips over 87, so you're actually in pretty good shape. Villain has no flush draw, so you just need to dodge 4s and 9s. Villain made a mistake by jamming with just 8 outs here, as it's clear you had a real hand when you raised the flop. Unfortunately, he hit his 8-outer on the turn, meaning you could only win outright by making a full house, or could chop if the river was an 8. You were indeed unlucky, but part of the problem is that you started with a trash hand. 76o almost never makes the nuts, but makes lots of expensive second-best hands. When you hit two pairs, you can get counterfeited by a better two pairs, or lose to a straight, flush or full house. For these reasons, it's not a hand I recommend playing. If you hadn't posted your blind out of turn, you woulnd't have been in this bad situation in the first place, because you could have folded pre-flop. Be more careful in future and only play hands that have a positive expectation.

Hope this helps!

Cheers,
Arty


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Sun Sep 08, 2013, 10:49 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 - Wed Sep 11, 2013, 05:38 AM
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Hello, Thank you for your indebt analyses of the hand. I have been playing the 1-2 cent ring tables in NL Holdem. Up to now I haven't lost any big hands, but I have a question for the following hand. Basically I had KK and the preflop play played out as if one of them might have AA. So I had a difficult decision weather to call or not. I decided to call because I was playing with a 1/4 of my bankroll so I had some cushion to fall back on. I would like to know for future refrence if this was the correct play or not:



I have completed these steps in my #8 post:
2) Watch the Bet Sizing video and answer the question below it.
3) Study and pass the Cash Game quiz.

Please let me know the next steps.
 
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Wed Sep 11, 2013, 08:41 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.

Cheers.


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Thu Sep 12, 2013, 04:14 AM
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Hi r91180,

I think with 100bbs I would be raising preflop especially when the 3bet size from V4 is too small that give too good of odds for V2 to call and outdraw us. So I'm probably happy to get it in preflop with KK here. If someone has AA then oh well... it's just a cooler. I wouldn't worry too much about it
 
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Thu Sep 12, 2013, 11:35 AM
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Hi r91180,

Fantastic!

Your next 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 this bonus and you will automatically be credited with the next bonus. Let us know if you hit that target
2) If you lose your this 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.

Joss


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FPP - Tue Sep 17, 2013, 07:40 AM
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Hello I now have 32 FPPs which is around 13 more than since the last bonus.

I know I played this hand loose and deserved to lose it. Hence I hold no grudge for having had a bad beat on this hand:



Thank You all for the bonus.
 
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Tue Sep 17, 2013, 12:43 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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Tue Sep 17, 2013, 09:19 PM
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Hi again r91180! I'll analyse the hand in post #16.

With 76s in fairly early position faced by a limp and a raise, I would just fold. Although this hand can have good implied odds to play it in late position, you need a deeper stack to go speculating. With just 53c in your stack, you should play very tight, and only play hands that flop top pairs and overpairs, as you don't have enough money to see all the community cards with "drawing hands". Your position is also problematic. You're not closing the action, as several players still to act could make a squeeze play by re-raising.
As played, the limper just calls, so you're three-handed on the flop, which comes Q54. This is a good one for you, as you have an OESD to the nuts. When both villains check, you could try semi-bluffing, as they will fold sometimes, but you can also check behind and take a free card. When you're in position with a draw, taking a free card is perfect. You could make your monster hand without having to pay for it. You decided to bet, but your size is too small. This means both players call, which is not really ideal. The small size also means you get no information on the strength of your opponents' hands. They might be very strong (with a set) or very weak, with just overcards like AK.
The turn is a perfect card for you, as you made a the nuts. Oddly, the UTG player makes a small bet here. To me, this looks like a blocking bet with one pair, or possibly a monster. Since he limped pre-flop, I think small pairs are part of his range, and he could have just made a set, if he didn't flop one. Raising for value is definitely correct, but your sizing is not. Don't click it back with a minraise. Use the bet-slider to choose a size that is around 2.5 to 3x the bet. Since your stack is so short, it's best to go all in. Fortunately, the villain 3-bets to put you all in. His hand is now face up as a set or a straight. With the nuts you can snap-call as a big favourite, but with a set the villain has 10 outs to improve on the river. He doesn't just make a full house that would beat you. He hits a one-outer to make quads. You were ultimately unlucky as you got your stack in as a big favourite, but once again, you shouldn't have been playing this hand in the first place. By the time the river card is seen, 76 hardly ever has the nuts. Avoid tricky post-flop spots by folding weak hands pre-flop.

Hope this helps!

Cheers,
Arty


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Tue Sep 17, 2013, 09:53 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 forums in the Poker Education 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.

Joss


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