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Bankroll Builder - Mon Sep 09, 2013, 03:21 PM
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I'm new to Poker and I would like to take part in Barkroll builder. I'd like to learn as much as I can.
 
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Mon Sep 09, 2013, 04:01 PM
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Be sure to read THIS just to be be sure of exactly what's on offer with the Bankroll Builder promotion.


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Mon Sep 09, 2013, 10:20 PM
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Hi jobjobjob123,

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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Tue Sep 10, 2013, 01:37 AM
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should I have played this hand? I was feeling lucky with my number 7 and it was Suited with an Ace..

Last edited by jobjobjob123; Tue Sep 10, 2013 at 01:40 AM..
 
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Tue Sep 10, 2013, 01:52 AM
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could you also analyze this hand?

and sorry for double posting how do I delete the posts?
 
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Tue Sep 10, 2013, 10:09 AM
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Thank you for posting these hands for review and I have asked one of the Hand Analysers to take a look at them for you.
He will do this within the next 24 hours and once they've been analysed I will advise on the next step.

Cheers.


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Tue Sep 10, 2013, 11:37 AM
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should I have played this hand? I was feeling lucky with my number 7 and it was Suited with an Ace..
Hi jobjob, I think we should be folding here. Our hand is weak relative to the bet size.
 
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Tue Sep 10, 2013, 11:40 AM
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could you also analyze this hand?

and sorry for double posting how do I delete the posts?
Hi jobjob,

Here completing the SB or raising are both valid options. I think If I were to raise I won't make it too big to be able to escape a shove cheaper and also be able to have good stack to pot ratio post flop. I think you played the hand well post flop. check folding on such a coordinated board against a limp calling range in a multiway pot is what I would do. On the turn, no one has shown interest and we pick up a flush draw so betting here as a semi-bluff is a good line.
 
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Wed Sep 11, 2013, 12:03 AM
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Please let us know when you have passed your basics quiz, so we may proceed to the next step!

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Wed Sep 11, 2013, 03:23 PM
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Yeah will do once I pass it >.< keep failing
 
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Wed Sep 11, 2013, 03:38 PM
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You have answered 11 questions correctly (75%). You might want to read the "Entering the Pot", "Poker Hand Rankings", "Calculating Outs" lessons again.

woohooo! finally passed!!
 
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Wed Sep 11, 2013, 08:41 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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Thu Sep 12, 2013, 02:39 PM
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Thu Sep 12, 2013, 02:42 PM
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sorry posted the wrong one here it is

 
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Thu Sep 12, 2013, 02:42 PM
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1. to put a lot of pressure on opponents
2. to bluff people off decent hands
3. to gain value from very strong hands
 
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Thu Sep 12, 2013, 06:50 PM
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Thank you for posting these hands for review and I have asked one of the Hand Analysers to take a look at them for you.
He will do this within the next 24 hours and once they've been analysed I will advise on the next step.

Cheers.


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Thu Sep 12, 2013, 08:36 PM
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Hi jobjobjob123! I'll analyse the hand in posts #13-14.

#13. With KQs in the small blind, I'd prefer just calling pre-flop, as this pot is already multiway, so you'd need to make a big raise to have any chance of thinning the field, and even then you'll be in the worst position post-flop. This will make it hard to play the hand profitably, so I prefer keeping the pot small and seeing if you can hit the board cheaply. As played, your raise is nice and big, but everyone still calls. While making a continuation bet would be standard if there were fewer opponents, it has little chance of success multiway, so I'd just give up in this spot. When the flop is checked around and you turn a flush draw, I think taking a stab is OK, but I think your bet is a bit too large. When (semi-)bluffing I like to bet the smallest amount that will get the job done. A bet of about half pot should be enough, and it gives you a reasonably good price for your draw if you happen to get called. Fortunately, no one calls this time, so you drag the pot with king high. Nice hand!

#14. Opening QJ on the button is fine, as you could steal the blinds. I'd make a standard open of 3bb here, which is the same size I'd use for any hand, whether I'm super-strong or stealing light. A minraise gives the blinds too cheap a price to call. Both call, and on the AK3 flop all you have is a gutshot. It think it's quite likely that one of the villains has an ace or king, but making a continuation bet when it's checked to you is standard. If villains called pre-flop with small pairs, they will usually give you credit for an ace and fold. The size of your bet is too small. 4c is the same size that you made it pre-flop. Always bet at least half pot on the flop and turn, to get value when you're ahead, and to put pressure on your opponents. One villain calls, and you're usually behind, unless he has a low flush draw. The 7 on the turn doesn't change much. I would often check behind here and take a free card, because most hands that called on the flop will also call again here. Betting isn't terrible, as villain will fold a king, but you won't get him off an ace. This time, you bet close to the size of the pot. This doesn't make much sense. If anything, your turn bets should be a smaller percentage of the pot compared to your flop bets. Half pot would be fine, as that denies draws the right price, but doesn't cost you too much when you're behind. Indeed, with a draw of your own, the best price is "free", and you can take this free card by checking. Your bigger bet actually won the pot this time, which is a nice result, but you could definitely improve your bet-sizing, both pre-flop and post-flop.

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,
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Fri Sep 13, 2013, 02:09 AM
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Please let us know when you have passed your cash quiz, so we may proceed to the next step!

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Tue Sep 17, 2013, 12:21 AM
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Passed the exam with 76%
 
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Wed Sep 18, 2013, 11:41 AM
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Hi jobjobjob123,

Our records do not show you as having passed the cash quiz as yet. When you have passed, please let us know so we may continue to the next step!

Joss


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