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nozyrabbit - Mon Nov 25, 2013, 10:01 AM
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Hey, I'm new to PSO and would like to participate in the promotion!
 
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Mon Nov 25, 2013, 11:09 AM
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Be sure to read THIS just to be sure of exactly what's on offer with the Bankroll Builder promotion.


>>click here<< for a complete overview of what PSO has to offer.

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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Mon Nov 25, 2013, 06:26 PM
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Hi nozyrabbit,

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 Nov 26, 2013, 06:55 AM
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Hey, I have completed all three required tasks. Here is a hand which I feel a little skeptical about.

The villain has been playing loose aggressive and I expect him to go all-in with any two cards. I am not sure if I should I have raise pre-flop, I just wanted to punish the limpers.

Also I would like your analysis about another hand. I really can't understand how I should have played it differently.
 
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Tue Nov 26, 2013, 11:44 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 Nov 26, 2013, 12:37 PM
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Hey, I have completed all three required tasks. Here is a hand which I feel a little skeptical about.

The villain has been playing loose aggressive and I expect him to go all-in with any two cards. I am not sure if I should I have raise pre-flop, I just wanted to punish the limpers.

Also I would like your analysis about another hand. I really can't understand how I should have played it differently.
Hi nozyrabbit!

In the first hand 66, calling behind with would be the best line. This is a perfect spot to play a speculative hand. Small pairs are not very strong in their own right, especilly with so many opponents. Yet, they are very strong the few times you flop a set (1 in 8 trys on average). With speculative hands the best line is to see the flop as cheaply as possible, preferably with multiple opponents. If you flop a set, great, start building the pot. If you miss just fold.

Moreover, you said the laggy player would go all in with atc. Your hand is a coinflip at best against atc. This risk is too big. At cash tables you should primarily want to focus on postflop play. Try not to risk your whole stack unless you have a strong hand, usually a set or better.

Second hand AQs, raising preflop is fine. This will work much better at real money where you get less callers. Your hand still rates to be the best and plays well postflop. So raising for value is fine, but calling preflop would have been ok as well since you are out of position and have so many players in the hand.

On the flop, you have top pair top kicker, but no flush draw. Leading out on this wet board is fine, but you bet too small. I would have bet about 70% of the pot. Betting small gives anyone chasing a draw good odds to continue, as well as middle pair type hands. Either way, with a raise and a caller, I prefer folding when it gets back to you. You don't want to risk your entire stack on a one pair hand, especially with so many players showing interest in this flop. Your hand is unlikely to improve much on the remaining streets. If there were two clubs on the board rather than spades, then getting all in would be fine.

GL and have fun at the tables!

Roland GTX
 
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Tue Nov 26, 2013, 11:16 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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Wed Nov 27, 2013, 08:02 AM
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I was pretty sure he had something like AK or AQ. I am not sure if I should have shoved in pre flop or just called the raise.




Maybe I should have bet here on the flop as the book says to play big draws aggressively, I would have done that for sure if i was in position. But what should I do if I am out of position? Should I bet or just keep calling till I hit my draw. As it happens the villain was absolutely nuts to call the river but I can't really see why would he put me on a bluff?
 
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Wed Nov 27, 2013, 08:04 AM
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The three reasons for betting big are to protect your hand against any draws, to bluff people off a decent hand and to gain value from a monster hand.
Also I have cleared the cash game quiz.
 
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Wed Nov 27, 2013, 10:58 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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Wed Nov 27, 2013, 03:27 PM
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I was pretty sure he had something like AK or AQ. I am not sure if I should have shoved in pre flop or just called the raise.




Maybe I should have bet here on the flop as the book says to play big draws aggressively, I would have done that for sure if i was in position. But what should I do if I am out of position? Should I bet or just keep calling till I hit my draw. As it happens the villain was absolutely nuts to call the river but I can't really see why would he put me on a bluff?
Hi nozyrabbit!

First hand QQ: This is a tough spot. Generally, I don't want to risk getting all in preflop with QQ. You are flipping against AK, behind against KK and AA, but ahead of smaller pairs. We can assume you will be winning this spot about 50% of the time. If it were only you and the raiser in the hand, I would recommend calling in position and reevaluating on the flop. Here, we don't know what the deep stacked villain will do. This line is still viable here if you think the deep stacked villain will call behind. This builds the pot and if you flop an overpair you can be willing to play for stacks postflop with a much greater chance of winning.

Here however the raiser is fairly short stacked. It seems unlikely that he will fold very often to an all in 4bet. Moreover, big pairs play best against a single opponent. These are arguments for moving all in as you did.

I think calling the 3bet rather than raising is still going to be the best choice. This minimizes your risk since you can get away from the hand if an A or K comes on the flop. And, calling might entice the deep stacked player to call behind with a hand you are beating which would earn you more profit.

Second hand K10s: Your line was fine but there are some points worth noting. Firstly, calling from the sb is questionable. You want to be careful about calling in the blinds with marginal hands. I would call with suited connectors, but K10s we can also fold with only one opp in the pot.

As played, I would have bet the flop. I bet/raise pretty much every chance I get with strong hands at 2NL. You do not have a made hand yet, but your unmade hand actually has more equity than AA! This flop fits well with the raiser's range so I would go ahead and lead out and be happy if I get raised. With strong hands, it is important to build the pot as early as possible in order to have increasingly larger bets on future streets. Sometimes they will fold to these bets, but normally any hand that intends to bet and build the pot will call your bet. Any hand that doesn't like this flop will check behind and fold to any action.

You are on the right track. Keep up the good work

Roland GTX
 
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Wed Nov 27, 2013, 05:11 PM
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Hi nozyrabbit,

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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Wed Dec 04, 2013, 12:47 PM
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Hey, I have completed my 10VPP target. Do let me know the next step.
 
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Thu Dec 05, 2013, 06:08 AM
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Hey, I haven't received my next bonus yet. Please guide through the next step!
 
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Thu Dec 05, 2013, 10:48 AM
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Hi nozyrabbit,

Or records are not showing 10 VPPs as yet, remember that it 10 VPPs following your last bonus. In the meantime keep playing and practicing and you will continue to earn more VPPs.

Good luck on the tables.

Joss


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Fri Dec 06, 2013, 01:22 AM
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Finally received the bonus. Thank a lot!
 

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