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BR build - Tue Dec 17, 2013, 08:08 AM
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Can i take part please?
 
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Tue Dec 17, 2013, 12:02 PM
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Be sure to read THIS just to be sure of exactly what's on offer with the Bankroll Builder promotion.


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Tue Dec 17, 2013, 05:46 PM
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Hi 37growler,

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.

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Bankroll builder feedback - Mon Dec 23, 2013, 06:43 AM
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Sorry, this hand was deleted by its owner

Should I raise more pre-flop with kings?

Last edited by 37growler; Mon Dec 23, 2013 at 06:52 AM..
 
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Tue Dec 24, 2013, 07:49 AM
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Please Note: Due to the holiday period please allow extra time for your Bankroll Builder reply from the Team. We will reply to your thread on December 27th.

Hi there,

There's no data in the Hand Replay you posted, you must have deleted it

Can you post another one please.

Happy Holidays!
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KK - Thu Dec 26, 2013, 09:34 AM
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Thu Dec 26, 2013, 11:03 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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Thu Dec 26, 2013, 07:06 PM
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Hi 37growler!

With KK on the button, I get 3 limpers in front of me. I'm going to make a standard raise to 3BB+1BB for each limper (60 chips). I want to keep all of my bets and raises standard, as this helps to conceal the strength of my hand. Players that bet more or less based on the strength of their hand are basically turning their cards face-up to an observant opponent.. something that I want to avoid.
I also do not want to bet less than a standard raise, as this can be giving the opps the correct odds to try to outdraw me... something else that I want to avoid.

I now get a call, then a raise to 149 and a call. I'm going to re-raise here and the key is the sizing of it. A standard re-raise is to between 3X the previous bet and a pot-sized raise. HOWEVER, either of these amounts is over 1/3 of my remaining chips, which means that if I make this bet, I'd be pot-committed and can't fold. Due to this, I'm going to shove.
Once again, I don't want to bet smaller than a standard bet, as this can give the opps the correct odds to try to outdraw me.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

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Fri Dec 27, 2013, 06:46 AM
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Thanks for that, very helpful, although I've watched a lot of poker on TV recently and they always seem to raise to between 2 and 2.5 times the BB pre-flop.

I've also watched the video and passed the basic course. Cheers.
 
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Fri Dec 27, 2013, 10:04 AM
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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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Pair of jacks on button - Sat Jan 04, 2014, 09:57 AM
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Hi,
I've passed the cash game course.

3 reasons to make a big bet are
a) with a strong or very strong hand pre-flop, to narrow the field.
b) on the flop or turn when you have a made hand and you want to protect your hand against anyone drawing, i.e. you want to give them the wrong odds to call.
c) to bluff, preferably on a draw heavy board.



I had some trouble saving my real money hands, but what about this one on the play money tables. Although I won, there were too many callers, should I have raised more pre-flop?

Thanks.
 
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Sat Jan 04, 2014, 02:40 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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Sat Jan 04, 2014, 02:51 PM
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Hi 37growler,

You need to post a cash hand for this step, play money hands are no longer valid for this promotion. Please play the 1/2 cent real money FULL RING tables on PokerStars.


Hope to hear from you soon.


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Mon Jan 06, 2014, 11:26 AM
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Hi,
For some unknown reason I can't get the hand replayer to work on my laptop anymore, but here is the raw text of a real hand I played.

PokerStars Hand #109378020016: Hold'em No Limit ($0.01/$0.02 USD) - 2013/12/31 16:28:20 WET [2013/12/31 11:28:20 ET]
Table 'Nortia' 9-max Seat #7 is the button
Seat 1: backzheng ($2.93 in chips)
Seat 2: zgar974 ($4.98 in chips)
Seat 4: 37growler ($2.38 in chips)
Seat 5: danildani222 ($1.43 in chips)
Seat 6: TechnoPocker ($0.98 in chips)
Seat 7: mike87d2000 ($5.37 in chips)
Seat 8: igor evteev ($1.79 in chips)
Seat 9: Joelito_bro ($2.34 in chips)
igor evteev: posts small blind $0.01
Joelito_bro: posts big blind $0.02
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to 37growler [5d Qs]
backzheng: folds
backzheng leaves the table
zgar974: raises $0.06 to $0.08
37growler: calls $0.08
danildani222: folds
TechnoPocker: folds
mike87d2000: folds
igor evteev: folds
Joelito_bro: folds
*** FLOP *** [5s Qc 8h]
4mbience joins the table at seat #1
zgar974: bets $0.14
37growler: calls $0.14
*** TURN *** [5s Qc 8h] [9h]
zgar974: bets $0.56
37growler: calls $0.56
*** RIVER *** [5s Qc 8h 9h] [Td]
zgar974: bets $1.84
37growler: calls $1.60 and is all-in
Uncalled bet ($0.24) returned to zgar974
*** SHOW DOWN ***
zgar974: shows [Kc Jh] (a straight, Nine to King)
37growler: shows [5d Qs] (two pair, Queens and Fives)
zgar974 collected $4.62 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $4.79 | Rake $0.17
Board [5s Qc 8h 9h Td]
Seat 1: backzheng folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: zgar974 showed [Kc Jh] and won ($4.62) with a straight, Nine to King
Seat 4: 37growler showed [5d Qs] and lost with two pair, Queens and Fives
Seat 5: danildani222 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: TechnoPocker folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: mike87d2000 (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: igor evteev (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 9: Joelito_bro (big blind) folded before Flop
 
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Tue Jan 07, 2014, 12:52 AM
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Hi 37growler!

The replayer is really picky about spaces, so if there's an extra one at the beginning of a line or especially in the header, it won't take.



with a really bad hand in Q5, I need to be patient and muck hands like this when facing a raise as I only want to be calling raises with better hands and the only ones that contain a Q are QQ and AQ. Patience is a huge key in playing poker and I need to be able to muck hand after hand until I get a playable hand.

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Tue Jan 07, 2014, 12:06 PM
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Hi,
Thanks for the help. I've completed the 3 tasks.

Cheers
 
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Thu Jan 09, 2014, 06:04 AM
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Hi, I've completed to 3 tasks. Thanks.
 
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Thu Jan 09, 2014, 09:16 AM
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Hi 37growler,

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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Tue Jan 21, 2014, 04:14 PM
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Hi, these two hands are where I lost most of my $2. Can you advise of what next? Thanks.

Last edited by 37growler; Tue Jan 21, 2014 at 04:23 PM..
 
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Wed Jan 22, 2014, 04:40 AM
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Hi 37growler

The first mistake I see is that you have not raised KK; Although some opponents limp/raise AA/KK, It's become an obvious play for most of the opponents now a days. So the best way to get value from our hand is to actually raise to a standard 3x. The entire hand would have played out differently had we raised.

It seems you do alot of limping. Limping into pots means that you just post the big blind. This is generally a weak and non profitable play. With JTs from UTG this is an occasional raise in a six max game but should be an easy fold in full ring. As played, I would call both flop and turn with the flush draw planning to fold to a river bet unimproved. Given the bet size I am tempted to just call. Raising is a mistake imo as we will never get called by worse hands.
 

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