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Bankroll Builder - Thu Dec 26, 2013, 07:09 AM
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Thu Dec 26, 2013, 08:16 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.



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Fri Dec 27, 2013, 07:08 AM
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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
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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Hand 77 - Fri Dec 27, 2013, 10:57 AM
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Sat Dec 28, 2013, 07:13 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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Sat Dec 28, 2013, 12:40 PM
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Hi bobdilon92!

With 77 from UTG, I'm going to make a standard raise to 3BB+1BB for each limper. With one limper (the player that posted the blind), I will raise to 4BB or 80 chips. I want to keep all of my bets and raises standard as this helps to keep the opps guessing as to the cards that I actually have. Players that bet more with better hands and less with marginal ones are basically turning their cards face-up to an observant opponent... something that I want to avoid.

I now get two calls, a raise to 100, re-raise to 560 and a call of this. While I do have a pair, it's a marginal pair that can be beat by many overcards that can show up on the board. Due to this, I need to muck my 77 here and wait for a better situation. Patience is a key in poker and I need to be able to muck my marginal hands and wait for a situation when I am ahead.

If I saw the flop with chips left behind (which I would not), when I see that I hit middle set, I need to shove. Bets postflop need to be sized based on the size of the pot, number of opps and board texture. With 4 or more opps, a standard bet is a pot-sized bet, but I don't have this many chips, so I need to shove.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

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Sat Dec 28, 2013, 04:33 PM
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I Have Completed All Three Steps
 
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Sun Dec 29, 2013, 08:28 AM
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I Have Completed All Three Steps
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.
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 complete and we will award you with your next buy-in.

Best of Luck!


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Q8 - Sun Dec 29, 2013, 12:44 PM
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Sun Dec 29, 2013, 12:47 PM
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First reason to bet big is to be able to bluff. 2nd reason is to get value from my made hands and 3rd reason is to put pressure on my opponents.
 
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Mon Dec 30, 2013, 08:52 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 Dec 30, 2013, 02:19 PM
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Hi Bob, you posted an interesting hand here!

I like the call preflop, you have a decent hand that has got potential to flop flush and/or straight draws, you are in position and against multiple opponents where you are more likely if you do hit a monster.

I like just calling the flop. V2 could have a fairly wide range of hands as he also called V1's initial raise. He might have flopped a set, a flush or straight draw, overcards, we don't really know yet. You have a good but not great hand, just calling and keeping the pot smallish is a good idea.

We hit a great turn. When villain bets again I would raise this. If he is on a draw, we need to charge him to see another card. Slowplaying on a board like this is extremely risky, there are so many bad cards that could come on the river. Also our hand isn't really strong enough to be slowplaying with confidence, there are several hands ahead of us. I would raise to about $0.60 with the intention of calling his all-in raise if he makes one.

As it turns out, the worst card in the deck comes on the river. I would now treat our trip 8s with great caution as every draw just got there. When villain bets big, I would definitely not raise. I would most likely just call although against some villain types you could even fold here.
 
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Tue Dec 31, 2013, 05:39 AM
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I Have Completed All Three Steps
 
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Tue Dec 31, 2013, 05:42 AM
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I Have Completed All Three Steps
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.

Best of luck to you at the tables and we are here to help you should you have any questions.

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Tue Dec 31, 2013, 01:30 PM
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I lost my money before getting to the vpp.
 
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Wed Jan 01, 2014, 06:28 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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Wed Jan 01, 2014, 02:33 PM
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Hi Bob,

Heads up play is very complex and I don't think you should be looking to play heads up until you have acquired much more experience at either full ring or 6-Max tables.

Heads-Up, ATs is a very strong hand - most of the time the villain is going to have a poor hand, so I think raising for value is correct, but the sizing is too big. By making the raise so big, you'll make villain less keen on carrying on with his worse hands and build up the pot for when he has a stronger hand than yours. I'd raise between $0.12-$0.15.

After he calls, you should be firing a Continuation bet on basically 100% of flops, whether you miss or hit. This will keep the opponent guessing as to whether you have a strong hand or not. I assume you were looking to slowplay and check/raise, but there is no saying that the opponent would oblige by betting. I would bet between $0.25-$0.30 here.

On the turn, again you should CBet, you almost certainly have the best hand and should be betting for value, to try and get him to call with worse hands.

Again I would CBet the river, in the unlikely event that he has a 7, he will probably raise and you can just fold.

By not getting value and protecting your strong hand, you gave your opponent two free cards to overtake you.
 
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Thu Jan 02, 2014, 10:06 AM
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Brilliant,

Your Bankroll Builder progress is moving along nicely and you will receive your 3rd bonus later today!

Step Three

Now we really want you to up your game! Your challenge is to earn 10 VPPs after getting today's buy-in.

Note that any VPPs that you have earned up to this point won't count, only those earned AFTER you get your 3rd buy-in.

When you hit your target of 10 VPPs we will award you with your final Bankroll Builder bonus. Let us know when you reach the target.

Also, if you make a deposit at this stage we will also award you with your final bonus.

Best of Luck at the tables and let us know as soon as you have earned the 10 VPPs or if you make a deposit.

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Thu Jan 02, 2014, 10:40 AM
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I unfortunately lost my money before achieving the target vpp
 
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Thu Jan 02, 2014, 10:42 AM
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Here is the hand i lost on if you need it.
 

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