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Ready for the Bankroll Builder Promotion - Wed Jan 08, 2014, 08:03 PM
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I'm new to PSO and would like to take place in the bankroll builder promotion.
 
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Thu Jan 09, 2014, 06:32 AM
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I'm new to PSO and would like to take place in the bankroll builder promotion.
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Thu Jan 09, 2014, 12:33 PM
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Great, I can't wait!
 
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Thu Jan 09, 2014, 04:49 PM
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Hello MatthewTieme,

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


Let's begin with the basics. Please take some time to study the Poker Basic Course and pass the quiz at the end of the course.

Let us know as soon as you have passed the quiz and we will credit your account with your first Bankroll Builder bonus.


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Thu Jan 09, 2014, 06:05 PM
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I have passed the quiz, thanks for everything.

Matthew
 
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Fri Jan 10, 2014, 03:49 PM
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Brilliant!

You've passed the basic test and you'll get your first bonus in the next 24 hours, good job!

Step Two

The Poker Basics test was easy right? Well, there's a lot more to learn on the road to becoming a profitable poker player.

Now study the Cash Game course and once you think you have it mastered 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.

Let us know as soon as you have passed the Cash Game Quiz and we will award you with your next buy-in.

Best of Luck!

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Sun Jan 12, 2014, 12:45 PM
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I already passed the quiz, Thanks for everything.
 
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Sun Jan 12, 2014, 05:12 PM
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Great Job!

You passed the Cash Game Quiz and know you've shown that you have a great understanding of the fundementals of playing poker. We have now credited your account with your 2nd bonus.

Step Three

Please play a 1/2 cent Real Money table 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.



NB: You must post a Cash Game hand only, tournament hands do not count for this promotion. You must use the Hand Replayer only to post your hand, we cannot accept hands posted in any other way.

Once you post your hand one of our Trainer will analyze it for you so please post and intersestig hand where you have questions. Give as much information about the hand as possible, for example, had you any reads on your opponents?


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Sun Jan 12, 2014, 06:11 PM
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This first hand, I was pretty satisfied with the results.



But this second hand, I don't know how to play As 10. I am a pretty agressive player as you can see but I think I had made a mistake when raising in the pre-flop.

 
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Mon Jan 13, 2014, 01:24 PM
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I'm sorry if I sound impacient, but have I posted the Hand Replayer correctly? Looking forward for your response! Million Thanks,

Matthew
 
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Mon Jan 13, 2014, 03:17 PM
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Hi MatthewTieme,

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 Jan 14, 2014, 06:02 AM
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Hi Matthew,

I like the way you played the first hand, but I think you could have won your opponent's entire stack instead of just most of it.

Opening KJs from Middle Position is a bit risky, but I prefer that players are aggressive so I don't mind this open. You have to be very careful not to get too excited when you hit top pair because KJ is dominated by AJ, AK and it is easy to lose a lot of money to those hands.

On the flop you are Out of Position and your opponent has a short stack. You have a decent hand but not yet a great hand. However because you already have a pair with an up and down straight draw, I would bet the flop bigger and be willing to go all in because the opponent has relatively few chips left. I would be something like 2/3 pot or $0.10.

The turn doesn't help you at all. I think both checking or betting small are OK. If you had checked, I would call a smallish raise and fold to an all-in, as you are probably only drawing to 10 outs (4 As, 4 9s and 2 Js) giving you only about a 20% chance of winning the hand.

You hit your second best card on the river. However I think it's very unlikely that villain has AK so you are very likely to be at least tying for the best hand (your opponent might also hold a K). Because your opponent only has $0.27 and the pot is a lot bigger than this at $0.44, going all in is the best play here. Whether you bet $0.15 or $0.27 isn't going to make any difference as to whether he decides to call or fold. You are only costing yourself chips when you get called by a worse hand.
 
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Tue Jan 14, 2014, 06:18 AM
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I also like the way you played the 2nd hand.

You are right that AT is a strong hand but it can be difficult to play. You made a good raise preflop and I like your sizing.

On the flop you miss and your opponent leads into you. This is called a donk bet. Some people do this is a bluff, sometimes they do it with a draw, normally it's done with a mediocre one-pair hand, occasionally they do it with strong hands.

If you don't know anything about your opponent, I would just give him credit and fold like you did here. Your hand has relatively few prospects of improving, you have possible backdoor flush and straight draws, but you'll need to get lucky and pay another street of betting on the turn to see the river card.

If you know your opponent donkbets often, you could consider raising as a bluff, but there is absolutely nothing wrong with folding here and just waiting for a better spot.
 
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Tue Jan 14, 2014, 11:34 AM
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That's really usefull spand, thanks for the tips I seriously appreciate it, I am trying to improve my game as much as i can, and things like this do help me a lot.

Regards,

Matthew
 
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Tue Jan 14, 2014, 12:00 PM
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By the way flophitter have I completed step three?

Thanks for your assistance!
 
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Wed Jan 15, 2014, 09:36 AM
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Hi MatthewTieme

That's good to hear, I'm just checking on something before I advise you further, I'll post again here soon.

flophitter
 
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Wed Jan 15, 2014, 09:44 AM
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Congratulations!

We have awarded you with all your Bankroll Builder buy-ins and you have successfully completed the promotion!

You are always welcome to post any troublesome hands in the >>Hand Analysis<< 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.

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