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Bank Roll Builder - Tue Feb 18, 2014, 03:44 AM
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Hey, just signed up. want to get good at poker. excited to learn poker.

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Tue Feb 18, 2014, 04:16 AM
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Hey, just signed up. want to get good at poker. excited to learn poker.

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Wed Feb 19, 2014, 06:58 AM
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Thu Feb 20, 2014, 02:19 AM
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I passed the quiz with a 88 percent. Wish i know what question i got wrong. What do you do with 22 at the cut off and everyone just called the blind? do you raise or fold? I just don't think it's worth even trying to hit it on the flop. Thanks. Can't wait to start playing poker.

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Thu Feb 20, 2014, 06:12 AM
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Thu Feb 20, 2014, 04:44 PM
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I passed the cash game quiz.
 
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Fri Feb 21, 2014, 02:27 AM
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HI,
I'm wondering how i could have done this hand differently to get more value. How do you think i could have got more out of him?
 
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Fri Feb 21, 2014, 02:59 AM
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Was this the right play or did i need more outs?
 
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Fri Feb 21, 2014, 06:27 AM
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Fri Feb 21, 2014, 06:24 PM
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Hi Josh,

First of all I'll take a look at your TT hand.

It's nice when you hit such a strong hand as a set, but you won't usually get paid off unless your opponent has a strong 2nd best hand. Of course the weaker your opponent, the more likely you'll get paid off with worse hands. Therefore your task is to extract money when he has either strong draws or strong made hands. There's not a lot you can do if he's holding something like K6!

I like your preflop and flop play.

However I don't like your bet sizing on the turn. This is a great card to continue betting big on. It gives him a potential flush draw or gutshot straight draw, he might have now made top pair or even two pair, he's not going to fold any of these holdings to a bet of something like $0.22-$0.25. If you bet $0.22 and he called, this would make the pot $0.74 and you would have $0.60 left behind, so you could easily just move all in on most rivers.

Of course villain might also have KQ which just made the nut straight. You will have to pay the villain off when he does have this hand, but you will always have ten outs for a full house. However villain has many worse hands than yours which will call or raise a turn bet.

As played on the river, I think your bet sizing is reasonable. It's small, but the board has become quite scary now so your opponent is less likely to call with weaker made hands if you make your bet too big.

When you've got a strong hand at the microstakes (especially $0.05/$0.10 and below), bet for value and bet big!
 
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Fri Feb 21, 2014, 06:38 PM
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Now onto your AK hand.

I think you played this hand pretty well.

The only thing I would do differently is to move all in on the flop after he raises you for the first time instead of raising to $0.40. When you raise to $0.40, you are committing your whole stack to the pot, as you're now never going to fold. Therefore you're giving him the chance to call your bet and maybe even fold if a spade comes.

However I think the way you played it is also fine. When he moves all in, you've got to call a bet of $0.70 to win a pot of $1.69 giving you pot odds of 2.41:1. This means you have to win the hand 29% of the time to make it profitable. Let's assume that only your spade outs are clean outs, that means you have 9 outs to hit on the turn and river.

To calculate your chances of hitting your outs, you can roughly work this out using the "Rule of 4 and 2". Multiply your outs by 4 if, on the flop, you want to work out your percentage chance of making your hand by the river. If you only want to look one street ahead (flop->turn or turn->river), multiply by 2.

Therefore in this case, you have about 9x4= ~36% of making your flush by the river. You can probably lower this number a bit because if villain has a set, then he has some redraws to a full house/quads. For example in this hand if you were up against QQ, then you would only have a 30.7% chance of winning the hand. However this number is still higher than the 29% equity you require to make a profitable call. You can mess around a bit more with some different hands using the Odds Calculator

Most of the time you will be behind, but sometimes you will be ahead, e.g. if villain has a worse flush draw, worse Ax.

Even if villain showed you A6 or a set, making this call is easily profitable in the long run, so well played!
 
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Sat Feb 22, 2014, 06:36 AM
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