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  • My BankRollBuilder

    Hello
    Id like to start this programme

  • #2
    Hi Pandaur, You are eligible for the Bank Roll Builder promo!umbup: The next thing that you will need to do is to attend one of the 'Getting Started With Pokerstars' live training sessions. Please let me know after you have attended this session. Also, you can be practicing on the play money NL full ring tables and please post a hand that you were not sure about, using the hand replayer. Here's a short video on how to use the Hand Replayer
    John (JWK24)
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    • #3
      JQ unsuited

      Hi,

      Thanks for the reply, I have a question about a hand.
      I played earlier so I couldnt find it in the hand replayer, but I remember it.
      Before the flop I called a bet with this hand (JQ unsuited) but the 3bet went up to almost half of my stack, so I folded it before the flop.
      By the river three more Js came, so it turned out I folded 4 J-s, so I was realy mad. Not sure if I played wrong or right.

      Thanks!
      Last edited by Pandaur; Tue Feb 12, 2013, 01:57 PM.

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      • #4
        session feedback Did I raise too early? (on the turn) Should have waited for the river?

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        • #5
          what did I do wrong? I lost with the same hand as the winning hand (Q2)

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          • #6
            Hi Pandaur! Please note that you need to play full ring tables only for this promotion. If you play a 6-max table after you receive a buy-in, you will be ineligible for any further buy-ins. QJ preflop to a 3-bet is an instant fold. It's not a strong enough hand to be calling with. With Q2 in the small blind, since it is a garbage hand, I'm going to muck this preflop. One of the biggest chip leaks that players have is playing too many hands from the blinds. Since I'm out of position when I'm in the blinds, I need to be playing only premium hands. With QQ from the BB, I'm going to make a standard raise, which is to 3BB+1BB for each limper. With 2 limpers, I will raise to 50. Betting larger with big hands and smaller with speculative ones is a bet tell. Observant opps will pick up on this and use the information to their advantage. By making standard raises, I help to conceal the strength of my hand. I flop top set. I can either make a value bet here (1/2 the size of the pot) or check. The only reason that I say that a check is viable here is that there really isn't a draw in the opp's range. If there was a realistic straight draw or a flush draw possible, I'd be betting here 100% of the time. The turn brings both a straight and flush draw, so I need to bet here both for value and to protect my hand. I will bet 1/2 pot (275). I do not want to bet less than this, as the opp could then get the correct odds to try to draw to beat me, something that I do not want to do. The keys in this hand are to keep the bet sizes standard, as the large overbet preflop turns a player's cards face up and screams QQ+ to the opponents. Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.umbup: John (JWK24)
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            • #7
              Hi John,

              Thanks for the feedback, it was very useful to read your comments! I saved a few other hands, can I post some more here?

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              • #8
                Hi Pandaur!

                Sure. If there is something that you're unsure of, please post the hands here. Also, any information that you can give about the opponents (the way they were playing, etc) will help to get you a better reply.

                John (JWK24)
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                • #9
                  pre flop bet size

                  Thanks,

                  another question came up after you told me not to raise too big with monster hands, i noticed that if i dont raise large enough before the flop, weak hands can afford to see the flop and make their strait or flush. 3BB+XBB is usually not a big threat for deep stacked players

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                  • #10
                    another session feedback lost with weaker 2 pair

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                    • #11
                      more session fb Was I wrong to fold?

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                      • #12
                        another bad fold?

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                        • #13
                          Hi Pandaur! By betting larger with better hands, it may do ok against an uninformed, bad opponent, but as soon as you're at a table with better opponents, this is very exploitable. An observant opp will not call the larger bets without an even better hand. They'll also raise much more often when they see smaller bets. This way, your big hands won't get paid off (you get no value from them) and will win big pots from you when the opp has a big hand. Standard bets help to conceal the strength of your hand and this and need to be done both pre and post flop. Preflop bets based on the BB size (without raises) and post-flop bets will be based on the pot size. J5 is a garbage hand and is an easy muck for me preflop. I do not want to be involved with bad hands. The same with K7. This is a really bad hand, especially into a multi-way pot, so it's an easy muck for me preflop. Playing bad hands is something that will be a big drain to my bankroll and is something that I do not want to do. With ATs from mid position, once again, I'm going to make a standard raise to 3BB+1BB for each limper. With no limpers, I will raise to 60. If I had bet to 60 preflop, then I'd make a c-bet on the flop of 3/4 pot. If I'm called or raised, I know I'm beat and will not lose any more chips. It also gives me a chance to win the pot here. However, due to a large overbet preflop, since this should only be called by a premium hand, someone that is still in the pot should have a K. Due to this, I'm check/folding the flop. With online play, compared to live play, bet tells are the most common tell. Players that bet more with better cards and less with weaker cards are the easiest type of players to exploit and due to this, it's something that I do not want to do. I want to be making standard bets that help to conceal the strength of my hand. Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.umbup: John (JWK24)
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                          • #14
                            loosing with AA Thanks for the earlier reply, Ill try to play with better hands and even bets, but as you can see I lost with AA just now, is there a way to detect that a better hand is opposite? in this case should I have folded earlier?

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                            • #15
                              how to raise more? Im not sure if I bet correctly

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