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    Hi, I am new to PSO and would like to participate in the Bankroll Builder promotion.

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    Originally posted by pitbull_sock View Post
    Hi, I am new to PSO and would like to participate in the Bankroll Builder promotion.
    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! Raiser umbup:
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    • #3
      Was I betting too much for continuation in this hand? I have successfully completed the Poker Basic course quiz.

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      • #4
        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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        • #5
          Hi pitbull_sock!

          TT is a strong starting hand, but does best against one player, because there will usually be an overcard to your pair on the flop. You usually want to get heads up and then c-bet the flop and take it down. Here there's a limp before you. You want to raise to isolate this player (who probably has a weak hand) and get some value while you have the best hand. A standard raise is 3bb + 1bb for each limper, so I'd make it 8 chips here. Minraising like you did doesn't achieve its purpose. Villains are still getting a good price to call when you only make it 4 chips.
          The button re-raises and three more players call. You also call. Since the button re-raised, it's possible he has a better hand than TT, or he has a big ace. Now that the pot is multiway, your plan should change. You should be looking to flop an overpair or a set. If you don't hit a set of trips and the flop contains a J, Q, K or A, then it's very likely that someone has you beat, so you shouldn't put any more money in the pot.
          The flop comes Q42. Here you should check to the pre-flop aggressor to see if he makes a c-bet. Instead you decide to bet out with a small bet of 8 into 50. This bet serves no purpose. Villains that have a queen are never folding, but even some of the hands you beat (even things like king high) have a cheap price to see if they can hit the turn. Your bet does nothing to thin the field or allow you to narrow their ranges. Two players call, so you should slow down. The turn brings an ace. Now it's very likely that you're beat. Betting here again does you no favours. All you're doing is building a pot for a player that has a better hand. You should be checking here and hoping to get to showdown cheaply, because occasionally your hand will be best. Your small bet also allows weak one pair hands to call and see if they can make trips or two pairs on the river. That's exactly what happens here.
          Villain 1 leads the river with a big bet; overbetting the pot in fact. This indicates a monster hand. You should definitely fold here. What hands are you beating on this board? There aren't any! Any ace, queen or two pair hand has you crushed. Even a lousy 3 made a straight.
          It's a big mistake to call big bets on the river with one pair hands. Villains will show you monsters very often.
          In future, try and think of the hands that villains can have. If there are lots of possible hands that beat yours, be inclined to fold. When you have third pair in a multiway pot, you're almost never winning.

          Hope this helps!
          Cheers,
          Arty
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          • #6
            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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