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  • #2
    Originally posted by Incman1992 View Post
    I want to take part in the bankroll builder
    Welcome to PokerSchoolOnline! Please read THIS just to be be sure of exactly what's on offer with the Bankroll Builder promotion. >>click here<< for a complete overview of what PSO has to offer. We will advise within 24 hours as to whether or not you will be eligible for this promotion. Please check back this time tomorrow! Thank you for being a member of and best of luck to you at the tables! Raiser umbup:


    • #3
      Hello Incman1992, 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! flophitter umbup:


      • #4
        I watched the "Getting Started" video also passed basic course.
        Here is my hand replay.


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          • #6
            Hi Incman1992,

            Thanks for posting the hand, we'll have the hand analysis done shortly. Then I'll give you your first bonus followed by your next steps


            • #7
              Hi Incman1992! With AK from the SB, I get 4 limps in front of me. I'm going to make a standard raise, which is to 3BB+1BB for each limper. With four limpers, I will raise to 7BB or 14 chips. I want to keep all of my bets standard so that the opps are continually guessing as to the strength of my cards. Opps that bet more or less based on their hand strength are basically turning their cards face-up to the opps, which is something that I want to avoid. An opp now min 3-bets me and when it gets back to me, I will call and see the flop. I don't want to raise here, as I do not have a made hand (ace high) and if I did make a 4-bet, I would need to make it about a pot-sized raise, which would be to 58. I do not want to raise less, as I can be giving the opps the correct odds to try to outdraw me and I do not want to bloat the pot since I'm out of position. I flop trip A's on a board with a flush draw and after raising the flop, I absolutely need to make a lead value bet here. With 2 opps in the hand, my standard bet sizing is 2/3 pot, so I will bet 88 chips. I do not want to check and possibly give an opp with two spades a free draw. Any bet lower than this will give them the right odds and if I then lose the hand, it would be my own fault that I lost. The turn is another spade and once again, just incase an opp has a single spade, I absolutely need to make a lead value bet again and the sizing once again needs to bet 2/3 pot. I cannnot bet less and give the opps the correct odds to try to outdraw me. The river brings another spade and here I need to check and fold to any sizable bet by the opps. I do have trips, but with two opps and 4 spades on the board, I'm most likely beat. I do not want to lead here and give my chips to an opp since I most likely have the worst hand. The keys here are bet standard bet sizes and to learn to fold when the hand I'm holding is most likely beat. Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.umbup: John (JWK24)

              6 Time Bracelet Winner


              • #8
                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! flophitter umbup:


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                  • #10
                    I need advice for that hand. Acted too cocky


                    • #11
                      Great thanks for posting the cash game hands Incman1992, we'll provide the analysis here soon


                      • #12
                        Hi Incman1992! I'll take a look at the hands posts #9 and #10.

                        With 99 in the SB, facing a standard raise, I like calling in order to go set-mining. My plan is quite simple: if I flop a set of trips and there is some action, I will bet and raise and try and get all in, because sets are monster hands that deserve big pots. If don't hit a set and someone bets, I'll usually fold. Here the flop comes A62, but no one makes a bet, so it seems no one has an ace. The turn is a blank 2, so you probably have the best hand. I like betting for value here. You can get called by worse hands like 88/77 and random hands that hit the 6. I'd usually bet about half pot here, because I think worse hands will call that much. Anything less (like your 6c into 26c) misses value. Always bet between half pot and full pot on the flop and turn when you think you have the best hand, in order to make it a mistake for draws to call. On the river, you can value-bet about a third of pot when you're targeting weak hands. 16c into 38c is fine here. Villain probably had a flush draw, so he can't call when it misses.

                        With AA UTG, you open for 8c. While I'd sometimes use a larger sizing when I know there is a calling station still to act, I think it's better to stick to the standard 3bb open while you're still a beginner, in order to disguise the strength of your hand. You want to raise the same amount with AA, AKs, or TT, so that villains can't get a read on you. Here you're called by the button, which means you'll have to play the rest of the hand out of position (OOP), which can be tricky. With AA, the plan is simple, however. You can go bet-bet-bet for value, and should only re-evaluate the strength of your hand if you get raised. Unfortunately, you didn't take a standard line here. You got fancy and went for the check-raise. I really don't like checking the flop. Villain could check behind and take a free card if he is on a draw. You don't want to miss a street of value. Just lead out with a bet as normal. As played, you check, villain raises, and you check-minraise to 20c. This is a mistake. A minraise gives villain the right price to call with a draw. When raising post-flop, always make it 2.5 to 3 times the size of the bet, to set a price that draws can't call profitably. The turn is a little worrying, as the 7 connects well with the J85 flop. Villain could have made two pairs or a straight here. You lead out for a small bet, and this time villain makes a large raise. He's saying "I have a monster hand". There's a well known poker theorem called the Baluga Theorem. It states "If you get raised on the turn, re-evaluate the strength of one pair hands" with the implication being you should fold them. If villain has two pairs, a set, or a straight, you're drawing very thin, if not dead. It's a huge mistake to go all in here. The best play is to fold. Your aces might have looked pretty pre-flop, but when you get action like this, you're in bad shape.

                        In future, try and follow standard lines in order to get value when you're ahead, and to make it easier to get out of the way if villain plays back at you. If you make a normal bet of between half pot and full pot, and villain raises you, it's because he's beating you. Don't pay off with the worst hand. Show your poker skills by making a big fold.

                        Hope this helps!
                        To get more tuition on cash game basics, I recommend going to live training sessions for the Wednesday and Saturday Games if you can. You'll even be able to play alongside other PSO members in the Homegame club and get instant feedback on the way you play your hands. Good luck!

                        Bracelet Winner


                        • #13
                          Hope you found the analysis valuable. Now just let me know when you have passed the quiz and you can give me the answers to the questions.



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