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    Hi, I'm new to PSO and would like to take place in the bankroll builder promotion. Thanksumbup:

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    Originally posted by sheshbesh213 View Post
    Hi, I'm new to PSO and would like to take place in the bankroll builder promotion. Thanksumbup:
    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 www.pokerschoolonline.com and best of luck to you at the tables! Raiser umbup:

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    • #3
      Originally posted by sheshbesh213 View Post
      Hi, I'm new to PSO and would like to take place in the bankroll builder promotion. Thanksumbup:
      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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      • #4
        Hand Replayer Should I have called on the flop? I had a gutshot straight draw that ended up hitting...

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        • #5
          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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          • #6
            Hi sheshbesh213! With 69s from the BB, I get a limp, min-raise and 3 calls of the min-raise. With a really bad hand like this, I need to muck it preflop. Just because I have an ace or suited cards, that does NOT mean that they should always be played. If I had 89s or 67s I would possibly call, but a suited 2-gap is not a strong enough hand. If I saw the flop (which I would not), I see that I have a gutshot draw. When it checks to me, I need to check and hope to get a free turn card. An opp now makes a HUGE overbet. Bets post-flop should be sized based on the size of the pot, number of opps and the board texture. To call, I would need to put 26 chips into a pot that will be 102 (25.5%). From the rule of 4 and 2, each of my outs has 2% equity to the turn, so my 4 outs are worth 8%. Since my pot equity to call (25.5%) is higher than what my hand is worth (8%), this is an easy muck. I want to put my chips into the pot when I expect to gain chips, not when I expect to lose a large % of my chips, as I will lose 17.5% of them on average here. Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.umbup: John (JWK24)
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            • #7
              Brilliant! Let me know as soon as you pass the Poker Basic quiz and I'll get your first bonus to you Raiser umbup:

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              • #8
                Hi Raiser - I've passed the Poker Basic Quiz. What's the next step? Thanks! umbup:

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by sheshbesh213 View Post
                  Hi Raiser - I've passed the Poker Basic Quiz. What's the next step? Thanks! umbup:
                  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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                  • #10
                    1/2 cent NLHE hand I had difficulty with Should I not have bet on the turn? Should I not have called the raise? Thanks

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                    • #11
                      Reasons for a big bet

                      To bluff an opponent off a better hand
                      To get value out of a strong hand
                      To protect a hand from strong draws

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                      • #12
                        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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                        • #13
                          Hi sheshbesh213! I'll take a look at the hand in post #10.

                          You have AJ in MP, faced with a limp by the player UTG. Raising to isolate him is good, but there's no need to make the raise so big. A standard size is 3bb + 1bb per limper, so 8c would be fine. Villain calls and the flop comes 763. You have two overcards and might be ahead, but villain could have flopped a set, because it's common (but not recommended) for players to limp in with small pairs. You could check behind to keep the pot small, but I'd usually make a continuation bet. On a flop like that, where villain either missed completely, or totally smashed it, you don't need to bet so big. A bet of half pot will do. When villain calls your two thirds of pot bet, I would be concerned he is slowplaying a set. At worst he has an overpair, like 88. On the turn, you improve to top pair top kicker. You're still losing to sets (and are, in fact, drawing dead) but you're now ahead of TT-88 and 55/44. If villain made a loose call on the flop with overcards, he may have made a worse top pair (KJ/QJ/JT). I have a plan for this trn card. I use the bet-fold play, which means I will bet for value with a size that worse hands can call, but I will fold if I get raised. Betting 52c into 60c is a bit too much. It's hard for worse hands to call a bet of that size. One good thing about the size is that when villain raises, it's clear he's ahead. You defined the strength of your hand with a big bet, but villain raised, indicating he has a monster. I think he has a set here pretty often, so folding is the right play. There's even a well known poker theorem that applies here, the Baluga theorem: If you get raised on the turn, re-evaluate the strength of one pair hands (with the implication being that you should often fold).
                          As played you call, so you see the river, which doesn't change anything. Weirdly, the villain doesn't make a value bet. Checking behind is standard, because if villain was making a weird bluff, he won't call now. As expected, he shows a set. The key lessons to learn here are to not make such big bets unless you're sure you have the best hand, and to fold if you get raised when holding one pair.

                          Hope this helps!

                          Cheers,
                          Arty
                          Bracelet Winner

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                          • #14
                            Great stuff! Let us know as soon as you pass the Cash Game quiz Raiser umbup:

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                            • #15
                              Thanks and passed Cash Game Quiz Thanks for the very informative explanation of optimal play in the hand that I posted. I also wanted to let you know that I passed the Cash Game quiz. Thanks John umbup:

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