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    Originally posted by Herbie.247 View Post
    I want to join in this Bankroll Builder promo
    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
      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
        Thanks! Proceeding, 1) Watch the 'Getting Started' video [Check] DONE 2) Post a 'PLAY MONEY' hand here in the Forum using the Hand Replayer [Check] POSTED BELOW 3) Pass the Poker Basic course. [Check] PASSED

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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.

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          • #6
            Hi Herbie.247! With AKs from the CO, I'm going to make a standard raise, which is to 3BB+1BB for each limper. With 2 limpers, I will raise to 5BB or 50 chips. I want to keep all of my bets and raises standard in order to conceal the strength of my hand. Players that bet more with better hands and less with marginal ones are basically turning their cards face-up to an observant opponent... something I want to avoid. I flop top pair/top kicker and an opp now makes a very abnormally large bet. With 3 opps in the hand, a standard bet sizing for them would be 3/4 pot, as bets post-flop need to be sized based on the size of the pot, number of opps and the board texture. I'm going to call this bet, especially if the opp is known to overbet or bluff. The turn is basically the worst card in the deck for me. It completes the flush draw and also pairs the board, which makes a full house a definite possibility and now the opp shoves. Unless I think that the opp is a total maniac that would bet with any two cards, I need to muck to this bet, as there are now way too many hands that are ahead of me. Yes, a very small % of the time, I may be folding the best hand, but the overwhelming majority of the time, my two pair is going to be crushed here and due to this, I'll save my chips for a better spot. Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.umbup: John (JWK24)
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            • #7
              @JWK24, thanks for the analysis of the hand @Herbie.247, what's your thoughts about what JWK24 has said above? Raiser umbup:
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              • #8
                Originally posted by JWK24 View Post
                Hi Herbie.247! The turn is basically the worst card in the deck for me. It completes the flush draw and also pairs the board, which makes a full house a definite possibility and now the opp shoves. Unless I think that the opp is a total maniac that would bet with any two cards, I need to muck to this bet, as there are now way too many hands that are ahead of me. Yes, a very small % of the time, I may be folding the best hand, but the overwhelming majority of the time, my two pair is going to be crushed here and due to this, I'll save my chips for a better spot. Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.umbup: John (JWK24)
                True, and it disappoints me. This player bets and shoves on almost every round of betting on each and every hand. An instance in that barrage is an overbet with nothing on the turn, and just hitting the last standing top pair on the river. The sucker in me gave in on this hand and just called what he offered I just got lucky that he's just holding top pair and a marginal kicker. Thanks for pointing out the obvious, wrong call. A not profitable call in the long run.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Herbie.247 View Post
                  3) Pass the Poker Basic course.
                  [Check] PASSED
                  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.

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                  • #10
                    Thanks for that.

                    Moving on to the next step.

                    1) Play the 1/2 cent Real Money tables and post an interesting hand here in the Forum using the Hand Replayer.
                    [ ] NOT YET PLAYED

                    2) Watch the Bet Sizing video and answer the question below it.
                    [X] DONE WATCHING

                    Players may want to make big bets:

                    - To put a lot of pressure on opponents
                    - To bluff people off decent hands
                    - To gain value from very strong hands
                    - To protect against strong draws


                    3) Study and pass the Cash Game quiz.
                    [ ] STILL (On Tutorials) STUDYING

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                    • #11
                      [X] DONE. Post a 1/2 cent Real Money NL Hand My Check on the flop? My Bet on the turn?

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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
                          1) Play the 1/2 cent Real Money tables and post an interesting hand here in the Forum using the Hand Replayer.
                          [ Done ] PLAYED and POSTED a Hand 1/2 cent NLHE

                          2) Watch the Bet Sizing video and answer the question below it.
                          [ Done ] Watched and Answers posted below

                          Players may want to make big bets:

                          - To put a lot of pressure on opponents
                          - To bluff people off decent hands
                          - To gain value from very strong hands
                          - To protect against strong draws

                          3) Study and pass the Cash Game quiz.
                          [ Done ] PASSED the Cash Game NLHE Quiz
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                          Last edited by Herbie.247; Mon Aug 26, 2013, 02:17 PM. Reason: wording

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                          • #14
                            Hi Herbie.247! I'll analyse the hand in post #11.

                            I think you played this fine. You made a standard raise to 3bb pre-flop with AKs and got one caller from the blinds. On the monotone 432 flop, you have a gutshot wheel draw and two overcards, but no flush draw. Villain checks to the raiser, and you can bet or check here. If you make a continuation bet, it's a "dead money grab". You don't really expect to get called by worse hands (so it's not a value bet) but quite a few hands that have a chance to beat you you (like QJ) will give up all their equity and fold, because this flop is scary to any hand without a club in it. If you bet and get called, you could be way behind, or a small underdog, so checking is fine too. On the turn, you make the wheel straight, so now you can bet for value. You don't have the nuts, as any 6 beats you, but you need to bet in case villain has a club in his hand. Here he folds, so he probably had no pair and no clubs, so you pick up the small pot. Nice hand.

                            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!

                            Cheers,
                            Arty
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                            • #15
                              @Arty, thank you for analysing the hand @Herbie.247, what's your thoughts on what Arty has said above? Raiser umbup:
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