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    Pls. help me get my first bankroll.

  • #2
    Originally posted by paul_pags View Post
    Pls. help me get my first bankroll.
    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
      Hi paul_pags, 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 Basics 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! umbup:
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      • #4
        Bankroll Buider paul_pags hi! do u think i did the right move? should have done better?umbup:
        Last edited by paul_pags; Tue Sep 10, 2013, 10:38 PM.

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        • #5
          hello pso team! i've completed the steps.

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            • #7
              Hello! I've completed the task.

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              • #8
                Thank you for posting these hands for review and I have asked one of the Hand Analysers to take a look at them for you.
                He will do this within the next 24 hours and once they've been analysed I will advise on the next step.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by paul_pags View Post
                  hi! do u think i did the right move? should have done better?umbup:
                  Hi paul_pags! I strongly suggest folding QJo from early position. It is not strong enough to play from here. More importantly, any time you are the first to enter the pot preflop, always do so with a raise, regardless of your cards! Raising gains you value and protects your hand. It also can win the hand by getting everyone to fold. As played, you flop top pair. Your hand is not strong enough to consider slowplaying. I think you would be better, and safer, leading out with a bet yourself. As played, the villain makes a very large 3x the pot bet. Bets like this are hard to interpret, they are either a monster hand, or a very weak hand. I would recommend folding here because you do not rate well against the strong hands. In particular, you have a weak kicker. KQ and AQ have you beat, not to mention all the sets and overpairs. I'm glad you won this pot. However, be aware that once you move to real money 2NL, players will not be bluffing as often. So, be careful about overplaying top pair marginal kicker hands like this. GL and have fun at the tables! Roland GTX

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by paul_pags View Post
                    Hi again paul_pags! Similar to the previous hand, I would actually lean toward a preflop fold here. There are not many flops that help us, but you are getting a good price to continue here. On this flop, I think you can and should lead out with a much larger bet. This flop fits will with many cards players are holding Kx, Qx, plus two facecard hands that now have a straight draw as well as suited cards, especially Ax that now have a flush draw. I would bet about 70% of the pot here, lets say 375 chips. This gains us value by building the pot and protects our hand by giving anyone chasing poor odds. Your line and bet sizes on the remaining streets look goodumbup: GL and have fun at the tables! Roland GTX

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                    • #11
                      Excellent! 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 completed and we will award you with your next buy-in. Best of Luck! umbup
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                      • #12
                        I should have bet on value. no more slow play. tnx for the analysis! umbup:

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                        • #13
                          i just checked on the turn. mistake?

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                          • #14
                            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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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by paul_pags View Post
                              i just checked on the turn. mistake?
                              Hi paul_pags! "No more slow play" that is good to hear! We see pros slowplay often. They are all so good that they need to induce mistakes from their opponents. At microstakes, especially 2NL, opponents make so many mistakes on their own that slowplaying usually hurts us. Slowplaying means we give up an opportunity to build the pot. We want to win big pots with our big hands. So, when you have a strong hand (set or better) bet/raise for value every chance you get. Weaker hands will pay you off more often than they will fold. QQ is a strong starting hand. I like that you 3bet preflop. I would have raised 3x his raise making it 18c though. QQ is a strong starting hand, but it is still vulnerable. Any K or A on the flop may shut down our ability to bet postflop with confidence. The small 3b gives the opponent too good of odds to continue with the hand. Raising will also hopefully isolate the limper. This is good for us because it protects our hand. Big pairs play best against a single opponent. We don't want a string of callers seeing the flop. Good job 3betting, but raise more next time. We don't want to slowplay here since all we have is "just a pair" Did you have any read on the villain? Could he call with a big hand like AA, KK or AK, or would he normally reraise? Typicaly calling is will be with marginal hands such as a smaller pocket pairs, Axs or bigger suited connectors. There are several Kx hands in his range such as AK, KQ and possibly KJs or K10s. With two Ks on the flop, it is less likely that the villain has a K, but still possible. He checks to you. So, we can now make a c-bet presumably for value. You did bet, but too small. 6c into a pot of 23c is not enough. I would suggest betting 50% the pot. If the villain is willing to call a smaller bet, he will usually call a half pot bet. On the turn, the 3 is unlikely to have helped the villain, but it does give a flush draw. I would lead out with a new bet now of about 70% of the pot both for value and to protect your hand. If the villain does have a heart draw we want to bet now while he still has hopes of catching a card. If we wait until the river and a heart doesnt come, he will be less likely to put more money in the pot. The second 3 on the river is a good card for us. A3 doesn't seem a likely holding for the villain. And he has played extremely passively if he has a Kx hand. His most likely range seems to be a AQ, AJ, A10 or a pocket pair that he cant let go of. We can bet for value here. The question is What is the maximum that the villain call with a hand like JJ or 1010? This is very villain dependant, however, I think we can safely shoot for a third of the pot, a bit bigger than your 10c bet. If the villain now comes over the top with a big raise, we may need to fold. But most likely he will just call. GL and have fun at the tables! Roland GTX

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