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    Hello,

    Starting today PokerSchoolOnline will make some small adjustments to the Hand Analysis forums here at the school. These changes are being made to create to allow for more detailed and advanced discussion amongst the more experienced players as well as offering a platform for discussion for new and beginning players.

    A full explanation of the changes can be found here:


    Going forward, all ChromeStar players and above that play 10NL and above will be able to use our Advanced Hand Review forums where their poker hands will be reviewed by a member of the PokerSchoolOnline Hand Analyser Team.

    Players below ChromeStar and playing between 2NL - 5NL are welcome to post their hands in the Poker Beginners Hand Discussion forum. These hands are not required to be reviewed by the PokerSchoolOnline Hand Analyser Team and instead are open for discussion amongst all of the Community here at the school.

    PokerSchoolOnline encourage all members, both old and new to post hands for discussion and it's a fantastic way to learn and improve your Poker game.

    Team PokerSchoolOnline
    Last edited by PSO Admin; Mon Apr 14, 2014, 11:36 PM.
    Team PokerSchoolOnline - Administration


  • #2
    'More advanced members that have achieved ChromeStar level and play 10NL and above on PokerStars are welcome to post their hands in the advanced section for both tournament and cash game play.....'


    You have to play 10NL to get tournament hands reviewed?

    That's the way that reads to me, if so, that doesn't seem to make any sense for players who solely play MTT's and no cash.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by bhoylegend View Post
      'More advanced members that have achieved ChromeStar level and play 10NL and above on PokerStars are welcome to post their hands in the advanced section for both tournament and cash game play.....'


      You have to play 10NL to get tournament hands reviewed?

      That's the way that reads to me, if so, that doesn't seem to make any sense for players who solely play MTT's and no cash.
      Hello bhoylegend;

      For Tourney hands as long as your Chrome Star + this has no effect, you may post any tourney hand you would like to have reviewed

      Thanks for being part of PSO, and Best of Luck at the Tables

      Brian
      Last edited by TOO2COO; Tue Apr 15, 2014, 12:46 AM.
      Super-Moderator

      7 Time Bracelet Winner



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      • #4
        Wow, what a big change - think I need time to process this!

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        • #5
          It wasn't that long ago that I was at 5nl, so it's easy for me to imagine what it'd be like to be there now and not have HA to turn to for help - it would be so scary to be left to fend for myself. Am sure I wouldn't be where I am today without the help I was able to get from HA.

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          • #6
            Sam, there's TWO section, one was added for advanced HA
            Members can still post

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            • #7
              I think this is a good idea, cos idiots like me are clogging up the Hand Analysis forum otherwise. So sorry about that.

              In my defence I do try to do a self evaluation of my hand... just that Dave and George then point out another way of thinking about it!

              Thanks for all the help, the hand analysis is really really good.

              Cheers,

              Apex

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              • #8
                I know it takes a lot of time, thought and expertise to do the hand analysis and have always been grateful for the good free advice available.

                Now that I don't play too much real money and earn very few vpps there is a slight regret that I am demoted to the second class analysis forum, but I also know there are many very good unofficial hand analysers and PSO regs who will contribute very valuable info there.

                So not too concerned by the change - I suppose it is necessary due to volume of generated traffic in the HA forums.

                And a major value of HA forums lies not just in getting specific analysis of my own hands, but in reading others posts and the HA response so I can learn from those tricky spots that better players than me encounter.

                So as long as my lowly VPP status does not prevent me reading and learning from others posts I don't have a problem with this change.

                Ed
                4 Time Bracelet Winner


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                • #9
                  Surely it is us beginers in the school who need the most help so if im being honest im in disagreement with this new policy

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by rolo834 View Post
                    Surely it is us beginers in the school who need the most help so if im being honest im in disagreement with this new policy
                    Hey rolo,

                    To be honest I think this may actually help the beginning players adapt faster to their stakes. They didn't say that your hand won't be talked about by the hand analyzers they just said that it may not.

                    Here is why I think that it may actually help. By separating the stakes you are going to get feedback from people that are playing more at this level, not that the higher stakes guys can't win here but a lot of the plays they make in the higher levels really don't work in the micros. So you won't be overloaded with advanced plays that frankly don't work well here. Then once you start beating this level you will be a chrome star and can move up to the next learning level.. I would associate it with math you know you don't take algebra before basic math.

                    I also really don't think the hand analyzers are going to abandon the micro stakes I think they are just trying to make it an easier learning experience for everybody.

                    Anyway give it a chance and see how it works out.

                    John A.K.A. FireMedic815
                    Tournament of Champions Winner 2014

                    4 Time Bracelet Winner


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                    • #11
                      lol I guess its only a bummer for players from America who can't achieve a chrome star but still may be playing at the higher levels at other sites.
                      Tournament of Champions Winner 2014

                      4 Time Bracelet Winner


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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by FireMedic815 View Post
                        lol I guess its only a bummer for players from America who can't achieve a chrome star but still may be playing at the higher levels at other sites.
                        The US members can still post them in the Beginners Hand Discussion section. Just because we aren't required to respond doesn't mean that we won't, especially to interesting spots and hands.

                        John (JWK24)
                        Last edited by JWK24; Wed Apr 16, 2014, 08:18 PM.
                        Super-Moderator



                        6 Time Bracelet Winner


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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by FireMedic815 View Post
                          ................... a lot of the plays they make in the higher levels really don't work in the micros. So you won't be overloaded with advanced plays that frankly don't work well here. Then once you start beating this level you will be a chrome star and can move up to the next learning level.. I would associate it with math you know you don't take algebra before basic math.
                          Very true John umbup:

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                          • #14
                            well John aka JWK has helped me out a lot in the past more than he will ever know plus others and im truly grateful

                            The problem is if only a non trainer analyses a hand how do I know its good info

                            Im not saying our members are bad but if you have 7 answers to a problem 3 which are correct and 4 which are not how is the beginner goign to determine which peoples answers to really trust

                            Like when I went to school aged 7 I knew my teachers giving out the advice was to be trusted as they were qualified whereas if a random peron popped into the school and told you stuff well it could be all correct or maybe not

                            I strongly feel they have got this completely wrong......they should want the learners to move up

                            I realise everyone stiem is limited and wont get into the politics of the situation but liek most changes a real reason wasnt given

                            My feelings havent changed and feel a person just starting out has now been handicapped

                            Im pretty sure a ot of people will think this way but may not want to type it here in fear

                            I typed it out the othe rnight deleted it then thought whatthe hell they asked and im given my honest feelings so they cant shoot me for that

                            But yeah as you say give it time and we will see but a 2 tier system does not seem fair to me

                            Anyways ive said whats on mind and made my point and very much doubt i wil change my mind on this matter

                            rolo ps I have to disagree also firemedic with yoru rreasoning...pokerstras wants to make money so wants people to move up and play more.....people can only move up once they can afford it really(if their sensible) so they maybe stopping say 2% of players moving up by changing this policy now this may not sound like a lot but i bet it is over a players career
                            Last edited by rolo834; Thu Apr 17, 2014, 03:07 AM.

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                            • #15
                              Explain difference with Advance / Beginners hands review for NL5 and NL2 players?

                              Hello,

                              For advance analysis, it clearly states that it’s open for all NL levels, also including NL2 and NL5 as long as asker has a chrome star.

                              Beginner hand discussion description then says that NL2 and NL5 should post here, but again it’s tied to bronze star member hood.

                              Confusing...

                              So if I’m chrome 5NL player, can I choose which forum topic to post the question?

                              ***Moved to correct thread***
                              Last edited by royalraise85; Thu Apr 17, 2014, 01:46 PM.

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