katarina1991

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    • UPAY4DINNER
      UPAY4DINNER
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      Hey Katarina,

      Welcome to the NL Beginners Course!

      We really hope you enjoy the course, improve your game to the max and start printing those $$$ very, very soon :)

      Wishing you every success throughout the course,



      Gary
    • katarina1991
      katarina1991
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      Joined: 10.04.2010 Posts: 33
      Question 1: What is your motivation for playing poker?

      I started playing poker for fun. Now, my motivation is to learn the game very well and try to making a living from playing poker...

      Question 2: What are your weaknesses when playing poker?

      *playing passive
      *not opening enough hands
      *limping and call calling too muc
      *thinking about the money too much

      Question 3: What does it mean to play tight-aggressive?

      Tight-aggressive is a player who play only premium hands and he play aggressive by raising and using position.
    • veriz
      veriz
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      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello katarina1991,

      Most of the other weakness you wrote can easily be fixed with you posting hands. We will start writing feedback to your play. And usually negative feedback will put you into thinking phase and trying to fix all those leaks. It's almost the same as you loose money, you will remember it more than winning part.

      Thinking too much about your money might even cause all those problems what you wrote down. If you are stick too much to money then you get money-scared and then might turn too passive or rather too nitty.

      Welcome to the Course and Good luck! First points earned.
    • katarina1991
      katarina1991
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      Joined: 10.04.2010 Posts: 33
      Hand 1
    • katarina1991
      katarina1991
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      Question 1: What do you think you could play differently than how it is in the BSS Starting Hands Chart, and why?

      Now I will only play by the BSS Starting hands chart because I want to properly learn to play a poker.
      I will probably play differently when I get much more experience.

      Question 2: Post a hand for evaluation where you have a question regarding your pre-flop play.

      pre-flop question


      Question 3: What is the equity of AKo against the top 5% range? 5% means: 88+, AJs+, KQs, AKo?

      AKo against the top 5% range has 46,32% equity
    • Zhusy
      Zhusy
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      Joined: 17.01.2010 Posts: 382
      WoW another Croatian here. Nice to have you here ;)

      You have skype? it's always nice to have fellow Croatians on PS.com :D
    • katarina1991
      katarina1991
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      Hi Zhusy...i see that you are from croatia :)
      Nice to meet you here...wish you a good luck ;)
    • Zhusy
      Zhusy
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      Originally posted by katarina1991
      Hi Zhusy...i see that you are from croatia :)
      Nice to meet you here...wish you a good luck ;)
      I don't need luck. :s_biggrin:

      But thanks for the wishes.

      Imas mozda skype ili msn, ako ti ikad zatreba pomoc/savjet. :)
    • katarina1991
      katarina1991
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      i know... :P

      nemam ni jedno ni drugo :( samo facebook -pomoc uvijek dobro dođe...hvalaaa =)
    • Zhusy
      Zhusy
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      I have sent you a friend request here so I can message you.
      Check your community page.

      Daj fejsich onda :P
    • katarina1991
      katarina1991
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      Now we are friends :]

      fejs-katarina vidaković
    • Zhusy
      Zhusy
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    • veriz
      veriz
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      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Good job! Homework #2 Done!

      Very good approach to play rather according the chart if you are rather new to poker. I'd just say that at the beginning we don't need to widen up our range anyways. We just gonna face too many difficult spots where we gonna loose too much money in long run rather than earn.

      Hopefully you enjoy the School so far. Some more points earned.
    • katarina1991
      katarina1991
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      Joined: 10.04.2010 Posts: 33
      Question 1: You are holding K :spade: Q :spade: . What is your preflop equity against an opponent who has 3 :diamond: 3 :club: ? How does the equity change on the following flop: J :spade: 5 :diamond: 3 :spade: ?

      K :spade: Q :spade: has 50,78% pre-flop equity against 3 :diamond: 3 :club:
      on the flop K :spade: Q :spade: will have 26,46 equity.


      Question 2: What would you do in the following hand? (Remember that it is important to explain your reasons, simply posting "Fold" or "Call" is not sufficient)
      No-Limit hold'em $2 (9 handed)
      Players and stacks:
      UTG: $2.00
      UTG+1: $2.08
      MP1: $1.92
      MP2: $1.00
      MP3: $3.06
      CO: (Hero) $2.08
      BU: $2.00
      SB: $2.00
      BB: $1.24
      Preflop: Hero is CO with A :club: J. :club:
      5 folds, Hero raises to $0.08, BU calls $0.08, SB folds, BB calls $0.06.
      Flop: ($0.25) 2 :club: 6 :diamond: 3 :diamond:( 3 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks, BU checks.
      Turn: ($0.25) 5 :club: (3 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.22, BU raises to $0.44, BB folds, Hero...?

      I would CALL because:
      *we have 12 outs and 3:1 odds.
      *pot is already 0,91$ so we need to call only 0,22$ to see a river...if we hit a flush on river we will get a pot...


      Question 3: Post a hand for evaluation where you have a question regarding your post-flop play.

      NL2 FR post-flop play
    • veriz
      veriz
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      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Good job! Homework #3 Done!

      About Question #3:
      There are few situations on turn:
      a) If we take just odds for the FD and we take into account that all our odds are clean. There which means:
      Total Pot = $0,91 ; We have to Call = $0,22 -> According to that it means we are getting ~4,16:1 odds. For flushdraw we would need 4:1. Which tells us that we are getting perfect odds.
      b) If we consider the opponent having sets here:
      Which means we have to discount outs, for example 6 and also 3. Which means we have 7 clean outs. Which means that we need 6:1 odds. That tells us that we need ~$0,41 on river to make it profitable. If we expect the opponent being loose enough and being able to pay us no-matter what then we can do the Call here properly.
      c) We might even have overcards as outs or even 4 as a out:
      Although this kind of situation ain't that likely. I'd rather discount that one and either pick a) or b). Most likely towards Call.

      You are doing great progress! Some more points earned.
    • katarina1991
      katarina1991
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      Question 1: Post a hand for evaluation where you have the initiative post-flop.

      NL2 FR top pair

      Question 2: Evaluate one of the hands submitted by other members.

      [NL2 FR BSS] KK multiway pot

      Question 3: You are on the flop with K :spade: Q :diamond: . The board cards are J :spade: , 9 :club: , 8 :heart: , and your opponent holds 7 :club: 7 :heart: . What is your equity in this spot?

      *my equity in this spot is 41.41%
    • veriz
      veriz
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      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Good job! Homework #4 Done!

      This weeks homework was a bit easier. But the idea of that is to help you go through last weeks stuff if you didn't go through everything. Or either way maybe even read some more articles, watch some videos and of course attend in the coaching. What will also help for your game is the evaluation part of other members hands and of course posting your own hands.

      Hopefully this wasn't too easy homework for you. Some more points earned.
    • katarina1991
      katarina1991
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      Question 1: Post a hand for evaluation where you have based your decisions on the stats of your opponents.

      NL2 FR QQ and calling station


      Question 2: Evaluate one of the hands submitted by other members.

      QTo


      Question 3: Consider the following situation:

      $10 NL Hold'em (7 handed)
      Stacks & Stats:
      UTG ($10)
      MP ($8)
      MP2 ($9)
      CO ($10)
      Hero($10)
      SB ($10) (17/13/2.6/24/1212) [VPIP/PFR/AF/WTS/Hands]
      BB ($10) (27/9/2.0/29/333) [VPIP/PFR/AF/WTS/Hands]

      Preflop: Hero is BU with 6 :diamond: , 7 :diamond:
      4 folds, Hero raises to $0.40, SB calls $0.40, BB calls $0.40

      Flop: ($1.20) 3 :diamond: , 3 :heart: , T :diamond: (3 players)
      SB checks, BB checks, Hero checks

      Turn: ($1.20) J :diamond: (3 players)
      SB bets $1.00, BB calls $1.00, Hero...

      What action would you take, and why?

      *I would just call it because i have flush but every better flush will beat me.


      Question 4: Consider the following situation:

      $10 NL Hold'em (8 handed)
      Stacks & Stats
      UTG ($8)
      MP ($10)
      MP2 ($9)
      MP3 ($6)
      Hero ($10)
      BU ($10) (25/21/3.8/26/1250) [VPIP/PFR/AF/WTS/Hands]
      SB ($10)
      BB ($10)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with J :heart: , J :spade:
      4 folds, Hero raises to $0.40, BU 3-bets to $1.30, 2 folds, Hero calls $1.30

      Flop: ($2.75) 6 :heart: , 9 :spade: , T :club: (2 players)
      Hero...

      What action would you take, and why?

      *I hit a good board so I would bet this flop because i have overpair and I need to protect my hand.
    • veriz
      veriz
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      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Good Job! Homework #5 Done!

      About Task #3
      It's a very close decision: does protection or pot control weigh heavier here? Do you want to protect against hands like 3x or A:dx and K:dx? Or do you want to control the pot size and try to induce a bluff on the river in case there is no T, no J and no additional ?

      Raise/fold is out of question - with the given pot size and the good made hand you have, it can't even be considered.

      In case you decide to go broke, you can't really be blamed either. It's not a sign of weakness that the rather tight small blind decides to bet into two people here, though. I would say a call is to be slightly favored, while the many outs against you are annoying. The big blind who calls rather loosely speaks in favor of a raise/broke again. Both options are finally considered equal, which shows - all things considered - how close and full of variance these spots really are.

      About Task #4
      You've called pre-flop and then hit a good board. You basically have two choices now: either you assume that your opponent will go broke loosely or puts you on a bluff often and you thus check/raise - or you play check/call in the spirit of way ahead / way behind. The problem with the latter is that there are a lot of cards you don't want to see in the later course of the hand. All in all, it depends on your balancing as both lines make sense under certain circumstances.

      A check/fold would be really pointless, of course. It's hard to say whether you should donk-bet here; donk/fold can be discarded as that would turn your hand into a pure bluff and your opponent would interpret this as weakness and start raising you out of flops with hands like AK/AQ/air. So, if you want to donk-bet, it has to be a donk/3-bet.

      Good luck on tables and with the School. Some more points earned.
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