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    • xdowntimex
      xdowntimex
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      Joined: 13.04.2011 Posts: 137
      Kia ora and hello im from New zealand and like every1 else here im guessing I love poker,Ive played poker on and off for the last few years just in micro limits more for fun and socialising ,thought it was about time i sit down and take it more seriously and learn more, particularly BRM and keeping cool head and not losing the plot and getting back to basics.

      Ive been pokerstratergy site/forum member for the past few months now not posting much but doing alot of reading and decided to take part in nl beginners course :)
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    • xdowntimex
      xdowntimex
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      Question 1: What is your motivation for playing poker? For fun and some times for the social events that you may have with friends being able to hold my own againest them etc and of course the posibility to make some money and travel over seas if im lucky enough to aquire the right skillset...


      Question 2: What are your weaknesses when playing poker? most likely my poor brm playing out of my limits and losing my patience while playing for long periods and the tilt factor :evil: , iidk if playing just sng and mtts affects my game prod does as i mainly play these game types but want to play more ring games now,. :s_cool:


      Question 3: What does it mean to play tight aggressive? Playing only premium hands having good position playing aggressive putting the pressure on ur opponent to control the outcome hopefully ;)
    • veriz
      veriz
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      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Good job! Homework #1 Done!

      Bankroll-management is a common leak for beginners. They just don't see how important it's actually to follow the BRM. Without following it you could say that you are just gambling with your money. For that reason we really need to find a way how we gonna follow strictly to the BRM and never try to play besides it. Or it will be hard to make you a good poker player. Try to find a way, just force yourself to follow the rule even if it's hard at the beginning.

      Impatience is actually a huge leak for a lot of poker players. You have to find yourself a way how you gonna ignore it or make it disappear. Try every time remind yourself! Forcing into your life to be more patient in any activity you do, not only poker. Force! Force! Force! Always remind what you came to do and the patience will just help you earning more salary not the opposite. With more and more practice you will get used to it and might even stop being impatient.

      Easiest way to fight against tilt is to set up stop-loss technique. Which means if you for example have lost more than 3BIs for a session then you just stop the session for some time. The BI amount is set up from your own results. Some may put it higher, some lower. Also after the stop you can spend some time with evaluation part to become better.

      Welcome to the Course and Best of Luck. Some more points earned.
    • xdowntimex
      xdowntimex
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      thank you for the great advise i will be putting into good use... :)
    • xdowntimex
      xdowntimex
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      Question 1: What do you think you could play differently than suggested in the BSS Starting Hands Chart and why?

      I;d prob play more 1 or 2 suited gapper in LP when there no raise or just call b4 me and probably AQ-AT suited in mp23 or lp depending on the player raising b4 me if it seem profiable perhaps if the call20 rule comes into it if i hit big draws then may make it profitable .im not sure if this would be the best id coz idk the math but i guess thats y where here :)


      Question 2: Do you have questions about your preflop play? Post your hand for evaluation

      umm not as yet prob more my post flop game need more work.. ahhh no got1 now ...now to figure out how to get it here ?(




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

      downloaded elephant still playing around with it if this is right then i mite have it figured out if not back to drawin board
      eq win tie
      sb 34.79% 33.04% 1.75%
      bb 65.21% 63.46% 1.75%
    • veriz
      veriz
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      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Good job! Homework #2 Done!

      Gappers are of course fine to play and obviously then can be even played profitable. Although I would definitely keep an eye on them on my tracker. Since they can very easily be overplayed for just TP type of hands. Watch out for it. ;) If you aren't that confident in your postflop play then rather avoid them on CO but rather just BU for steal.

      Well, AQ-AT of course is possible to play but more often I'd at least have ATs and AQo should be fine. You still have a lot of players behind you and you might play it OOP. Not the easiest way to play the hand. While you also might over-value your TP type of hand.

      Call20 rule is only used for PPs preflop for set mining. :)

      I would strongly advice to take a view in your preflop play as well. People often overrate their preflop skills. I am pretty sure we would find many different leaks there, so don't forget to post the hands. :)

      About Question #3:

             Equity     Win     Tie
      UTG    46.32%  37.92%   8.41% { AKo }
      UTG+1  53.68%  45.27%   8.41% { 88+, AJs+, KQs, AKo }

      Hopefully you enjoy the School so far. Some more points earned.
    • xdowntimex
      xdowntimex
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      Question 1: You are holding KQ. What is your preflop equity against an opponent who has 33? How does the equity change on this flop: J53?

      http://www.pokerstrategy.com
      Equity Win Tie
      MP2 50.78% 50.40% 0.38% { KsQs }
      MP3 49.22% 48.84% 0.38% { 3d3c }


      http://www.pokerstrategy.com
      Board: 5dJs3s
      Equity Win Tie
      MP2 26.46% 26.46% 0.00% { KsQs }
      MP3 73.54% 73.54% 0.00% { 3d3c }




      Question 2: What would you do in the following hand? (Remember that it is important to explain your reasons, simply posting "Fold" or "Call" isn't enough!)

      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 AJ
      5 folds, Hero raises to $0.08, BU calls $0.08, SB folds, BB calls $0.06.

      Flop: ($0.25) 263 (3 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks, BU checks.

      Turn: ($0.25) 5 (3 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.22, BU raises to $0.44, BB folds, Hero...?

      i would probably call 22cents more for pot of 80cents and posibly more if i hit on the river ..



      Question 3: Do you have questions about your postflop play? Post your hand for evaluation.
    • veriz
      veriz
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      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Good job! Homework #3 Done!

      About Question #1:
      Preflop Equity:

             Equity     Win     Tie
      UTG    50.78%  50.40%   0.38% { KsQs }
      UTG+1  49.22%  48.84%   0.38% { 3d3c }


      Postflop Equity:

      Board: J:spade: 5:diamond: 3:spade:
             Equity     Win     Tie
      UTG    26.46%  26.46%   0.00% { KsQs }
      UTG+1  73.54%  73.54%   0.00% { 3d3c }


      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.
    • xdowntimex
      xdowntimex
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      Hi veriz posted q 1 for lesson 4 but im still to figure out how to link post here also a question about using elephant stats....

      Ive started 2/4 multitabling using pokerstratergy elephant 1/2 nl fr but minimising the tables put the stats in bad spot blocking mine and my opponents bankroll and my cards... and i feel i hav to turn stats off to see game properly but am really wanting to use them can you recomend anything??
    • xdowntimex
      xdowntimex
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      posted for q2 lesson 4:

      Question 3: You are on the flop with KQ. The board cards are J, 9, 8, and your opponent holds 77. What is your equity in this spot?

      http://www.pokerstrategy.com
      Board: 8hJs9c
      Equity Win Tie
      MP2 41.41% 41.41% 0.00% { KsQd }
      MP3 58.59% 58.59% 0.00% { 7h7c }

      so im guessing its even money here and perhaps a bet / fold or a check / call would be ok?
    • veriz
      veriz
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      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hi veriz posted q 1 for lesson 4 but im still to figure out how to link post here also a question about using elephant stats....

      Well, posting a link is really easy. You see the buttons where is B - Bold, I - Italic and so on. There is button which is 5th from Bold button. Add link. And there you just have to add the name for the link for 1st box and 2nd box is the link.

      Ive started 2/4 multitabling using pokerstratergy elephant 1/2 nl fr but minimising the tables put the stats in bad spot blocking mine and my opponents bankroll and my cards... and i feel i hav to turn stats off to see game properly but am really wanting to use them can you recomend anything??

      Interesting, it should be in correct spot if you set-up everything correct. On what site do you play again?

      so im guessing its even money here and perhaps a bet / fold or a check / call would be ok?

      Depends what were the actions preflop. But most likely not a Check/Call option. :)
    • xdowntimex
      xdowntimex
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      Ive started 2/4 multitabling using pokerstratergy elephant 1/2 nl fr but minimising the tables put the stats in bad spot blocking mine and my opponents bankroll and my cards... and i feel i hav to turn stats off to see game properly but am really wanting to use them can you recomend anything??

      Interesting, it should be in correct spot if you set-up everything correct. On what site do you play again?


      After reading the elephant support forum ive come to the conclusion that its just me and the over loading of stats and info is too much for my below average brain mass lmao :(

      also im using elephant on WH and PP but mainly pp for cash games..
    • veriz
      veriz
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      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Oh, that's sad. But if you are using too many stats then this might happen in FR tables. :( Guess you can't move the stats with Elephant.
    • xdowntimex
      xdowntimex
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      homework lesson 4

      Question 1: Post a hand for evaluation in which you have the initiative postflop.

      NL2 99 with draw heavy board

      Question 3: You are on the flop with KQ. The board cards are J, 9, 8, and your opponent holds 77. What is your equity in this spot?


      http://www.pokerstrategy.com
      Board: 8hJs9c
      Equity Win Tie
      MP2 41.41% 41.41% 0.00% { KsQd }
      MP3 58.59% 58.59% 0.00% { 7h7c }
    • 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.

      If you have interests you could try calculating the equity with a formula which you can use even on tables(either playing online or live poker):
      (Amount of outs x 4) – (Amount of outs – 8) = Your Equity

      About Question #3:

      Board: J:spade: 9:club: 8:heart:
             Equity     Win     Tie
      UTG    41.41%  41.41%   0.00% { KsQd }
      UTG+1  58.59%  58.59%   0.00% { 7h7c }

      Hopefully this wasn't too easy homework for you. Some more points earned.
    • xdowntimex
      xdowntimex
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      thank you for the advise it has been of great help, I've been reading all the lessons and watching the videos multiple times just so i dont miss anything plus repition always helps the memory ....thanks again for the coaching hopfully have lesson 5 done b4 weeks end :)
    • veriz
      veriz
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      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Originally posted by xdowntimex
      thank you for the advise it has been of great help, I've been reading all the lessons and watching the videos multiple times just so i dont miss anything plus repition always helps the memory ....thanks again for the coaching hopfully have lesson 5 done b4 weeks end :)
      I'm happy to help, if you need anything then don't hesitate to ask, I will be around. Good luck on tables!
    • xdowntimex
      xdowntimex
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      Lesson 5 Homework

      Question 1: Post a hand for evaluation where you have based your decisions on the stats of your opponents.

      NL2 fr kk vs loose cannon



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

      NL 2 Riverbet



      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 6Diamond , 7Diamond
      4 folds, Hero raises to $0.40, SB calls $0.40, BB calls $0.40

      Flop: ($1.20) 3Diamond , 3Heart , TDiamond (3 players)
      SB checks, BB checks, Hero checks

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

      What action would you take, and why?
      I would most like raise here they could easliy just have top pr with higher flush draw so I would need to protect and to put more into pot if they dont hit

      as for possible FH if i raise and 1 of them shoves then id hav to re evaluate from there....




      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 JHeart , JSpade
      4 folds, Hero raises to $0.40, BU 3-bets to $1.30, 2 folds, Hero calls $1.30

      Flop: ($2.75) 6Heart , 9Spade , TClub (2 players)
      Hero...

      What action would you take, and why?

      I would check/ raise ..his stats telling me hes aggressive and would prob c/b here and re evaluate if he shoves/ check/calls..
    • 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.
    • xdowntimex
      xdowntimex
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      Homework Lesson 6

      Question 1: Post a hand for evaluation where you have either a) freeplay, b) slowplay, or c) multi-way pot situation. (


      NL2 Family pot oop



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


      NL5 FR 55 BU flops set




      Question 3: Consider the following situation:

      $25 NL Hold'em (10 handed)

      Stacks & Stats
      UTG ($25)
      UTG+1 ($25) rock
      UTG+2 ($25)
      MP1 ($25)
      MP2 ($25) LAG
      MP3 ($25) maniac
      CO ($25)
      Hero BU ($25)
      SB ($25)
      BB ($25) calling station

      Preflop: Hero is BU with QHeart , JHeart
      5 folds, MP3 raises $1.00, CO calls $1.00, Hero calls $1.00, 1 fold, BB calls $1.00

      Flop: ($4.10) 3Heart , JClub , ADiamond (4 players)
      BB checks, MP3 checks, CO checks, Hero checks

      Turn: ($4.10) QClub (4 players)
      BB bets $2.05, 2 folds, Hero...?

      Well as the bb is a calling station I would use 1 of 2 options.

      1 bet big like pot size or even more to extract maximum porfit

      2 Or just call for pot control and see if the rivers good to us and improves our hand or seems safe enough for a call on the river..... depending on the river bet
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