PipiRedstar

    • PipiRedstar
      PipiRedstar
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      Joined: 09.12.2012 Posts: 26
      Question 1: What is your motivation for playing poker?

      In my opinion No limit Texas Hold’em is the best card game ever, and I want to learn to play the game well.
      Of course I believe that playing good poker will bring me a lot of money.



      Question 2: What are your weaknesses when playing poker?

      I am a beginner so I am not sure of what my main weaknesses are, but I would say that my weakness is that I am not fully focused on the game while I am playing, since I watch TV, talk over the phone, etc..


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

      In my opinion tight aggressive player, doesn’t play many hands, enters the hand with carefully selected cards – strong cards, when entering the hand usually raises before the flop, after the flop, good made hands plays aggressively (bets and raises), and if he doesn’t have a good hand folds his cards.
  • 12 replies
    • legand73
      legand73
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      Joined: 01.06.2010 Posts: 4,135
      Hey PipiRedstar

      Welcome to the beginner's course. Good to see you've posted your first homework. Bogdan our course coach will be by in the coming days to check your homework. I hope you enjoy the course, I think you will, since it covers a lot of bases and is well structured imo.

      Regards,
      Luke
    • PipiRedstar
      PipiRedstar
      Bronze
      Joined: 09.12.2012 Posts: 26
      Hi Luke,

      Thank you for your replay and welcome. I have put one more post where I introduced myself, but I cannot see it in my locker room now. Why is that? What happened? Did I do something wrong – pressed a wrong button or something like that?

      Best regards
      Andrej
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
      Basic
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hello PipiRedstar,

      Welcome to the course.

      For more information on each lesson please visit this link: Welcome to the No Limit Beginners Course Forums

      Good job with the first homework.

      With the help of this course (and myself) and your hard work we should be able to overcome a lot of your weakness.

      I'm not sure what happened to your other reply. I only see these two here.

      Best of luck and keep us posted.

      Bogdan
    • Tomaloc
      Tomaloc
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      Joined: 17.01.2011 Posts: 6,872
      going through his profile i'm pretty sure that he refers to this
      PipiRedstar

      i don't know where it was originally posted or why was it moved, but yeah :f_biggrin:
    • PipiRedstar
      PipiRedstar
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      Joined: 09.12.2012 Posts: 26
      Thanks everyone!!!

      I just realized that my post was moved to introduce yourself section.


      My name is Andrej, and I am from Serbia. I have been playing Holdem for several years now, from time to time in local casino, mainly cash games and MTTs, without any significant success. I started playing online poker last year. It is different than a live game but it’s easier to play, since you don’t have to go anywhere to play. When I found out about Poker Strategy, and started reading articles, I realized that I basically don’t know how to play. Since I like this game very much, hopefully this course will help me not only to learn the game, but also to become good player.

      Happy to be here!!


      Best regards
      Andrej
    • legand73
      legand73
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      Joined: 01.06.2010 Posts: 4,135
      Hey PipiRedstar

      Yeah sorry about that I moved your thread to our introduce yourself section. I forgot to leave a link in here :facepalm:

      Regards,
      Luke
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
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      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hey Andrej,

      I am glad you were able to find your post.

      Please keep us posted on your progress and don't forget to post your next homework assignment here.

      Best regards,

      Bogdan
    • PipiRedstar
      PipiRedstar
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      Joined: 09.12.2012 Posts: 26
      Question 1: What do you think you could play differently than suggested in the BSS Starting Hands Chart and why?

      Answer: I guess we could expand our play with the following moves:
      1. Blind stealing and isolation – under right circumstances we could raise pre flop form BU or CO with Ax, Kxs, 45+ and 46+
      2. We could play pocket pairs from UTG (I don’t understand why SCH suggests that we fold pocket pairs UTG)
      3. We could limp from SB if there was no raise before us with suited one-gappers and off suit connectors 45os+
      4. We could call a min raise when we are in BU, CO, SB and BB with Axs, Broadway cards and suited connectors, and see the flop that is not too expensive with good drawing hands
      5. We could call a raise with AQ in late position.

      I hope this is not wrong or too loose.



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

      Answer: Nl2 Kk


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

      Answer: 46,32%
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
      Basic
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Good job on your homework.

      It looks like a coach got to your question already :)

      Q1: 2) a lot of people overplay PPs from early positions and they end up losing a lot of money.

      Keep up the good work,

      Bogdan
    • PipiRedstar
      PipiRedstar
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      Joined: 09.12.2012 Posts: 26
      Thanks Bogdan,
      However, before I begin studying Lesson 3, I have question about Lesson 2. It is about Article Odds and outs. The article is very good, but examples and especially explanations in the third part of the article (Case studies) are very confusing to me, and judging from the remarks and questions in the comments section of the article, I am not the only one.
      I hope you could help me with these examples.


      “ EXAMPLE 1
      Before the flop - NL25 Blinds: $0.10/$0.25
      You are BU
      • UTG1 calls $0.25
      • UTG2 and UTG3 fold
      • MP1 calls $0.25
      • MP2, MP3 and CO fold
      • Hero calls $0.25
      • SB folds
      • BB checks
      Flop - Active Players (4): Hero, BB, UTG1, MP1 - Pot: $1.10
      • BB bets $0.75
      • UTG1 calls $0.75
      • MP1 folds
      • Hero calls $0.75
      Turn - Active Players (3): Hero, BB, UTG1 - Pot: $3.35
      • BB bets $3
      • UTG1 and Hero fold
      Your calculations start on the flop. You have to pay $0.75 to see the turn. There are $1.10 + 2 x $0.75 = $2.60 in the pot. Your pot odds are $2.60 : $0.75 or roughly 3.5 : 1.
      You’re holding a high flush draw, for which you have a total of 9 outs. Four additional outs come from the gutshot draw for a straight. Since you’ve already calculated the spades-out for the flush draw, you only count 3 outs for the gut shot. A quick glance at the table will tell you that you need pot odds of at least 3:1, in order to be able to see the next community cards with 12 outs. Since the pot odds are better than the required odds, you can go right ahead and call.


      The same calculation applies on the turn. However, now you only have pot odds from 2.1:1. You still got 12 outs left, however you cannot give yourself the full 12 outs anymore, as the pair in the community cards doesn’t make a full house probable, but possible. Even with the full 12 outs left, you’d need pot odds 3:1. Your decision is made. You fold.”


      In the explanation of the example, in the part related to the turn situation, it is stated that “we cannot give our self 12 outs any more”. I don’t understand what does this mean. How many outs can we give our self? What cards do we discount? If our opponent has full house there is no out for us. And if our opponent doesn’t have full house, both flush and straight are winning hands. Do we perform this cards discounting here only for pot odds calculation purpose (speculation), or is there concrete logical process behind this?

      Thank you for your time and assistance!
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
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      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi PipiRedstar

      In that example think of villain's potential holdings.

      Sometimes he holds Ax which means that the As would give you a flush and him a full house (thus he'd win).

      Or think about him betting a hand like KK again (unlikely but possible) then a Ks would give him a fullhouse.

      On top of that you draw to the 3rd nut flush so there are more better flushes out there.

      So all in all you should not count on all outs as being live because that would not be realistic. So we discount a few of them to get a more appropriate number (but in the end it's just an estimation).
    • PipiRedstar
      PipiRedstar
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      Joined: 09.12.2012 Posts: 26
      Bogan,

      Thank you very very much.


      Andrej