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    • genia2q
      genia2q
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      Joined: 20.06.2013 Posts: 40
      Lesson 1
      Question 1: What is your motivation for playing poker?

      Answer 1: To earn enough money for my retirement age.

      Question 2: What are your weakness when playing poker?

      Answer 2: Tournaments I get to the bubble and I cant go further.

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

      Answer 3: It means that you don't play everything that falls into your hands and when you do play, you play in position aggressive. Its the right way to play.
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    • legand73
      legand73
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      Joined: 01.06.2010 Posts: 4,136
      Hey genia2q

      Welcome to the beginner's course. I'm sure that you'll get a lot out of this course and it'll definitely help you to save for retirement :) . Bogdan our course coach will be by in the coming days to check your homework. All the best with the course.

      Regards,
      Luke
    • genia2q
      genia2q
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      Joined: 20.06.2013 Posts: 40
      Lesson 2
      Question 1: What do you think you could play differently than suggested in the BSS Starting Hands Chart and why?

      Answer 1: I would play differently on Short Stack and Heads-Up.

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

      Answer 2: My username at PokerStars : Evgenia C.D.

      I was short Stack and that's why I went All-In. Did I play it correct?


      Poker Stars 90+10 No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t50/t100 Blinds - 3 players - http://www.handconverter.com/hands/2432857
      The DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

      Hero (BTN): t615 6.15 BBs
      SB: t1925 19.25 BBs
      BB: t3460 34.60 BBs

      Pre Flop: (t150) Hero is BTN with Ts Jc
      Hero raises to t615 all in, 1 fold, BB calls t515

      Flop: (t1280) Tc 4h Js (2 players - 1 is all in)

      Turn: (t1280) 9s (2 players - 1 is all in)

      River: (t1280) 4s (2 players - 1 is all in)


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

      Answer 3: AKo equity 46.32%
      88+, AJs+, KQs, AKo equity 53.68%
    • genia2q
      genia2q
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      Joined: 20.06.2013 Posts: 40
      Lesson 3
      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?

      Answer 1: Me : 50.78% Preflop equity against an Opponent: 49.22% equity
      Me: 26.46% Flop equity against an Opponent: 73.54% 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" isn't enough!)

      Answer 2: I worked it out on Random on the Equity Calculator
      CO Hero: 49.08% Equity
      BU: 50.92% Equity
      BU: has 1.84% Equity more then CO Hero.
      So I would just Call.

      Question 3: Do you have questions about your postflop play? Post your hand for evaluation.

      Answer 3: Poker Stars 225+25 No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t50/t100 Blinds - 2 players - http://www.handconverter.com/hands/2432881
      The DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

      Hero (BTN/SB): t2625 26.25 BBs
      BB: t3375 33.75 BBs

      Pre Flop: (t150) Hero is BTN/SB with 4s Qs
      Hero calls t50, BB checks

      Flop: (t200) Jc Tc 8s (2 players)
      BB bets t100, Hero calls t100

      Turn: (t400) 7c (2 players)
      BB bets t100, Hero calls t100

      River: (t600) 9s (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets t600, BB folds


      I have a problem when I raise my opponent folds thats way I only raised at the end (600) but he still folds. Were am I going wrong? How should I of played this hand?
    • genia2q
      genia2q
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      Lesson 4:
      Question 1: Post a hand for evaluation in which you have the initiative postflop. (Post your hand in the Hand evaluation board, and provide a link to your hand in your private thread.)

      Poker Stars 450+50 No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t30/t60 Blinds - 4 players - http://www.handconverter.com/hands/2432866
      The DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

      BTN: t2840 47.33 BBs
      SB: t1320 22 BBs
      Hero (BB): t3270 54.50 BBs
      CO: t1570 26.17 BBs

      Pre Flop: (t90) Hero is BB with Kd Qd
      CO raises to t120, 2 folds, Hero raises to t390, CO calls t270

      Flop: (t810) Ad 8d 9s (2 players)
      Hero bets t780, CO raises to t1180 all in, Hero calls t400

      Turn: (t3170) 5d (2 players - 1 is all in)

      River: (t3170) 7h (2 players - 1 is all in)


      Question 2: Evaluate one of the hands submitted by other members. (Choose a hand from the Hand evaluation board and post your own evaluation in the thread. Post a link to the hand you have evaluated in your private thread. You can evaluate as many hands as you want, but try to choose hands not yet evaluated by other users.)

      Answer 2:
      Seat 6: avalon196903 played the game and didn't consider for a possibility that Evgenia C.D. Seat 5 could of had a flush draw and mistake went all-in and lost the game. I Evgenia C.D. have been raising through this hand and should of taken my warning that I may have a flash draw.

      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?

      Answer 3: My equity in this spot: 41.41%
    • legand73
      legand73
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      Joined: 01.06.2010 Posts: 4,136
      Hey genia2q

      Sorry I just had a go at tidying up the post a tad since it hurt my eyes :) I changed the format of the hand to plain text since it was really hard to decipher quickly what happened in the hand and I also deleted the second hand since it was identical to the first.

      Regards,
      Luke
    • genia2q
      genia2q
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      Joined: 20.06.2013 Posts: 40
      Hey Luke,

      Thanks for getting back to me. Please let me know if I'm doing my homework ok and if I have to re-do any of my lessons again. When will it be marked? Is it possible I can carry on with Lesson 5?

      I tried to attend a coach session and I have not been successful to find the name of the coach in pokerstars. I have seen the videos and I tried to follow exactly what it said how to find the coach session but I cant find it. I will try again to find it.

      Regards
      Evgenia (genia2q)
    • legand73
      legand73
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      Joined: 01.06.2010 Posts: 4,136
      Hey genia2q

      Your posts will be marked in the coming days by the course coach, sorry for the delay. In future can I suggest that each subsequent homework you do, you post it in this thread please. It makes it easier for the coach to just come back to this thread and also makes it easier for you to track everything too :)

      I tried to attend a coach session and I have not been successful to find the name of the coach in pokerstars. I have seen the videos and I tried to follow exactly what it said how to find the coach session but I cant find it. I will try again to find it.


      You don't need to worry about the coaches name in pokerstars, just make sure that the time on the coaching session is the same as your time and then click the link when coaching is active. In the popup there should be a few links at the top that take you to the coaches screen so you can watch from there.
      If you have anymore questions fire away.

      Regards,
      Luke
    • genia2q
      genia2q
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      Joined: 20.06.2013 Posts: 40
      Thanks Luke, I will do that. :)

      Regards
      Evgenia (genia2q)
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
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      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hello genia2q,

      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 homeworks.

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

      Best of luck and keep us posted.

      Bogdan
    • genia2q
      genia2q
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      Joined: 20.06.2013 Posts: 40
      Hey Luke,

      I would like to post a few of my hands in the thread but I tried to convert it first before posting but I'm not been successful the poker hand converter doesn't work it showing there is an error. What should I do in this case? Could I ask a favour from you to convert my hands for me as you did with the others. Please let me know as I would like to post my Lesson 5 homework. Thanks

      Regards
      genis2q
    • legand73
      legand73
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      Use this http://www.handconverter.com/

      And make sure you convert it to plain text or something similar since there is no option to convert it to pokerstrategy.com output
    • genia2q
      genia2q
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      Joined: 20.06.2013 Posts: 40
      Hey legand73,

      Oh good! thanks I found the web page for the hand converter and I have convert it to plain text. Soon I will be posting my lesson 5 homework thanks again for the help!

      Regards
      genia2q
    • legand73
      legand73
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      Joined: 01.06.2010 Posts: 4,136
      Hey Evgenia

      No problem and good luck with the homework. Let us know if you have any luck attended the coaching sessions :)

      Regards,
      Luke
    • genia2q
      genia2q
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      Part of Lesson 5 Homework
      Question 1: Post a hand for evaluation where you have based your decisions on the stats of your opponents. (Post your hand in the Hand evaluation board, and provide a link to your hand in your private thread.)

      Answer 1:

      Poker Stars 450+50 No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t25/t50 Blinds - 4 players - http://www.handconverter.com/hands/2435977
      The DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

      Hero (BB): t1855 37.10 BBs
      CO: t1590 31.80 BBs
      BTN: t1255 25.10 BBs
      SB: t1300 26 BBs

      Pre Flop: (t75) Hero is BB with Td Th
      2 folds, SB calls t25, Hero raises to t150, SB calls t100

      Flop: (t300) 9c 7d Ks (2 players)
      SB bets t400, Hero calls t400

      Turn: (t1100) 9s (2 players)
      SB bets t50, Hero raises to t1305 all in, SB calls t700 all in

      River: (t2600) Ts (2 players - 2 are all in)
      Final Pot: t2600

      Hero shows Td Th (a full house, Tens full of Nines)
      SB shows 9h Kh (a full house, Nines full of Kings)
      Hero wins t2600

      My (Hero) Equity: 74.37% - SB Equity: 25.63% that shows that Hero has a very strong hand. I went all-in on the Turn hoping that I would get a Full House on the River Card.
    • genia2q
      genia2q
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      Joined: 20.06.2013 Posts: 40
      Lesson 5 Homework
      Question 1: Post a hand for evaluation where you have based your decisions on the stats of your opponents. (Post your hand in the Hand evaluation board, and provide a link to your hand in your private thread.)

      Answer 1: I have already post my hand for evaluation: Link- Poker Stars 450+50 No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t25/t50 Blinds - 4 players - http://www.handconverter.com/hands/2435977
      The DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

      Question 2: Evaluate one of the hands submitted by other members. (Choose a hand from the Hand evaluation board and post your own evaluation in the thread. Post a link to the hand you have evaluated in your private thread. You can evaluate as many hands as you want, but try to choose hands not yet evaluated by other users first.)

      Answer 2: NL5 Zoom FR | 73o in BB

      NL5 Zoom FR | AQo in BB

      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?

      Answer 3: Knowing that I have Equity: 38.52% a small Flash Draw, I would just call and see the River Card as the SB Equity: 30.74% and BB Equity: 30.74% but I would be worried that the SB or the BB could end up with a Full House as there is a pair on the Flop which could be a problem.

      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?

      Hero equity: 77.60% - BU: 22.40% I would re-raise as I have a stronger hand.
    • genia2q
      genia2q
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      Joined: 20.06.2013 Posts: 40
      Lesson 6 Homework
      Question 1: Post a hand for evaluation where you have either a) freeplay, b) slowplay, or c) multi-way pot situation. (Post your hand in the Hand evaluation board, and provide a link to your hand in your private thread.)

      Answer 1:
      Poker Stars 900+100 No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t20/t40 Blinds - 6 players - http://www.handconverter.com/hands/2436235
      The DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

      BTN: t1820 45.50 BBs
      SB: t1250 31.25 BBs
      BB: t1365 34.12 BBs
      UTG: t1560 39 BBs
      MP: t1755 43.88 BBs
      Hero (CO): t1250 31.25 BBs

      Pre Flop: (t60) Hero is CO with As 7d
      UTG calls t40, MP calls t40, Hero calls t40, BTN calls t40, SB calls t20, BB checks

      Flop: (t240) 2c 5s Ac (6 players)
      SB checks, BB checks, UTG bets t40, MP calls t40, Hero calls t40, BTN folds, SB folds, BB calls t40

      Turn: (t400) 9s (4 players)
      BB checks, UTG bets t40, MP raises to t120, Hero calls t120, BB calls t120, UTG raises to t200, MP calls t80, Hero calls t80, BB calls t80

      River: (t1200) Tc (4 players)
      BB checks, UTG bets t40, MP calls t40, Hero raises to t970 all in, BB folds, UTG calls t930

      Final Pot: t3180
      UTG shows Jc 9h (a pair of Nines)
      Hero shows As 7d (a pair of Aces)
      Hero wins t3180

      I slow played this hand.

      Question 2: Evaluate one of the hands submitted by other members. (Choose a hand from the Hand evaluation board and post your own evaluation in the thread. Post a link to the hand you have evaluated in your private thread. You can evaluate as many hands as you want, but try to choose hands not yet evaluated by other users first.)

      Answer 2: I will post a link.

      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...?

      What action would you take, and why?

      Answer 3: Hero has equity 87.97% with two pairs (strong hand), BB has 12.03% equity (week hand). I would slow play and raise pot size ($4.00) on the Turn and then I see on the River and I'll wait to see what BB actions are, if he checks or bets I will review my hand and if its still in my favour I would raise ($10.00).
    • genia2q
      genia2q
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      Lesson 6 Homework
      Question 1: Post a hand for evaluation where you have either a) freeplay, b) slowplay, or c) multi-way pot situation. (Post your hand in the Hand evaluation board, and provide a link to your hand in your private thread.)

      Answer 1:
      Poker Stars 900+100 No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t20/t40 Blinds - 6 players - http://www.handconverter.com/hands/2436235
      The DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

      BTN: t1820 45.50 BBs
      SB: t1250 31.25 BBs
      BB: t1365 34.12 BBs
      UTG: t1560 39 BBs
      MP: t1755 43.88 BBs
      Hero (CO): t1250 31.25 BBs

      Pre Flop: (t60) Hero is CO with As 7d
      UTG calls t40, MP calls t40, Hero calls t40, BTN calls t40, SB calls t20, BB checks

      Flop: (t240) 2c 5s Ac (6 players)
      SB checks, BB checks, UTG bets t40, MP calls t40, Hero calls t40, BTN folds, SB folds, BB calls t40

      Turn: (t400) 9s (4 players)
      BB checks, UTG bets t40, MP raises to t120, Hero calls t120, BB calls t120, UTG raises to t200, MP calls t80, Hero calls t80, BB calls t80

      River: (t1200) Tc (4 players)
      BB checks, UTG bets t40, MP calls t40, Hero raises to t970 all in, BB folds, UTG calls t930

      Final Pot: t3180
      UTG shows Jc 9h (a pair of Nines)
      Hero shows As 7d (a pair of Aces)
      Hero wins t3180
      I slow played this hand.

      Question 2: Evaluate one of the hands submitted by other members. (Choose a hand from the Hand evaluation board and post your own evaluation in the thread. Post a link to the hand you have evaluated in your private thread. You can evaluate as many hands as you want, but try to choose hands not yet evaluated by other users first.)

      Answer 2: nl5 sh FAST ATs

      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...?
      What action would you take, and why?
      Answer 3: Hero has equity 87.97% with two pairs (strong hand), BB has 12.03% equity (week hand). I would slow play and raise pot size ($4.00) on the Turn and then I see on the River and I'll wait to see what BB actions are, if he checks or bets I will review my hand and if its still in my favour I would raise ($10.00).
    • genia2q
      genia2q
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      Joined: 20.06.2013 Posts: 40
      Hey Luke,
      I tried last night for the live Coaching and managed to find it but I was too late. I will try again on the next Coaching.

      I have posted my Lessons 5 and 6 for marking a few days ago but not had a reply yet. Please let me know when they get marked? Thanks
    • legand73
      legand73
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      Joined: 01.06.2010 Posts: 4,136
      Hey Evgenia

      It's cool that you managed to get that far with the coachings. All you need to do is get the right time and you'll be set :)
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