Online Study Group Game Tonight (Mon 5/4) 9:00 PM ET / 6:00 PM PT

JoeOffsuitJoeOffsuit Red Chipper Posts: 607 ✭✭✭
All members of the Red Chip Forum are invited to join us!

We simultaneously play on a private Pokerstars home game, while having a friendly discussion in a zoom meeting. Video is optional, but you will need EITHER a working microphone and speakers on your machine, OR you will need to separately call into a bridge from a phone line to talk to us. We will play for about 30-60 minutes with friendly conversation during playing, then we stop playing and review the hands (over zoomed share screen) another 30-60 minutes, and that’s it.

We are going to try to cap the study session to 2 hours, but we will keep the zoom open for people who want to hang around and chat afterwards.

In our discussions, there are no right or wrong answers, or any "group think". Differing points of view are encouraged and always respected. If we find any hands or spots interesting, we may post them on this forum here.

Instructions for joining Pokerstars club:
- You must use the PC or MAC, as the android/ios tablet versions of pokerstars do not access the home games feature.
- Download the free Pokerstars software from https://www.pokerstars.bet/
- Open the main poker lobby, then click on the Home Games button in the lower right.
- Click the 'Join a Poker Club' button
- Enter Club ID number: 3525342
- Enter Invitation Code: ThreeBetLight
- The game will be a "play money" game, but the participants have always taken the game seriously.

Instructions for zoom meeting
- Sign up for free at https://zoom.us/ , and download the free software
- Make sure the microphone works on the machine you are using (video optional), but if not, you will need to call in separately with a number and pass code that will be provided just before the game.
- Check this thread for the zoom link (and call in number.) It is usually posted 15-20 minutes before scheduled meeting time.

To show hole cards (Recommended, but not required)
- Go to Table -> Table Settings -> Game Play -> Show / Muck Hands
- From there, UNCHECK all 3 check boxes.
(1) If you are the 2nd to last player and are ready to fold
- Announce over the zoom chat that you are planning to fold, so the final player hears you.
- Raise your two cards in your hand (by clicking on each one)
- The "Fold" button will change to "Fold and Show 2", Press that before the timer expires
(2) If you are the last player and everyone is folding to you
- Be ready to click the "Show Cards" button in the lower right hand corner after your bet. You will have about 1/2 second after the last fold.
- Hopefully someone will warn you they are about to fold
(3) If you call down or check back on the river, and someone in front of you shows down a better hand
- Try to announce if you are making the final call or the final check back before your action on the river.
- Be ready to click the "Show Cards" button in the lower right hand corner after your final action. You will have about 1/2 second.

If you have any questions, please either post it on this thread, or message me. Or even jump on the zoom channel just to say hello.

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