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My Bankroll Builder - Sat Mar 16, 2013, 04:37 PM
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Hi... Love the site.
what do i need to do to join the bankroll builder promo?
 
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Sun Mar 17, 2013, 05:50 AM
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Hi... Love the site.
what do i need to do to join the bankroll builder promo?
Welcome to PokerSchoolOnline!

Be sure to read THIS just to be be sure of exactly what's on offer with the Bankroll Builder promotion.

>>click here<< for a complete overview of what PSO has to offer.

We will advise within 24 hours as to whether or not you will be eligible for this promotion. Please check back this time tomorrow!

Thank you for being a member of www.pokerschoolonline.com and best of luck to you at the tables!

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Sun Mar 17, 2013, 10:48 AM
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Hello marqueekid,

You are eligible for the Bankroll Builder promotion, good job!

NB: Bookmark this page so that you'll find it easily in the future

First Step

Watch the following video and pay special attention to the tips on retrieving and saving your hand history from PokerStars. This will be important for the rest of your promotional journey.


After wacthing this please play some PLAY MONEY FULL-RING (9-Handed) tables at PokerStars and using the Hand Replayer post a hand here in this thread that you have questions about.

Here is a video on how to use the hand replayer.


Then when you have that done please have a go at the Poker Basic Course and pass the quiz at the end of the course.

So you have 3 steps to do to begin with and when you have all 3 done we will award you with your first bonus.

1) Watch the 'Getting Started' video
2) Post a 'PLAY MONEY' hand here in the Forum using the Hand Replayer
3) Pass the Poker Basic course.

Let us know as soon as you have all 3 steps completed.

Best of Luck!

John (JWK24)


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Bankroll Builder 1st hand upload - Mon Mar 18, 2013, 09:11 AM
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think i played ok
 
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Mon Mar 18, 2013, 11:59 AM
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Hi marqueekid!

With AK in the BB, I get two limpers. I'm going to make a standard raise here, which is to 3BB+1BB for each limper. With two limpers, I'll raise to 5BB or 10. I want to keep all of my raises standard so that the opps won't know whether I have AA, 33, AK, JTs or any other hand I'm willing to play.

I flop the nuts, top full house. Since I raised preflop, I'm going to make a c-bet here and I will size it at 2/3 the size of the pot (would make it 1/2 pot if I was up against only one opp). Due to this, I'll bet 9 chips.

the turn is another K, which can counterfeit my nut hand if the opp has the last ace or scare them if they do not have an A or K. When the opp checks to me, I'm going to make a 1/2 pot value bet (17 chips).

The same thing on the river, I'll make another value bet of about 1/2 pot (whatever amount that I think the opp will call).

The keys to this hand are to make standard bet sizes. Making abnormally small or large bets are normally bet tells that could turn my cards face-up to my opponent. Observant opps will pick up on these and use the information against me to exploit me at the tables... so this is something that I definitely do not want to do.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)

P.S. Please let me know when you have watched the video and passed the quiz.


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3 steps completed - Tue Mar 19, 2013, 06:17 AM
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Hi
Have watched video, played and posted a hand and passed the Quiz

what's next?
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Tue Mar 19, 2013, 08:41 AM
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Brilliant marqueekid!

You've done all 3 tasks and you'll get your first bonus in the next 24 hours, good job!

Step Two

Use your first buy-in to only play the 1/2 cent real money FULL RING tables on PokerStars. Do not play any other type of game other than this. Post one hand that you had difficulty with here in this thread using the hand replayer and we will analyze it for you.

Please watch the following video and answer the question below.



List 3 reasons why a player may want to make a big bet?

Then study the Cash Game course and once your happy have a go at attempting the quiz. Don't rush through the course, there's a lot of content there and the quiz is tricky so spend some time on this.

So you have 3 things to do to earn your next bonus.

1) Play the 1/2 cent Real Money tables and post an interesting hand here in the Forum using the Hand Replayer.
2) Watch the Bet Sizing video and answer the question below it.
3) Study and pass the Cash Game quiz.

Let us know as soon as you have all 3 tasks complete and we will award you with your next buy-in.

Best of Luck!


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??? hand - Fri Mar 29, 2013, 04:50 PM
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Fri Mar 29, 2013, 05:02 PM
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Thank you for posting this hand for review and I have asked one of the Hand Analysers to take a look at it for you.

He will do this within the next 24 hours and once it's been analysed I will advise on the next step.

Cheers.


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Fri Mar 29, 2013, 05:04 PM
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Last edited by marqueekid; Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 05:08 PM.. Reason: pasted wrong bit :/
 
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another - Fri Mar 29, 2013, 05:32 PM
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Fri Mar 29, 2013, 06:50 PM
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Hi marqueekid! I'll take a look at these 3 hands and see if we can find ways to improve your play.

1. You have QQ in the SB, and there are two limpers, and then a raise by the button. He may be trying to isolate the limpers while also stealing the blinds, but he may also have a monster hand. Your re-raise (3-bet) looks very strong, as your range for making this play is QQ+ and AK. Amazingly, one of the limpers calls (when he typically has a weak hand) and the button also calls in position. If you get a good flop, you could win a monster pot here.
The flop is great for you in one way. You have top set on a dry Q85 flop. Every single hand is completely crushed by yours. About the only hand with a decent shot to beat you is 76, which has an open-ended straight. Since you have the deck crippled (villains will seldom have a hand that can bet or call), I don't mind slowplaying here, as it's really hard to get action from worse hands. Ideally, we want a villain to hit a pair of aces or kings on the turn, as he'll think he has the best hand. Here, the pre-flop limper bets about half pot when you check to him. Typically, villain hit the 8 (or maybe the case queen), or has a pocket pair between 99 and JJ, and he thinks he has the best hand. Sometimes he's taking a stab with ace high. You could just call here, or if you think he will call a raise, then the check-raise is fine, although it basically turns your hand face up as QQ. Once you've check-raised, you've re-taken the initiave, so should bet the turn. You don't want villain to check behind with worse hands. In addition, the ace is a good card to bet, because if villain was betting ace high on the flop, he now has top pair. As played, villain shoves and you make the easiest call in the world, getting maximum value (a whole stack, plus the money the button put in pre-flop). Nice one!

2. You're in the small blind again, this time with AKs. This hand doesn't play particularly well out of position unless you have the initiative. You also don't want to be involved in a multiway pot, as your aim is to make top pair, top kicker and feel pretty good about it. So a re-raise is good, trying to thin the field and give you the opportunity to make a c-bet. There's 17c in the pot when the action reaches you, so a raise to 18c is a good size. You don't want to give a cheap price to speculative hands.
Now things get tricky. The original raiser is under the gun. He started with a minraise, which usually represents a weaker hand, like a medium pair, or two suited Broadways, like KQs, but some players make minraises with monsters (KK+) looking for action.
His re-raise is almost a shove. You're basically having to call 80c into a pot that will total $2.10 after your call. This means that you need your hand to win 80/210 = 38% of the time for this to be a profitable call. Without reads, this is quite close. If villain only gets it in here with pocket pairs, you'll win about 44% of the time. Since you only need to win 38%, it's a good call. If villain also shoves with a few unpaired hands (AK, ATs+, KQs) then you're in even better shape as you dominate those hands. The only hands you're in real trouble against are kings and aces.

The flop comes KQ9 with a flush draw, so you're losing to AA, KK, QQ, KQ, 99, but you have TPTK and only have to out in 4c to see if you're good. Villain shows 55, which is much weaker than I expected. Brutally for you, he hits his 2-outer on the river.
I think you played this hand fine, but got very unlucky against a player who put his money in with a hand that is crushed by your 3-betting range.

3. With 83s in middle position, it's best to just muck it pre-flop every time. There are 4 players left to act and it's likely at least one will call or raise. Your hand is junk. Even if you see a flop, you're never going to be drawing to the nuts, unless the flop is 883 or something like that.
Sensibly, you folded when there was a ton of action after you. Next time, just fold for no loss at all. 83 (suited or otherwise) just doesn't hit flops very well, and at 2NL, you should concentrate on making big hands and value-betting, not bluffing.

Hope this helps!
Good luck with the next stage of the promotion, and have a happy Easter!

Cheers,
Arty


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completed cash game course - Sat Mar 30, 2013, 06:32 AM
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Hi
completed cash game course and passed the quiz
played 1c/2c and posted a few hands

oh yeah.. the question.. 3 reasons to make a big bet..
1. to gain value with a very strong hand
2.to put pressure on opponents
3. protection of big hands

let me know my next tasks please..

Many Thanks..enjoying the course...

Jo
 
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Sat Mar 30, 2013, 10:59 AM
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Hello,

Fantastic marqueekid!

Your second Bankroll Builder bonus is on it's way to you, great job so far.

Watch this video that will help you on the cash game tables



There are three ways in which you can earn your next bonus.

1) Earn 10 VPPs AFTER receiving your 2nd bonus and you will automatically be credited with your 3rd bonus. Let us know if you hit that target
2) If you lose your 2nd bonus at the tables please post the hands where you lost the money with here in this thread. As soon as you post the losing hands we will advise on the next step.
3) If you make a first deposit at PokerStars you will automatically be awarded your remaining bonuses from the Bankroll Builder promotion.

Best of luck to you at the tables and we are here to help you should you have any questions.

John (JWK24)


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