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Bankroll Builder - Mon Mar 18, 2013, 08:40 PM
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I'm new to PSO and would like to take place in the bankroll builder promotion.
Thanks.
Vu
 
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Mon Mar 18, 2013, 08:57 PM
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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!

John (JWK24)


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Tue Mar 19, 2013, 10:14 AM
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Hello VuLjbero,

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 Basics 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!


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Tue Mar 19, 2013, 12:11 PM
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Hey HokyPokyToo,
I've watched the video and passed the basic course. Here's a hand that I played at the play money tables.
And I want to know my hand play was good or bad?
 
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Wed Mar 20, 2013, 10:31 AM
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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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Wed Mar 20, 2013, 11:36 AM
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Thank you
I'll waiting for your reply.
 
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Wed Mar 20, 2013, 12:57 PM
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Hi VuLjbero!

With 79o in the BB, I'm more than happy to check and see the flop for free since it is not a good hand. If any of the opps had raised, I'd fold.

The flop gives me top pair with a bad kicker and I'm going to make my standard value bet against one opp of 1/2 the size of the pot (3 chips). I do not want to make a large bet of over the size of the pot because by doing so, I should only get called by a hand that beats me and I should fold out all of the hands that I am ahead of.

The turn is an overcard that the opp could easily have, so I'm going to check and hope to see a free river card. If the opp bets here, I'll muck.

The river pairs the board and completes a flush and straight. Since I checked the turn, I'm also going to check the river and hope to get to showdown cheaply, since I do have showdown value, but there are also a number of hands that beat me. If the opp makes a small bet (1/2 pot or less), I'll call, but I will fold to any sizeable bet by them. Once again, betting here is only going to get called by a better hand and fold out the worse hands and I want the opposite of that to happen. When the opp raises here, I need to muck as I'm beat basically everytime.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

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Wed Mar 20, 2013, 01:43 PM
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Brilliant!

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 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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Thu Mar 21, 2013, 01:49 PM
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Hey HokyPokyToo,
I have pass the cash game course.
My answer for the question is:
A player make a big bets to put a pressure on opponents, to bluff and to gain value from very strong hands.
And this is a hand I have played on a real money table:

Even I win, but I'm not sure about this hand play when I raised with 56s preflop, could it be a right strategy?
 
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Sat Mar 23, 2013, 12:07 AM
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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.

Good luck!


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Sat Mar 23, 2013, 03:54 PM
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Hi VuLjbero! I'll take a look at this hand for you.

65s is about the worst hand I'd play, and I'd usually only use it for a blind steal when I'm on the button and only if all the players that might get involved have deep stacks. (Speculative drawing hands benefit from stack sizes that give you implied odds of winning a big pot). Here the stacks are far too short. Occasionally I'd open 65s in the CO (where you were here) but only if my reads were that the 3 players still to act (button and blinds) were very tight. Until you get more post-flop experience, I'd advise you to avoid playing suited connectors, as they can get you into trouble. Stick with pairs and big aces, as they are much easier to play, as it's just a matter of hitting top pair or a set and value-betting.

Here's there's a limp, so if you play this hand, the standard raise would be (3bb + 1bb for limper) = 4bb = 8c. I recommend the larger raise, because you don't really want a villain to call. You just want to take the dead money in the middle.
Your 6c raise gets called by the limper and you see a flop.
This is a pretty good flop for you, as you have an open-ended straight draw (8 outs). Instead of checking to the raiser, villain donks out. He only makes it half pot, so you can call this bet and see if you improve on the turn. Villain might have a draw himself, but usually this lead out bet represents a one-pair hand, such as 9x.
On the turn, you make a straight. It's not the nut straight, as villain could have JT. Nevertheless, if you play small suited connectors, you have to be prepared to get your money in when you hit one of your draws, especially in heads up situations, where it's unlikely villain has a better hand. (If you're not prepared to stack off when your speculative hand hits the board hard, then don't play it in the first place!)
So raising here is good. Normally, your sizing (a min-raise) would be a mistake (a standard raise would be 3x), but here it's OK, because it puts villain all in and he's drawing dead.
Nice hand!

Cheers,
Arty


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Sat Mar 23, 2013, 07:28 PM
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Hello,

Fantastic!

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.

Joss


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Mon Mar 25, 2013, 11:47 AM
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@ArtySmokesPS: Thank you
HokyPokyToo:
Hey guy, I have gained 10 VPP, then what is the next step?
 
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Wed Mar 27, 2013, 06:41 AM
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Originally Posted by VuLjbero View Post
Hey guy, I have gained 10 VPP, then what is the next step?
Hello,

Fantastic!

Your 3rd 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 3rd bonus and you will automatically be credited with your 4th bonus. Let us know if you hit that target.

2) If you lose your 3rd 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.

Raiser


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Thu Mar 28, 2013, 03:13 AM
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Hey guy I have earned 10VPP after received the 3rd bonus
 
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Thu Mar 28, 2013, 07:54 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by VuLjbero View Post
Hey guy I have earned 10VPP after received the 3rd bonus
Congratulations!

As you've earned enough VPP's we have awarded you with all your Bankroll Builder buy-ins and you have successfully completed the promotion, good job!

You are always welcome to post any troublesome hands in the >>Hand Analysis<< section.

Also it is a good idea to review some of the content on >>Bankroll Management<< at this point.

Keep in touch with us and let us know how your poker journey continues.

Raiser


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