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Bankroll Builder Hell Yes! - Tue Mar 19, 2013, 06:17 PM
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I would love to take part in the Bankroll Builder promotion, who doesn't love some free gambling money!
 
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Wed Mar 20, 2013, 07:16 AM
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I would love to take part in the Bankroll Builder promotion, who doesn't love some free gambling money!
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!

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Wed Mar 20, 2013, 09:52 AM
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Hi Nefiblurable,

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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Bank Roll Builder Ace HIgh Flush - Wed Mar 20, 2013, 11:08 AM
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I started the round with an ace and three suited, I was small blind and felt I had more than enough to see the flop, so I called.
After the flop I was sitting on a potential ace high flush, so I raised hoping to bring in some extra money if I was supported by the turn.
Seeing that the turn granted me the flush I immediately raised every chance I got to try and get the biggest pot possible, and won.
 
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Sat Mar 23, 2013, 11:21 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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Sun Mar 24, 2013, 11:55 AM
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Hi Nefiblurable!

This looks like a limit hand. The bankroll builder promotion is ONLY for full ring no-limit games. Playing any cash table other than 1/2 cent FULL RING NLHE or any cash tournament once you receive your first bonus will make you ineligible for earning further bonuses in this promotion.

With A3s from the SB, I'm going to make a standard opening raise (3BB+1BB for each limper), so with 3 limpers, I'll raise to 12. If the opps are known to be tighter and aggressive, I'll muck A3s here, as I can very easily be dominated by a larger A.

I flop the nut flush draw and with 4 opps in the hand, I'm going to check and hope to get a free turn card. I will call a small bet (if I get the correct odds to do so) and I will muck to a large bet. Due to the number of opps in the hand, if I did make a bet, I would need to make a pot-sized bet of 10 and without a made hand, I do not want to do so.

The turn gives me the nut flush and with four opps in the hand, I will make a pot-sized value bet here of 20 chips. When I get raised and 3-bet, I'm going to make a pot-sized raise here to 60.

The river pairs the board, which could be a big problem. Any of these opps that have called pot-sized bets and a pot-sized raise could easily have a full house. With 3 opps still in, I'm going to make a thin-value/blocking bet here of 1/3 pot (28 chips). Here, I will call a small raise, but not a very large one unless I have a read on the opp that says that they will call along to try to bluff the river. Raises here after calling the prior large bets will be a full house too often to pay off the opp.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


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Completed Quiz - Sun Mar 24, 2013, 12:08 PM
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Thank you very much for the helpful advice on my hand, I have now completed the quiz following the poker basics course!
 
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Sun Mar 24, 2013, 12:55 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 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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Money Lost - Sun Mar 24, 2013, 02:00 PM
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My hand was not the best, pair of eights, but I had already put some money in so I suppose I was baited a little bit.
 
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Answer to bet sizing question: - Sun Mar 24, 2013, 02:05 PM
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Three reasons a player may want to make a big bet:
1. To put a lot of pressure on opponents.
2. To bluff people off decent hands.
3. To protect against strong draws.
 
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Sun Mar 24, 2013, 10:04 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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Mon Mar 25, 2013, 09:37 AM
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Hi Nefiblurable! I'll take a look at this hand for you.

Pocket 8s is a decent hand, but it plays best in late position, where you'll either be calling a raise and trying to hit a aet of trips (a play called "going set-mining") or you're trying to steal the blinds by being the first player into the pot.
Here, you're under the gun; the first player to act once the blinds have made their forced bets. In a full ring game, 88 is not quite good enough to play in this seat, because it's highly likely that one or more of the other players will have a better hand. If you raise here, you'll often get re-raised and have to fold. It's especially true here because you only have a 50bb stack. If you want to go set-mining, you need to be deeper. With your stack size and position, I'd only open-raise TT+ and AK, and wouldn't open 88 until I was in middle position, where I would be less likely to be reraised.

As played, you opened for a minraise. The standard recommended in the bet-sizing training is 3bb. 2bb not only looks weak (which could induce someone to raise). It also gives multiple players a good price to see a flop. The button calls and the big blind makes a squeeze play, 3-betting to 15c. This is a good indicator that you don't have the best hand. A competent villain will know that your raise under the gun represents a decent hand, because you should only play strong hands in early position. If he's re-raising, he must have a VERY strong hand, such as KK/AA. Against an overpair, 88 is crushed. It will only suck out and win at showdown 20% of the time. There's also another player in the pot. If he has a pair better than 8s, then you're in terrible shape. You have to fold to the 3-bet. Stacking off will not be profitable in the long run, as these opponents will show hands like QQ and AK.

A summary of the lessons to learn here:
1. 88 plays better in middle/late position, especially when calling a raise to go set-mining. It's not quite strong enough to open under the gun, especially if you're short-stacked.
2. When you make the first raise, use the standard 3bb size.
3. If you raise a hand like 88, fold it if you get 3-bet, because you have very little equity against a range of big pairs.

Hope this helps!
Cheers,
Arty


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Wed Mar 27, 2013, 06:44 AM
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Hello,

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.

Let us know as soon as you have passed the quiz.

Cheers,

Raiser


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