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Bankroll Builder - Fri Mar 22, 2013, 06:42 AM
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Hello, I'm new to PSO and would like to take place in the bankroll builder promotion.
 
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Fri Mar 22, 2013, 07:20 AM
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Hello, I'm new to PSO and would like to take place in the bankroll builder promotion.
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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Fri Mar 22, 2013, 01:18 PM
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Hello,

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!



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Sun Mar 24, 2013, 03:06 AM
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I watched the video and i passed the test.



In this hand i started short stacked while utg2 with suited QJ. The button goes all in PF the 3rd time in a row and i decided to call this time. The flop is really bad for me, but i get lucky on the turn and win the hand. Did i risk too much? He tried twice in a row to all in PF before that hand.
 
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Tue Mar 26, 2013, 04:08 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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Tue Mar 26, 2013, 11:53 AM
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Hi laurabosnea!

UTG+2 in this hand is villain 5. You're actually in the BB with QJs in this hand.

With two limps, then a shove (by a maniac), I have QJs in the BB. While this hand does have potential and I would definitely not mind seeing a free flop with it, it's not a strong enough hand to call a preflop shove with. If I had AJ or AQ, then I'd call, but QJs isn't strong enough, IMO, to call.

When I'm up against a maniac player like this, I'm going to be more selective and then to call their shove only when I have a hand that is well ahead of their range (big aces, pairs). I want to muck all of my marginal non-made hands, like QJs.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

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Tue Mar 26, 2013, 01:10 PM
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I watched the video and i passed the test.
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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Tue Mar 26, 2013, 01:30 PM
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I actually uploaded other hand, i was utg2 in the hand i was planning to upload in the 1st place. sorry about that
 
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Wed Mar 27, 2013, 03:41 AM
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In this hand i start on the button with pocket eights and call a raise pre-flop. On a rainbow flop i get instant full house and i try to play it slow not to scare off somebody that might think i hold an ace. On the turn villain_1 raises more then half the pot and i assume he has an ace. Villain_2 calls, so i assume he has a strong hand too, but i decide to go ahead and play. I was afraid of A3 or A8, though the chances were slim. On the river i get a 10 of diamonds and i don't even have to raise because i am forced to go all in. I win the game, villain_1 had 2 pairs, Q8, villain_2 had AK suited. Is this a hand u go full raise with confidence or you should slow play it?

I just attended Dave's class and learned that the reasons people make big bets are the following:

a) to bluff people off good hands
b) to gain value on really good hands
c) to get protection against strong draws

I already passed the Cash Game quiz.

Looking forward for my next task. Thanks

Last edited by laurabosnea; Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 04:59 AM..
 
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Wed Mar 27, 2013, 11:24 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 27, 2013, 12:42 PM
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Hi Laura! I'll take a look at this hand for you.

I like your analysis of this hand. It more or less played out perfectly for you.
With 88 otb, I'm happy to call a raise and go set-mining. If you don't flop a set or better on the flop, don't put another cent in the pot. Here you flop the small full. (A8 would be the big full and would win your stack).
I don't recommend slowplaying in general, but flatting on the flop is fine this time, partly because you want both villains to stick around when they are likely to be drawing very slim (so you win extra money) and partly because your remaining stack is small. You'll be going all in on the turn if there is any action, because any bet commits you. (And you're never folding a full house anyway!)
When there's a bet and a raise on the turn, just go all in. There's $1.57 in the pot and you only have 73c left, so it's time to ship it. At least one - and probably both - villains will call. Against a villain with A9+, you'll have to dodge 3 outs for a better full house, but the vast majority of the time, you're going to triple up here. Well played!

Good luck with the next stage of this promotion!

Cheers,
Arty


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Mon Apr 01, 2013, 05:13 PM
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Do i need to post anything else to take the next step?
 
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Tue Apr 02, 2013, 07:31 AM
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Do i need to post anything else to take the next step?
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.

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