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Bankroll Builder Astrotometry - Wed Mar 27, 2013, 08:59 AM
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Hello I would like to take part in the Bankroll Builder promotion.
 
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Wed Mar 27, 2013, 10:20 AM
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Hello I would like to take part 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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Thu Mar 28, 2013, 06:52 AM
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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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Hand Replayed - Thu Mar 28, 2013, 02:35 PM
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A more aggressive approach on the play money tables due to the looser play. Big raise preflop followed by a big reraise on the flop practically putting the initial raiser all in. Both opponents called. Wasn´t expecting that. Another 8 on the turn which i wasn´t looking for. Had no choice but to put the other opponent all in. Luckily my hand was ahead and it held.

 
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On To The Next One - Thu Mar 28, 2013, 02:48 PM
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I have completed the 3 steps... What is next?
 
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Thu Mar 28, 2013, 03:19 PM
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I have completed the 3 steps... What is next?
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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Thu Mar 28, 2013, 04:47 PM
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Hi Astrotometry!

With AA (or any other hand that I want to raise with), I'll make a standard raise to 3BB+1BB for each limper. With 1 limper, I'll raise to 80. Raising higher with premium hands and betting less with speculative hands is a tell that many players have and any observant opponent will use this information against them by folding to all of their large bets and raising their small bets.

The flop is three low cards and an opp bets 140 (less than 25% of the pot). With 3 opps, I'm going to make a 3/4 pot-sized raise here. This is a standard raise based on the number of opps in the hand and the size of the pot. I want to base all of my preflop bets off of the size of the BB (or an opp's bet in a raised pot) and for post-flop, I want to base them on the size of the pot. My raise will be to 755.

The turn pairs the board, which is a concern, and the first opp shoves. Since calling their shove is only 14.9% of the pot, I only need to be right on them not having an 8 15% of the time, which should be the case. Due to this, I'll call their bet.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

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Thu Mar 28, 2013, 07:44 PM
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Thank you for the constructive feedback. I appreciate it.
 
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Fri Mar 29, 2013, 06:10 AM
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I have completed the 3 steps... What is next?
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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Pretending I Had Aces - Sat Mar 30, 2013, 12:20 AM
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Didn´t think my opponent had much. I played it as if I had a big hand like Queens or better.


 
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Sat Mar 30, 2013, 05:43 AM
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Didn´t think my opponent had much. I played it as if I had a big hand like Queens or better.
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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Sat Mar 30, 2013, 02:12 PM
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Hi Astrotometry! I'll take a look at this hand for you.

I like the concept of making a bluff with action that represents a monster hand, but there a couple of problems here.
1. This is 2NL. Most villains are level 1 thinkers. They only look at their own hand, and aren't good enough to put you on the range you're representing.
2. QQ doesn't bet half pot on that flop and then call a minraise. It 3-bets the flop, and then shoves the turn, putting the short-stack to a decision for all his chips.

So the idea is OK (but not at these stakes), but the execution is a little flawed. There's really no need to get tricky and bluff at 2NL. Indeed, it will cost you money. At the lowest limits, we make money by playing a solid range that hits flops well... and then we bet for value, getting paid by worse.

T5s is a junk hand. You're on the button facing a limp, but I'm folding every time, unless my stats/reads show this villain limp-folds 90% of the time, and the blinds are nits. I do not want to see a flop with this hand.
In short, you should fold pre.
As played, villain limp-calls and the flop is 983tt. This hits a limper's CO range quite well, as he'll have middling suited connectors quite often, so he may have a pair, two pairs or a straight draw. When he checks to you, a c-bet has a decent chance of success, as 2 random overcards can be in villain's range and he'll usually fold them to a bet of over half pot. Here, villain check-raises. You HAVE to fold now. Even if villain is doing this as a semi-bluff with two clubs or a JT (or maybe an underpair that wants you to fold), your hand has very low equity.
Villain's check on the turn would indicate he's on a draw, but I can't see him folding if you bet. You have ten high, so just give up.
The river is kind of a good card, because the flush draw missed and it's higher than a 9 (if villain had top pair), but it's also a bad card because JT just got there. Villain might fold some junk including missed flush draws, but it's pretty thin to bet as a bluff here, as this villain is now so short that he's calling with any made hand (e.g. 44, 9x) and maybe even ace high.
On the whole, I think you got pretty lucky with this hand, as this multi-street bluff won't work very often at 2NL. Generally speaking, firing 3 streets with total garbage will cost you a lot of chips. Calling stations will look you up with junk; just better junk than ten high.

Hope this helps! Best of luck with the next stage of the promotion!

Cheers,
Arty


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Sat Mar 30, 2013, 03:18 PM
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Hello,

Please 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 me know when you have passed that quiz and I'll get your next bonus to you.

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Tue Apr 02, 2013, 03:24 PM
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Reasons to make a big bet:

1.To bluff someone off of a mediocre hand.
2.To get more value out of a very strong hand.
3.To protect against a draw heavy board.

I have passed the cash game quiz and completed the three steps.
 
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Tue Apr 02, 2013, 03:29 PM
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Reasons to make a big bet:
I have passed the cash game quiz and completed the three steps.
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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Thu Apr 04, 2013, 06:45 PM
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I have earned over 10 VPPS already.
 
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Fri Apr 05, 2013, 06:37 AM
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I have earned over 10 VPPS already.
Brilliant,

Once you have earned 10 VPPS AFTER getting your 2nd bonus you will AUTOMATICALLY credited with your 3rd bonus.

So if you have hit the target you should get your next bonus within 24 hours.

Let me know when you get it and I'll advise on the next step

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