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Looking forward to starting my bankroll - Wed Mar 27, 2013, 09:01 AM
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I'm new to PSO and would like to take place in the bankroll builder promotion.

 
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Wed Mar 27, 2013, 10:11 AM
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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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Wed Mar 27, 2013, 10:34 AM
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Thank you for getting back so quickly!
Will check back in 24 hours like instructed then.
 
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Thu Mar 28, 2013, 06:49 AM
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Thank you for getting back so quickly!
Will check back in 24 hours like instructed then.
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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Play Money hand - Thu Mar 28, 2013, 11:27 AM
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Caught Ks on this hand but ended up losing after raising, getting reraised and getting outflopped.
 
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Thu Mar 28, 2013, 04:36 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.

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Thu Mar 28, 2013, 05:05 PM
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Hi Fckhai!

With KK, I'm going to make a standard preflop open-raise, which is to 3BB+1BB for each limper. Since there are 3 limpers, I'll raise to 6BB or 300. I want to keep all of my raises standard, so that the opps do not get a tell on how strong my hand is.

I then have an opp shove and a call of the shove. I'd like to be able to see that there isn't an ace on the board, but with the second best starting hand in NLHE, I'm absolutely calling here.

With KK or any other big made hand, the more opps that are in a hand, the higher % of the time I'm going to get beat, so I'd like to be in hands that only have 1 opp if I can.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

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Moving On. - Thu Mar 28, 2013, 11:13 PM
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Thanks for the analysis on the hand.

Would also like to mentioned that I've passed the quiz thus commpleting all 3 tasks.

Will wait for further instructions.
 
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Fri Mar 29, 2013, 06:08 AM
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Would also like to mentioned that I've passed the quiz thus commpleting all 3 tasks.
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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Excited - Fri Mar 29, 2013, 02:13 PM
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I have read through the instructions and will complete one of the tasks asked here:

3 reasons why a player may want to make a big bet include trying to put pressure on opponents, to bluff people of decent hands and to gain value from strong hands.

Will try to complete the other 2 tasks soon and post update asap.
 
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Fri Mar 29, 2013, 02:53 PM
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So i've been playing really thight and i know this is not the most interesting hand but i would like to know if i'm doing alright anyways with the few hands that i am playing.

Cheers.
 
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Fri Mar 29, 2013, 07:07 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, 07:37 PM
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Hi Fckhai! I'll take a look at this AA hand.

It's always nice to get aces when there's some action in front of you, because you can raise for value, expecting to get called by worse hands. Here, there's a minraise to 4c. I'd prefer your 3-bet to be a little larger, so you make more money when you're ahead, and also make it too pricey for random hands to enter the pot and crack your aces. When you're in position, it's fairly standard to multiply the original raise by 3, so 12c would be good here. 10c is OK though, but you get called in 2 spots, so your hand is more vulnerable.
The flop comes 866 with a flush draw. This flop is fairly dry, as the only hands that really like it are those containing a 6 for trips, an 8 for a medium pair, overpairs like 99-JJ, and a few suited connectors that may have flush/straight draws.
Weirdly, the small blind mindonks 2c into 33c. This pathetic bet is either a very weak hand or draw, trying to keep the pot small, or it's a trap being set by a player with trips. Most of the time, your aces are good here, so I definitely like a raise, but I think you made it too big. A competent villain knows you 3-bet pre-flop, so he should put you on an overpair quite often. If he just has a pair of 8s, he's probably folding to your big raise. You don't want 8x (or draws) to fold, so you want to choose a size that gets value from these hands. I'd go with something like 25c.
If you've noted that this villain isn't competent, however, and will spazz out with various bluffs and weak hands, then the large raise is a great way to get some fat value.
So you make it 48c, and villain re-raises to 94c, more or less putting you all in. Without a read, I'd sometimes fold here, because villain's actions are screaming "I have at least trips, and sometimes I have a full house with 88 or 86. Occasionally I have quads".
The problem is, because your first flop raise was so big, you are now committed to stacking off. You started the hand with $1.10 and now 58c of that is in the middle. You've gone beyond the commitment threshold (33% of your stack) so you pretty much have to shove all in here, and pray that villain doesn't have you beat.
Somewhat shockingly to me, villain shows J9o! All he had on the flop was jack high, needing running cards to make a straight/flush or two pair+ to beat you. This bluff by the villain is terrible. It might have worked against a tight player (like me) if the pot wasn't already so big, bu when you've already made a big raise on the flop, he should know that you're never folding.
I hope you made a note on this villain that he makes big bluffs with total air, because you'll be able to win lots of money from him if you see him around.

That hand was a nice boost to your bankroll, but be a little more careful in future with your betsizes. When you're pretty sure you have the best hand, choose a size that is the most you think a worse hand can call. Here was a dream situation, because villain didn't just call your big raise with a (much) worse hand, he went all in! In future, a big raise like that will often mean your hand is not so good after all.

Hope this helps!
Cheers,
Arty


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Sat Mar 30, 2013, 06:38 AM
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Hello,

Let us know as soon as you pass the Cash Game quiz and I'll get your next bonus to you

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Sat Mar 30, 2013, 09:47 AM
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Thank you so much for the analysis and it opened my eyes to even playing As which i always thought was pretty straight forward. Will keep all the little tips with me for sure.

Well i've only got the cash game quiz to complete now but for some reason it keeps saying ive just recently completed a quiz and to try back again later. As far as i know ive only completed the basics quiz but i cant get on to the cash game quiz. What am i missing here? Advice?

On a brighter note i seem to be doing quite well on the NLHE full ring 1&2c games. My bankroll is up to $14 from the initial $2 and ive been playing very tight. Really enjoy reading the analysis of pokerhands even from other players posts and i think its been helping.
 
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Sat Mar 30, 2013, 01:30 PM
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Hi I've finally got through the cash game quiz and already passed!

So whats next on the to do list for poker school?

I'm doing great in terms of my bankroll... now up to $25 and still only doing the things you've told me to, no deviation whatsoever. I'm buying in no more than 100BB but i sometimes take money out when i have too big a stack is that ok?
 
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Sat Mar 30, 2013, 01:33 PM
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Hi I've finally got through the cash game quiz and already passed!
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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Sat Mar 30, 2013, 01:57 PM
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Hi would like to inform that I've already passed the 10VPPs barrier.

Still have a sizeable bankroll of about $27 playing only 1-2c full ring games.

Can i start to try small tournaments and some of the other games yet or is there more to finish before doing so?
 
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Sat Mar 30, 2013, 03:21 PM
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Hi would like to inform that I've already passed the 10VPPs barrier.
Earn 10 VPPs AFTER receiving your 2nd bonus and you will automatically be credited with your 3rd bonus within 24 hours.

Let us know as soon as you get it and I'll let you know how to get your 4th bonus.

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Sat Mar 30, 2013, 11:10 PM
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Hi Raiser. I have passed the 10vpp and have already been credited my 3rd bonus.

Whats next on the to do list for me?
 

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