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Lajoo195 - Fri Mar 29, 2013, 12:07 AM
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Hi, I have some good experience in live poker and i have just started playing online poker, I would like to see if i qualify for the bankroll offer.
 
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Fri Mar 29, 2013, 07:15 AM
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Hi, I have some good experience in live poker and i have just started playing online poker, I would like to see if i qualify for the bankroll offer.
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 29, 2013, 08:31 AM
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Hi, I have some good experience in live poker and i have just started playing online poker, I would like to see if i qualify for the bankroll offer.
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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Fri Mar 29, 2013, 12:12 PM
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I watched the videos and i passed the quiz, here are two hands i played in 1/2 full ring:



 
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Fri Mar 29, 2013, 06:32 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, 06:51 PM
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Hi lajoo195!

With KK in the BB, I'm going to make a standard opening raise to 3BB+1BB for each limper. With 5 limpers, I'll raise to 8BB or 16 chips.

The flop brings an underpair and when it's checked to me, with this many opps in the hand, I'll make a full pot-sized value bet of 60 here most of the time. However, 60 IS over 1/3 of my stack, so I'm really pot-committed, so due to this, I really need to shove the flop.

When playing the cash tables, I always buy-in for the maximum, so that I don't end up in a situation where I'm pot committed, while the opps aren't. This helps to avoid having to shove the flop. If I had more chips, then I could make the pot-sized bet and then not bet more unless my hand improves, since I could easily be beat by any opp holding a J.

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With Q8s on the button, if I'm going to raise, I need to make a standard raise to 3BB+1BB for each limper. With 4 limpers, I will raise to 7BB or 14 chips.

I flop a flush draw, but it's only a draw, as I only have king high. When it checks to me, I'm absolutely going to check behind and take a free card and hope to hit the flush. Anyone that would call a bet is going to have me beat, so I don't want to be betting when I don't have the best hand.

The same thing on the turn. I'm most likely beat, as I have nothing for a hand yet, so I'll check behind and hope to get a heart on the river.

The river completes the flush and since my stack size is small compared to the size of the pot, I'll shove the river.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

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Fri Mar 29, 2013, 07:06 PM
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Hi lajoo195!

With KK in the BB, I'm going to make a standard opening raise to 3BB+1BB for each limper. With 5 limpers, I'll raise to 8BB or 16 chips.

The flop brings an underpair and when it's checked to me, with this many opps in the hand, I'll make a full pot-sized value bet of 60 here most of the time. However, 60 IS over 1/3 of my stack, so I'm really pot-committed, so due to this, I really need to shove the flop.

When playing the cash tables, I always buy-in for the maximum, so that I don't end up in a situation where I'm pot committed, while the opps aren't. This helps to avoid having to shove the flop. If I had more chips, then I could make the pot-sized bet and then not bet more unless my hand improves, since I could easily be beat by any opp holding a J.

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With Q8s on the button, if I'm going to raise, I need to make a standard raise to 3BB+1BB for each limper. With 4 limpers, I will raise to 7BB or 14 chips.

I flop a flush draw, but it's only a draw, as I only have king high. When it checks to me, I'm absolutely going to check behind and take a free card and hope to hit the flush. Anyone that would call a bet is going to have me beat, so I don't want to be betting when I don't have the best hand.

The same thing on the turn. I'm most likely beat, as I have nothing for a hand yet, so I'll check behind and hope to get a heart on the river.

The river completes the flush and since my stack size is small compared to the size of the pot, I'll shove the river.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)
Thank you, I usually bet when i have a draw at the flop,but i guess your advice makes much more sense.
 
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Fri Mar 29, 2013, 07:27 PM
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I wanted to add that i passed the basics quiz
 
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Sat Mar 30, 2013, 06:44 AM
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I wanted to add that i passed the basics quiz
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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Sun Mar 31, 2013, 02:40 PM
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Here is a hand where i had a good read on my opponent and won a small pot:



The 3 reasons are:

1)To put pressure on opponents
2)To get value from your strong hands
3)Protection against strong draws

I have also studied and passed the cash game quiz. My current bankroll is 4.10
 
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Sun Mar 31, 2013, 11:03 PM
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my current bankroll is 9.45 and i passed the quiz,will i receive the second bonus?
 
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Tue Apr 02, 2013, 06:04 AM
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my current bankroll is 9.45 and i passed the quiz,will i receive the second bonus?
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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Tue Apr 02, 2013, 12:44 PM
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Hi lajoo195! I'll take a look at this hand for you.

I'd like to know what your read on this guy was, as that always helps when deciding the best line to take. Here, you make an iso-raise with A4s in the hijack seat. That hand is a little weak, but if villain limp-folds often, or plays fit-or-fold on the flop it's fine.
The flop is J96tt (two-tone, with a flush draw). This is not a great flop to c-bet, because villain's limp-calling range is likely to connect with it in some way, with a pair or a semi-decent draw, such as a gutshot and two overcards, or gutshot plus flush draw.
Nevertheless, I'm usually c-betting when I'm heads up and villain checks to me in position. Villain calls, but his range remains wide.
The turn is another jack and villain again checks. I'd sometimes bet here, because it's hard for villain to call when you represent trips. Checking also gives villain a free card if he's drawing, and most river cards aren't going to be good for you. Another line to take is to be "one and done" with regard to the c-bet. If this villain is a calling station, you won't get him off a pair by betting, so you can save your money. Sometimes, your ace high will be good at showdown if the turn and river go check-check, as villain might have KQ or a hand like that.
On the river, you make a pair of aces, but your kicker doesn't play. Villain makes a pot-sized bet. You're actually losing to a lot of hands here: 99, 66, AT+ and any jack. Here's where the read is crucial. If you've seen this villain make big bluffs on the river, then calling is fine. If this guy was an unknown, it's much better to fold, even though your hand improved on the river, because you have no kicker.
You made the hero call and villain was indeed weak. I'm not sure if he thought he was betting with the best hand, or if he realised he was turning it into a bluff. He shouldn't really be betting at all, because his hand has some showdown value, but a pot-sized bet is never being called by worse.

Hope this helps.
Good luck in the next stage of this promo!

Cheers,
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Tue Apr 02, 2013, 12:52 PM
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my current bankroll is 9.45 and i passed the quiz,will i receive the second bonus?
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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Tue Apr 02, 2013, 01:39 PM
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I was putting on a nine as i saw him reraising a c-bet on the flop when he had the top pair, so i knew he didn't have the jack, so i was putting him either on a failed flush draw or A-9,K-9,Q-9 and i saw him making desperate bluffs on the river before, so in my head the only thing that could beat me was A-9( i wasn't putting him on Ace high either) so i just went for the hero call.
 
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Wed Apr 03, 2013, 12:07 AM
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Ok i have earned more than 20 VPPs after receiving the second bonus,current bankroll is 12.02, Please advice me to the next step.
 
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Wed Apr 03, 2013, 05:46 AM
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Ok i have earned more than 20 VPPs after receiving the second bonus,current bankroll is 12.02, Please advice me to the next step.
Brilliant,

Your Bankroll Builder progress is moving along nicely and you will receive your 3rd bonus later today!

Step Three

Now we really want you to up your game! Your challenge is to earn 10 VPPs after getting today's buy-in.

Note that any VPPs that you have earned up to this point won't count, only those earned AFTER you get your 3rd buy-in.

When you hit your target of 10 VPPs we will award you with your 4th Bankroll Builder bonus. Let us know when you reach the target.

If you should lose your second buy-in at the tables do not despair, simply post the hands where you lost the money with here in this thread using the hand replayer. Once you post the losing hands we will advise on the next step but hopefully this won't happen to you.

Best of Luck at the tables and let us know as soon as you have earned the 10 VPPs.

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Thu Apr 04, 2013, 06:52 AM
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i have gained 15+ VPP since last bonus, bankroll is around 24
 
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Thu Apr 04, 2013, 06:56 AM
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i have gained 15+ VPP since last bonus, bankroll is around 24
Perfect, you should get your final bonus within 24 hours, let me know when you get it

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Fri Apr 05, 2013, 11:38 AM
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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.

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