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I'm new to PSO and would like to take place in the bankroll builder promotion. Read - Fri Mar 29, 2013, 04:36 AM
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LEts try it.
 
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Fri Mar 29, 2013, 06:33 AM
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LEts try it.
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, 08:27 AM
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LEts try it.
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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I am done with the first 3 steps - Fri Mar 29, 2013, 11:40 AM
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Do you think my pre-flop raise was a mistake?

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Fri Mar 29, 2013, 02:03 PM
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Did you get the reply i've post?
 
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Fri Mar 29, 2013, 07:25 PM
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Did you get the reply i've post?
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, 09:54 PM
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Hi 82112164!

The first tip that I'd give to you is that when you sit at a ring game, always wait for the BB to start playing. Paying extra blinds over and over will be a large drain to your bankroll.

With 88 from the CO, when the opps limp before me, since my stack and the opp's stack is over 15BB, I'm going to check (limp behind) and try to setmine, hit an 8 on the flop. I don't want to start a raising war here, as while 88 is a made hand, it's a very marginal hand with a large number of opps.

I miss the flop that has two overcards, including an A. Since any of the opps could easily have an A, when it gets to me, I need to muck here and look for a better situation to get my chips into.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

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Sat Mar 30, 2013, 06:09 AM
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Hello,

Please have a go at the Poker Basic Course and pass the quiz at the end of the course.

Let me know as soon as you have passed it.

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Sat Mar 30, 2013, 11:11 AM
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I've passed it.
 
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Sat Mar 30, 2013, 01:31 PM
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I've passed it.
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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Sat Mar 30, 2013, 02:49 PM
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What do ypu think?
 
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Sat Mar 30, 2013, 03:03 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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Sat Mar 30, 2013, 05:26 PM
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Hi 82112164,

I like hands like 66, because they are pretty easy to play. My usual plan is to call a normal raise (3bb) and see if I can flop a set of trips. If I hit a set, I'll be betting and raising, trying to get all in with my monster hand. If I don't flop a set (or sometimes an open-ended straight draw, if the flop comes 754), then I'm done with the hand.
Here, everything is standard. You made the pre-flop call. The flop was K73, so there were two overcards to your pair. The pre-flop raiser made a continuation bet, which says "I have a king or AA" and you made a good fold. Many beginners would make the mistake of calling here, but you kept your discipline. As I like to say, "You didn't spike, so take a hike!".
Your fold was the right play. Maybe next time you'll be luckier and spike a set. (It will happen about 1 in 8 times you have a pocket pair, so keep set-mining and you should eventually strike gold!)

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Sat Mar 30, 2013, 06:04 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 once you have passed it and I'll get your next bonus to you

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Sat Mar 30, 2013, 06:04 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 once you have passed it and I'll get your next bonus to you

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Sun Mar 31, 2013, 08:17 AM
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I have passed the Cash game Quiz.
Here are three reason people make big bets
1. To put the opponents ot presure
2. To increase the pot value
3. To make the opponents fold

Now, give me my second bonus, please. Thank you
 
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Sun Mar 31, 2013, 10:41 AM
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I have passed the Cash game Quiz.
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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Sun Mar 31, 2013, 11:48 AM
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I realize i didnt play both hands very good. I am waiting for the next step in order to improve. Cheers.
 
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Sun Mar 31, 2013, 08:46 PM
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Hi again 82112164! Let's take a look at these latest hands and see if you can learn some new tricks.

With KQs in the SB, you're facing a limp and an isolation raise. Although you're out of position, KQs plays pretty well, and I'd usually call here, because the limper is also likely to call, meaning we'll often have good pot odds to chase a strong draw. We don't want to go crazy if we only flop one pair, however, because the raiser will have hands like AK/AQ/AA/KK/QQ in his range and they dominate KQ.
The big blind calls and the original limper surprisingly folds, so you see a flop 3-way.
The AQ8tt flop is pretty good for you, because you have a pair and the nut flush draw. You correctly check to the raiser, to see if he'll make a c-bet. He does so, and it's a bet of 2/3 of pot. Since you have 9 flush outs, 3 king outs (for 2 pr) and 2 queens (for trips), you can call here to see if you improve, but be aware that you'll still be in bad shape if villain has AK or AQ, let alone AA or QQ.
You call and the turn is a blank 3d. Here, villain bets 45c into 78c, so a it's a fairly strong bet. He's not bluffing here. He usually has AK or AQ, meaning that you'll only feel confident about your hand if you make a flush, not two pair or trips.
So lets say we have just 9 outs. With villain's bet, the pot is $1.23 and you need to call 45c into it. That will make the pot on the river $1.68. The immediate price the pot is laying is equivalent to 45/168, which means you need 27% equity to make a call. If this call was all in, it would not be correct to make it, because your 9 outs only represent about 19% equity. (It's not profitable to contribute 27% of pot when you'll only win it 19% of the time). However, stacks are still quite deep. There's a good chance that when you make your flush, villain will still bet, or will call a bet. The so-called "implied odds" of winning his stack make this just about OK to call. In effect, we're calling 45c not to just win the current $1.23 pot, but also $1.35 that villain still has in his stack.
So you make the call on the turn, but sadly can't hit your flush. Folding to this bet is correct. You had tons of outs, but ended up with just second pair. In future, be sure to check stack sizes. If you feel that villain will pay you off when you bink the river, then you can call the turn with a decent draw. If you or villain are short-stacked, then don't chase draws in the first place, because you don't have the implied odds.

2. With AJ in the hijack (2 off the button), you make a standard raise and get called. You're actually very short-stacked here, but that's OK. The flop comes T93 which is a board that may have hit villain, but may not. There's no flush draw, so if villain has just 2 overcards, a ragged ace, or an underpair like 66, he'll usually fold to a c-bet. Since the pot is 15c and you only have 21c left, it makes no sense to bet less than pot, as you'll have a tiny amount left behind, so shoving the flop is fine. Most of the time, villain will fold (he'll only flop a pair about a third of the time). And even when he calls, you could hit top pair or a backdoor straight.

On the whole, you didn't play these hands badly at all. You were just a little unlucky. You couldn't hit a flush when you had a pretty good price to chase it, and villain out-flopped you when your short stack was committed on a ragged board.

Good luck with the next stage!

Cheers,
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Tue Apr 02, 2013, 05:57 AM
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Do you even read this?
 

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