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Bankroll Builder - Sun Mar 31, 2013, 06:45 PM
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I want to take part in the Bankroll Builder promotion.
 
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Sun Mar 31, 2013, 07:17 PM
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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!


John (JWK24)


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Sun Mar 31, 2013, 11:53 PM
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Hi kym.i17,

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 Basics 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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Tue Apr 02, 2013, 01:05 AM
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Hello,

I completed the 3 steps.


 
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Wed Apr 03, 2013, 09:30 PM
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Hi kym.i17!

With 78s from the hijack, there is really two ways that I can go about this one. If the table is passive (won't raise, but will call), then I'm happy to call behind and hope to flop a concealed monster. If there are any aggressive players behind me that might raise, then I'll fold, as my hand is definitely not strong enough to call a raise with.

The BB now makes an abnormally large raise to 150. A standard raise would be to 3BB+1BB for each limper, which here would be a raise to 80. With one caller of this abnormal raise, my 78s is basically never going to be the best hand preflop here, so I need to muck. Calling bets when I know that I have the worst hand is a very large chip leak where I am basically just handing free chips to the opponents.

Yes, even bad hands can hit the board correctly and win, but what I want to do as a poker player is to make the best decisions at a given point in time and not to put chips into pots when I'm behind. I want to be putting my chips in when I'm ahead.

I also want to have all of my bets preflop based off of the size of the BB (or a raise if someone in front of me raises and I want to re-raise) and to base them off of a % of the amount in the pot postflop.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


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Wed Apr 03, 2013, 10:05 PM
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Excellent!

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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Thu Apr 04, 2013, 12:59 PM
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Players may want to make a big bet because they want:
to put a lot of pressure on opponents
to bluff people off decent hands
to gain value from very strong hands
to protect against strong draws

I completed the Cash Game quiz.


 
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Thu Apr 04, 2013, 04:55 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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Thu Apr 04, 2013, 05:39 PM
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Hi kym! Let's take a look at this hand and see if there are ways to improve your play.

With AQ offsuit under the gun (1st position after the blinds), I'd actually recommend a beginner open-folds. I often fold this hand UTG myself, and there are a few reasons why.
1. There are so many players still to act that you are likely to get raised by hands that beat you (AK, QQ+).
2. If anyone calls in position, you'll have to act before them post-flop. Playing hands out of position is neither fun or profitable, because it allows a villain to play perfectly against you. When you connect with the board and bet, a villain with a worse hand will usually fold, so you don't get any value. If you miss, or villain has a better hand (such as a flopped set), then he can bet/raise and you'll have to fold. He can also bet as a bluff to make you fold if you check on any street.
Because AQ is difficult and unprofitable to play OOP (out of position), I'll just dump it here. The only hands I usually open UTG are TT+ and AK, as these are much easier to play, since they make overpairs, sets or TPTK. (I'd play AQ in seat 3 or later, as there is less chance of you being re-raised).
As played, you make the standard open, there's a call in MP, and a big re-raise (3-bet) by the button. There is only one play for you here and that is FOLD. AQ is crushed by the standard 3-betting range of AK and QQ+. If villain is competent, he should also recognise that you are UTG, so should be opening with a strong range in the first place. If he can beat your range, he has QQ at minimum.
It's a huge leak to call 3-bets out of position, as not only do you usually have the worst hand, but you've given the initiative to villain, who can make a c-bet and take it down on the flop.
This bit of advice will save you a ton of money in the long run: If you open with AQ and get 3-bet, just FOLD.

As played, you call and the flop is AKx. This probably looks like a good flop for you, but you're actually in terrible shape against villain's range. AA and KK have a set. AK has top two pairs. You have one pair. The only hand you're beating is QQ. You check to the raiser and he c-bets half pot. You check-minraise and this doesn't make much sense. If you think you have the best hand, then you should either shove all in (because the pot is large and stacks are small) or you should flat call, so that villain will bet again with worse.
It looks like villain got desperate here and decided to ship it all in with his underpair QQ. That's a terrible play by him, as he's obviously not beating any ace, king or a set. You actually got really lucky here. Usually, villain has you absolutely crushed and you will be busto in a hurry.

Try not to be results-oriented and just trust me on this. AQo UTG in a full ring game is best folded, and certainly it should be folded if there is a re-raise. In the long run, you'll lose a lot of money playing big pots out of position with just one pair, queen kicker.

Cheers,
Arty


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Fri Apr 05, 2013, 01:22 AM
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Hi kym.i17,

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.

Joss


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Sun Apr 07, 2013, 01:14 PM
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I earn more than 10 VPPs after the 2nd bonus
 
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Sun Apr 07, 2013, 03:12 PM
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Hi kym.i17,

I see that you do not have the required 10 VPPs as yet. The 10 VPPs must be earned AFTER the receipt of your 2nd buy-in.

When you have reached the required VPPs, your 3rd buy-in will be automatically credited to your account.

Keep up the good work!

Joss


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Wed Apr 10, 2013, 12:16 PM
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I received 3rd and 4th bonuses. Thank you!
 
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Wed Apr 10, 2013, 02:50 PM
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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 fforums in the Poker Education 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.

Joss


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