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Dopamiin starts - Mon Apr 01, 2013, 07:04 AM
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Hello, I would like to take part in the Bankroll Builder promotion.
 
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Mon Apr 01, 2013, 08:26 AM
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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!


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Mon Apr 01, 2013, 08:40 AM
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Hello Dopamiin,

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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Task 2 - Hand replayer - Wed Apr 03, 2013, 04:47 AM
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I called preflop assuming the opponent wold have gone all-in with a suited connector or max. AJ+, no pocket. He had 2.5 times shorter stack on the button, good position to push with a medium strengt hand.
My luck he didn't hit the queen.
 
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Task 3 - Poker Basic course - Wed Apr 03, 2013, 07:24 AM
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Hello,

I have completed the whole poker basic course and with the final quiz I have trouble getting it satrted:
"There is a problem with your account. Please contact support@pokerschoolonline.com"
I sent an e-mail, no reply.

I have completed every short quiz at the end of the chapters.

I tried logging out and signing in again, but it didn't help.

Except for this final quiz I have all 3 first steps of Bankroll Builder completed.

How should I proceed?
 
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Wed Apr 03, 2013, 02:15 PM
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Hi Dopamiin!

It can take up to 24 hours for support to reply, but they WILL reply to you. Passing the quiz is a necessary part of this process and I'll need to have it marked in the system that you have completed it before I'm able to move you to the next step.

With 55 in the SB, I get a limp, then an abnormally large shove from the button. This bet is a problem, as a standard raise for them should only be to 3BB+1BB for each limper which would be to 800, but they bet over 15k. I also still have 2 opps behind me left to act that also could call.

While 55 is a pair, it's a very marginal hand, especially in a multi-way pot. Even if I'm heads up, I'm mostly in a coin flip situation or I can also be easily dominated by a large pair.

Even if the opp is a total maniac, I'm going to fold here, as best case the others fold and I'm in a coin flip. Most opps, when they bet like this, their overbet is a tell for a monster hand and against any of those, my 55 is crushed, as I only have two outs. It's just not worth the risk to call here, especially if I think that any of the other opps might call.

I also think that you might want to reconsider the opp's range here, as unless they are a maniac, their range will be much, much tighter than this. I'd expect to see a range of AK+, 10's+ and that's it from this type of bet. The suited connector, lesser A hands would normally limp here, not shove.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

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All three steps done - Fri Apr 05, 2013, 10:52 AM
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I got the test to load and passed it.
Thank You for your quick reply last time and for the hand analysis.
I know I shouldn't have called in a real game, but in play money they tend to show all in so often with marginal hands. And I was playing at that table for some time, I had a hunch about the opponent. But clearly I was pure lucky and will avoid such questionable calls in the future!
 
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Fri Apr 05, 2013, 01:33 PM
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Brilliant Dopamiin!

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 Apr 06, 2013, 03:11 PM
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Hello,

A nice saturday, all three things done:

The lessons were really interesting. I had most trouble with pot odds. And taking others players outs into consideration when calculating mine. I guess these were also my mistakes in the quiz (passed with 78% only). I will work on that.

List 3 reasons why a player may want to make a big bet?

To gain value from very strong hands (most important)
To put a lot of pressure on the opponents
To protect their hand against strong draws (also gaining value at the same time)



Holding a monster KK at cutoff I was very happy the button decided to call my every raise. But on the turn as the third diamond was revealed I was really worried and was thinking of throwing my made hand out. Still I decided to raise and fold in case of a re-raise, the button called. I repeated the same strategy on the river still not being sure if the opponent is simply slowplaying the flush. I was lucky, no flush.

I managed to double the reward 1.5 EUR in this one session (~60 hands) I played tonight. Now I'm tired and will go to sleep
Thank You for this interactive possibility to learn!
 
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Sat Apr 06, 2013, 05:01 PM
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Hi Dopamiin! I'll take a look at this hand.

It's nice to get KK in late position, and your standard raise to 3bb (6c) is good, because villains will have no idea just how strong you are. The button calls in position, which could be annoying on the flop, but since he just called, you are getting value from a worse hand. (He'd surely re-raise with AA). The blinds fold, so you're heads up. One of the trickiest spots in poker occurs when you have KK on an ace-high flop and you're out of position. Here, you don't need to worry, because you made a set, so can start betting strongly for value, looking to get paid off by any ace, flush draw or straight draw.
Flopping a set on an ace-high two-tone board is probably the most profitable spot in poker, because you're more likely to be called on this flop than any other. I'd actually bet a little bigger here, close to pot with 12c into 15c. If villain has no ace, flush draw or a set of 3s, he has junk and you wouldn't get any money out of him on later streets anyway.
Villain calls, so we're getting value. The turn is worrying, because the flush is possible, as you noticed. Nevertheless, I like betting again for a few reasons.
* Villain doesn't have a flush all that often, and when he does he'll usually raise, so you know where you're at. If the raise is big, you can fold, because you don't have great odds to call and try and hit a boat/quads (10 outs) on the river. If it's small, you can call, but fold if you don't improve on the river.
* Villain will nearly always call if he has one diamond in his hand. On this particular board, he can have the Ad for top pair plus the nut flush draw (TP+NFD), so you can get good value from that.
* If you don't bet, this is a great card for villain to bluff at in position. (If he just has the ace and he thinks it's good, the bet will still make you fear the flush, so you might fold the best hand).
* You still have 10 outs to the full house/quads, so building the pot is great for the 20% of times you make the (near) nuts and villain has the nut flush. You'll win his stack when that happens.

Villain calls and the river is a J. If another diamond had come, you'd probably have to check-fold, as your set was crushed by a flush. The J only improves villain's hand if he had AJ, JJ or QT, but those last two hands would be very unlikely to show up here, because they'd fold on the turn or earlier on this scary looking board.
You can definitely bet again here and I think your sizing of 3/4 pot is good. Villain is short-stacked now, so even if he shoves, I'm probably calling. We lose to flushes, but completely crush AK, AJ, A7, A3, 77, 33 and JJ.

Well played, sir!

Cheers,
Arty


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Sat Apr 06, 2013, 05:56 PM
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Hi Dopamiin!

I do not show in the system that you have passed the cash game quiz. If you have, please send an e-mail to support@pokerschoolonline.com and they will be able to help correct this. I need to have this show in the system before I can move you to the next step.

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Sun Apr 07, 2013, 04:39 AM
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Hi! Now it should be OK:

Hello Olga,

Congratulations on successfully completing the Pokerschool Cash Quiz course on 6th April with 77% of correct answers.
Please note your quiz is correctly completed and registered in the system ands if your mentor need it follow up to him this email.

Please let know us if you need more help.
Regards,
Jason M
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Sun Apr 07, 2013, 11:36 AM
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Hello Dopamiin,

Fantastic! Thanks for having support fix it, as it now shows in my system.

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 Apr 07, 2013, 02:27 PM
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Hi, over 10 VPPs are there
 
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Sun Apr 07, 2013, 02:41 PM
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Hi Dopamiin!

It's 10vpp's ONLY after you received the 2nd bonus which hopefully was a couple hours ago. Any previous VPP's don't count.

Please play with the bonus and hopefully you will get to 10.

Please also note that it can take 48-72 hrs for the vpp's to show in our system and I do not show you even close to 10vpp's after the 2nd bonus.

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Mon Apr 08, 2013, 02:01 PM
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Sorry for the missunderstanding. I now have over 20 VPPs. At least 10 of them earned after receiving the second bonus.

Olga
 
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Mon Apr 08, 2013, 03:13 PM
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Hi Dopamiin!

It can take up to 48-72 hours for the vpp's to show in our system, but I currently only show you with 6.25VPP's TOTAL, not just after the last bonus.

If you have more than this, please request a player audit and e-mail it to me at jwk@mypokerschoolonline.com and if you do have 10VPP's after the second bonus, I'll have the techs look into it.

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Tue Apr 09, 2013, 12:22 AM
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Hi,
Everything is ok, I received the third buy-in already.
What is the next step?

Olga
 
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Fri Apr 12, 2013, 10:23 AM
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Congratulations Dopamiin!

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.

Good luck at the tables!

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