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Bankroll Builder - Mon Apr 01, 2013, 03:56 PM
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I wish to participate in the Bankroll Builder
 
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Mon Apr 01, 2013, 06:30 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!


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Tue Apr 02, 2013, 07:39 AM
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I wish to participate in the Bankroll Builder
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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Tue Apr 02, 2013, 05:57 PM
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I raised high with AQ to gain control of the pot pre flop and when the flop came out with low cards, due to my position on the table a checked to see if anyone was showing any clues as to what hands they had.
when everyone checked with me I knew no one had any good hands and when the pair 8's came out with my high card Ace I knew I had one of the strongest hands.

Would you play this different?

I have also passed the basic training.
 
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Tue Apr 02, 2013, 06:00 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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Tue Apr 02, 2013, 07:01 PM
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Hi Duggzo! I'll take a look at this playmoney hand.

Here you have AQ in early position. There's a raise to 18. What sort of hand do you think a villain has that raises that big? In a real money game, it would indicate a very strong hand, like a pair of tens or better. AK might also open quite big too. Against that range, the correct play in a real money game would be to fold AQ, even though it's a pretty strong hand. Maybe this guy has been raising every hand, so perhaps AQ is ahead and you can re-raise, but I think I'd just call. If I'm raising here, I'm going to make my bet 3 times the size of the bet, because I don't want multiple opponents also entering the pot. A raise to something like 50 should work fine. Then again, you are shortstacked here with about 150 chips. A raise to 50 would mean putting in a third of your stack, thus committing you to getting all in on the flop.
If I believe my hand is strong enough to raise here, but a standard 3x raise will mean I'm putting in a third of my stack, then I'm going to directly push all in. This will mean that villain can only call with a very strong hand, and you'll probably be in a coin-flip situation, trying to win a race against TT or JJ.
As played, your minraise gets called by 3 players.
When no one bets, it's likely that everyone missed. The turn card is interesting. No one's hand is likely to have improved when there's another 8 on the board, except if someone slowplayed a set of 5s or 4s and just made a full house.
It's OK to make a stab at this orphan pot, but your bet is too small, just 10 chips into 141. Anyone with a flush or straight draw, or even just two overcards, is getting a great price to see if they can bink the river.
If you want to win this pot, you have to make a bigger bet, usually about half pot. The original pre-flop raiser calls here. I'd be surprised if he folds a hand like TT or JJ if the river is a blank. Since you re-raised pre, it's not likely that you actually have an 8 in your hand. Fortunately, your river bet gets through and you take down the pot with ace high.

I think a moderator will direct you to a tutorial about bet-sizing soon, because that's definitely going to be important when you hit the real money tables.
Good luck with the next stage of the promotion!

Cheers,
Arty


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Wed Apr 03, 2013, 05:39 AM
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A lot of interesting information, cheers ArtySmokes
 
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Wed Apr 03, 2013, 06:10 AM
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A lot of interesting information, cheers ArtySmokes
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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Wed Apr 03, 2013, 05:34 PM
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Three reasons are:
To build a pot and gain value for a strong hand
To force other people to fold so that your weak hand can win
To protect a strong hand and make sure opponents are forced to pay to continue in a pot

Also they might raise high to learn information about the strength of an opponent's hand


Just doing the cash game course now.
 

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