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RachPoker's Bankroll Builder - Tue Apr 02, 2013, 06:12 AM
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Hello! I'm new to PokerStars and PSO and am looking to build my bankroll.

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Tue Apr 02, 2013, 11:46 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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Tue Apr 02, 2013, 12:57 PM
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Hello! I'm new to PokerStars and PSO and am looking to build my bankroll.

Rach x
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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Wed Apr 03, 2013, 08:22 AM
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Ok, it's a fairly simple and straightforward hand, I know... Certain I did the right play pre-flop, on the flop and on the river - but my question is - Did I play it right on the turn? After calling the first bet, should I have folded to the raise given that I almost certainly needed to hit a flush to win - and with the amount of people in the pot, there was a chance of someone else having a bigger flush draw? Or were my odds just too good to fold?

....I've watched the video and I'm just about to take the first test now. I'll update in a few minutes once it's done.
 
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Wed Apr 03, 2013, 08:27 AM
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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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Wed Apr 03, 2013, 08:33 AM
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When I click on 'take test' it loads for about a minute before saying "there is a problem with your account, please contact support@...."

I've contacted support and I'll keep trying until I can do it and will let you know when it's done.
 
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Wed Apr 03, 2013, 01:35 PM
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Hi RachPoker!

With 89s from mid position, I get a limp in front of me. Unless this table is very, very passive, where nobody would raise and everyone would call, I'm going to muck this here (which will be the overwhelming majority of the time). It's too marginal of a hand to play out of positon. If the table was extremely passive then I'd call and hope to flop a hidden monster, but I will be ready to fold to any raise.

I flop a flush draw and when it checks to me, I'm going to check and hope to see a free turn card. An opp now min bets (not a good play since post-flop bets should be based on the size of the pot and not the size of the blind) and is called by 4 opps. Due to the abnormally small bet, I'll gladly call to and hope to get a heart on the turn.

The turn now puts an overcard and a club flush draw available. There is a bet of 6 and a call before me. Now, I need to see if I have the right odds to draw. I need to call 6 chips into a pot that will be 44 if I call (13.6%). I have 9 outs to my flush and due to the rule of 2 and 4, each out is worth 2%. My nine outs are therefore worth 18%. Since my hand is worth more than what I have to put into the pot, I will call the 6 chips here and hope to hit a heart on the river.
There is now a raise to 32 and calls. Now, I need to go thru the same process again, to find out what to do. I need to call 26 into a pot that will be 188 (13.8%). I have the same outs, so my hand is still worth 18%. Since my hand is worth more, I will make the call and hope to get a heart on the river.

I miss the flush, but hit 2nd pair on the river. Due to the bet and raise on the turn when a J hits, at least one of the opps should have a J, which means that I'm beat. Due to this, I'll fold the river.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)

P.S. If I was the opp that flopped the straight, I'd have normally made a pot-sized bet on the flop. However, since this is basically 1/3 of their stack (which pot commits them), I'd have shoved the flop.


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Wed Apr 03, 2013, 01:44 PM
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Hi,

Only support@pokerschoolonline.com can help you with the quiz. They are quite busy so it may take up to 24 hours to get a reply.

Let me know as soon as you pass the quiz and I'll get your bonus to you

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Thu Apr 04, 2013, 08:28 AM
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Support have responded to me saying they are aware of issues with taking the tests and they are working on putting it right. I have been told to try again in 48 hours, so my bankroll building is on hold for now...

As soon as I have passed the test I'll let you know so we can get things moving again.
 
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Sun Apr 07, 2013, 07:19 PM
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Ok, test now passed
 
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Mon Apr 08, 2013, 06:12 AM
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Ok, test now passed
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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Mon Apr 08, 2013, 12:09 PM
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Hey, thanks for the bonus.

Three reasons for making a big bet are, 1. to make a better holding than yours fold. 2. to get more money into the pot. and 3. to protect your hand on a draw heavy board.

I have passed the cash game test, and I'm currently playing on the 1/2NLH table, so I'll post a hand shortly.

Rach
 
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Mon Apr 08, 2013, 12:58 PM
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Fairly straightforward from my point of view, but opponent played their JJ horribly IMO.
 
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Mon Apr 08, 2013, 01:20 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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Mon Apr 08, 2013, 04:01 PM
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Fairly straightforward from my point of view, but opponent played their JJ horribly IMO.
Hi RachPoker

Nice hand! You played this hand nicely. However, I would suggest reducing your bet sizes. Preflop the normal 3-bet would be 3x the original raise, or 12 cents here. 15 is still ok since the villain just min-raised. Don't min-raise preflop like the villan did! It is usually just asking for trouble.

The flop is very dry. It is unlikely to have helped you unless you have a pocket pair. Also, there are no real draws. So, c-betting is fine, but again, I suggest sticking to the standard 50% pot size rather than larger as you did. Betting too large can quickly get you value owned. All the hands you are beating will fold and only the hands beating you will continue. This can mean that you win less when you are ahead, but lose more when behind. Had the villain been smart, he would have seen that the flop was unlikely to help you and raised it up. This would have been hard for you to call.

The turn is great. You played the rest of the hand nicely

GL and have fun at the tables!

Roland GTX
 
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Mon Apr 08, 2013, 04:24 PM
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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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Thu Apr 25, 2013, 05:43 AM
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Hi, I will soon have earned 10 FPP, but I'm unsure how money points I had when I received the 2nd bonus. Just to be on the safe side, I'll get to 12 FPP before letting you know - expect to hear from me soon!

Rach x
 
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Thu Apr 25, 2013, 07:29 AM
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OK.... 10 FPP now earned
 
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Thu Apr 25, 2013, 07:30 AM
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OK.... 10 FPP now earned
Hello,

'Earn 10 VPPs AFTER receiving your 2nd bonus and you will automatically be credited with your 3rd bonus'+

If you have earned 10 VPPs AFTER you got your 2nd bonus then your 3rd bonus should be credited to you automatically within 48 hours.

Let me know when you get it and I'll advise on the next step.

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Thu Apr 25, 2013, 09:10 AM
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OK, great

I've definitely earned the 10 FPP after the 2nd bonus now, so I'll let you know when the 3rd one is credited.

Thanks!
 

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