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Bankroll Builder promotion. - Tue Apr 02, 2013, 08:54 AM
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I would to participate to this promotion never deposit any money

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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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Wed Apr 03, 2013, 07:38 AM
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I would to participate to this promotion never deposit any money
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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, 10:02 AM
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Did I make the good bet ? Got a straight right from the bat but after that other have possibility of flush.I risk it a win but was worried.

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Wed Apr 03, 2013, 10:45 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.

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Wed Apr 03, 2013, 01:05 PM
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Hi loydca!

With J8s from the BB, there are 4 limps in front of me. Since my hand is not strong enough to raise with, I'll check and see a free flop.

I flop the nut straight, but there is a possible flush draw. When it's checked to me, due to the large number of opps, I'll make a pot-sized bet of 50 here. This way I can try to protect my hand against any opp that is drawing to diamonds.

Everyone stays and the turn is the A of diamonds. Now, I'm in a real sitcky sitaution, as anyone that was drawing to the flush has be crushed. I'm going to make one last attempt to try to get some of the opps to fold (and to try to get info to see if anyone already has the flush) by making another pot-sized bet here. However, this is a big problem, as it's 3/4 of my chips. Unfortunately, due to this, I only have one play left and that is to shove the turn and hope nobody has the flush. I'd like to just make a pot, then re-evaluate on the river.
One reason that I don't want to check the turn is that if any of the opps bet, I will have absolutely no clue whether I'm ahead or behind. If I'm ahead, obviously, I want to call. If I'm behind, I want to fold. I'm much happier with making the bet and putting the pressure of having to call on the opps, instead of that pressure being on me.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

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Wed Apr 03, 2013, 01:58 PM
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Hello,

Please let me know as soon as you pass the Poker Basic quiz

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Quiz passed - Thu Apr 11, 2013, 08:45 AM
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Hello,

Please let me know as soon as you pass the Poker Basic quiz

Cheers,

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Just passed the basic quiz

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Thu Apr 11, 2013, 09:53 AM
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Just passed the basic quiz

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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.

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hand play 0.01/0.02 $ - Thu Apr 11, 2013, 10:53 AM
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decide to play that hand

 
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Thu Apr 11, 2013, 11:05 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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Thu Apr 11, 2013, 12:55 PM
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Hi loydca! I'll take a look at this A9s hand for you.

Here, you have in early position and there is a limp by the UTG player. If I'm playing this hand, I'm not going to limp along, because calling pre-flop only gives you one way to win the hand, and that's by hitting the board and going to showdown. A stronger play is to raise pre-flop, as this will often mean that everyone folds and you take down the pot without a fight. Raising also increases your chance of winning the hand if you see a flop, because you are entitled to make a continuation bet on the flop, which will put pressure on your opponents.
I think A9s is a little too weak to play in early position, however, because there are several players still to act, and at least one of them will have a better hand than yours almost always. I'd prefer to have AJs, KQs or a decent pocket pair in this seat. Without a very strong hand, I'd recommend folding here.
If you decide to play the hand, then a standard raise would be appropriate. This would be 3bb + 1bb per limper, making it 4bb or 8c in this particular spot.

As played, you over-limp and 3 players see a flop. You actually have position here, which always helps, as you get to see how the other players act on each street. The flop is T87 with a flush draw, so you have an open-ended straight draw (OESD) and an overcard. This is a pretty good draw, but you have to be worried about the spades on the board. You could hit a jack or a 6, but if it's a spade, you'd still lose to a flush.
Villain bets 6c into 8c, and I think it's fine to call in position with your draw. The big blind also calls, so you see the turn 3-ways. The Q doesn't help you, but villain doesn't bet, so it seems he just has a hand like a pair of 10s. I'd sometimes bet here as a semi-bluff, hoping to take the pot down, but you are also in position, so can take a free card. You probably don't want to hit a jack on the river, because although you'd make a straight, it would be the "idiot end" of it, as someone with K9 would have you crushed.
The river is perfect for you. The offsuit 6 makes your straight. Unfortunately, it's going to be hard to get paid off here, because there are so many connected cards on the board. Anyone that bets here has a straight of some sort. Nevertheless, I like your small bet here, as if villain has one pair or even two pairs he'll sometimes making a crying call, hoping you're using your position to bluff at this orphan pot. Villain folds to your small bet, so he either had nothing, or he's good enough to realise that his hand is beaten by any 9.

So post-flop you played this fine. Your only mistake was pre-flop. Don't limp. It's a weak play that does not have a positive expectation in the long run. If your hand is strong enough to play (and this one probably wasn't in your particular position) then it's good enough to raise.

Hope this helps!
Cheers,
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Question answer , List 3 reasons why a player may want to make a big bet? - Thu Apr 11, 2013, 02:14 PM
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2) Watch the Bet Sizing video and answer the question below it.

List 3 reasons why a player may want to make a big bet?
1)to put a lot of pressure on opponents
2)to bluff people of decent hand
3)to protect against strong hand.


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Thu Apr 11, 2013, 07:28 PM
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2) Watch the Bet Sizing video and answer the question below it.
Brilliant!

Let me know when you pass the Cash Game course and I'll get your next bonus to you

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Cash Game Quiz passed - Mon Apr 15, 2013, 11:45 AM
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Brilliant!

Let me know when you pass the Cash Game course and I'll get your next bonus to you

Raiser
Hi ,

I just pass the quiz with 75%

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Mon Apr 15, 2013, 05:19 PM
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Hi ,

I just pass the quiz with 75%

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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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lost bonus - Thu Apr 18, 2013, 01:17 PM
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Fri Apr 19, 2013, 05:42 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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Fri Apr 19, 2013, 10:23 AM
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Hi loydca! Let's take a look at this hand.

You have pocket jacks in middle position and there's a minraise directly before you. JJ is a strong hand that is usually ahead of the type of hands villains minraise with (although I should point out that minraising is generally a bad play; you should make standard raises of 3bb no matter how strong your hand), but the crucial point to notice here is that you are very short-stacked. You only have 14bb. With this stack size, you can't call or make a normal raise (which would be three times the size of the first raise) because you'll be pot-committed. There is only one good move for you and that's to go all in. If you shove 28c, then you'll often win the dead money (blinds and first bet) but it also means villains won't have a good price to call with weak speculative hands. Indeed, if they do, then they are making a mistake. A shove is more likely to be called by hands like 88 and AT; hands you are a favourite to double up through.
By minraising to 8c, you haven't priced out callers effectively, so the big blind decides to call with a speculative hand and you see a flop.
It's a pretty bad flop for you, K95 with a flush draw. I'd usually make a c-bet here, to charge flush draws and weak pairs, or to take down the pot immediately when villain misses. Since the pot is 22c and you only have 20c, you should go all in. By betting small, you once again give villain a cheap price to call and suck out. He's not making a mistake by calling with a flush draw for this price.
The turn is another bad card for you. The Q means you now have 3rd pair. What's worse is now the pot is 41c and you only have 10c left. You cannot price the villain out from chasing his draw. He's getting a bargain price to hit his flush.
Unfortunately, villain sucks out and wins your stack. If you'd made the standard play for your stack size of going all in pre-flop, this villain wouldn't even be in the pot.

I wish you better luck when you get the bonus for the next part of this promotion.
Cheers,
Arty


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Fri Apr 19, 2013, 10:26 AM
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Brilliant,

Your Bankroll Builder progress is moving along nicely and you will receive your 3rd bonus later today!

Step Three

Now we really want you to up your game! Your challenge is to earn 10 VPPs after getting today's buy-in.

Note that any VPPs that you have earned up to this point won't count, only those earned AFTER you get your 3rd buy-in.

When you hit your target of 10 VPPs we will award you with your final Bankroll Builder bonus. Let us know when you reach the target.

Best of Luck at the tables and let us know as soon as you have earned the 10 VPPs.

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