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Bankroll builder - Tue Apr 02, 2013, 10:31 AM
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Hello,
I would love to take part in that Bankroll Builder promotion.
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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, 07:37 AM
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Hello,
I would love to take part in that Bankroll Builder promotion.
Best regards.
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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Hand Replayer - Wed Apr 03, 2013, 10:38 AM
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This is mine hand replayer. I got A2 on the flop appeard double 2s so i got set ad then on turn Ace appeard so i got full house.

I passed the quiz.
 
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Wed Apr 03, 2013, 10:46 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, 12:39 PM
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Hi rotheus7!

The first tip that I'd recommend is that when first sitting at a ring table to always wait for the BB to start playing. Having to pay extra blinds over and over will be a very large drain to a player's bankroll.

With A2 from mid position and 4 others already in the pot, I'd like to fold here, as someone most likely has a better ace. However, since the blind was posted, I'll check and hope to see a free flop.

I see a 7-way flop and hit trip deuces. An opp makes an abnormally small min bet (bets post-flop should be based on the size of the pot, not the BB) that is called by another opp. I'm going to raise here and with this many opps in the hand, I"m going to make a pot-sized raise to 20.

The turn gives me a full house and an opp leads into me for 12 chips. I'm going to call here, as I don't want to scare out an opp with a lone A or K. I'll save my next raise for the river and hope that the opps behind me call the 12 chips.

The river J shouldn't have helped anyone. By only calling the turn, the opp could very easily lead into me again (which I'd like to have happen so that I can raise them). Unfortunatlely, by making a non-standard min-raise on the turn (if I raised the turn, I would have made a pot-sized raise due to the number of opps in the hand), the opp is now scared and checks. Here, I'm going to bet whatever I think the opp will call and due to their check, I'll size the bet at just under 1/2 pot (40 chips).

The keys here are to make standard bets both preflop and postflop. By making standard bets, the opps are continually guessing at the strength of my hand. If I make non-standard bets, then the opp can get a tell as to the strength of my hand and react accordingly... which costs me chips.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

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Wed Apr 03, 2013, 12:42 PM
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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.

Best of Luck!


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No bonus after 24h - Thu Apr 04, 2013, 12:48 PM
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What should I do now? Ive been waiting 24h for that bonus and still nothing has happened.
 
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Fri Apr 05, 2013, 07:05 AM
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What should I do now? Ive been waiting 24h for that bonus and still nothing has happened.
Yes, this is because you have not passed the Poker Basic course

Please have a go at the Poker Basic Course and pass the quiz at the end of the course.

Let me know as soon as you have passed it and I'll get your first bonus to you.

Cheers,

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Quiz - Fri Apr 05, 2013, 09:11 PM
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Ok, I've passed that quiz. Hope to see bonus soon
Cheers.
 
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Sat Apr 06, 2013, 07:07 AM
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Ok, I've passed that quiz. Hope to see bonus soon
Cheers.
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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2nd bonus - Sun Apr 07, 2013, 12:59 PM
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-to put a pressure on opponents
- to gain value from very strong hands
- to protect against strong draws

Ive passed cash game quiz.
Hope to see bonus soon
Regards.
 
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Sun Apr 07, 2013, 01:02 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.

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Sun Apr 07, 2013, 03:12 PM
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Hi rotheus7! This is an interesting hand from which you can learn some fundamental concepts that will help you a lot in future.

You have KQ in the CO and you're facing a standard raise from middle position. How I play this hand depends on my read/notes on the villain that opened. This may suprise you, but I'd often fold this hand in this situation, especially if villain is tight. The reason is that a hand as strong as KQ can actually be a trouble hand. Hands like AJ, KJ and QTs are similarly troublesome, because they are often dominated by better aces). Unless it makes the nuts, KQ tends to win small pots and lose big ones. The latter is what happened here. (I'd happily open raise with KQ if there was no action before me - and I'd also call a raise with the suited version - but KQo doesn't make much money when you just flat call pre-flop. Making a tight fold is how I'd recommend a beginner plays it here.)

When villain opens in MP, the average strength of his hand is roughly about the same as KQ, but maybe a little stronger, because it contains lots of decent pocket pairs like 88+. The top of his range is obviously QQ+ and AK; hands which have you in terrible shape, so when you make top pair here villain is unlikely to build a big pot unless he has a better top pair, or even a set/overpair.
Three players see a flop, which comes KT2. This is a good flop for you, as you made top pair. Now we have to choose a line that gives us some value.
Villain makes a standard c-bet. He'll be doing this with his entire range. If he has a hand like AQ, he has a gutshot to Broadway, but he'll be happy if you just fold. Hands like 99 will also take a stab, hoping you have no king and will get out of the way.
You decide to raise. This is actually a big mistake. Think about what happens when you raise. Villain will fold all the hands you're beating. While that's good in a way, because you win the pot, it's bad, because it means you don't get any more money from villain. If he's bluffing with a hand like AQ or AJ, you want him to keep bluffing. You get value for your hand by simply calling on the flop. All raising does is fold out most of the hands that you beat, thus manipulating villain's range to hands that beat you. If he has AA, AK, TT or KT, he's simply loving that you're building a pot with the worst hand.
Villain calls the raise and the turn is an ace. This is a very bad card for you. Not only do you no longer have top pair, but this card probably made villain's hand even stronger. If he called on the flop with AA or AK, he now has top set or top two pairs. If he was semi-bluffing with AQ or AJ, he just made top pair.
Villain checks to you because you were the last raiser on the flop. You decide to bet here. This is another mistake. You've basically turned your hand into a bluff (pretending you have the ace or the straight, or maybe AK yourself). The problem with this bluff is that villain is never folding to it, because the ace likely improved his hand too. The best play you could have made on the turn was to check behind in position, so you could take a free river card to see if you make the straight.
The river comes a queen. You improved to two pairs, but look at that board. There are four Broadway cards out there. Any jack beats you. Villain could certainly have bet-called the flop and check-called the turn with KJ or AJ. AA/AK/AQ also have you beat.
Since villain nearly always has you beat, but is almost never folding if you bet, the best play is once again to check behind. You can see a free showdown to lose the minimum, and occasionally you'll actually win, because villain will have something like KT or QT.

There's a lot to understand here, but I can give you a quick summary:
* If there's a raise in early or middle position (especially from a tight player), your best play with KQ offsuit is to fold.
* When you flop top pair, the best play when you are faced with a c-bet is to call.
* Before betting or raising, always ask yourself "Can I be called by worse?" If no worse hands will call, then don't make the bet.
* When there's a good chance you're beat, be more inclined to take free cards to see if you improve. Try and get to showdown cheaply, don't bloat the pot.
* Like I said, KQo wins small pots, and loses big ones, so don't overvalue its strength. One pair, queen kicker is not a monster hand. You should try and avoid playing for stacks with it.

Hope this helps!
Cheers,
Arty


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Sun Apr 07, 2013, 03:17 PM
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Ive passed cash game quiz.
Hope to see bonus soon
Regards.
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.

Raiser


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