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Bankroll Builder - Thu Apr 04, 2013, 12:05 AM
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I would like to take part in the Bankroll Builder promotion.
 
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Thu Apr 04, 2013, 12:50 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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Thu Apr 04, 2013, 05:32 PM
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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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Thu Apr 04, 2013, 07:49 PM
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Watched the video and passed the test.
 
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Fri Apr 05, 2013, 08:17 AM
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Thanks for that, we'll have the hand analysis done shortly, then I'll give you your next steps
 
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Fri Apr 05, 2013, 01:44 PM
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Hi FrankMStone!

With QTs on the button and a bunch of limpers in front of me, I'm going to make a standard raise to 3BB+1BB for each limper. With 3 limpers, I'll raise to 6BB or 60. I'm doing this as I'd like to try to get some of the other opps to fold, as my hand will play much better against fewer opps.

I flop the nut straight and even have a 3rd nut flush draw. When it checks to me, I need to make a bet here both for value for my straight and to protect against someone with Ax or Kx of spades drawing to the flush. Due to the large number of opps in the hand, I'll make a pot-sized bet here of 65 chips. I don't want to bet less here, as if a number of the opps call, they will be getting the correct odds to try to outdraw me if they have a higher flush draw.

The turn pairs the J, which could be another problem, as someone could now have a full house. Since the opps check to me, they should have a full house already, but could have Jx and be drawing to one. With 3 opps now left, I'm going to make a 3/4 pot bet (200) here, once again, to get value for my straight but to also give the opps the wrong odds to try to outdraw me.

The turn A really shouldn't mean anything unless the opp has AA or AJ and when it checks to me, I'm going to make another value bet. I'm going to size this one at 1/2 the size of the pot (333). I want to make the bet small enough that opps can call with worse hands, but not too large where they would fold and I'd lose out on getting extra chips.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


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Fri Apr 05, 2013, 02:56 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!

flophitter
 
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Sat Apr 06, 2013, 02:12 AM
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To put a lot of pressure on opponents
To bluff people off decent hands
To protect against strong draws

Passed the course

 
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Sat Apr 06, 2013, 06:34 PM
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Thanks for that, we'll have the hand analysis posted here soon, followed by your next steps.
 
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Sun Apr 07, 2013, 03:00 AM
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Originally Posted by FrankMStone View Post
To put a lot of pressure on opponents
To bluff people off decent hands
To protect against strong draws

Passed the course

Hi FrankMStone

Q2o is really a weak starting hand. I would recommend folding it all the time, even from the sb as in this hand. The only way you can profitably raise in this spot is if the bb is known to be very tight usaully folding. When you raise you are basically making a bluff steal. This can be ok, but at 2NL it isn't that necessary. I like to have an "average" hand or better before stealing. Q8o would be the lowest I would try it with here.

As played, the flop is actually pretty good for you. C-betting is good here. I would suggest betting half the pot 6 cents, rather than 8 cents as you did. If the bb is going to fold, he will fold to 6 as easily as 8. There is no need to invest more than necessary. Furthermore, if you actually had a K in your hand, you would probably not have bet so much. YOu would have bet the standard 50% pot, or less, hoping to get action. So, when you make it 8 cents, it will be clear to an observant opponent that you do not have a K.

When the bb min-raises your c-bet we need to get worried. At 2NL min-raises post flop are often a fishy tell of a huge hand. I would suggest folding. You actually have odds to call, but it is very likely that the bb will bet again on the turn. Any card that comes except a Q or 2 is going to be a scare card for you making it hard to continue with the hand.

Folding on the turn is good. My standard line is to simply fold unclear situations when I only have a marginal made hand such as a pair. This helps me keep my losses small. Good job getting away from this hand

GL and have fun at the tables!

Roland GTX
 
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Sun Apr 07, 2013, 12:24 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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