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Bankroll Builder - Sun Apr 07, 2013, 10:07 AM
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i want to participate in your promotion!
 
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Sun Apr 07, 2013, 11:13 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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Mon Apr 08, 2013, 06:26 AM
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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!


flophitter
 
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First Step completed :) - Mon Apr 08, 2013, 10:24 AM
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About the hand, well the reason i called in the pre-flop is because the villain_4 (the one who raised in the 1st place ) was always bluffing and my hand was not that bad.



I have passed the poker basics quiz.
 
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Mon Apr 08, 2013, 06:05 PM
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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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Mon Apr 08, 2013, 06:57 PM
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Hi 1stAvenged!

With J9o from MP, I see 3 limps, including the poster. J9 is a hand that is just above average and there are opps that will be in the hand most likely (including the poster) that could have better hands than me. Due to this, I'm going to muck here. If I was on the button, the I have no problem calling and seeing a flop, but not when someone could have position on me... it's too much of a disadvantage.
If I did limp behind, J9 is definitely not strong enough to call a raise, then re-raise. This action would definitely make me muck preflop. I'm putting too many chips into a pot where I don't have the best hand.

If by some chance I was in the hand (which I would definitely not be), I see a flop of 2nd pair and a gutshot straight draw. When it's checked to me, I need to check behind and try to see a free turn card. If any of the opps bet, then I need to fold, as I'm most likely beat.

The same thing on the turn... I only have 2nd pair and a bad kicker, so I do not want to put a single chip into the pot, as I'm most likely not the best hand (especially if there was a bet on the flop). Anyone calling a bet on the flop or turn most likely has me beat and I do not want to be putting chips into the pot when I'm behind.

The river gives me a straight, but with everyone calling bets and raises, my low straignt could easily not be the best hand here (K9 and AK are well within the opp's range).

The key here is to muck marginal-at-best hands preflop when out of position, especially when facing a raise.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


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hand - Mon Apr 08, 2013, 08:49 PM
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thanks for the advice i will consider it from now on

that was not my best hand thats certain thats why i put it in here.

Thank for the help
 
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Tue Apr 09, 2013, 01:31 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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step two completed - Mon Apr 15, 2013, 08:04 PM
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this hand i did very wrong cuz i was caught in his bluff after flop wasnt i?



well in this hand i think i just had no luck at all, i had monster hand and my opponent had better, what u think?



I also passed the cash game quiz !

thanks for your time
 
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Tue Apr 16, 2013, 11:51 AM
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Great thanks for posting the hands, we'll provide the analysis here soon, followed by your next steps
 
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3 reason for big bets ! - Tue Apr 16, 2013, 03:08 PM
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The 3 reasons to bet big are:

-to protect against strong draws;
-gain value on very strong hands;
-bluff others off decent hands.

(forgot to send them on the other post :p )

thanks for your time
 
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Tue Apr 16, 2013, 03:20 PM
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Hi 1stAvenged! I'll take a look at these two hands.

1. 55 is a decent starting hand, but it plays best in late position, either when you call a raise and go set-mining (trying to flop a set of trips) or you make an open-raise trying to steal the blinds. I don't think it's quite strong enough to open in middle position, as you'll often get called by someone in LP, who can make your life tricky post-flop. I'd also stick to a standard raise of 3bb (6c).
Here, you're called by the small blind, who will often have two Broadway cards or a pocket pair (most of which beat 55). The flop is A84, so you completely missed. Nevetheless, I like making a c-bet here, because that ace will scare all undepairs. (If you can get villain to fold a hand like 99 or 66, that's a great result).
Unfortunately, villain calls on the flop, so it seems he has an ace. You should give up here. He's not going to fold on the turn, so save your money and check-fold. As played, you bet the turn and villain raised. Why did you call the raise? Villain isn't bluffing here, and you have an underpair with only two outs to improve to a set. You started with a slightly better hand than villain, but his post-flop actions clearly indicate he has you beat. Don't get your money in bad. Fold when villain tells you he has you beat.

2. You make a good standard raise with KK and a villain shoves all in. Since he is relatively short-stacked with 50bb, this is fairly standard, because a normal raise would commit him to stacking off either pre-flop or on the flop. Villain can be doing this with JJ+, AK, and even some worse hands if he's a loose-aggressive player. You obviously have to call with KK (you should never fold KK pre-flop at 2NL, and should be happy to go all in) and it's unfortunate that villain has aces this time. When you have KK on a full ring table, a villain will have AA about 4% of the time, so you have to get used to this occasional cooler.

Hope this helps!
Cheers,
Arty


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Tue Apr 16, 2013, 06:03 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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step two?? - Tue Apr 16, 2013, 09:57 PM
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well i dont mind doing step 2 again, but shouldnt i go to step 3? :p


Its fine by me doing step 2 cuz i dont feel ready for step 3 yet!


enlighten me please


thanks for your time
 
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Wed Apr 17, 2013, 02:26 PM
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Whoops, sorry about that! Here you go, Step 3:


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.


flophitter
 
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3rd Step done - Mon May 27, 2013, 01:04 PM
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I have earned 10 FFps after receiving my 2nd bonus, at least i think so :p

Havent had much time to play poker lately but now im back again


Please let me know if i did finish or not the 3rd step

Thanks for everything
 
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Mon May 27, 2013, 07:01 PM
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Hi again, we'll check if you have made your required total but I notice that you said FPPs - they aren't the same as VPPs. Either way I'll advise you soon on what's next.
 
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Mon May 27, 2013, 07:12 PM
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Congratulations 1stAvenged!

As you made a first deposit we have awarded you with all your Bankroll Builder buy-ins and you have successfully completed the promotion, good job! If you don't see the bonuses in your account yet they will be there soon.

You are always welcome to post any troublesome hands in the >>Hand Analysis<< section.

Also it is a good idea to review some of the content on >>Bankroll Management<< at this point.

Keep in touch with us and let us know how your poker journey continues.

flophitter
 

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