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Bankroll builder - Wed Apr 10, 2013, 04:25 PM
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Hello,

I would like to participate in the Bankroll Builder promotion.

Thanks!
 
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Wed Apr 10, 2013, 06:53 PM
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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 10, 2013, 07:27 PM
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Hi Dleopard4,

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 Basics 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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Bankroll Builder - Sat Apr 13, 2013, 11:05 AM
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Sat Apr 13, 2013, 01:15 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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Sat Apr 13, 2013, 04:05 PM
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Hi Dleopard4!

The first tip that I would have for you is that when sitting down at a ring table, always wait for the BB to start playing. Paying extra blinds over and over will be a large drain to a bankroll.

With 22 from UTG, I would normally fold here, as it's not a strong enough hand to raise with and I always want to be raising or folding when first to enter a pot. If a hand is not worth a standard raise (3BB+1BB for each limper), then I'll fold. But, since the blind was posted, I'll check and hope to see a free flop.

The button now makes a smaller than normal raise to 60 that is then called by the BB. When holding a pocket pair and looking to setmine, I want to have 15X the bet's chips in both my stack and the opp's stacks. It's close, but I do have this many, so I'll call the raise and hope to get a 2 on the flop. I could also very easily make a case for folding here, as everyone else will have overcards, so it's also fine to muck to the raise and look for a better situation with better cards or when I'm in position.

I flop the bottom full house and when it is checked to me, I need to make a value bet. Bets post-flop need to be based on the size of the pot, the number of opps and the board texture. With 4 opps, my standard bet sizing would be a pot-sized bet of 310... HOWEVER... this is basically 1/3 the stack that I have in front of me, which means that by making that bet, I'm pot-committed. Since I'm pot-committed, I need to shove or fold and with a made hand, I'll shove the flop.

I do not want to make smaller bets on the flop or to check the turn here, as by doing so, any opp with a pocket pair or that has 6x is getting the correct odds to stay in the hand to try to beat me. I want the opps making a play where they expect to lose chips on average, not one where they expect to gain chips on average.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


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Sun Apr 14, 2013, 12:07 PM
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Hi Dleopard4

Just a reminder to let us know when you have completed and passed the Poker Basics quiz.

Good luck!

Joss


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Poker Basic Quiz - Mon Apr 15, 2013, 09:23 PM
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Poker Basic Quiz complete. Thx
 
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Mon Apr 15, 2013, 11:05 PM
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Excellent!

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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Bankroll Builder 1/2 cents - Tue Apr 16, 2013, 11:25 PM
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Wed Apr 17, 2013, 01:34 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.

Please remember to play ONLY full ring (9 seats) 1/2 cent tables, playing any others can make you ineligible to continue in this promotion!

Good luck at the tables.


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Wed Apr 17, 2013, 09:12 AM
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Hi Dleopard4

You were a bit unlucky with AA here. However, choice of actions played a big part in allowing it to happen. As a good general rule, never slowplay your strong hands, especially preflop. With KK an AA, you want to bet and raise every chance you get. This earns you more value and protects your hand. In this spot I strongly recommend 3-betting 3x the original raise preflop. You do not want to give the villain a cheap chance at drawing out on you as happened here.

On the flop, notice that there are two spades giving a flush draw. You have "just a pair". Again, don't give your opponent a cheap chance to out draw you. And, if the villain has caught a piece of the board or is drawing to a flush they will often call your raise. I would have raised about pot size to 25 on the flop. This would have left you with a good stack for an all in raise on the turn.

Raising the turn is ok, but notice that you have very little behind. This will make for an insignificant river bet/raise. I think you would have been better simply moving all in, especially with all the draws on the board.

The major error in this hand was not 3-betting preflop. After that, it was pretty hard for you to put the villain on a set and get away from the hand.

Remember, don't slowplay. Bet/raise your strong made hands especially sets, straights and flushes. Let the villains make the mistakes while you take them to value town.

GL and have fun at the tables!

Roland GTX
 
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List 3 reason why a player may want to make a big bet - Wed Apr 17, 2013, 05:40 PM
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1. To put a lot of pressure on opponents
2. To protect against strong draws
3. To gain value from very strong hands
 
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Fri Apr 19, 2013, 02:22 PM
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Hi Dleopard4,

Please let us know when you have passed the Cash Game quiz.
Good luck!


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