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Bankroll Builder promotion - Sun Apr 14, 2013, 08:59 AM
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Hi,

I want to take part in the Bankroll Builder promotion

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Sun Apr 14, 2013, 10:26 AM
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Hi,

I want to take part in the Bankroll Builder promotion

Best regards,
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!

Raiser


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Sun Apr 14, 2013, 11:23 AM
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Hi RasaPr,

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 session feedback - Thu Apr 18, 2013, 11:37 AM
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I was call all-in with J-K. My guess that i had a low chance to win but i did it.
What is your opinion?

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Rasa
 
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Fri Apr 19, 2013, 11:20 AM
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I think i have all 3 steps completed
 
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Fri Apr 19, 2013, 10:55 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 20, 2013, 10:23 AM
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Hi RasaPr! Let's take a look at this play money hand.

You actually won this pot, but I think the main reason is that on play money tables, villains make crazy plays, going all in with junk hands, as if they're playing bingo. On a real money table, it would be a big mistake to go all in pre-flop with a hand like KJ. Although it's a hand with two big cards that can make top pair or a straight, many beginners over-value this hand, and it costs them a lot of money.
On this hand, you were also in the small blind, which is the worst position to be in when you see a flop. I'd actually fold pre-flop (and not even call the 11 chips, let alone an all in) because it's really hard to make money with KJ out of position.
On real money tables, if there are a lot of raises pre-flop, then you can expect to see QQ+ and AK very often. KJ is crushed by that range of monsters, so you won't want to get involved.

Hope this helps!
A moderator will get you started on the real money tables soon.
Cheers,
Arty


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Sat Apr 20, 2013, 11:28 AM
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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 session feedback II - Thu Apr 25, 2013, 06:37 PM
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Hi What is your opinion on every step of this hand? Thanks in advance

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3 reason why make big bets - Thu Apr 25, 2013, 06:44 PM
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1) to put pressure on opponents
2) to gain a value from very strong hands
3) to protect against strong draw

And i finish the quiz also, so i think i finish all 3 task
 
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Fri Apr 26, 2013, 10:49 AM
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Hi again RasaPr!

You have JJ on the button facing a 4bb raise by a player in EP. I like just flat-calling here, because although you have a very strong hand, it's hard to get called by worse if you re-raise. After your call, the big blind makes a squeeze play, a re-raise that puts you in a sandwich between two players that usually have pretty strong hands. At 2NL, players aren't squeezing light. You can expect the BB to have QQ+/AK. The EP opener gets out the way, so you're faced with a big decision.
If the BB was particularly tight or doesn't raise very often, I'd fold my jacks here without much thought, because the only hand in his range that you beat is AK. You do have position on him, however, so calling isn't terrible.
You call and the flop is great for you. You flop middle set. There's a king on this flop, so you're crushed if villain has pocket kings, but I'm always going broke here, because villain can also have AA and AK, which are way behind your set. One reason I'm happy to stack off is that in a 3-bet pot like this, the stack to pot ratio is very low. You have less than 3 pot-sized bets in your stack, so with a set (a very strong hand) you should commit to getting all your chips in.
Whether you stack off on the flop or turn doesn't really matter, but you have to get all in to maximise your profit. (If you don't win a stack here, then it was a mistake to call the 22c 3-bet in the first place, because you won't often hit your set, so will lose 22c about 7 out of 8 times you make the call). Villain c-bets 30c into 53c. Since this flop is fairly dry (no flush draw), I don't mind just calling. There's also a chance villain has QQ, so you don't want to scare him off just yet.
The turn is a T, so the board got a little wetter. It's possible villain 3-bet with AQ pre-flop and just made the nuts, but even if he did, you have 10 outs to a boat or quads. Here, villain only bets 40c into $1.14. He seems a little scared by your call on the flop, but maybe he has KK and is trapping. Nevertheless, I'm going to shove all in here, because the pot is huge and you only have $1.14 behind. If you shove here, villain is always calling with AA/KK/AK and might even make a crying call with QQ. If he has KK, it's a cooler. The rest of the time, you're winning a big pot. Calling doesn't make much sense, because you'll only have 74c on the river, but you can't fold when the pot will lay such good odds on a call. You'll hate it if it comes a queen, because AK and AA would make a straight.
Get your value for your big hand and charge villain while he's probably losing, by raising all in on the turn.
The river is a blank and villain only bets 40c again. You just called with your set and villain showed his AA overpair.
I have no idea how all the money didn't go in the middle on this hand. It's a 3-bet pot and it was a set versus an overpair. Both of you should be stacking off on the flop or (definitely) the turn. When the pot is already large because of the pre-flop betting, you should both have been committed to getting all in at the earliest opportunity.

You didn't make any big mistakes here. The pre-flop call of the 3-bet was a little loose, but it worked out all right for you. You missed a bit of value though. You could have won an extra 30c by getting all in with your set.

Hope this helps!
Cheers,
Arty


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Fri Apr 26, 2013, 11:11 AM
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Hi RasaPr,

Fantastic!

Your next 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 this bonus and you will automatically be credited with the next bonus. Let us know if you hit that target
2) If you lose your this 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.

Joss


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Mon Apr 29, 2013, 04:39 PM
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Hi,

I Earn 10 VPPs, so what is next step?

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Tue Apr 30, 2013, 12:25 AM
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Hi RasaPr,

Thanks for letting us know that you believe you've reached 10 VPPs since your last bonus was released. It can take up to ~48 hours for the system to register and release the next bonus.
In the meantime, keep up the good work!

Joss


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Sat May 04, 2013, 09:37 AM
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Hi RasaPr,

Fantastic!

Your next Bankroll Builder bonus is on it's way to you, great job so far.

There are three ways in which you can earn your next bonus.

1) Earn 10 VPPs AFTER receiving this bonus and you will automatically be credited with the next bonus. Let us know if you hit that target
2) If you lose your this 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.

Joss


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