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Bankroll Builder - Thu Apr 18, 2013, 06:00 AM
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I'm new to PSO and would like to take place in the bankroll builder promotion.

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Thu Apr 18, 2013, 08:50 AM
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I'm new to PSO and would like to take place in the bankroll builder promotion.

TY.
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 18, 2013, 10:44 AM
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Hi dreadlock89,

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 - Fri Apr 19, 2013, 04:58 PM
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hi!

i watched the video and i pess the quiz.

here a hand for you to review


 
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Fri Apr 19, 2013, 10:48 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, 10:15 AM
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Hi dreadlock!

I like the way you played this hand. There are a couple of limpers before you and you're in late position with A9. Although this isn't a super-strong hand, it's usually better than the limpers' hands, so making a raise is good, because you'll often win the pot immediately, or isolate the weak hands. Unfortunately, your raise is called in 3 spots, so your hand might not be best after all.
The flop comes A95, so you made top pair, and the big blind makes a very small bet. I like a raise for value here, as villain's bet looks weak. 100-130 would probably be a good size, because you don't want to make it too big if villain is really weak, because he'll fold and you won't get paid. There's also another player who might have made 2pr or better, so you'll be in a tough spot if you get re-raised. The button makes another raise. This indicates he has a monster hand. Since you only have one pair (even top pair) it's a good idea to fold here, so you made a good laydown.
It turns out that you did indeed have the best hand pre-flop, so your raise there was great, but you got outflopped by a worse ace that made two pairs. The BB also turned two pairs. You saved some chips here, because you would have had the worst hand if you'd gone to showdown.
The plays you made here should work well in real money games. My usual plan is to bet and raise (like you did) when I think I have the best hand, but if a villain raises to indicate he has me beat then I'll lay it down. Nice hand, well played!

Cheers,
Arty


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Bankroll Builder - Sat Apr 20, 2013, 10:59 AM
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Ty Arty!!!
I hope that in real moeny the reaise pre-flop will work and I wont get called by weaker
ace or something like that....

I'm ready for the next step...
 
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Sat Apr 20, 2013, 02:48 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 - Sun Apr 21, 2013, 04:28 AM
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Hi Hoky!

Here the hand that i lost my bankroll

Sorry, this hand was deleted by its owner

I really thought that i'm good in this hand :\

The reason for make a big bet
1-to put pressure on other players
2-to protect hands from strong drow's
3-to gain value from strong hand

And i pass the cash quiz.

what i need to do next?
 
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Sun Apr 21, 2013, 10:58 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.

Cheers.


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Sun Apr 21, 2013, 12:02 PM
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Before I look at this hand, I want to quote something you said.
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I hope that in real moeny the reaise pre-flop will work and I wont get called by weaker ace or something like that.
This is a misundertanding of how we make money. When we bet and raise, we should WELCOME calls from worse hands and draws. That's how we get value for our better hands.

There seems to be a problem with the hand replayer on your AT hand. Another hand I looked at last night had the same problem: the bets and pot size aren't showing, which makes it difficult to analyse your play.

It looks like you ran into a standard cooler, where even the best players would have trouble getting away, but could you try posting it again?


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Bankroll Builder - Sun Apr 21, 2013, 12:56 PM
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Arty i tried to upload the hand again and it not working.

i tried to upload another hand that i played in the cash game and it happened again

but when i upload a turrny hand it worked...

i really don't know what to do....

help?
 
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Sun Apr 21, 2013, 05:00 PM
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help?
Sorry, this hand was deleted by its owner

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Sun Apr 21, 2013, 05:43 PM
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Thanks for sorting that out, Raiser. I'll do the analysis now.

There's a minraise in early position, a call in late position, and you have AT in the big blind. This is a good spot to just call. AT can be somewhat troublesome, as it's dominated by bigger aces, but with this cheap price I think it's OK to see a flop. You probably don't want to build a big pot with this hand, unless you have the nuts, because you're out of position, and that can make it hard to get action from worse.
You call and the flop comes KT8. This isn't a great flop for you, but you have some equity with your middle pair, top kicker. Checking to the pre-flop raiser is good. He bets just under half pot. When the other villain calls, it's easy to also call, because you have a good price. If you don't improve on the turn, though, it will be advisable to give up if the aggressor keeps betting.
The turn bring another 10, so you make trips. You check here and villain only bets 10c into 31c. To me, this looks like a scared bet. I think villain just has a king or a draw most of the time. When the action comes back to you, I definitely like raising for value and your sizing is pretty good. It's not so much that villain will fold, but also big enough to make you some good money. I think villain will grudgingly call the extra 30c with Kx and certainly with strong draws like flush draws and QJ.
Somewhat shockingly, villain comes over the top with a BIG re-raise to $1.64. Suddenly it seems he's not so weak after all. His small bet on the turn might have been his attempt to trap you. If he has pocket 8s, 10s or kings, you're drawing slim, if not dead. KT also has you in bad shape, with just 3 outs. It certainly seems that this 10 improved his hand. It's just unclear if villain would bet this much with a worse 10. I think he'd more likely just call your raise with QT or JT, because those hands also have a straight draw. I suppose he might be going crazy with a flush draw, with something like AcJc, but most of the time I think you're beat.
It's very hard to fold trips with an ace kicker, but there aren't many hands you beat on this board, when villain has made it clear he thinks he's best. I don't blame you for calling all in here, because many players would be trapped here too. You've invested so much of your stack that it would be a mistake to fold when there are some hands you beat and might also be chopping. (Another AT would be likely to shove the turn).
I think you just got unlucky here. Villain played his hand in a way that was quite deceptive, and you made a very strong, but second best hand.

Better luck with the next stage of the promo!

Cheers,
Arty


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Sun Apr 21, 2013, 07:26 PM
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Hi dreadlock89,

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.

Joss


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Bankroll Builder - Mon Apr 22, 2013, 02:09 PM
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Hey Joss.

i lost my bankroll and didn't make it to to 10 VPP's ... and still when i'm uploading the hand to the hand replayer
it don't show the chips....

so what should i do?
 
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Mon Apr 22, 2013, 04:29 PM
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Hey Joss.

i lost my bankroll and didn't make it to to 10 VPP's ... and still when i'm uploading the hand to the hand replayer
it don't show the chips....

so what should i do?
Hey there,

Let me know the hand history number and I'll check for you

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Mon Apr 22, 2013, 09:31 PM
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Hey there,

Let me know the hand history number and I'll check for you

Raiser
here is the hand number

PokerStars Zoom Hand #97527252470

ty
 
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Tue Apr 23, 2013, 04:55 AM
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Posts: 26,019
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here is the hand number

PokerStars Zoom Hand #97527252470

ty
Sorry, this hand was deleted by its owner

Raiser


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Tue Apr 23, 2013, 11:06 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 play on regular tables, rather than zoom, thanks.

Cheers.


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