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Bankroll Constructor - Thu Apr 18, 2013, 07:27 PM
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I want to know if I am eligible for this excellent promotion
 
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Fri Apr 19, 2013, 05:19 AM
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I want to know if I am eligible for this excellent promotion
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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Hello. regards - Fri Apr 19, 2013, 09:20 AM
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I expect a prompt response
 
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Fri Apr 19, 2013, 10:33 AM
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I expect a prompt response
You can expect one within 24 hours

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Fri Apr 19, 2013, 01:10 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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I want to analyze this hand - Fri Apr 19, 2013, 01:51 PM
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I want to know if it acts well on the flop

Sorry, this hand was deleted by its owner

PLAY MONEY

COMPLETE AND THREE STEPS.
I HOPE MORE INSTRUCTIONS
 
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Hello, What else I have to do, regards - Sat Apr 20, 2013, 10:01 AM
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Hello.
What else I have to do.
regards.
 
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Sat Apr 20, 2013, 02:46 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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Sun Apr 21, 2013, 12:17 PM
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Hi Mejía!

QJ is a reasonable starting hand, but it's not a hand I want to play a big pot with unless I have top two pairs or a straight. In your situation, there's a HUGE raise pre-flop in front of you. You're being asked to call 96 when you only have 341 chips in your stack. You should fold here, because your hand is dominated by hands like AQ/AJ/KQ/KJ and is unlikely to hit the flop particularly well.

As played, you make the call and you see a KT3 flop 4-handed. Here you have an open-ended straight draw, which means you have 8 outs (aces and nines) to the nut straight. This is quite a strong draw, but you should only chase it if you get a cheap price, which is usually something like half pot. Villain bets 258, which is enough to put you all in. Now it's simply a matter of working out the pot odds and comparing them with the probability of making your straight. If the amount you have to contribute to the pot is lower than the chance you make your hand, it's a profitable call. Now let's do the math.
You have to call 243. If you make this call and no one else calls, then the final pot will be 387+243+243 = 873. Since you have to contribute 243 chips into this 873 pot, you're paying 243/873 = 28% of the pot.
Now we calculate the chance you will make the straight. Using the rule of 4 and 2, we will multiply your outs by 4 to see your chance of completing by the river. You have 8 outs, so your probability is 8 * 4 = 32%.
It's close, but you can actually make the call here. You need to contribute about 28% of the pot, but you'll win it 32% of the time, so calling is fine.
It turns out that you miss all your outs, so finish the hand with just queen high and lose the pot. Villain was over-aggressive with his A2, as he had no draw, but he did have the best hand on the flop (ace high beats queen high!) and got even luckier when he backdoored the A-5 wheel straight.

Hope this helps!
Cheers,
Arty


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Sun Apr 21, 2013, 12:34 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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Hello - Sun Apr 21, 2013, 03:35 PM
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I want to know if I played this hand well KJ



Reasons to bet

1.Protect a strong/very strong hand against very strong/monster draws by making the pod odds unfavorable for the villain.
2.Bluff your opponent of a better hand, for example on a dry board where likely noone of the few opponents holds anything.
3.Value Bet because you are most likely going to win the showdown.

and complete the three steps I have to do more
 
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Mon Apr 22, 2013, 04:43 PM
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I want to know if I played this hand well KJ



Reasons to bet

1.Protect a strong/very strong hand against very strong/monster draws by making the pod odds unfavorable for the villain.
2.Bluff your opponent of a better hand, for example on a dry board where likely noone of the few opponents holds anything.
3.Value Bet because you are most likely going to win the showdown.

and complete the three steps I have to do more
Hi Mejía P

KJo is strong enough to open with from late position, but I recommend folding it when facing a raise. It is not suited, nor is it fully connected. This reduces your chances of flopping well. Moreover, early postion raises are typically from strong hands and you are facing a 4bb raise rather than the standard 3bb. Additionaly, the risk of running into AJ or AK is very real here. Finally, your stack is pretty short. You are risking a bit too much of your stack on a marginal hand.

As played, you flop top pair and have a decent kicker. This combined with your stack make raising all in as you did by far the best line. Well done

Try to wait for good spots preflop. It will save you money in the long run.

GL and have fun at the tables!

Roland GTX
 
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Hello - Mon Apr 22, 2013, 04:51 PM
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great advice thanks Roland GTX : Thumbup:
 
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Mon Apr 22, 2013, 06:34 PM
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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.


flophitter
 
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Hello - Tue Apr 23, 2013, 03:43 PM
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and win my first 10 VPPs starting in the second bonus
 
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Wed Apr 24, 2013, 06:11 AM
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That's great to hear! It takes 48-72 hrs for those VPPs to show up in our promo system, so please be patient but your next bonus will be in your account soon.

To earn your fourth and final Bankroll Builder bonus, keep applying at the $0.01/$0.02 cash tables the principles you learned until you have earned a further 10 VPPs. Should you lose your bankroll, please post the losing hand(s) and we'll give you our analysis, followed by the bonus.

I wish you well, and if you have any questions you we are here for you!
 
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Thu Apr 25, 2013, 12:37 PM
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Congratulations!

As you've earned enough VPP's we have awarded you with all your Bankroll Builder buy-ins and you have successfully completed the promotion, good job!

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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