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Humble Beginnings - Fri Apr 26, 2013, 10:46 PM
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Hey, I'm just starting out playing poker for real money and I hope to learn plenty in order to make a killing! I've already gotten tons of experience through various freeroll or play money games/tournaments. Wish me luck!
I would also like to take part in the Pokerschool Bankroll Builder to help get me started!
 
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Sat Apr 27, 2013, 02:18 AM
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Hey, I'm just starting out playing poker for real money and I hope to learn plenty in order to make a killing! I've already gotten tons of experience through various freeroll or play money games/tournaments. Wish me luck!
I would also like to take part in the Pokerschool Bankroll Builder to help get me started!
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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Sat Apr 27, 2013, 05:45 PM
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Hello eric73847,

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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Step 1 - Thu Dec 12, 2013, 03:07 PM
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Hey, I finished the test and I have some questions about a hand I played recently. I think I played it pretty well but I was wondering if I could've gotten more value. I also finished watching the getting started video.

Last edited by eric73847; Thu Dec 19, 2013 at 02:53 PM..
 
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Next Step - Fri Dec 13, 2013, 03:58 PM
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I also finished the test if you needed me to tell you that as well. Hope you get back to me soon
 
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Play Money Hand - Thu Dec 19, 2013, 12:37 PM
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Here's another one that I would like analyzed. Should I have acted differently?
 
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Getting Started Video - Thu Dec 19, 2013, 01:35 PM
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Is there anything else you needed from me?

Last edited by eric73847; Thu Dec 19, 2013 at 02:53 PM..
 
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Fri Dec 20, 2013, 06:59 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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Fri Dec 20, 2013, 12:39 PM
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Hi eric73847!

With 44, I get a limp, then a min-raise. I'm going to muck this preflop and here's why. I don't want to re-raise because I would need to raise to between 3X the previous bet and a pot-sized raise, BUT, this would be over 1/3 of my chips, which means that I'd be pot-committed and have to shove and I don't want to shove if I don't have to with a very marginal hand in 44 (especially if it can be a multiway pot).
I also cannot call here as to call to try and flop a 4 to setmine, I need to have 15X the bet in both my stack and the opp's stacks... I don't have that many chips, so that option is out.
The only option left is to fold, which is what I will do.

If I saw the flop and saw the set, bets postflop need to be sized based on the size of the pot, number of opps and board texture. With 4 or more opps, a standard bet is a pot-sized bet, so I'd have to shove the flop. I cannot bet raise to less than 1120 (pot-sized raise), as I could then be giving the opps the correct odds to try to outdraw me... something that I need to avoid whenever possible.

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With T9s from the button, I can either make a standard raise to 3BB+1BB for each limper (250) or I can fold here. Sometimes I'll raise and sometimes I'll fold. What I do not want to do is to raise to less than 250.

If I saw the flop and see that I hit top pair, I now get an opp making an abnormally small bet. I'm going to raise and the key here is the sizing. With 3 opps in the hand, a standard bet sizing is 3/4 pot, so I will make a 3/4 pot raise to 556 chips. Once again, I cannot raise to less or I can be giving the opps the correct odds to try to outdraw me. If I give them the right odds and they end up winning the hand, it's my own fault that I lose the hand.

The same thing on the turn, except that with only one opp now, a standard bet is 1/2 pot, so I will raise to 638 (1/2 pot raise). Once again, I cannot bet less.

On the river, when I see an overcard and the opp now checks, I'm more than happy to check behind and go to showdown as my hand does have showdown value, but may not be the best hand.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


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Sat Dec 21, 2013, 11:18 AM
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Hi eric73847

Sorry I didn't see your previous responses, I won't lose track of you now Good news....

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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Continuing on - Sun Dec 22, 2013, 12:46 AM
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Three reasons a player would want to make a big bet are to bluff opponents off a strong hand, to put pressure on opponents or to gain value from strong hands. Also I've already completed the cash game quiz, I'm going to play some cash games now and post an interesting hand soon!
 
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Questionable hand - Sun Dec 22, 2013, 01:55 AM
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Pretty sure I shouldn't have played this the way I did but I sensed my opponents weakness and attacked it, let me know what you think.
 
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Sun Dec 22, 2013, 03:13 PM
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Hi eric73847,

Thanks for the hand, we'll have it checked out soon, then I can award your 2nd bonus and we can move to the next step.

flophitter
 
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Sun Dec 22, 2013, 06:59 PM
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Hi,

Hand Analysis

Did you have any reads on villain9? Sitting on a 45bb stack depth we do have some post flop maneuverabilty. Wothout specific reads about their tendencies I would have elected to take a pot control line by check>calling all three streets. With reads we could elect to bet for thin value as hands like AK AQ AT KQ etc.. are likely hands they'd float our bets with. The stack to pot ratio is set up perfectly on the river, I would have went all in..making a small sizing will get more calls than folds and afterall we are bluffing on this river.


Hope this helps.

Kind regards,
CannonLee



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Mon Dec 23, 2013, 05:44 AM
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Hello eric73847,

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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Mon Dec 30, 2013, 12:34 PM
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Hi eric73847,

Your third bonus is in your account - well done!

Now to earn your fourth and final bonus, keep applying the principles you have learned at the same tables as before until you have earned a further 10 VPPs, counting from when you receive this latest bonus.

If you lose your bankroll, please post the losing hand(s) for analysis. As ever, if you have any questions we are here for you.



flophitter
 
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Mon Jan 13, 2014, 03:26 PM
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Congratulations eric73847!

As you earned enough VPPs we 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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