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Bankroll Builder SlaveZero00 - Sun May 05, 2013, 12:31 PM
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Hello,
I'm new to PSO and would like to take place in the bankroll builder promotion.
I haven´t made a deposit yet.

I have no problems if the promotion is for english lenguage only. I´m from Venezuela but i have a good knowlegde of english. I´m really looking formward to progress in this marvelous organization that is PokerStars.
Thank you for your time.
 
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Mon May 06, 2013, 08:51 AM
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I'm new to PSO and would like to take place in the bankroll builder promotion.
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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Hand Played on play money tables - Tue May 21, 2013, 09:59 AM
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I was going to raise but someone did it for me. it was a great hand.
 
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All Done!!! thanks !! - Tue May 21, 2013, 10:00 AM
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All three steps are done, waiting your response as soon as posible thank you for this nice experience.
 
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Tue May 21, 2013, 04:49 PM
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All three steps are done, waiting your response as soon as posible thank you for this nice experience.
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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Tue May 21, 2013, 05:05 PM
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Hi SlaveZero00! I'll take a look at this hand.

I'd generally fold A8o pre-flop if there is a raise, because this hand doesn't have a lot going for it. It can't make a straight or flush using both cards, and when you make top pair with the ace, you're still losing to A9 and random two pairs. But in this particular spot, you're on the button (the best position) and you're getting great pot odds to call and see a flop.
So you call and great a great flop, two pairs on a two-tone AK8. Since there's a flush draw out there and you have a strong but vulnerable hand, a big bet on the flop would be appropriate, but here your decision is made for you. There is a bet and a big raise, so calling puts you all in.
The raiser shows QQ and this reveals he is a bad player. He completely value-owned himself, because his big bet is never getting called by worse. QQ is never winning in this spot, as there are two overcards on the board and it's multiway. Your hand not only holds (avoiding villain's meagre two outs), it even improves to a full house. Nice hand!

Hope this helps!
Cheers,
Arty


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Tue May 21, 2013, 07:07 PM
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All three steps are done, waiting your response as soon as posible thank you for this nice experience.
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!


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Is that raise ok ? - Fri May 24, 2013, 02:49 PM
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List 3 reasons why a player may want to make a big bet? - Fri May 24, 2013, 03:09 PM
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A player that makes a big bet will do it to:

1- protect your strong hand from other opponents strong hands (example: there is an Ac a Jc and a 7d you have Ad and Kd, we would bet BIG to avoid oponnents chances of improving their hands).

2- bluff people who have decent hands, they might not call a big bet, maybe a small one but chances are not a big bet.

3- win a bigger pot with strong hands, this works better if an opponent is willing to pay your big bet and think they are going to win.
 
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Fri May 24, 2013, 04:11 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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Fri May 24, 2013, 05:27 PM
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Hi Slave! I'll take a look at your latest hand.

The first thing to point out is that you played this hand on a 6-max table. For the duration of this promo, you should be playing on 9-handed full ring tables, since the PSO courses were designed with these in mind. You can find the 9-handed tables in the lobby. (Setting a filter to only show tables with 7-9 players already seated is a good idea, as there are usually about 200 of these games running at the 1c/2c level).

On a 6-max table, you need to play loosely and more aggressively because the blinds come round so often. This is even more true if some seats are empty. In your hand, you have K8s in the small blind, facing a 4bb raise from the EP player. He's actually all in. I think you should be folding here for two reasons:
* K8s is not a very strong hand. In fact it's a trouble hand that loses to better kings and better flushes. It also can't make a straight using both cards.
* You will be out of position post-flop. You should play very tight in the SB, because it's neither fun nor profitable to play anything but monster hands in that seat.

As played, you called, the big blind called and the flop comes K62, so you made top pair, weak kicker. It is standard to check to the pre-flop raiser here, as he will be making a continuation bet very often, but in this spot, he's already all in, so you're playing for a side pot. Whether I'm betting for value or as a bluff, I will always bet somewhere between half pot and full pot on the flop and turn. 5c into 24c is a very small bet. What does it achieve? If you have the best hand, you want to get value for it. Since the villain in the big blind can have a flush draw, you want to charge him for chasing it. At this price, he can easily call, because you've giving him the right odds to do so.
The big blind actually folds, so the cards go on their backs. Fortunately for you, the short-stack was so desperate that he put his last 8c in the middle with total junk: K5, so you had him dominated. You didn't win a very big pot though, which is kind of epxected with K8s. It usually wins very small pots, or loses big ones.

In future, remember to play on 9-handed tables and be more concerned with being patient, playing stronger hands and value-betting strongly when you hit the board.

Hope this helps!
Cheers,
Arty


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Sat May 25, 2013, 07:17 AM
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Hello,

Please let me know as soon as you pass the Cash Game quiz and I'll get your next bonus to you

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Done with this part of the training!! - Mon Jun 03, 2013, 07:07 PM
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Thank you i´m done with the cash quiz succeeded!!
 
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Tue Jun 04, 2013, 03:31 AM
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Thank you i´m done with the cash quiz succeeded!!
Hello,

Please reply to the Private Message sent to you by PSO Admin before we can continue with the promotion.

Cheers,

Raiser


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Thu Jun 20, 2013, 05:05 AM
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Thank you i´m done with the cash quiz succeeded!!
Hello,

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.

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