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jburley2 Bankroll Builder - Fri May 17, 2013, 04:56 PM
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Hi, I'd like to take part in the bankroll builder promotion.
 
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Fri May 17, 2013, 05:29 PM
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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 May 18, 2013, 09:15 AM
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Hello jburley2,

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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Sat May 18, 2013, 11:27 PM
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Here's my hand replayer post. I have 3 questions about this hand.
1. What should I have done pre-flop with so many people with money in already and a raise before me?
2. Should I have continued to call for value despite not having hit the flop?
3. With such little small raises after the flop and turn followed by checks all around on the river was it correct to take a shot at taking the pot down?
 
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Sun May 19, 2013, 05:40 AM
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Thanks for that, we'll have the hand analysis done shortly. Just let me know when you have passed the quiz
 
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Sun May 19, 2013, 07:31 AM
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Hi jburley2!

With AJs from the button, I get two limps then a min-raise in front of me. Especially if the opps are likely not to fold, I'm going to call here and hope to see the flop in position. If I think that some of the opps would fold, then I'd 3-bet to 60 (3X the previous raise).

I totally miss the flop and have a bet and 2 calls. Now, we need to see if it's worth it to call. I would need to call 10 into a pot that will be 160 (6.25%). My two overcards have 6 outs and from the rule of 4 and 2, my outs to the turn are worth 2% equity each, so my hand is worth 6*2% or 12%. Since my hand is worth more than my pot equity, I'm calling, as I expect to gain chips on average by calling.

The turn is another blank and I now need to see if it's worth calling here. I'd need to call 20 into a pot that will be 250 (8%). If my outs are still good, my hand is still worth 12%, so since my hand is worth more, I'm calling the turn bet too.

The river is another blank and when it checks to me, with 3 opps in the hand, one of them probably hit at least a part of the board or started with a small/mid pair and due to this, I'm going to check and get to showdown. I'm not going to bet into this many opps when I haven't been aggressive in the hand until this point. Players that are passive, then all of a sudden make a big bet on the river can easily be bluffing, as their hand does not tell a continuous story throughout.... it just doesn't make sense. Observant opps will call a bet like this with just about any pair, as the pair beats a bluff.

If I want to take a shot at the pot, I need to do it on the flop if I'm in poaition and on the turn if out of position. This line of play is much more believable than a big bet on the river.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

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Mon May 20, 2013, 12:45 AM
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Thanks for the feedback! Really helpful.
I passed the Poker Basics Quiz, let me know what to do next.
 
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Mon May 20, 2013, 04:32 AM
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Thanks for the feedback! Really helpful.
I passed the Poker Basics Quiz, let me know what to do next.
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.

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Mon May 20, 2013, 01:38 PM
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Hi, from the video on bet sizing three reasons to make a big bet are:
1. to put pressure on opponents
2. to gain value
3. to protect against strong draws
 
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Mon May 20, 2013, 01:42 PM
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Hi, from the video on bet sizing three reasons to make a big bet are:
1. to put pressure on opponents
2. to gain value
3. to protect against strong draws
Hello,

Thank you, that is one of the three tasks completed, good job!

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. (Completed)
3) Study and pass the Cash Game quiz.

Once you complete 1 & 3 we can move on from there.

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Mon May 20, 2013, 11:49 PM
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I was doing pretty well tonight until I came across this hand. Thinking I probably should have just checked to his check post flop because I missed on the straight or flush draw.
 
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Tue May 21, 2013, 04:35 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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Tue May 21, 2013, 05:39 AM
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I was doing pretty well tonight until I came across this hand. Thinking I probably should have just checked to his check post flop because I missed on the straight or flush draw.
Hi jburley2

This is a tough spot! I suggest folding suited connectors like your from early postion. I play speculative hands like this from late postion only, preferably against multiple opponents and only if I can see the flop relatively cheap. What range do you put the early positon raiser on? I would expect a pocket pair or Ax type of hand.

As played you flop middle pair and have some straight potential. The ace is definately in the villain's range. Furthermore, with speculative hands it is important to remember that we want to flop a draw more than pairing the board. There is a good chance the villain has a pocket pair better than your nines or that he has an A. I suggest checking your option on the flop. Your hand has showdown potential, but is not strong enough to raise with yet. If you get reraised you would be forced to fold. Checking now keeps the pot under control, allows you a free chance to improve on the turn where you can then reevaluate. If the villain checks again you might consider betting.

As played you get check-called. Withought a read on the villain it is hard to know if this is a sign of weakness or strength. He might have a hand like JJ, QQ and be scared by the ace, He might have a set or AK with top pair top kicker. Or high might have two overcards and just not believe you.

Your hand does improve on the turn. Now your two pair is ahead of AK, AQ, AJ type of hands. However, 10J just made a straight. Again, you have showdown value, I think I would have been careful and checked the turn. As played, you bet and get min-raised. This looks strong. I think folding would be best without a read.

Moreover, calling as you did is not good because it leaves you with too little behind. There is 135 cents in the pot and you only have 22 cents. This isn't enough for a meaningful bet on the river. Either fold to the min-raise or move all in if you are going to continue with the hand. This is a tough spot to get away from! This is why reads are so important.

The main points with this hand is that you shouldn't have been in it to begin with. Also, you overplayed your hand on the flop and turn. Building the pot with a marginal hand. Check these spots for pot control rather than betting them.

GL and have fun at the tables!

Roland GTX
 
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Tue May 21, 2013, 09:00 AM
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Brilliant!

You're moving along nicely

Just let us know as soon as you've passed the Cash Game quiz and we'll get your next bonus to you.

Cheers,

Raiser


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Wed May 22, 2013, 12:37 PM
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Hi again, just passed the cash game quiz.
 
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Wed May 22, 2013, 04:16 PM
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Hi again, just passed the cash game quiz.
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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Wed Jun 05, 2013, 08:56 PM
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I'm pretty sure I reached the 10 VPP mark. Not sure how many I had before receiving my last bonus.
 
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Thu Jun 06, 2013, 01:37 PM
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Hi jburley2,

Well according to our system here you still need more VPPs before you reach the 10 mark. Perhaps you are confusing FPPs with VPPs? So keep playing and let me know when you have reached 10 VPPs since the previous bonus
 
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Fri Jun 07, 2013, 04:48 AM
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Great jburley2, you made your third bonus and it's already in your account!

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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