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[JK] bankroll promo - Fri Jun 07, 2013, 03:31 PM
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I would like to take part in the bankroll builder promotion
 
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Fri Jun 07, 2013, 06:05 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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Fri Jun 07, 2013, 07:37 PM
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Hello corndogZAR,

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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bankroll builder continues - Sun Jul 28, 2013, 03:04 PM
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should i have played this hand differently?
 
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Mon Jul 29, 2013, 12:05 AM
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Hi corndogZAR!

The first thing I see with this is that it's a 6-max table. This promotion is ONLY for FULL RING and playing any other table type (or tourney) after you receive your first bonus from this promotion will make you INELIGIBLE for all future bonuses in this promotion.

With a really bad hand like 95o, I'm more than happy to check and see a free flop when the button limps.

I flop second pair and I can either check or make a 1/2 pot value bet here. The majority of the time, since the opp limped preflop, I'm going to make a lead bet, as they should have raised preflop if they had an A.

The turn is another A. If I bet the flop, then I'm going to check the turn and hope to see a free river card. If I checked the flop, then I need to make a standard value bet (1/2 pot vs 1 opp).

The river doesn't help me and with the opp having already called a bet, I'll check and hope to get to showdown, as my hand does have showdown value with two pair.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)

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Bank roll builder. quiz complete and passed - Mon Jul 29, 2013, 04:28 AM
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hello and thank you fr your advice, i have taken and passed the quiz, what happens next?
 
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Mon Jul 29, 2013, 11:08 AM
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Brilliant corndogZAR!

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 step 2 part 1 - Wed Jul 31, 2013, 04:29 AM
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Should i have not played this hand?
 
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list three reasons - Wed Jul 31, 2013, 04:34 AM
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To put a lot of pressure on opponents
To prodect against strong draws
To gain value from very strong hands
 
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Wed Jul 31, 2013, 11:01 AM
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Hi corndogZAR! I'll analyse the hand in post #8.

With 96s, I'm usually folding pre-flop in every position, but the decision is quite close this time, as there's a raise and a call, so you have pretty good pot odds in the BB. The problem is you'll be out of position (OOP) post-flop, and this makes it very hard to get paid in full when you hit a rare monster. Until you've got more post-flop experience with stronger hands, I think it's best to fold marginal holdings almost always.
As played, you call, so you see a 3-way flop of J97. You have middle pair, with a useless kicker, so I'd generally fold to a bet. You don't have a backdoor flush draw (not even one diamond on the flop), so there aren't many turn cards that will improve your winning chances. The pre-flop raiser makes quite a big bet, which is called by the button. Once again, you have great pot odds, but I'd still fold. You could improve with a 9 or 6, but the and are not "clean" outs, as they make a flush possible. Fortunately, the turn is the other black nine. Again there is a lot of action. The original raiser appears to have at least AJ (TPTK), but could also have an overpair or top set. The caller probably has a draw. When the action comes back to you, I think a raise for value and protection is best. If a villain is on a draw, he won't pay you off on the river when the draw misses, so get your value NOW, while he's still chasing. As played, you just call. The river is a 7, so the board has double-paired and you made a full house. I like leading out for value here. I think AJ/QQ+ will find it difficult to fold, but if you just checked, they might check behind. Surprisingly, it's the player on the button that calls. I'd guess he had a 7 for the small full, but maybe he slowplayed a straight with T8, or just couldn't get away from a jack. Nice hand!

Hope this helps!

Cheers,
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Thu Aug 01, 2013, 11:36 AM
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Hi corndogZAR!

Please let me know when you pass the quiz.

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Quiz passed :D - Wed Aug 14, 2013, 03:48 AM
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Hello

I have successfully passed the quiz!!

Thank you!!

Whats next?
 
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No response!!!! - Thu Aug 15, 2013, 03:27 AM
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hello its been a full 24 hours and still no reply>?????????????????
 
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Thu Aug 15, 2013, 06:45 AM
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hello its been a full 24 hours and still no reply>?????????????????
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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money lost - Thu Aug 15, 2013, 08:06 AM
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Thu Aug 15, 2013, 01:51 PM
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Hi corndogZAR!

Q8s is too weak to play here. You want to fold this hand pretty much 100% of the time for several reasons. Firstly, you are very likely behind the ranges of the two villains. Secondly, you are going to be out of position all hand.

There are two other reasons to fold here as well which are even more important. Firstly, Q8s does not play that well as a speculative hand. It will be hard to make a straight and you arent drawing to the nut flush either. It is better to stick to real suited connectors such as QJs, KQ or even 89s or 78s.

Now with speculative hands such as these we don't expect to win often. Usually we have to fold on the flop. But when we do win with a straight or a flush (or set with small pairs) we rate to win a big pot. In order for this strategy to be profitable, we need to win quite a bit the times we do win in order to make up for all the small losses. For example you will flop a set 1 in 8 attemps on average. So you need to win more that one time than you lost on the other 7.

Since your stack is quite short in this hand. You won't be able to win enough to make this profitable. Moreover, you can't afford to call the preflop raise, then fold on the flop. It costs too much of your stack. When you get short stacked, it is best to look for spots where you are the preflop aggressor, raising or perhaps 3-betting all in with a premium hand.

Work on being patient and waiting for stronger starting hands and better position

GL and have fun at the tables!

Roland GTX
 
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whats next - Thu Aug 15, 2013, 02:34 PM
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thank you for the advice, i think patience is my main problem.

How do i get my next bankroll?
 
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Thu Aug 15, 2013, 06:23 PM
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thank you for the advice, i think patience is my main problem.

How do i get my next bankroll?
Brilliant,

Your Bankroll Builder progress is moving along nicely and you will receive your 3rd bonus later today!

Step Three

Now we really want you to up your game! Your challenge is to earn 10 VPPs after getting today's buy-in.

Note that any VPPs that you have earned up to this point won't count, only those earned AFTER you get your 3rd buy-in.

When you hit your target of 10 VPPs we will award you with your final Bankroll Builder bonus. Let us know when you reach the target.

Also, if you make a deposit at this stage we will also award you with your final bonus.

Best of Luck at the tables and let us know as soon as you have earned the 10 VPPs or if you make a deposit.

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