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Bankroll Builder - Tue Jun 11, 2013, 09:04 AM
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I want to take part in the Bankroll Builder promotion.
 
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Tue Jun 11, 2013, 09:10 AM
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I want to take part in the Bankroll Builder promotion.
Welcome to PokerSchoolOnline!

Please 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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Tue Jun 11, 2013, 11:34 AM
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OK,thank you
 
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Tue Jun 11, 2013, 05:23 PM
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Hi vecko999,

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 Basics 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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done it - Wed Jun 12, 2013, 09:26 AM
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here is my hand



I won this one but I want to know is that a good hand to go all in every time?

I passed poker basics course,,and done watching GS video

cheers
 
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Thu Jun 13, 2013, 12:50 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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Thu Jun 13, 2013, 11:30 AM
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Hi vecko999!

With KQo from the hijack, I get 3 limps in front of me, I'm going to make a standard raise, which is to 3BB+1BB for each limper. With 3 limpers, I will raise to 6BB or 12 chips... however... this is over 1/3 of my stack, which means that I'm pot-committed and cannot fold. Due to this, I either now need to shove or fold and I will shove.

The key when shoving is to make the play believable (when I'm pot-committed). I don't just want to blindly shove a very large number of chips. I'd also like to have a better hand than KQ to shove with (I'd prefer a made hand like QQ or KK), but here the stack size dictates my action.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


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Thu Jun 13, 2013, 05:06 PM
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Excellent!

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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done - Sat Jun 15, 2013, 07:15 AM
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can you analyse my decisions in this hand?

answer on question is:
- to put a lot pressure on opponents
- to bluff people off decent hands
- to protect against strong draw

3. CG quiz passed

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Sat Jun 15, 2013, 10:48 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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Sat Jun 15, 2013, 09:02 PM
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Hi vecko999! I'll take a look at this real money hand.

Here you have QJs in fairly early position. Although this is a pretty hand and a nice one to speculate with because it makes flushes and straights, I prefer folding pre-flop, with the main reason being that you'll usually be out of position post-flop, and this makes it very hard to make a profit. I have more information on how position should affect your pre-flop decisions in my blog here. With any hand I want to enter the pot, I'll come in for a standard raise of 3bb. Limping in (just calling the blind) is a weak play. When you limp in, it's much harder to put villains on a range, as they could call - or even raise - with junk and make a random straight or two pairs that you never suspected.
As played, you limp in, the CO calls and the button minraises to 4c. He's indicating he has a stronger hand, but his raise is so small that it gives a good price to everyone. When there's a call by the big blind, you're priced in to also call and see a flop. I would not get too excited about just flopping one pair, however. In a multiway pot, you'll typically need to make top two pairs, or a straight or better to win.
You see the flop 4-handed and it comes QT6. You made top pair, but it's standard to check to the last raiser here, as he'll usually be making a continuation bet whether he hit the flop or not. By leading out (which is called "making a donkbet") you are at risk of value-owning yourself. Worse hands are unlikely to call (so you get no value) but better hands will give you action. They may even raise. That's what happens here. The original raiser clicks it up to 12c. He's saying "I have the best hand". Since he raised pre-flop, he's likely to have at least KQ, but more likely are AQ, QQ, KK, and AA, and he wants to get paid.
You call the raise (which is a mistake, because you might even be drawing almost dead if villain has top set) and see a blank 4s on the turn.
I'm not sure why you bet out again on the turn. Villain raised pre-flop, and he raised on the flop. You should do your best to keep the pot small when it's likely you are losing. Don't put more money in the pot when villain has you beat! This time, villain raises again, to 20c. You simply have to fold here. You have top pair, but villain clearly has you beat. He's had 3 opportunities to raise so far, and he's taken every one. He's not bluffing, so you should be folding. Instead you call, so see the river. The blank 6 pairs the board and this time you check. Villain might be worried you had a set that made a boat or a 6 that made trips, so he checked behind to see the showdown for free. He flips over AQ and now you see he had you beat at every stage from pre-flop to the river.
I hope you learn from this hand that QJs is a trouble hand. It's easily dominated by AQ, KQ and QQ++. If you just make one pair with this hand, you don't want to build a big pot, because big pots are for big hands. Top pair with a jack kicker is not a big hand.
Try and be more careful with your pre-flop hand selection, and if you get raised, give more credit to a villain. If someone keeps raising, it's usually because he has the best hand. When you get a lot of heat, you need to learn to fold one pair.

Hope this helps!

To get more tuition on cash game basics, I recommend going to live training sessions for the Wednesday and Saturday Games if you can. You'll even be able to play alongside other PSO members in the Homegame club and get instant feedback on the way you play your hands. Good luck!

Cheers,
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Sat Jun 15, 2013, 10:38 PM
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Hi vecko999,

Fantastic!

Your next 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 this bonus and you will automatically be credited with the next bonus. Let us know if you hit that target
2) If you lose your this 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.

Joss


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Sun Jun 16, 2013, 04:00 PM
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Hi HokyPokyToo
Done it,I earned 10 VPPs
Thank you and cheers
 
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Mon Jun 17, 2013, 12:39 AM
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Hi vecko,

Our records show that you still need to earn a few more VPPs, keep up the good work - you'll get there soon!
Good luck at the tables!

Joss


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Mon Jun 17, 2013, 04:43 AM
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OK Joss,but i dont understand,I have 12 VPPs.
In the last post you said that i need to earn 10 VPPs and then i will automatically be credited for the next bonus.
cheers
 
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Mon Jun 17, 2013, 08:23 PM
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Perfect!

Your next Bankroll Builder bonus is on it's way to you, great job so far.

There are three ways in which you can earn your next bonus.

1) Earn 10 VPPs AFTER receiving this bonus and you will automatically be credited with the next bonus. Let us know if you hit that target
2) If you lose your this 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.

Joss


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Tue Jun 18, 2013, 12:36 PM
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Done it,i have 48 VPPs
cheers
 
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Tue Jun 18, 2013, 08:14 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 forums in the Poker Education 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.

Joss


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