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Hello - Tue Jun 18, 2013, 03:13 AM
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I am new here and want to take part of the bankroll Builder promotion.
 
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Tue Jun 18, 2013, 04:49 AM
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I am new here and want to take part of 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 18, 2013, 07:14 PM
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I am new here and want to take part of 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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Bankrol builder - Wed Jun 19, 2013, 09:23 PM
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Thu Jun 20, 2013, 05:52 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 20, 2013, 10:45 AM
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Hi mofocus!

The first tip that I would have for you is that whenever you want to sit in a ring game, to always wait for the BB to start playing. Paying extra blinds over and over will be a very large drain to a player's bankroll.

With Q2 from middle position, I get a limp (the posting of the blind), then an abnormally large raise to 110 and two calls of this raise. A standard raise would have been to 3BB+1BB for each limper, so a bet of 40. Q2 is a total trash hand and due to this, I need to muck. I want to be putting my chips into the pot when I have the best hand, not when I know that I'm behind. The goal of playing poker is to take the other player's chips and I want to do so by making plays where on average I will gain chips. Playing bad hands are situations where I would expect to lose chips on average.. which I do not want to do.

If I was in the hand, which I would NEVER be, my bets post flop need to be based on the size of the pot, then number of players in the hand and the board texture. With 4 opps, a standard bet size is a pot-size bet, with 3 opps it's 3/4 pot, with 2 opps it's 2/3 pot and with 1 opp it's 1/2 pot. However, with an A on the board, having a pair of queens is most likely not the best hand, so I do NOT want to bet.

Patience is a huge key in poker and the key with this hand is to muck trash hands before the flop and to save my chips for a better situation.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

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Thu Jun 20, 2013, 07:46 PM
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Brilliant!

Let us know as soon as you pass the Poker Basic Quiz and we'll get your 1st bonus to you

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your absolutely correct. - Fri Jun 21, 2013, 03:37 AM
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I will keep that in mind and try my best to practice that
thanks alot...
 
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hey guy's - Fri Jun 21, 2013, 03:48 AM
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I think Ialready passed the basic test..
 
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Fri Jun 21, 2013, 04:53 AM
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I think Ialready passed the basic test..
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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KQ os beats pairA - Fri Jun 21, 2013, 10:34 PM
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Sat Jun 22, 2013, 08:11 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 22, 2013, 11:37 AM
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Hi mofocus! I'll take a look at the hand in post #11.

Here you have KQ on the button. This hand is good enough to play in this position, so coming in for a 3bb raise is standard. You'll often steal the blinds, but if you get called, then a continuation bet on the flop will usually take down the pot. Your raise isn't just called, however. The player in the small blind re-raises. He makes a 3-bet to 18c. It might surprise you to hear this, but the standard play with KQ in this spot is to fold. KQ is somewhat of a trouble hand. It tends to win small pots and lose big ones. The main reason you should fold to the 3-bet is because KQ is "dominated" by the typical 3-bet range of QQ+ and AK. I've got some more advice on how to react to 3-bets in my blog.
As played, you call, and you get what looks like a perfect flop: KK9. Now that you've come to the flop in this 3-bet pot, the pot is large and remaining stacks are fairly short, so you're quickly pot-commmitted. Villain bets quite small on the flop, so he might be worried about the two kings on the board if he has AA or QQ. He can't have KK, because there aren't enough kings in the deck. I'd be quite worried that villain has AK and is trying to sucker you in with a worse hand. You call and the turn and river are both blanks. Calling villain's all in is the obvious thing to do, because you can't fold top trips on this board.

You got a great result here, as the villain with AA didn't give you credit for a king, but be warned that in future, if a villain bets 3 streets on a board like this in a 3-bet pot, he'll have AK and will be doubling through you. KQ doesn't play well against a 3-bet range, so should be folded if it gets re-raised pre-flop.

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!

Hope this helps!
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Sat Jun 22, 2013, 01:01 PM
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Brilliant!

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

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you are basolutely right... - Sat Jun 22, 2013, 08:29 PM
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ill study what you have said here and keep in mind and have it as my tool to playing great poker in the future, thanks alot I really appriciate the lesson, you have no idea....thanks again..
 
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Sun Jun 23, 2013, 09:44 AM
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ill study what you have said here and keep in mind and have it as my tool to playing great poker in the future, thanks alot I really appriciate the lesson, you have no idea....thanks again..
Glad to hear that you are enjoying it!

Let us know as soon as soon as you pass the Cash Game quiz and we'll get your next bonus to you

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cash game quiz. - Wed Jul 03, 2013, 05:53 AM
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I think I passed the cash game quiz..
 
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Wed Jul 03, 2013, 06:05 AM
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I think I 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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Fri Jul 05, 2013, 04:23 AM
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PokerStars Hand #100990125479: Hold'em No Limit ($0.01/$0.02 USD) - 2013/07/05 4:09:42 ET
Table 'West' 9-max Seat #5 is the button
Seat 1: badplayer335 ($1.90 in chips)
Seat 2: Halika76 ($5.45 in chips)
Seat 4: mofocus ($1 in chips)
Seat 5: Volting ($1.56 in chips)
Seat 6: kaosluntik ($4.24 in chips)
Seat 7: PokerPlay51 ($0.05 in chips)
Seat 8: tobiinho ($2.50 in chips)
Seat 9: Vovaka11423 ($1.71 in chips)
kaosluntik: posts small blind $0.01
PokerPlay51: posts big blind $0.02
mofocus: posts big blind $0.02
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to mofocus [2s Ac]
tobiinho: calls $0.02
Vovaka11423: folds
badplayer335: folds
Halika76: folds
mofocus: checks
Volting: folds
kaosluntik: raises $0.08 to $0.10
PokerPlay51: calls $0.03 and is all-in
tobiinho: folds
mofocus: calls $0.08
*** FLOP *** [Th 8s Ah]
kaosluntik: bets $0.18
mofocus: calls $0.18
*** TURN *** [Th 8s Ah] [5c]
kaosluntik: bets $0.44
deserter86 joins the table at seat #3
mofocus: calls $0.44
*** RIVER *** [Th 8s Ah 5c] [4c]
kaosluntik: bets $0.86
mofocus: calls $0.28 and is all-in
Uncalled bet ($0.58) returned to kaosluntik
*** SHOW DOWN ***
kaosluntik: shows [Tc Td] (three of a kind, Tens)
mofocus: shows [2s Ac] (a pair of Aces)
kaosluntik collected $1.84 from side pot
PokerPlay51: shows [Kc 6s] (high card Ace)
kaosluntik collected $0.16 from main pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $2.07 Main pot $0.16. Side pot $1.84. | Rake $0.07
Board [Th 8s Ah 5c 4c]
Seat 1: badplayer335 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: Halika76 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: mofocus showed [2s Ac] and lost with a pair of Aces
Seat 5: Volting (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: kaosluntik (small blind) showed [Tc Td] and won ($2) with three of a kind, Tens
Seat 7: PokerPlay51 (big blind) showed [Kc 6s] and lost with high card Ace
Seat 8: tobiinho folded before Flop
Seat 9: Vovaka11423 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
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please disregard prevoius post. - Fri Jul 05, 2013, 04:58 AM
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