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bankroll builder - Fri Jun 21, 2013, 06:52 AM
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I'm new to PSO and would like to take place in the bankroll builder promotion.

 
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Fri Jun 21, 2013, 08:18 AM
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I'm new to PSO and would like to take place 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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Fri Jun 21, 2013, 04:50 PM
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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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Sat Jun 22, 2013, 02:54 AM
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Sat Jun 22, 2013, 02:55 AM
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i think i've completed the rest. what's next?
 
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Sat Jun 22, 2013, 08:05 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, 08:20 AM
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okie dokie.
 
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Sat Jun 22, 2013, 10:42 AM
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Hi DISPISED!

The first tip for you is that whenever you sit down at a ring table, 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 AK from UTG+1, I'm going to make a standard raise, which is to 3BB+1BB for each limper (yes the posts count as limps). With 3 limpers, I will raise to 6BB or 60 chips. I want to keep all of my raises standard so that the opps are continually guessing as to the strength of my hand. Players that bet more with better hands and less with worse ones are basically turning their cards face-up to an observant opponent.. something I want to avoid.

I get 2 calls, a min 3-bet and 2 calls of it. Since AK is a hand with potential, but is not a made hand, I will call this bet and see the flop.

I flop top pair and the first opp shoves. Here is where a read on the opp is critical, as they could have two pair, a set or even a straight. If the opp is known to be tight, then I'm going to muck here as I'm most likely beat. If the opp is loose, then I can easily be ahead and will call. The key will be on how this opp has been playing in the past and what cards they have shown. Since it looks like this was the first hand at the table (due to the post), with no information about the opp, I'm going to muck here as I only want to call against a player that is a known loose player.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

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Sat Jun 22, 2013, 11:13 AM
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Thanks, that's quite an insight.
 
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Sat Jun 22, 2013, 11:15 AM
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so now that I've completed the 3 steps what do i do next?
 
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Sat Jun 22, 2013, 01:05 PM
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so now that I've completed the 3 steps what do i do next?
Hey there,

Please pass the Poker Basic quiz and let us know when you do

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Last edited by royalraise85; Mon Jun 24, 2013 at 06:58 PM..
 
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Mon Jun 24, 2013, 09:40 AM
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okay, so I've finally passed the quiz.
 
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Mon Jun 24, 2013, 06:58 PM
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okay, so I've finally passed the quiz.
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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Fri Jun 28, 2013, 03:54 AM
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i'm interested to know if you guys think i made the right move by folding.
i'd been watching this guy for a little bit. and i figured he'd hit 2 pair.
 
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Fri Jun 28, 2013, 03:58 AM
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i've also already passed the cash game quiz
 
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Fri Jun 28, 2013, 04:14 AM
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so the 3 reasons would be:
-to put pressure on other players in the hand
-increase the size of the pot
-to bluff people off stronger hands.
 
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Fri Jun 28, 2013, 05:13 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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Fri Jun 28, 2013, 06:11 AM
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Thanks.
 
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Fri Jun 28, 2013, 02:05 PM
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Hi DISPISED! I'll take a look at the hand in post #14.

You have KK in the SB facing a limp. Raising for value is correct and the size of 8c is standard vs a limper. Two villains call and you see a flop of A73. You're out of position and this is a horrible spot. If you were in position, you could check behind, but acting first, you are expected to make a continuation bet. However, since this pot is multiway, I might just check. It's pretty likely that one of the villains hit the ace. I might check and call a bet of half pot, but sometimes I'd just check-fold. Betting out isn't terrible, but when you get called, you have to shut down. KK is losing to any ace on this board, so it's not profitable to put any more money in the pot. I would check-fold to any bet on the turn or river, as you're not beating anything but bluffs. Villain makes a large bet on the river which actually looks like a bluff, but he could have made two pairs, a set, or a straight. You can't beat top pair, so it's an easy fold.

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!

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Fri Jun 28, 2013, 03:23 PM
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i've also already 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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