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Bankroll Builder - Mon Jun 24, 2013, 10:38 AM
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Hi
I would like to start my bankroll builder course.
 
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Mon Jun 24, 2013, 06:55 PM
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Hi
I would like to start my bankroll builder course.
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 25, 2013, 10:30 AM
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Hi cipsfun,

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.


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quensss - Fri Jun 28, 2013, 09:23 AM
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This is a hand from a freeroll tournament.I played the hand like on the course?
 
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pot commited? - Fri Jun 28, 2013, 09:54 AM
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i tought that the risk worth it because it was an uncertain re-raise from him on preflop after me betting in UTG 3 BB(representig pretty strong hand there)...and i thought that i was pot commited and therefore i payed another two big blinds(uncertain re-raised)..What is your oppinion?...should i play next time the same way, with calling on preflop? or just fold instant after he re-raised me just 2 big blinds thinking that he is representing a pretty strong hand like (AA,KK or just a better kicker AK)?



P.S. Sorry about my english :P
 
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Fri Jun 28, 2013, 10:09 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, 02:40 PM
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Hi cipsfun!

The hands you posted in posts #4 and #5 are tournament hands. While you're allowed to play freerolls, this promotion is for cash games where the blinds remain static. The Basic PSO courses are designed for beginners to cash games. Tournaments require a different strategy, because your relative stack size will fluctuate as the blinds increase. In future, please post cash game hands, but I'll take a look a look at the AQ tournament hand.

With AQ UTG, I'd often just fold. It's a tricky hand to play out of position. If you decide to play it, then raising is correct. When you get re-raised, however, I'd recommend mucking. For someone to 3-bet your UTG open, they need a very strong hand, typically in the range QQ+/AK. AQ is crushed by that range, and you can't show a profit by calling, especially when villain has position on you. Playing bloated pots out of position and without the betting lead is a big leak. See my blog for more info on what to do when you get 3-bet.
As played, you call and hit TPTK. The right play here would be to check to the raiser, as he's likely to c-bet with his entire range. You get value by letting him bet with worse hands, and by calling his bet. By leading out with a donkbet, you can get valueowned. Worse hands will fold (so you don't get paid) and only better hands will call. If villain has QQ+, he's winning your stack here. Since villain folded this time, he probably had AK.

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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CaSH - Sat Jun 29, 2013, 09:12 AM
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:P

Last edited by cipsfun; Sat Jun 29, 2013 at 09:15 AM..
 
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Sat Jun 29, 2013, 10:13 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. Please let us know when you've passed your basics course; when these two things are done we will advise on the next step.

Cheers.


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Sat Jun 29, 2013, 01:55 PM
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Hi cipsfun! I'll take a look at the KK hand.

With KK on the button facing a raise, a re-raise (3-bet) is appropriate. In a tournament situations, it's easy to get pot-commited (meaning a third of your stack is in the middle, and folding is unwise), because your stack size is relatively small. When your re-raise is called by two players, the pot is close to 1500, and you only have 1691 behind, so on good flips for your hand it's time to try and get your stack in. Here, everything works out fine. One villain makes a tiny bet, and another makes a decent raise. Your only good option is to shove all in, because the pot is now larger than your stack. You get it in on 863, and both villains fold, which is somewhat surprising. The villain that raised the flop put more than a third of his stack in the middle, so he should be calling, unless he had a total bluff. You added a lot of chips to your stack here. Nice hand.
Remember to play on cash tables where the blinds remain static on the next part of this promo.

Hope this helps!
Cheers,
Arty


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Sat Jun 29, 2013, 06:56 PM
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Hi cipsfun,

Please let us know when you have passed the poker basics quiz, so we can continue with the next step!

Good luck at the tables!

Joss


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Last edited by HokyPokyToo; Sun Jun 30, 2013 at 12:26 AM..
 
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completed - Sun Jun 30, 2013, 07:12 AM
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I think i`ve done it all.
 
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Sun Jun 30, 2013, 10:47 AM
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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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:P - Mon Jul 01, 2013, 02:24 PM
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good re-raise?
 
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Mon Jul 01, 2013, 02:43 PM
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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, and passed your cash quiz, I will advise on the next step.

Cheers.


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Mon Jul 01, 2013, 09:24 PM
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good re-raise?
Hi cipsfun!

Opening with a 3x raise with from ep is perfect. Your bet size was spot on.

The flop is all low cards but a flush or straight draw is possible, as well as trips. This board may be dangerous. Therefore leading with a bet as you did is perfect. When you get min-raised you need to ask yourself what type of hand the villain would do this with. Did you have a read on him? If the guy is super tight, then the raise may be a sign of strength. Normally though the min-raise is a sign of weakness, typically a semi-bluff such as a flush draw. 3-betting as you did is fine, if you expect him to call with weaker hands. If he is chasing a flush we can often expect a call. So, I like 3-betting as you did. However, a standard 3-bet would be 3x the original raise. So, I would prefer making it about 99 cents here. Raising smaller as you did give the villain good odds to continue if he has a drawing hand. Raising the standard 3x both get you value AND protects your hand.

Sticking to standard bet sizes also has the advantage of concealing the strength of your hand. An observant villain will never know if you are raising/3betting with a monster or a bluff when you keep your bet sizes the same.

Nice hand

GL and have fun at the tables!

Roland GTX
 
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Tue Jul 02, 2013, 01:00 AM
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Hi cipsfun,

Please let us know when you have passed the cash quiz so we may continue to the next step!

Good luck at the tables!

Joss


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passed - Tue Jul 02, 2013, 01:11 PM
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cash game quiz already passed
 
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Tue Jul 02, 2013, 05:18 PM
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Hi cipsfun,

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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