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[JK] Bankroll Builder Promotion - Tue Jun 25, 2013, 03:48 PM
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Hello,

I would like participate in the Bankroll Builder Promotion

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Tue Jun 25, 2013, 03:52 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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Tue Jun 25, 2013, 10:03 PM
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Hello Nimose,

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!

John (JWK24)


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Wed Jun 26, 2013, 12:39 AM
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Did I play this hand right? I didn't feel comfortable raising with Ace Jack off suite on the big blind and making a cont. bet with 2 opps remaining in the pot...


Thanks!
 
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Wed Jun 26, 2013, 01:28 AM
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Hi Nimose!

With AJ from the BB, I get 6 limps in front of me. I will make a standard raise here, which is to 3BB+1BB for each limper and with 6 limpers, I will raise to 9BB or 18 chips. Limping here really accomplishes nothing, as I can't thin the number of opps and I get absolutely no information about what cards the opps may be playing. I also want to keep all of my bets and raises standard, as the opps will be continually guessing as to the strength of my hand. Opps that bet more or less based on their cards are basically turning them face-up to an observant opponent.. something I always want to avoid doing.

I see a 3-way flop that I totally miss. Because of the preflop raise (especially with it being an abnormally high raise), I will make a c-bet here. The key is the sizing of the bet, as it needs to be based on the number of opps, pot size and board texture. With 2 opps, I need to bet 2/3 pot (53 chips). I do not want to bet more nor less than this. By raising abnormally large preflop, this would signify a strong hand, but a small bet on the flop says weakness... so my hand is not telling a consistant story.

The turn is a blank and when the opp checks to me, I'm going to check behind and see a river card, as all that I currently have is ace high.

The river is an A and when the opp checks here, I will make my standard value bet for 1 opp in the hand, which is 1/2 pot (73 chips).

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)

P.S. Please let me know when you have passed the quiz.


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Wed Jun 26, 2013, 01:47 AM
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Thank you for getting back to me so quickly. I appreciate it.

I just passed the quiz! so what's next??
 
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Wed Jun 26, 2013, 08:33 AM
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Brilliant Nimose!

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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Wed Jun 26, 2013, 06:02 PM
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A player may want to make a big bet to:

1. put pressure on his opponents
2. bluff opponents off a hand
3. protect his hand against draws.
 
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Wed Jun 26, 2013, 06:05 PM
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Just wondering if I raising with a pair as small as 5s is ok??
 
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Wed Jun 26, 2013, 07:35 PM
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Hi Nimose! I'll take a look at this hand.

When there's a limper in the pot, I'd sometimes raise to isolate them, but mostly just call and hope to see a flop for a bargain price. One of the problems with raising 55 in MP is that although the limper might fold (or call, but then fold to a c-bet on the flop) you still have 4 players with live cards. There's no law against one of those waking up with a better hand. If someone calls or reraises, then 55 is probably in bad shape, so it's a bit wasteful to put 10c in the middle here when the most you are likely to win is the blinds plus the limp. Since 55 is a speculative hand, I'd prefer to just call. If someone raises to 8c or so, you can call and go set-mining. There's no need to bloat the pot unnecessarily.

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,
Arty


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Wed Jun 26, 2013, 09:29 PM
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Hi,

I have studied and passed the Cash Game quiz!!

Thanks!
 
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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 07:31 AM
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Hi,

I have studied and passed the Cash Game quiz!!

Thanks!
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.

Raiser


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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 12:28 PM
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Hi,

Here is the hand I lost my 2nd bonus with. what do I do to earn my 3rd bonus.

Thanks!
 
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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 08:51 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 I will advise on the next step.

Cheers.


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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 10:39 PM
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Hi Nimose! I'll take a look at the hand in post #13.

With two black kings in early position, raising for value is good. You don't really want multiple callers, so this bet usually gets you heads up. When the villain in the small blind re-raises (3-bets) to 30c, he usually has a very strong hand. If he's positionally aware, he should realise that your range for opening in early position is very strong, so he'll usually have a hand in the range QQ+/AK when he 3-bets. You're beating that range as a whole, and it's standard to get all your money in the middle with kings. Villain shows aces this time, and that makes this a cooler. In the long run, when you have KK on a full ring table, a villain will have AA about 4% of the time. It sucks when this happens, but things even out in the long run, because sometimes you'll be the guy with aces, coolering the guy with kings. There's nothing you can do here. It's just random luck. You played the hand fine, and just ran into the one hand that had you in terrible shape. Sometimes, villain will have AK or QQ and your kings will usually hold, and occasionally your kings will crack the aces.

I hope you run better in the next stage of this promotion!
Cheers,
Arty


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Fri Jun 28, 2013, 05:26 AM
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Here is the hand I lost my 2nd bonus with. what do I do to earn my 3rd bonus.

Thanks!
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.

Raiser


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Fri Jun 28, 2013, 10:09 AM
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Thank you very much!!

Nimose
 
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Fri Jun 28, 2013, 04:10 PM
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Hello,

I got 10PPVs and ready for my final Bonus.

Thank You!!
 
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Sat Jun 29, 2013, 09:43 AM
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Hello,

I got 10PPVs and ready for my final Bonus.

Thank You!!
Hello,

'Earn 10 VPPs AFTER receiving your 3rd bonus and you will automatically be credited with your 4th bonus'

Remember it's 10 VPPs earned AFTER you got your last buy-in, not 10 VPPs total (any VPPS earned before you got your last buy-in do not count)

If you have earned 10 VPPs AFTER you got your 3rd bonus then your final bonus should be credited to you automatically within 24 hours.

Let me know when you get it

Raiser


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Sat Jun 29, 2013, 10:09 AM
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Hi,

Thats it have earned more than 10 VPPs after I got my 3rd bonus.
 

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