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Bankroll Builder - Tue Jun 25, 2013, 09:40 PM
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* I am new to Poker School and would love to take part in the Bankroll Builder Promotion Please advise!

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Tue Jun 25, 2013, 09:50 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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Wed Jun 26, 2013, 08:39 AM
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Hi iJamuFoldB,

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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Bankroll Builder Hand Advice - Wed Jun 26, 2013, 08:50 PM
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Q7o. I made a standard raise from the button with a marginal hand. It got two callers to the flop. This is where I need help. I gathered that with the sb betting 4X the pot that his range could be Ax small pairs ,and a lot of spade draws. I flop middle pair with an average kicker. Does my flop raise make sense?
 
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Bankroll Builder - Wed Jun 26, 2013, 09:04 PM
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I Have Finished all 3 steps and are ready for my first bonus!


iJamUFoldB
 
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Wed Jun 26, 2013, 09:45 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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Wed Jun 26, 2013, 10:20 PM
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Hi iJamuFoldB!

Thanks for posting this hand. The first thing to point out is that this is a 6-max table. The PSO beginner courses are designed for full ring tables, where a disciplined and patient style is profitable, so please sit on 9-handed tables for the remainder of this promotion. Nevertheless, I'll take a look at this hand.

With Q7 on the button, I sometimes might raise on the button if I'm trying to steal the blinds from tight players, but you're not in that situation here. There have already been two raises when the action reaches you. In a 3-bet pot, Q7 is complete trash. It's crushed by hands like KQ, AQ and the big pairs. I wouldn't even call this re-raise, but you decided to make a cold 4-bet to 16 chips, which is far from standard. This is a bluff, but I can't see it being successful, because hands like QQ+ are never folding. Your raise gets no respect and 3 players call. The flop comes J75, giving you middle pair, and the big blind donks out with a big overbet. He might be doing this with a flush draw, but he could also have TPTK or a set. When another player calls, your middle pair is not looking good. I'm definitely folding here. Stacking off with middle pair will not be profitable in the long run.
It seems there were some crazy players on this table. When you get on the real money tables, you won't see stuff like this very often. When players raise and make big bets, they usually have big hands, so you shouldn't be playing trash hands like Q7 if there is action in front of you. Remember to sit on 9-handed tables, so you can wait around for much stronger hands.

Hope this helps!
Cheers,
Arty


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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 01:50 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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Bankroll Builder Hand Advice - Thu Jun 27, 2013, 08:16 PM
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I thought I my bet sizing was fine preflop. However,with 3 overs and a chk/chk flop I think betting the turn could have given me some fold equity correct? Or should I have know his flat call on the turn meant I was behind? I still don't think at these stakes I'm getting him off second pair even repping AK,KJ,KQ,K10 which he should have gathered when I 3bet pre. Thoughts? Be gentle, I am new.
 
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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 08:19 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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Bankroll Builder-3 Reasons to make a Big Bet - Thu Jun 27, 2013, 08:24 PM
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1. To put a lot of pressure on opponents
2. To Bluff people off a decent hand
3. To Gain Value from very strong hands.
 
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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:54 PM
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Hi iJamuFoldB! I'll take a look at the hand in post #9.

Pre-flop, I'd actually just check and go set-mining for free. The problem with making a standard raise is that villains at these stakes like seeing the flop, no matter how much you charge them, so you want to raise hands that flop well, making top pair, or flopping a draw to the nuts, particularly because you'll be out of position. 66 doesn't flop well. It misses completely about 7 times out of 8, and if you go ahead and c-bet, then you would have committed a big chunk of your stack with what rates to be 3rd or 4th pair.
As played, you make it 5x, which gets you heads up against the button. The KQT flop is a bad one for you, as villain is likely to have hit it in some way. Even if he just has ace high, he has a gutshot, but there are various draws and pairs better than 66 in his range.
I'd just give up unless you can spike your 2-outer for free. The flop goes check-check, and the turn might look like a good scare card to bet, repping the flush, but if you'd had a decent flush draw on the flop, you would have bet it then. Villain will also have picked up a flush draw sometimes too, so you won't have much luck trying to get him off a pair+draw hand. I'd definitely give up when he flats the turn. You're not beating anything really. I doubt villain is bad enough to call the turn with two black 5s for example. The 4 on the river is a blank. It doesn't scare anything that called the turn, so it's suicidal to bet again.
I like the idea of "repping" AK,KJ,KQ,KT, but all of those hands bet the flop, they don't check. When you don't bet the flop, a villain with a queen thinks he's winning.

I'd recommend you cut down on the bluffing and play more of an ABC game. Don't try to get villains to fold marginal hands. Work out when you can bet for value, and do so. Firing multi-street bluffs is a good way to bust your bankroll.

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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Fri Jun 28, 2013, 12:58 AM
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Hi iJamuFoldB,

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

Good luck at the tables!

Joss


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Bankroll Builder Next Step - Sat Jun 29, 2013, 02:21 PM
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I have now completed all three steps and passed the Cash Game Quiz!!!!

What now?
 
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Sun Jun 30, 2013, 10:51 AM
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Hi iJamuFoldB,

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.

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