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Is this worth it ? - Wed Jun 26, 2013, 02:36 AM
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I want to participate in bankroll builder promotion for 8$ cash.
 
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Wed Jun 26, 2013, 04:36 AM
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I want to participate in bankroll builder promotion for 8$ cash.
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!

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Wed Jun 26, 2013, 03:24 PM
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Hello thebaap,

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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All Done !!! - Thu Jun 27, 2013, 07:43 AM
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Here is the hand I played and won. I have no questions as I know all about poker. Thanks!

 
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All 3 steps completed ! - Thu Jun 27, 2013, 07:46 AM
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Good job with the basic course btw ! All 3 steps done.
 
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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 07:46 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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Feedbacks and suggestions please - Thu Jun 27, 2013, 08:45 AM
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i will be obliged if the hand is analysed by an expert
 
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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 05:00 PM
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Hi thebaap! I wouldn't call myself an expert, but I'll take a look at the hand in post #4 for you.

You have A4 in the small blind, facing a limp and a huge overbet raise to 32bb. You only have one good option here and that is to fold. A4 is a trash hand that does not play well when all the money goes in pre-flop, because it is dominated by all the better aces, and is worse than flipping with all pairs higher than 55. I'm aware that, on play money tables, there are maniacs that will go all in with complete junk, but A4 isn't a big favourite, even against hands like 72. (72 will beat A4 about 35% of the time).
Making a minraise to 126 makes no sense, because that leaves just 33 chips in your stack, and also gives villain the right odds to call with random suited connectors. (Minraises are bad. Don't make them. Use a raise size of around three times the initial open where possible). If villain just calls your raise and you see a flop, there will be over 250 chips in the middle, and you'll only have 33 left to bet. Since raising means you are absolutely pot-committed and can't ever fold, if you decide you want to play this hand, you should go directly all in. I much prefer folding, however.
As played, villain puts you all in and you call, so you see the board run out 3-handed and you were lucky enough to hit a backdoor straight.
The villains in this hand are clearly crazy. QJs and J8 are not hands good enough to play for stacks with, in the same way A4 isn't. Pre-flop, QJs vs A4o is basically a coin-flip. Even if you knew villain's exact hand, then getting your stack in would just be a 50/50 proposition, but often he'll have a hand that crushes A4, so you should get into the habit of folding it.
Be aware that players won't be quite so crazy on the 2NL real money tables. If you get all in pre-flop with A4o, you'll almost always have the worst hand, so will quickly lose your bankroll by making plays like this.

Hope this helps.
Cheers,
Arty


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Fri Jun 28, 2013, 03:26 AM
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Great insight...When will I get 8$ ???
 
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Fri Jun 28, 2013, 07:15 AM
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Hi thebaap,

I wanted to award you your first bonus, but unfortunately your Poker Basic quiz pass isn't showing on our system here. It's possible, but unlikely, that it's a technical issue, so please take the quiz again and let me know when you have the pass.

flophitter
 

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