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Build my Bankroll - Fri Jun 28, 2013, 03:22 PM
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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 28, 2013, 03:26 PM
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Originally Posted by JaydaVixen View Post
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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Sat Jun 29, 2013, 10:57 AM
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Hi JaydaVixen,

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.

Best of Luck!


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Bankroll Builder Session Feedback - Sun Jun 30, 2013, 04:02 AM
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Going all-in with pair of Ks. I did this because I was the strongest better pre-flop, and I flopped the high pair. I did not want anyone to call because of the flush draw. I wanted to make a pot sized bet, but that would be a third of my stack, so I decided to go all-in.
 
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Sun Jun 30, 2013, 08:32 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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Sun Jun 30, 2013, 01:31 PM
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Hi JaydaVixen! I'll take a look at the hand in post #4.

It looks like this is a tournament hand. Tournaments require a different strategy to cash games, so for the duration of this promotion, please sit on tables which have blinds that stay fixed at a certain amount. Nevertheless, I'll give you some advice on the play of this hand.

With KJs in the small blind facing 5 limpers, I think I'd prefer to just complete the blind and see a flop cheaply. Although it's possible you have the best hand (although it's unlikely, as you're losing to any pocket pair or ace), I'm not keen on raising here, because the size you'd need to use would represent a large chunk of your starting stack, and with so many players in the pot, you're likely to get called by a few players. That's not ideal, as KJ won't make top pair all that often. Early on in a tournament, I don't want to play big pots without very strong made hands, so here I'd keep the pot small and only invest a lot of my chips once I'm sure I have the best hand.
As played, you raise it up to 180, which is a pretty good size that should thin the field somewhat, but here your raise gets called by 4 players, which is bad news, because you'll have to the play post-flop out of position, which is neither easy or profitable.
The flop comes KT4, which is a pretty good flop for you, as you made top pair good kicker, but acting first makes this a tricky spot, especially with your stack size. I can see that making a pot-sized bet makes you pot-committed, but you can't be sure you have the best hand. You're losing to better kings, two pairs and sets. I understand that you want to protect your hand from draws, but draws are what bring value to your hand. A flush draw, for example, won't hit all that often, so you make money when a player with a draw calls your bets.
Shoving all in has merit, but the problem is it risks you getting value-owned. When you make an overbet, it's hard to get called by worse, and will only get called by better hands. Someone holding KT, TT or 44 is snap-calling this shove and knocking you out of the tournament. I think I would prefer to make a value bet of about half pot. Drawing hands can call that bet (giving value to your hand), and you could go all in on safe turn cards. If you take a line like that, then players with flush draws will feel pot-committed to call the turn, and they will call off their stacks as an underdog. If you overbet the flop, then villains aren't pot-committed, so they can fold all their worse hand and you miss a lot of value.
Fortunately for you, there is no call of your shove, so you drag a very nice pot, but I think there was more value in making a bet that could get called by worse.

Hope this helps!
Cheers,
Arty


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Nobody responded for awhile so I am posting another hand - Sun Jul 07, 2013, 08:02 PM
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Should I have called the bet for $20? Or was I right to fold?
 
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Tue Jul 09, 2013, 09:20 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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Tue Jul 09, 2013, 11:16 PM
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Hi JaydaVixen!

With J6s, I get two limps in front of me. I need to immediately muck this, as it's a really bad hand. Just because I have an A or cards that are suited, that doesn't mean that the hands should be played. If I had suited AJ, KJ, QJ or JT, then I could make a standard raise to 3BB+1BB for each limper, but lesser hands needt o be mucked. J6 is low enough that it's not even in the top 50% of all hands.

The key here is to muck hands that are not strong enough to play preflop and to save the chips for a better situation.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


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Wed Jul 10, 2013, 01:14 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 completed and we will award you with your next buy-in.

Best of Luck!


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