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Bankroll builder - Sun Jun 30, 2013, 10:21 AM
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I'm new to PSO and would like to take place in the bankroll builder promotion.
 
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Mon Jul 01, 2013, 06:57 AM
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Originally Posted by JoeyG9597 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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Mon Jul 01, 2013, 12:20 PM
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Hi JoeyG9597,

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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Mon Jul 01, 2013, 08:26 PM
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Mon Jul 01, 2013, 08:28 PM
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All 3 steps completed.
 
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Tue Jul 02, 2013, 06:49 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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Tue Jul 02, 2013, 01:06 PM
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Hi JoeyG9597! I'll take a look at the hand in post #4.

Thanks for posting this hand. The first thing to point out is that this is a 6-max table, where the play is loose and aggressive. 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.

You have A8 in the small blind faced with 3 limps. I think completing the blind is OK, but bear in mind that this hand is one that can get you into trouble, because if you just hit the ace, your kicker is not all that strong. You're also in the worst position post-flop, so it will be hard to win a big pot if you have the best hand.
As played, you limp and the flop comes A95, so you made top pair. Since there was no pre-flop raiser (who would be likely to make a continuation bet), I think you should lead out with a bet of your own. If you have the best hand, you want to get some value for it. You also don't want villains getting free cards if they have a draw. You decided to check. The big blind bets and UTG calls. When the action comes back to you, you made a raise. I'm not keen on this play. The BB has indicated he hit this flop, and you could well be losing. The problem with raising is that if you have the best hand, then villain might fold (so you get no value) meaning he'll usually only continue with hands that beat you. Here, he re-raises, so I'd be concerned he has a better ace, or even two pairs or a set. You call and see the turn, which is a 7.
You lead out and this is not standard. Since the villain was the last raiser on the flop, you should check to him. Since you could be losing, but aren't sure, check-calling is the best way to get to showdown fairly cheaply. With one pair, average kicker, you shouldn't be playing a big pot. Villain calls, so you see the river, which pairs the board. You bet again and villain calls. His hand is not shown, but you drag the pot, so I wonder if he had A5, as that would make sense, because he had two pairs on the flop (which explains all that raising) but he got counterfeited by the board pairing the 9, meaning your kicker played.
In future, be more careful with one pair, average kicker, as it won't often be good at showdown. Bet for value, but be inclined to fold if you get raised, because raises usually indicate that one pair is no good.

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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Tue Jul 02, 2013, 05:20 PM
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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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Wed Jul 03, 2013, 12:09 AM
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Wed Jul 03, 2013, 05:35 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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Wed Jul 03, 2013, 07:27 AM
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Hi again JoeyG9597! I'll take a look at post #9.

You have TT in late position, faced with a limp, so raising for value is appropriate. A standard size is 3bb +1bb for the limper, making it 8c. 10c is OK, but I'd stick with the standard size for now. You get called by the button, which means he'll have position on you post-flop. This could give you some trouble as you'll have to act first on the flop, which will often contain overcards to your pair.
The flop comes a two-tone 943, so you have an overpair. Since you have quite a short stack and a vulnerable hand, I think you should try and get pot-committed as soon as possible, before scare cards come. A bet of closer to the size of the pot will protect your hand while also getting maximum value. As played, you bet 16c into 25c, which is a little less than I'd go for. The villain makes a minraise. I'd be worried he flopped a set of trips. You have an overpair, but it's the worst overpair on this board, so it's only slightly better than top pair top kicker. Here you need to make a decision. If the villain will only raise with made hands that beat TPTK, then I would recommend folding, because you're not yet pot-committed. If he's capable of semi-bluffing with draws or even total air, then you should go with your hand and put in another raise. You chose this latter option, but you just clicked it back with another minraise. This is a mistake, as minraises mean your opponent will have the right odds to call with a draw. Since the size of the pot after villain's raise is 73c and you have less than that remaining in your stack, you should directly go all in. Whenever a bet or raise will mean a third of your starting stack will be in the middle, you are pot-committed, so it's time to shove. Notice that your minraise - when called - leaves you with just 31c on the turn, when the pot is $1.25. You ship it in, and villain is always calling, because he has a good price. If he's on a draw, he's not making a mistake when he calls. We make money from our opponents' mistakes, so if you think a villain is on a draw, you should bet/raise to a size that doesn't give him the right price. (In this case, it could have been achieved by 3-bet shoving the flop).
Fortunately, villain doesn't have a set. He has a flush draw and he fails to hit it, so you get a nice double up.

Hope this helps!
Cheers,
Arty


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Wed Jul 03, 2013, 10:17 AM
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Hi JoeyG9597,

Please let us know when you have completed the cash game quiz, so we may continue to the next step.

Joss


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