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My New Awesome Bankroll - Sun Jun 30, 2013, 03:00 PM
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Hi i have been playing poker on pokerstars and want to start my new bankroll ..please help me regarding this. I want to be part of bankroll promotion
 
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Mon Jul 01, 2013, 06:40 AM
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Hi i have been playing poker on pokerstars and want to start my new bankroll ..please help me regarding this. I want to be part of bankroll 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, 08:34 AM
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Hello sumit2goody,

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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hand replayer post - Tue Jul 02, 2013, 10:25 AM
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Hi sir tell me did i raised too much on the river..?
 
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Poker Basic course - Tue Jul 02, 2013, 11:13 AM
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I have passed the poker basics course..please tell me what next to do
 
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Tue Jul 02, 2013, 05:21 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 02, 2013, 06:06 PM
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Hi sumit2goody! I'll take a look at the hand in post #4.

With A8s in the SB, faced with several limps, I think just calling is the best option. Although you sometimes have the best hand pre-flop, it is difficult to play this hand out of position, so I'd prefer to see if you hit the flop before building the pot. As played you raise to 8, but get immediately reraised to 40 by the big blind. I would fold to this reraise. The villain is representing a monster hand. A8s is not a monster (indeed it is crushed by hands like AK/QQ+) so folding is wise.
As played, you call the big reraise and see a flop of K86 4-handed. You made middle pair, which is not a strong holding. You could call a small bet, but don't want to play a big pot. The flop gets checked around, so you see the turn for free. It comes a J, and you lead out for a very small bet. This makes no sense. Firstly the size isn't enough to thin the field or get value when you have the best hand. Secondly, this card does not improve your hand. It makes it relatively worse, as you now have third pair. Don't make bets when you're only getting called by better hands, as that's just giving money away. Unsurprisingly, everyone calls your tiny bet, because they have good odds to do so if they have any pair or draw.
You get really lucky on the river, as you make trips. Now you almost certainly have the best hand, so it's just a matter of extracting maximum value. On the flop and turn, a standard size for a bet is 50-100% of pot, but on the river we can vary our betsizes according to how strong we think our opponents' holdings are. I think I'd bet about half pot on this river, hoping to get called by Jx (and any Kx hands that didn't bet the flop). You didn't "raise", because you were the first bettor. You made a bet of about 1/4 of the pot. This is fine, but a little bigger would be preferable. Everyone folds to this small bet, so it would seem that no one really had anything. Maybe they had draws that missed, or just had 6x or a random pocket pair like 77.

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, 06:17 PM
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Brilliant!

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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hand replayer post - Wed Jul 03, 2013, 12:36 PM
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i didn't knew how much to raise preflop from the position i was in..i raised 4 times the big blind and everybody folded. IS it the right play or should i have just raised a bit less or limp in to get more value out of my monster
 
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Wed Jul 03, 2013, 01:13 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 Jul 03, 2013, 09:58 PM
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i didn't knew how much to raise preflop from the position i was in..i raised 4 times the big blind and everybody folded. IS it the right play or should i have just raised a bit less or limp in to get more value out of my monster
Hi sumit2goody,

You played this hand fine, and won. So, don't stress the result. We don't always win big pots with AA. However, I recommend sticking to the standard bet sizing preflop which is 3bb plus 1bb for each limper. Here you are the first to open, so 3bb or 6c would be the best bet size.

Any time you are the first to enter a pot, ALWAYS do so with a raise regardless what you are holding! Firstly, this conceals the strength of your hand because you will be raising the same with AA and a pure bluff like 72o. Secondly, big pairs like AA or KK play best against a single opponent. Raising helps get you value from your big hands AND protects your hand. You do not want to get a string of limpers ruining your hand. Always raise/rereaise any chance you get with KK and AA preflop

GL and have fun at the tables!

Roland GTX
 
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Thu Jul 04, 2013, 08:45 AM
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Hi sumit2goody

I hope you find the analysis useful. Now just let me know when you have these steps completed and I can award you your 2nd bonus and tell you what's next.

2) Watch the Bet Sizing video and answer the question below it.
3) Study and pass the Cash Game quiz.
 
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Step 2 - Thu Jul 04, 2013, 05:02 PM
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Answer to Step 2

a) To put a lot of pressure on opponents
b) to bluff people of decent hands
c) to gain value from very strong hands
d) to protect against strong draw
 
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Cash game quiz passed - Fri Jul 05, 2013, 08:57 AM
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Hi i passed the cash game quiz

Waiting for the next bonus
 
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Fri Jul 05, 2013, 11:04 AM
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Hi i have completed all the 3 steps...what to do now to get the next bonus
 
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Fri Jul 05, 2013, 05:46 PM
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Hello sumit2goody,

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.


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Wed Jul 10, 2013, 02:07 PM
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i have gained 10VPPs after receiving my second bonus tell me what else to do now
 
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Wed Jul 10, 2013, 05:47 PM
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Hi sumit2goody

That's great to hear! Your third bonus shows in your account from my side, but if you don't see it yet please be patient and it will be in your account soon.

To earn your fourth and final Bankroll Builder bonus, keep applying at the $0.01/$0.02 cash tables the principles you learned until you have earned a further 10 VPPs. Should you lose your bankroll, please post the losing hand(s) and we'll give you our analysis, followed by the bonus.

I wish you well, and if you have any questions you we are here for you!

flophitter
 
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Thu Jul 11, 2013, 11:52 AM
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Thanks . i got the 3rd bonus..i will try to earn 10 more VPP's to get the fourth bonus
 
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Sat Jul 13, 2013, 02:21 PM
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Hi i have got 10 more Vpp' ..Hope to get the 4th bonus soon
 

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