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Bankroll Builder - AF - Tue Jul 16, 2013, 02:15 PM
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Hi!
I would like to take place in the bankroll builder promotion.
 
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Tue Jul 16, 2013, 02:51 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 Jul 17, 2013, 03:29 PM
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Hi AgileFox,

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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The hand that I want to be analysed - Wed Jul 17, 2013, 04:12 PM
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I would like to know if I could have played this hand better, in order to have won a bigger pot.
Also, I have completed the poker basics course.
Thanks !
 
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Thu Jul 18, 2013, 12:55 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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Thu Jul 18, 2013, 01:05 PM
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Hi AgileFox!

With AK on the button, I'm going to make a standard raise, which is to 3BB+1BB for each limper. With one limper, I will raise to 4BB or 40. I want to keep all of my raises standard, as this helps to keep the opps guessing as to the cards that I'm playing. Players that bet more with better cards or less with weaker ones are basically turning their cards face-up.. something I want to avoid doing.

I see a 3-way flop and hit top pair on a board with possible flush and straight draws. When it checks to me, I will make a standard value bet (bets post-flop need to be sized based on the size of the pot, number of opps and board texture). With 2 opps, I will bet 2/3 pot or 107 chips.

The turn puts another flush draw out there and when it checks to me, with 2 opps still in the hand, I will once again make a 2/3 pot bet of 307. Once again, I'm keeping all of my bets standard, so the opp won't know whether I have a made hand or am trying to draw.

The river card is a problem since an 8 makes a straight. When the opp checks to me, I'm going to check behind here and go to showdown, as my hand has showdown value, but I only have 1 pair. The opp here could have me beat with a straight or two pair and I do not want to give them an opportunity to check/raise me, because I'd have to muck to a raise.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

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Thu Jul 18, 2013, 02:59 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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Step 2 = done ! - Thu Jul 18, 2013, 03:57 PM
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I've completed all 3 tasks:

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2) A player may want to make a big bet:
-to put a lot of pressure on opponents;
-to bluff people off decent hands;
-to gain value from very strong hands;
-to protect against strong draws.



3) Cash Game quiz = passed.
 
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Thu Jul 18, 2013, 05:43 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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Thu Jul 18, 2013, 10:54 PM
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Originally Posted by AgileFox View Post
I've completed all 3 tasks:

1)




2) A player may want to make a big bet:
-to put a lot of pressure on opponents;
-to bluff people off decent hands;
-to gain value from very strong hands;
-to protect against strong draws.



3) Cash Game quiz = passed.
Hi AgileFox!

I typically recommend folding preflop here for two reasons. Firstly, you are in the sb which is the worst spot postflop. It seems cheap to complete from the sb, but it is the most difficult spot to win from. So, the small amounts add up over time to be a big loss. Make sure you have a solid playable hand if you are going to play from the small blind

Secondly, your hand is tough to play. You don't have a straight possibility like you would with a better kicker. Moreover, if you flop a K as you did in this hand, we risk losing a big pot to a player holding a K with a better kicker than your 8. So, we need to be careful with these hands. They can be profitable, but if you get a lot of resistance be prepared to fold. You definately don't want to commit your whole stack with top pair and weak kicker.

As played, you played the hand well. Calling the small bet on the flop was fine and you got to the river cheaply. And, you won the hand

Just be very selective about playing marginal hands from the small blind. It will save you a ton in the long run.

GL and have fun at the tables!

Roland GTX
 
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Fri Jul 19, 2013, 12:24 AM
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Hi AgileFox,

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.

Joss


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Earned 10 VPP - Tue Jul 30, 2013, 11:59 AM
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I have earned 10 VPP.
 
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Tue Jul 30, 2013, 05:59 PM
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Hi AgileFox,

Our records are not yet showing 10 VPPs earned since your last bonus was issued. Keep working on them and you'll get there soon.

Good luck at the tables!

Joss


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Wed Jul 31, 2013, 12:17 AM
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Can you please tell me how many I still need?
 
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Wed Jul 31, 2013, 01:46 AM
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Hi AgileFox,

Fantastic!

Your next Bankroll Builder bonus is on it's way to you, great job so far.

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.

Joss


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Done! - Wed Aug 07, 2013, 01:26 PM
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Collected another 10 VPP !
 
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Wed Aug 07, 2013, 06:36 PM
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Hi AgileFox,

Our records do not show that you've earned 10 VPPs as yet. Keep working, they will come!

Joss


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It's done - Thu Aug 08, 2013, 12:00 AM
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What about now?
 
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Thu Aug 08, 2013, 12:56 AM
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Hi AgileFox,

Please see your private messages.

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Fri Aug 09, 2013, 04:23 AM
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I've earned more than 10 VPP since I received the third bankroll builder
 

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