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Rahul's Bankroll Builder - Wed Jul 17, 2013, 05:33 PM
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Hi. I'd like to take part in the bankroll builder promotion
 
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Wed Jul 17, 2013, 05:43 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.


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Wed Jul 17, 2013, 11:56 PM
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Hi DjRahul,

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.

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Next step? - Thu Jul 18, 2013, 09:56 AM
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Watched the video, done with the course and quiz..

Posting my hand through replayer tool.



I had a top pair opened up in flop and K kicker. Went all-in as there was a potential flush draw.

What should have been an appropriate approach in this hand?
 
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Thu Jul 18, 2013, 12:20 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.

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Thu Jul 18, 2013, 12:57 PM
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Hi DjRahul!

With K9s from the SB, I get two limps, an abnormally sized raise, then a min 3-bet. Especially being out of position, this is nowhere near a strong enough hand to be playing, so I need to muck this preflop. If I had AK or KK, I would call or raise, but any other hand with a K in it is too weak and needs to be mucked.
When playing out of position, I only want to play premium hands and the SB is the spot at the table that I want to be playing the absolute least number of hands at.

If I was in the hand (which I would NOT be), when I flop top pair, I need to make a standard value bet and with 4 opps in the hand, this is a pot-sized bet, so I would bet 102.... however, I don't have this many chips.. so I need to shove the flop. I really don't want to do this, but have no choice, as I can be beat by anyone with an overpair, overcard, straight or flush that hits the turn or river. This is a great example of the problem that a marginal hand can create when out of position post-flop.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

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Thu Jul 18, 2013, 01:01 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.
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Step 2 - Sat Jul 20, 2013, 02:12 PM
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Hi I'm ready to earn my next bonus

1. Hand :



Was that a correct raise?

2. 3 reasons
-To put pressure on opponents
-To gain value from very strong hands
-To protect against strong draws

3. Done with the cash game course and passed the quiz

BTW thanks a lot for providing this opportunity to new players of pokerstars. Appreciate your efforts
 
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Kindly analyse this hand - Sat Jul 20, 2013, 08:58 PM
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Sat Jul 20, 2013, 09:21 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.

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Sun Jul 21, 2013, 09:49 AM
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Hi DjRahul! I'll take a look at the hands in posts #8 and #9.

8. With AA facing a raise, a re-raise is in order and your sizing is perfect. I would go with 18c too, as it's three times the size of the first raise. This means you deny villain good odds to call, but aren't betting so much that he'll always fold. You didn't get a call this time, but you dragged the pot. Nice hand.

9. You made lots of mistakes with this hand. A9o is not strong enough to play under the gun. I'd only play TT+, AQs and AK in this position, and I'd always open for raise. Limping in (just calling the blind) is a weak play that doesn't give you an immediate chance to win the hand. As played, you limp, as does the small blind, but then the BB raises. I'm not keen on calling raises with A9. It's a trouble hand, dominated by better aces (AT+) and it doesn't flop well, as it can't flop a good draw to a straight/flush.
You call and the flop comes AJT, so you made top pair with an average kicker. When villain doesn't c-bet, it seems he missed, which is odd, because most raising hands connect with this heavy board. You take a stab at the pot and villain calls. This is worrying. It looks like a slowplayed monster (AA/JJ/TT) or AK/AQ trying to keep the pot small until the situation is clearer. The turn comes a Q. This is a terrible card for you. Look at that board! There are 4 Broadway cards, so villain can have a straight with any king. He might also have just made a set of queens, or two pairs. You should check behind on the turn, because you can't possibly get called by worse. I doubt villain raised pre with a worse ace than A9. As played, you bet and he check-minraised. He always has the nuts here. Always. Whether he has KQ, KJ or KK, he simply has to have the straight to make this raise, so you should definitely be folding. You call and villain goes all with a small bet on the blank river. You call and lose to KK. You out-flopped villain, but he overtook you on the turn.
You've got to learn to recognise when you're beat. If the board connects with lots of hands that beat yours, then be more inclined to check and fold, not bet and call. A further generalisation is that you shouldn't be calling turn raises with just one pair. You just won't win often enough. Learn to fold one pair average kicker if you run into resistance, or make things easier for yourself and don't even play this hand in the first place.

Hope this helps!

Cheers,
Arty


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Sun Jul 21, 2013, 11:05 AM
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Hi DjRahul,

Please let us know when you have completed the cash game course, so we may proceed to the next step!

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Sun Jul 21, 2013, 11:46 AM
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Thanks for that advice ArtySmokesPS.. I'll keep that in mind.

HokyPokyToo, I completed the cash game course
 
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Sun Jul 21, 2013, 07:06 PM
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It says I already passed the test
 
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Sun Jul 21, 2013, 07:20 PM
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Hi DjRahul,

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.

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