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Bankroll Builder - Wed Jul 17, 2013, 07:48 PM
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Hello, im new to PokerSchoolOnline and i would like to be in the bankroll builder program
 
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Wed Jul 17, 2013, 11:36 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!


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Thu Jul 18, 2013, 11:47 AM
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Hello Antoniiio.Pt,

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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Thu Jul 18, 2013, 09:51 PM
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Help me, I played this hand badly? I had a pair of queens with a high kicker, I suspected that he had a pair, but I ended up paying.I've already completed the 3 tasks.

Last edited by Antoniiio.Pt; Fri Jul 19, 2013 at 01:57 AM..
 
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Fri Jul 19, 2013, 11:35 AM
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Hi Antoniiio.Pt,

Thanks for posting the hand, we'll have the hand analysis done shortly

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Fri Jul 19, 2013, 02:24 PM
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Hi Antoniiio.Pt!

The first thing that I see is before the hand even starts. When sitting at a ring table, I ALWAYS wait for the BB to start playing. Paying extra blinds over and over will be a huge drain to a player's bankroll.

With QJ from UTG+1, I would like to immediately fold this, as it's not a strong enough hand to be playing out of position. But, since the blind was posted, I'll check and hope to see a free flop. If anyone raises, I need to muck as it's not a strong enough hand to call a raise (or raise myself).

If I was in the hand (which I would NOT be), when I see that I hit top pair, I have an opp make an abnormally small bet. Bets postflop need to be sized based on the size of the pot, number of opps in the hand and the board texture. With 3 opps in the hand, if I wanted to raise, I would need to make a 3/4 pot raise to 1238, HOWEVER, this causes another problem as it's over 1/3 of my remaining chips, which means I'd be pot-committed and cannot fold. Due to this, if I raise, I need to shove the flop... which I do not want to do since I'm not sure that I have the best hand. I'll just call the abnormally small bet and will fold to any raises, as my hand is not strong enough to call.

The key with this hand is to muck marginal hands preflop, especially when out of position.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


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Fri Jul 19, 2013, 02:27 PM
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Thank you. I have completed all 3 steps. And now?
 
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Fri Jul 19, 2013, 02:36 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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Sat Jul 20, 2013, 01:29 AM
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Well I played this hand? The turn and river did limp to bet and he went well.

and to the question why people raise big bets :Value bet, Bluff,Protection bet.
 
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Sat Jul 20, 2013, 11:35 AM
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Hi Antoniiio.Pt,

Great thanks for posting the cash game hand, we'll provide the analysis here soon.

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Sun Jul 21, 2013, 06:54 PM
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Hi Antoniiio.Pt! I'll take a look at the hand in post #9.

You took a very strange line with this hand. I'll explain the line I would take and the reasons why.
The action is folded to you in the SB and you have AQs, which is a strong starting hand. Raising is definitely the correct play and 3bb is the right size. The BB calls and he has position on you, but you have the initiative which is often enough to make up for that. The flop comes A33 which is a great flop for you, because you have top pair, second kicker. Villain is very unlikely to have a 3, but could have several worse aces and pocket pairs. I would make a continuation bet whether I had an ace or not, but here you can make a value bet. On a dry board like this, I would bet around half pot. You chose to bet 2c into 12c. This minbet serves no purpose. If you have the best hand (which is very likely) you want to get value for it. You watched the video on bet-sizing, so why are you betting so small? Villain calls the minbet, and I'd expect him to do this with any two cards, because you look so weak. The turn comes a 10 and puts a flush draw out there. Here you decided to check. This makes no sense. You should be betting for value again. Making money at poker comes from using your initiative to put pressure on your opponents. By checking, you let villain take control. He can bet if he likes (and you won't know if he has has you beat or is bluffing) or he can check behind and take a free card. The last thing you want is for villain to take a free card if he has a flush draw. If he's on a draw, charge him to chase it! As played, villain bets about half pot and you call. Do you have any idea of the strength of his hand? I certainly don't, because he would bet here if he had a monster or total air, because you're showing no interest in the pot. The river is a bad card for you as a flush draw got there. You check again and villain bets 1/3 of pot. This could be a small value bet with a worse ace, or he it could be a flush that is hoping to get called by what seems to be a very weak hand. (You've played so passively that villain must think you have something like 66). Now you make the weirdest play of all. You check-raise almost the size of the pot. You're saying "I have a flush", when you clearly don't have a flush. You had a hand with value and you've turned it into a bluff. This is really bad, because worse hands are never calling this raise. Only better hands (flushes) will call. This fancy line of yours might have won the pot, but I think it misses value and it also makes the hand really hard to play, because you'll never find out your beat until it's too late. (Villain will call or re-raise the river if you're beat). The more sensible line is bet-bet-bet. If you bet for value on each street, then worse hands will call or fold. If you get raised, then you can be fairly sure you're not best, so you can fold. In short, you should drive the action, and only slow down if villains raises you.
I would definitely recommend you avoid slowplaying or making any sort of fancy plays like check-calling and check-raising. If you make top pair, just bet your hand! Indeed, in most spots when you're the pre-flop raiser, the best line to take is to keep betting until you get raised. If you don't get raised, you're probably good.

Hope this helps!

Cheers,
Arty


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Mon Jul 22, 2013, 05:28 AM
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Hi Antoniiio.Pt

Hope you found the analysis valuable. Now just let me know when you've completed your other assignments and I'll award you your second bonus and we'll move on to Step 3.


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Mon Jul 22, 2013, 06:09 AM
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I have completed all 3 steps!
 
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Mon Jul 22, 2013, 08:45 AM
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What's next?
 
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Mon Jul 22, 2013, 06:48 PM
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Hello Antoniiio.Pt,

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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