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I'd love a chance to take part in the Bankroll Builder promotion! - Thu Jul 18, 2013, 10:01 AM
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Hi Pokerstars,


i would looooooooooooooooooove to have an opportunity to take part in the bankroll builder promotion as i haven't deposited any money into my pokerstars account. I have been playing with playmoney and freerolls and i hope to make the next step forward!!
 
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Thu Jul 18, 2013, 04:35 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!


John (JWK24)


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Thu Jul 18, 2013, 05:00 PM
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Hi Hairyguru,

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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hand analysis - Fri Jul 19, 2013, 04:28 AM
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Hi,

In this hand i had a 6,3 off-suit and was given a chance to see a flop on the cheap, if not it would normally be an easy fold pre-flop. And boy was i glad i did when i flopped top pair with a straight draw.

I called the the flop quite easily as it was only 3 BBs as i wanted to hide the strength of my hand. I completed my straight draw on the turn and did a call-raise as i was second to call. I didn't want to put off anyone who might have called so i called before raising. true enough, one other player folded and it was just me and another who saw the river.

At this point I had a rough idea that we both made the straight but was played rather apprehensively and put in a small value bet at the river as i was afraid he hit the full house.

I would like to know if i played the hand correctly and i would like some tips on how i might have bet on this hand better in order to get full value in the case where i did not chop the pot like i did here.

Thanks!
 
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Passed the poker assessment! - Fri Jul 19, 2013, 11:35 AM
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Hi,


I've passed the test!
 
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Fri Jul 19, 2013, 02:13 PM
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Hi Hairyguru!

With 36o in the BB, I get a limp, a min-raise and three calls. Since my hand is nowhere near strong enough to call a raise with, I need to muck this preflop. One big leak that many players have is to try to play too many hands from the blinds due to already having chips in the pot. Due to the positional disadvantage postflop, in reality, I want to play the least from the SB than from any other spot on the table and the next least from the BB. Playing too many hands due to it looking cheap, will cost a player a lot of chips over time, as it is a big chip leak.

If I was in the pot (which I would NOT be), when I see that I flop top pair and an OESD on a board with a possible flush, I need to raise the abnormally small bet before me. Bets postflop need to be made based on the size of the pot, the number of opps in the hand and the board texture. With 5 opps in the hand, I need to make a pot-sized raise here to 36. If I bet anything less, then I can be giving the opps the correct odds to try to outdraw me, which is something that I want to avoid doing.

When I hit a straight on the turn and the opp makes another abnormally small bet, I once again need to raise to protect my hand against the flush draw. With 4 opps in the hand, I once again need to make a pot-sized raise, so I will raise to 66.. BUT.. this is over 1/3 of my remaining chips, which means that I'm pot-committed and therefore cannot fold. Due to this, I need to SHOVE the turn. If I bet less than this, then the opps can be getting the correct odds to draw to the flush or a full house and if I lose the hand due to betting too small, it's my own fault if I lose the hand, as I gave the opp a positive play to be in the hand against me.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


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Fri Jul 19, 2013, 02:47 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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ring game hand question - Sat Jul 20, 2013, 01:38 AM
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Hi i would like to know how i should bet for suited connectors like these. Did i play it right?

Would like some answers, thanks!
 
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Sat Jul 20, 2013, 11:13 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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Sun Jul 21, 2013, 08:09 AM
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Hello,

Please reply to the private message we have sent you. Once you do this we can continue on with the promotion.

Regards,

Team PokerSchoolOnline


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