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Would be very appreciated to be invited to the Bankroll Builder Program. - Sun Jul 21, 2013, 09:20 AM
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Hello, I am new to PokerStars, and would sincerely love to take part in the bankroll builder program. Thank you for reading this.
 
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Sun Jul 21, 2013, 10:48 AM
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Hello, I am new to PokerStars, and would sincerely love to take part in the bankroll builder program. Thank you for reading this.
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 22, 2013, 03:08 AM
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Thank you! I have finished:

1) Watching the 'Getting Started' video
2) Posting a 'PLAY MONEY' hand here in the Forum using the Hand Replayer
3) Passing the Poker Basic course.

Here is my replayed hand. I extracted close to maximum value since the villain showed immense weakness, and a semi-bluff reraise on the flop, or a bet on the turn would have scared him off. A small raise most likely means that the villain is either on a draw, or has caught a weak pair. When the ace hit the river, I was hoping he would either complete his draw or simply call me with a weak pair, which he did. However, I possibly could have extracted more on the river since it's just play money though.


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Mon Jul 22, 2013, 05:20 AM
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Hello, I am new to PokerStars, and would sincerely love to take part in the bankroll builder program. Thank you for reading this.
Hello,

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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Mon Jul 22, 2013, 05:52 AM
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I'm already finished, as you can see above. Thanks for reading!
 
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Mon Jul 22, 2013, 05:53 AM
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I'm already finished, as you can see above. Thanks for reading!
OK, please do not do any more steps until you are asked. Doing the steps before you are asked can delay the system

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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Mon Jul 22, 2013, 09:37 PM
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Thank you! I have finished:

1) Watching the 'Getting Started' video
2) Posting a 'PLAY MONEY' hand here in the Forum using the Hand Replayer
3) Passing the Poker Basic course.

Here is my replayed hand. I extracted close to maximum value since the villain showed immense weakness, and a semi-bluff reraise on the flop, or a bet on the turn would have scared him off. A small raise most likely means that the villain is either on a draw, or has caught a weak pair. When the ace hit the river, I was hoping he would either complete his draw or simply call me with a weak pair, which he did. However, I possibly could have extracted more on the river since it's just play money though.

Hi Kepelas!

There are two important points with this hand. Firstly, let's look preflop. You have a speculative hand that is playable from late position, but not strong enough to be playing from early postion. It may be ok at play money, but you definately want to fold small suited connectors from ep once you start on real money. From ep I would like to have AJs at a minimum or 1010+. Also, regardless or your cards, any time you are the first to enter the pot preflop (it folds to you) always do so with a raise. Limping in as you did just makes it harder to win the hand. Moreover, it keeps the pot small when you do win.

As played, when you spike your flush on the turn, you should definately raise. This is both for value AND to protect your hand. If the villain has a club, it will most likely be higher than yours. If a fourth club comes on the river, your hand won't be worth much. Raise now to protect your good hand. Moreover, if the villain does have a draw to a straight or flush, bet now while they still believe they can win the hand. If you wait until the river, they will fold all the missed draws. Raising the turn will get you more value this way.

Nice start GL and have fun at the tables!

Roland GTX
 
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Tue Jul 23, 2013, 04:25 AM
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I'm already finished, as you can see above. Thanks for reading!
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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Tue Jul 23, 2013, 05:16 AM
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Here is a very interesting hand below: Could have extracted 20c more but decided to simply flat call in case of a flush.



Reasons for big bets:

1. To gain value from hands
2. Put pressure on opponents
3. Make opponent pay for draws (similar to gaining value)
4. Or to bluff
 
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Tue Jul 23, 2013, 06:01 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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Wed Jul 24, 2013, 09:47 AM
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Here is a very interesting hand below: Could have extracted 20c more but decided to simply flat call in case of a flush.



Reasons for big bets:

1. To gain value from hands
2. Put pressure on opponents
3. Make opponent pay for draws (similar to gaining value)
4. Or to bluff
Hi Kepelas!

Nice pot

I like your preflop raise. With smaller pairs, I would simply call behind and hope to flop a set, but JJ+ are strong enough to win the hand without improving to a set. Therefore, it is best to raise and limit the number of players seeing the flop. This protects your hand and gains you value.

Here you flop top set, but the board is all one suit. Did you have any sort of read on the villain? We don't want to pay him off if he has a flush. Calling the flop and turn bets are fine. It keeps his range wider than if you were to raise. Even if he does have a flush you will improve to a full house about 25% of the time.

The large river bet is a bit more unclear. Knowing whether calling or folding is best is read dependent. However, if you are going to call such a large bet, with nearly four dollars in the pot, I would have raised your remaining few cents. If you had a significant amount behind, then calling as you did rather than raising would be correct.

GL and have fun at the tables

Roland GTX
 
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Wed Jul 24, 2013, 11:13 AM
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I have also passed the cash game quiz. I am ready for my next bonus.
 
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Wed Jul 24, 2013, 01:58 PM
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I have also passed the cash game quiz. I am ready for my next bonus.
Hello,

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 24, 2013, 01:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Kepelas View Post
I have also passed the cash game quiz. I am ready for my next bonus.
Hello,

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.

Raiser


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Thu Jul 25, 2013, 01:34 AM
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I have received my 3rd bonus, what is the 4th bonus?
 
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Thu Jul 25, 2013, 09:33 AM
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I have received my 3rd bonus, what is the 4th bonus?
Brilliant,

Your Bankroll Builder progress is moving along nicely and you've got your 3rd bonus
Step Three

Now we really want you to up your game! Your challenge is to earn 10 VPPs after getting today's buy-in.

Note that any VPPs that you have earned up to this point won't count, only those earned AFTER you get your 3rd buy-in.

When you hit your target of 10 VPPs we will award you with your final Bankroll Builder bonus. Let us know when you reach the target.

Also, if you make a deposit at this stage we will also award you with your final bonus.

Best of Luck at the tables and let us know as soon as you have earned the 10 VPPs or if you make a deposit.

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Thu Jul 25, 2013, 11:36 AM
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I have earned 19 VPPS
 
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Thu Jul 25, 2013, 09:23 PM
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I have earned 19 VPPS
Good stuff!

How many of them were earned after you got your 3rd buy-in?

You need to earn 10 VPPs after getting it If you did you'll get your bonus within the next 24 hours.

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Fri Jul 26, 2013, 02:45 AM
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I have 34 VPPs total, I have earned 19 since the last bonus.
 
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Fri Jul 26, 2013, 05:23 AM
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I have 34 VPPs total, I have earned 19 since the last bonus.
Super!

Your bonus should go to you automatically then once the system updates with your new VPPs, shouldn't take longer than 24 hours

Let us know when you get it.

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