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Bankroll Builder - Wed Jul 24, 2013, 01:18 AM
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Hi,

I would like to participate in the Bankroll Builder program.

 
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Wed Jul 24, 2013, 05:32 AM
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Hi,

I would like to participate in the Bankroll Builder program.

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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Wed Jul 24, 2013, 02:09 PM
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Hi,

I would like to participate in the Bankroll Builder program.

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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My hand in Question - Thu Jul 25, 2013, 11:09 AM
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Did I play this correctly?

 
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Thu Jul 25, 2013, 09:25 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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Fri Jul 26, 2013, 12:45 AM
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Hi einani123!

With KK (or any other hand that I want to play), I'm going to make a standard raise, which is to 3BB+1BB for each limper. With no limpers, I will raise to 3BB or 6 chips. By keeping my raises standard, I'm continually having the opps guess as to the strength of my hand. Players that raise more with better hands and less with weaker ones are basically turning their card face-up to an observant opponent... something I do not want to do.

I now get 4 callers and an abnormal raise to 178. A standard raise for the opp would be to between 3X the previous bet (52) and a pot-sized raise (87). When it gets back to me, with a premium made hand, I'm going to re-raise and shove here. If I call, I have well over 1/3 of my chips into the pot, which means that I'm pot committed and cannot fold, so due to this, I'll shove.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

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Fri Jul 26, 2013, 05:44 AM
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Brilliant!

Let us know as soon as you pass the Poker Basic quiz so we can get your first bonus to you

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Poker Quiz - Sun Jul 28, 2013, 07:28 AM
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Hi,

I passed the quiz.

Thanks
 
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Sun Jul 28, 2013, 11:31 AM
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Hi,

I passed the quiz.

Thanks
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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Did I play this right? - Mon Jul 29, 2013, 05:46 AM
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Mon Jul 29, 2013, 06:18 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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Mon Jul 29, 2013, 12:57 PM
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Hi einani123! I'll take a look at the hand in post #10.

You got a nice result in this hand, but your play was not optimal, with some strange bet-sizes. Pre-flop, there's a limp UTG and a minraise to 4c. I would generally just call here. If you decide to raise, it's because you feel you have the best hand, and that worse hands will call. There aren't many worse hands than ATs that would take this action. When you do raise, you should make it three times the size of the current bet. A minraise misses value when you're ahead, and encourages speculative hands to stay in the pot. You want to force villains to make mistakes, but calling a minraise is not a mistake.
Both villains call and the flop comes AQ6, so you made top pair, but your kicker is not very strong. Instead of checking to you, villain 6 leads out with a small donkbet of 5c into 21c. You can go two ways here. Either just call to keep the pot-size under control, as you're either way ahead or way behind, or raise it up if you think villain will call with worse, such as weak aces and underpairs. Again your raise size is wrong. You only minrased. I'd prefer a raise to at least 15c (three times the first bet).
Strangely, the villain UTG cold calls, but the guy that stabbed at the flop folded. Now we know for sure that his weak bet meant he had a weak hand. You go to the turn, which is the 7d. This is a great card for you, as now you have the nut flush draw to go with your top pair. Villain checks, and you make a large bet of close to the size of the pot. I think this bet is too big. What are you trying to get value from? Villain is likely to have a weak ace or a queen. Since you have a flush draw, he's less likely to have diamonds. Since villain's range is weak, you should go for a smaller bet, of about half pot, to try and get value from worse. A large bet is only going to get action from strong hands that might even be beating you. Villain folds and you drag the pot, but I think you missed out on a bit of value by betting too big and scaring him off.

Hope this helps!

Cheers,
Arty


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Mon Jul 29, 2013, 03:48 PM
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Brilliant!

Let us know as soon as you pass the Cash Game quiz and I'll get your next bonus to you

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Saw the Video and Passed the Cash Quiz - Tue Jul 30, 2013, 04:36 AM
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Hi,

I watched the video - 3 reasons to bet big would be :

1. To put pressure on opponents
2. To bluff people with decent hands
3. To gain value from very strong hands.

I also passed the Cash quiz

Thanks.
 
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Tue Jul 30, 2013, 04:41 AM
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I also passed the Cash quiz
Thanks.
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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