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Bankroll Builder, a nice promo - Thu Jul 25, 2013, 03:00 AM
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I haven't made any cash deposit, have been contemplating on doing it, and then it flashed on me "The Bankroll Builder flash Announcement"
 
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Thu Jul 25, 2013, 09:28 AM
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I haven't made any cash deposit, have been contemplating on doing it, and then it flashed on me "The Bankroll Builder flash Announcement"
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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Thu Jul 25, 2013, 09:36 PM
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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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Poker Basic - Fri Jul 26, 2013, 11:34 AM
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Good day!

(1) I've finished watching the 'Getting Started' video
(2) I am posting below a 'PLAY MONEY' hand am in.
(3) I have PASSED the Poker Basic course 'Assessment Quiz'
---> my first hand after having a sit in the table.

 
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Fri Jul 26, 2013, 06:21 PM
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Hi Bobeems!

The first tip that I would have for you is that whenever you sit down at a ring table, to 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 Q9s from mid position, I get a standard raise to 8k from UTG+1. While this hand does have some potential, it's not a strong enough hand to call this raise with, especially with players behind that could have position on me. I would call this with QQ or AQ, but any other hands with a Q, I would muck here.

If I saw the flop (which I would not), I would see that I hit top pair with a marginal kicker. The same opp that raised preflop, now makes an abnormally large bet. A standard bet for this player with 2 opps in the hand is 2/3 pot. While I do have top pair, it's a marginal pair with a marginal kicker and due to this, I need to fold on the flop. This opp could easily have an overpair and due to not knowing that I have the best hand, I need to fold and save my chips for a better situation.
I definitely do not want to make a smaller than standard raise, as a standard raise with 2 opps would be a 2/3 pot raise (60k). A smaller raise than this could give an opp that has two clubs the correct odds to draw and if I give them the right odds to draw and lose, it's my own fault that I lose the hand.

Yes, every hand in poker can get lucky, but by not getting my chips in when I'm ahead, I will lose a very large number of chips over time. The key with this hand is to muck a marginal hand preflop.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

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Fri Jul 26, 2013, 06:38 PM
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Good day!
(1) I've finished watching the 'Getting Started' video
(2) I am posting below a 'PLAY MONEY' hand am in.
(3) I have PASSED the Poker Basic course 'Assessment Quiz'
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.

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STEP TWO: Done! - Fri Aug 02, 2013, 02:08 AM
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1) Played the 1/2 cent Real Money tables (hand replayer post below)



2) Watched the Bet Sizing video

3 reasons why a player may want to make a big bet
  • To put a lot of pressure on opponents
  • To gain value from very strong hands
  • To protect against strong draws


3) Passed the Cash Game Quiz.
 
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Fri Aug 02, 2013, 05:39 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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Fri Aug 02, 2013, 12:36 PM
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1) Played the 1/2 cent Real Money tables (hand replayer post below)



2) Watched the Bet Sizing video

3 reasons why a player may want to make a big bet
  • To put a lot of pressure on opponents
  • To gain value from very strong hands
  • To protect against strong draws


3) Passed the Cash Game Quiz.
Hi Bobeems!

You played this hand fine, and aggressively postflop. However, just be sure that you don't over value top pair hands in spot like this. Notice firstly that you have a very weak kicker. Many beginners lose big pots to opponents with better kickers. Secondly,there are multiple opponents in this hand which increases the likelyhood that the board helped someone. Finally, the board is connected and the turn card makes a flush possible.

Betting thin on the flop as you did can be good. And following through with a second barrel on the turn looks very strong. Just make sure you don't get married to your hand if you encounter much resistance. Had the villain raised your turn bet, you need to fold. Had they called you need to be vey careful on the river.

You played this hand nicely, Im just making sure your reasoning for playing it the way you did is on track

GL and have fun at the tables!

Roland GTX
 
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Sat Aug 03, 2013, 10:23 AM
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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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Sat Aug 03, 2013, 10:49 AM
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Thanks.
 
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10 VPP's Done - Sun Aug 04, 2013, 01:51 PM
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10 VPPs Done

I believe I have satisfied the "10 VPPs after the 2nd bonus" requirement

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
 
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Mon Aug 05, 2013, 09:48 AM
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10 VPPs Done

I believe I have satisfied the "10 VPPs after the 2nd bonus" requirement

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
We're not seeing 10 VPPs appearing for you yet on our system, but it can take up to 48 hours to update, please check back this time tomorrow

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Mon Aug 05, 2013, 09:59 AM
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noprobs.
 
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Tue Aug 06, 2013, 10:20 AM
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noprobs.
Brilliant,

Your Bankroll Builder progress is moving along nicely and you will receive your 3rd bonus later today!

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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aye aye sir - Tue Aug 06, 2013, 11:28 AM
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Thanks a bunch!
 
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Yey! I did it. 10 VPPs after the 3rd bonus installment. - Wed Aug 07, 2013, 03:57 PM
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Accomplished 10 VPPs after the 3rd Bonus Installment : requisite for the final bonus award
 
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Thu Aug 08, 2013, 06:36 AM
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Accomplished 10 VPPs after the 3rd Bonus Installment : requisite for the final bonus award
Congratulations!

As you've earned enough VPP's we have awarded you with all your Bankroll Builder buy-ins and you have successfully completed the promotion, good job!

You are always welcome to post any troublesome hands in the >>Hand Analysis<< section.

Also it is a good idea to review some of the content on >>Bankroll Management<< at this point.

Keep in touch with us and let us know how your poker journey continues.

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