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Bankroll Builder - Sun Jul 28, 2013, 08:29 AM
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Good day Mods!

I like to participate in the Bankroll Builder program.

Regards,
BuenasPH28
 
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Sun Jul 28, 2013, 11:29 AM
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Good day Mods!

I like to participate in the Bankroll Builder program.

Regards,
BuenasPH28
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 29, 2013, 10:22 AM
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Hello BuenasPH28,

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!

flophitter
 
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Thu Aug 01, 2013, 01:28 PM
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Good day Mods!

Sorry for the late response been busy with other stuffs... By the way I've completed all the 3 steps required:

1) Watch the 'Getting Started' video --> DONE
2) Post a 'PLAY MONEY' hand here in the Forum using the Hand Replayer --> Done

Hand Scenario: Villain goes all in, Ive been observing him for 4 hands and he always have crappy cards. I decided to call with A 6 offsuite in the small blinds. Is this the right move in this situation?



3) Pass the Poker Basic course. --> DONE got 75%

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Thu Aug 01, 2013, 03:28 PM
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Hi BuenasPH28,

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!

flophitter
 
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Thu Aug 01, 2013, 04:44 PM
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Hi BuenasPH28!

With A6o in the SB, I get a shove in front of me. Here is how to determine whether to call or not and there are two situations to look at, whether the BB calls or folds.

I have to put 975 chips into a pot that will be 1960 if the BB folds (49.7%). I then go to pokerstove to see if my hand is worth that much and a read on the opp is necessary here, as I need to put the opp's range into it.
If the opp is playing any 2 cards, then my hand is worth 57.7%.. which means that I should call.
However, if the opp is only playing say the top 30% of hands, then my hand is only worth 45.6% and since the pot equity would then be higher than my hand equity, I'd need to fold.

If the BB calls, then I would be putting 975 into a pot of 2935 (33.2%). However, this opp should like their hand against two opps, so I'd assign them a top 10% hand (could be even smaller).
If the initial shover is playing anything, my hand is worth 25.2%, so I would need to fold.
If the initial shover is playing a top 30% hand, my hand is only worth 22.7%, so I need to fold.

The key here is whether the opp is truly playing anything and if the BB will call too. If the BB could call, then I definitely need to fold. If the BB would fold, then it would come down to a read on the opp to determine whether I would call or fold.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


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Thu Aug 01, 2013, 05:57 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!

flophitter
 
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Fri Aug 02, 2013, 03:29 PM
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Hi Mods!

Just finished the items on Step two

1) Play the 1/2 cent Real Money tables and post an interesting hand here in the Forum using the Hand Replayer.--> Done!
Did I play this hand right? or shouldve been more aggressive in betting to semi bluff the?


2) Watch the Bet Sizing video and answer the question below it. -> Done!
3) Study and pass the Cash Game quiz. --> Done! got 83%


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Fri Aug 02, 2013, 06:51 PM
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Hi BuenasPH28,

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!

flophitter

p.s. Well done with the quiz! And you're supposed to give me the answers to the video questions
 
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Fri Aug 02, 2013, 07:17 PM
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Hi BuenasPH28! I'll take a look at the hand in post #8.

You have KQs in early position, facing a raise by the player UTG. I would often fold pre-flop in this situation, even though you have a very good hand. The problem is that KQ is often dominated by an UTG player's range, which is something like 99+/AQ+. Calling isn't terrible, as it might cause more players to also see the flop, and this can improve your implied odds if you flop a nice draw. And it's a draw that you should be aiming to hit. If you just make top pair, you could be crushed by TPTK or a set.
As played, you call and see a flop in position, which comes JT3. This is a pretty good flop for you, as you have an OESD with 8 outs. The villain will usually bet this flop with his entire range. When he bets just 6c into 15c, you're obviously never folding, as you have 8 outs to a straight. I think I'd rather just call instead of raising and there are a couple of reasons why. Firstly, there isn't a lot of "fold equity" in the micros. Villains don't like folding strong hands, so semi-bluffing doesn't win the pot immediately very often. I think it's especially the case in this particular situation, because villain opened under the gun. His range connects well with this board. He usually has an overpair (QQ+), a set (JJ/TT) or a two overcards and a gutshot to the nuts (AK/AQ). He's therefore unlikely to fold to your raise, so you're just charging yourself a higher price for your draw. I prefer calling, because it keeps the pot small. You can always build it if you turn or river the nuts. One benefit of raising in position is that it buys you a free card. Villain is almost certain to check the turn after you raise the flop. That means you can check behind, like you did here, and see if you make your straight on the river. You missed the straight and are left with king high, but you probably lost less money by taking this line than if you'd called on the flop and turn. I don't recommend betting the turn in this spot, because it seems villain is unlikely to fold, as explained above. I think you played this hand fine post-flop. Maybe you'll be luckier and hit your straight next time.

Hope this helps!
Cheers,
Arty


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Fri Aug 02, 2013, 11:16 PM
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Hi Mods!

Sorry I forgot to answer no.2...

For the question why do we make a big bet, here are the 3reasons:
1.) To put huge pressure on our opponent.
2.) To protect against our opponents draws.
3.)To build up the pot and get value on our strong hands

Regards,
BuenasPH28
 
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Sat Aug 03, 2013, 06:19 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.

flophitter
 

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