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My Bankroll - The first step - Sun Jul 28, 2013, 03:01 PM
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Hello PokerStars!

I want to take part in the Bankroll Builder promotion.
 
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Sun Jul 28, 2013, 04:29 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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Mon Jul 29, 2013, 09:50 AM
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Hello dpgimenez,

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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Tue Aug 06, 2013, 07:45 PM
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Hello flophitter.

Thank you for the information and quick response. Despite having already made my first deposit, I would still like to take part into the promotion, if nothing else, to learn with you and the comunnity. Sorry for my bad english, it isnt my first language.

1) Watched the video, very good information.

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I would like to know if this hand is to be considered a bad beat. The board was not scary and I had two good pairs. I think I did everything right, but lost.

3) Already passed the basic course.

Thanks!
 
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Wed Aug 07, 2013, 08:43 AM
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Hi dpgimenez,

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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Wed Aug 07, 2013, 11:06 AM
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Hi dpgimenez!

With ATo, I'm going to make a standard opening raise to 3BB+1BB for each limper. Due to this, I will raise to 90. When I'm first to enter a pot, I do not want to limp. If my hand is not worth making a raise, then I need to fold.

I then get a call, a 3-bet and a call of the 3-bet. While I do have an A with a decent kicker, it's not a strong enough hand to be calling a 3-bet with when I'm out of position, so I need to muck to this raise. Just because I have an ace or suited cards does not mean that the hands should always be played.

If I saw the flop (which I would not) and see that I hit top pair, I need to make a value bet. Bets post-flop need to be sized based on the pot size, number of opps and board texture. With 3 opps in the hand, a standard bet is 3/4 pot and I cannot bet less than this or I can be giving the opps the correct odds to try to outdraw me. If I give them the right odds and they do outdraw me, it's my own fault that I lose the hand.

The turn gives me two pair, but there are multiple draws out there. Once again, I'd make a standard value bet and with only 1 opp in the hand, the standard amount is 1/2 pot. I want to keep all of my bets standard and only want to shove if the standard bet that I would make would pot-commit me (1/3 of my stack would go into the middle). Shoving too many chips into the pot is normally going to make 2 things happen. First, it will cause all worse hands to fold (when I want to get value from them) and cause only hands that beat me to call (where I lose the hand).

This is NOT a bad beat. AT was behind preflop, behind on the flop, got very lucky on the turn, then got unlucky on the river. It should have been folded preflop.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


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Wed Aug 07, 2013, 03:00 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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