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[JK] Interested in the bankroll builder - Mon Jul 29, 2013, 11:27 PM
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Hello,
I am new to PSO and I would like to be included in the bankroll builder program.
Thank you,
 
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Tue Jul 30, 2013, 12:06 AM
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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!


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Tue Jul 30, 2013, 10:59 AM
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Hello pdoug72,

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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On button with 9J suited - Wed Jul 31, 2013, 01:52 AM
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I felt good about playing this hand in late position and I did win, however I was wondering if in the same situation again if I should have folded preflop when the sb re-raised me quite high.



 
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I have completed all 3 requirements as requested - Wed Jul 31, 2013, 01:55 AM
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I have completed all 3 requirements as requested.
 
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still waiting for hand analysis from 2 days ago - Fri Aug 02, 2013, 02:20 AM
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Hi,

I submitted my hand for analysis 2 days ago and completed my first 3 requirements but still have not had anyone analyize my hand or contact me with further instructions.
 
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Fri Aug 02, 2013, 05:16 AM
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Originally Posted by pdoug72 View Post
Hi,

I submitted my hand for analysis 2 days ago and completed my first 3 requirements but still have not had anyone analyize my hand or contact me with further instructions.
Hello,

Sorry about the delay

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, 11:27 AM
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Hi pdoug72!

With J9s from the button, I get 3 limps, an abnormally large raise and a call of the raise. A standard raise for the opp that raised would have been to 3BB+1BB for each limper. With all of this action in front of me, I need to muck here. If I could have gotten into the pot cheaply, I'd gladly limp behind and see the flop in position, but not to this many raises.
If I did raise, I would need to make a standard 3-bet, which is to between 3X the previous bet (42) and a pot-sized raise (51) and my hand is just not strong enough to do this... and it's absolutely not strong enough to call the SB's raise.

If I saw the flop (which I never would) and see that I hit a straight, I need to make a standard bet. Bets post-flop need to be sized based on the pot size, number of opps and board texture. With 3 opps, I need to raise 3/4 pot.. but I don't have this many chips... so I need to shove.

I do not want to make smaller than standard bets/raises, as by doing so, I can be giving the opps the correct odds to stay in the pot to try and outdraw me and if I do so and lose, it's my own fault that I lose the hand.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

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Fri Aug 02, 2013, 11:28 AM
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Brilliant pdoug72!

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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folded with pocket 2's to a stong raise and missed a full house. - Sat Aug 03, 2013, 03:52 AM
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I had pocket 2's but folded to a strong raise in front of me. The flop revealed another 2 and by the river I would have had a full house. The winner of the hand only had 3 of a kind. Did I do right by folding when I did or should I have stuck it out and called the raise to see the flop?

 
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3 reasons to make a big bet - Sat Aug 03, 2013, 01:18 PM
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Three of the reasons to make a big bet are:
1) Gain value with a very strong hand
2) To bluff others off decent hands
3) To protect against strong draws
 
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Sat Aug 03, 2013, 08:36 PM
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Hi pdoug72! I'll take a look at the hand in post #10 and give you some advice on how to improve your play.

You have 22 in early position and decided to limp in (just call the blind), hoping to see a flop cheaply. I'm not keen on this play and would much prefer a fold. The problem with limping with any hand is that it doesn't give you an immediate chance to win the pot. You'll have to hit the flop hard, but that won't happen all that often. I'm happy to call a raise in late position and go set-mining with 22, but when you open-limp in EP, you're likely to get raised, and even if you have a good price to call, you'll have to check-fold most flops. Playing out of position (OOP) is always hard, and it's not very profitable either, because even when you make a monster hand and make a bet for value, the villain in position can just fold.
When you're first into a pot, come in for a raise. If your hand is not strong enough to raise in your position, then folding is better. Just wait for a better spot.
As played, Villain 7 makes a small raise, and I think you could call if the action was folded back to you, as you'd only need to call 4c, but here there is a re-raise (3-bet) to 10c and a cold call. While it's tempting to call, your stack isn't deep enough to call the additional 8c (see the Rule of Call 20) and you're not closing the action, because villain 7 could make another raise. I think your fold is fine. Obviously you see you would have flopped a set, but I would advise you to not think about how much you might have won. Results-oriented thinking can lead to bad play. You should be focused on making good decisions; decisions that made the most sense at the time. Here, folding was the right play.

Hope this helps!

Cheers,
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3 tasks completed - Tue Aug 06, 2013, 01:51 AM
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Hi,
I have passed the quiz and completed all 3 requirements. Please advise me of the next steps.
Thanks
 
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Tue Aug 06, 2013, 10:52 AM
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Hello pdoug72,

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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Pocket Kings gone wrong? - Fri Aug 16, 2013, 02:22 AM
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Can you please have a look at my hand and give me some tips on what I could have done better. Thanks

 
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Fri Aug 16, 2013, 05:44 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 16, 2013, 05:51 AM
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Hi pdoug72,

I will be your Hand Analyzer for this post
Everything that happened preflop was spot on. I think on the flop, your bet sizing was wrong. There is 1.05$ in the pot and we have 1.08$ and the flop is very wet (it has many draws) so I would go ahead and put the rest of the money in to get value from top pair hands like AQ and from draws: Flush draws or Straight draws. Ofcourse we would have gotten called anyway and lost but there is no way we could have escaped that! Just variance...

Better luck next time!
 
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Fri Aug 16, 2013, 06:02 AM
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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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the hand that brought my bankroll down to $0.78 - Fri Aug 23, 2013, 12:03 AM
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Sun Aug 25, 2013, 05:45 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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