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Bankroll builder - Mon Aug 05, 2013, 07:18 AM
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Hello, I want to take part in this promotion. I've done the assesment quiz and I am waiting for further instructions.

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Mon Aug 05, 2013, 08:50 AM
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Hello, I want to take part in this promotion. I've done the assesment quiz and I am waiting for further instructions.

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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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Tue Aug 06, 2013, 08:59 AM
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Hello anxty747,

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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Tue Aug 06, 2013, 05:42 PM
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Wouldn't this type of play be too loose for real cash games? Have I done something wrong with continuation bets? The player which have stayed with was a very loose one, so i think it's right to limp that big raises when you do hit overpair though.


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Tue Aug 06, 2013, 05:47 PM
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All of the three steps are done
 
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Thu Aug 08, 2013, 03:20 AM
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I hope I'm not lost in the sea of threads haha, it's been quite a while now
 
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Thu Aug 08, 2013, 06:11 AM
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I hope I'm not lost in the sea of threads haha, it's been quite a while now
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.

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Thu Aug 08, 2013, 10:36 AM
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Hi anxty747!

With AKo from the hijack, I get 3 limps in front of me. I'm going to make a standard raise, which is to 3BB+1BB for each limper. With 3 limps, I will raise to 6BB or 60 chips. I want to keep all of my bets standard, as players that bet more with better hands and less with weaker ones are basically turning their cards face-up to an observant opponent.. something I absolutely want to avoid doing.

I totally miss the flop and both opps check to me. If I had made a standard raise preflop, then I would make a 2/3 pot c-bet (the standard amount for a pot with 2 opps, as post-flop bets need to be sized based on the size of the pot, number of opps and board texture). However, due to the abnormally large bet preflop, I need to check here for two reasons. First, for pot control and secondly because an opp that calls an abnormally large bet should have something and as of now I only have ace high.

The turn gives me top pair and the opp shoves. If it were checked to me, I'd need to make a 1/2 pot value bet (a standard bet for only 1 opp in the hand), however, this bet would be over 1/3 of my stack, so I'd be pot-committed and need to shove. Due to this, I'm calling the opp's bet here.

The key with this hand is to make standard bets/raises throughout the hand.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

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Thu Aug 08, 2013, 12:57 PM
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I think my best excuse here would be that i'm taking advantage of very ignorant and loose players to take big pots. It's surprisingly simple to read most of opponents in these 5/10 play money games. The betting structure of real money games where everyone is guarding their "real" stack should be very different and tougher. Thanks for the fast reply!

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Thu Aug 08, 2013, 01:05 PM
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I think my best excuse here would be that i'm taking advantage of very ignorant and loose players to take big pots. It's surprisingly simple to read most of opponents in these 5/10 play money games. The betting structure of real money games where everyone is guarding their "real" stack should be very different and tougher. Thanks for the fast reply!
It will not be different. You'll see the same type of play there. I've even seen it in $300+ buy-in live tourneys.

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Thu Aug 08, 2013, 01:19 PM
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It will not be different. You'll see the same type of play there. I've even seen it in $300+ buy-in live tourneys.

John (JWK24)
Wow, so if I got it right, there are people who calls/bets high bets in these big games with that much risk? I feel pretty much like a just started newbie.
 
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Thu Aug 08, 2013, 01:36 PM
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I had a player in the seat to my right in a $365 WSOP Circuit game that lasted all of 4 hands. Bet/raise every hand with basically nothing (had 99 one hand on a board with 3 overs). Threw away 10k chips in the 4 hands, basically with trash.

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Thu Aug 08, 2013, 07:14 PM
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All of the three steps are done
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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Fri Aug 09, 2013, 07:49 AM
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biggest pot, almost went broke


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Fri Aug 09, 2013, 08:09 AM
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Cash game quiz is done.

The answers to the question, on why one may want to place big bet is:
*Gain value from the nuts
*Protect against strong draws
*To bluff with decent hands

All steps are completed.
 
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Fri Aug 09, 2013, 10:00 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 09, 2013, 11:31 AM
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Hi anxty747,

Limping is generally a not profitable play. I would have raised my BTN to my standard opening size and planned on folding to a 3bet.

As played, I would raise the flop bigger to 0.8-0.10 to get value from TP hands and draws and I'd be happy to get it in OTF. I might slow down a bit OTT since JT made it and I want to keep his range as wide as possible so when we raise we will be playing against KQ and JT but when we just call we will continue to play against AQ, QJ, QT, etc.

Looks like we got unlucky and lucky at the same time
 
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Sat Aug 10, 2013, 08:10 AM
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Cash game quiz is done.
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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Sun Aug 11, 2013, 05:52 AM
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10 VPPs earned.

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Sun Aug 11, 2013, 08:17 AM
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10 VPPs earned.
Brilliant,

Your Bankroll Builder progress is moving along nicely and you've got your 3rd bonus!

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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