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Bankroll Builder - Sun Aug 11, 2013, 09:15 AM
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Hello, I am new to this and I would like to take part in the Bankroll Builder offer, thanks.
 
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Sun Aug 11, 2013, 10:24 AM
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Hello, I am new to this and I would like to take part in the Bankroll Builder offer, thanks.
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 Aug 12, 2013, 05:31 AM
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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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AQ Betting? - Mon Aug 12, 2013, 10:18 AM
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I know that AQ can be a difficult hand to mess around with, can you give me some insight into how I can improve my betting amounts in situations like this post turn bet and the post river bet, where everyone ultimately folds, thanks.

My thought process:

Dealt AQ on the BB: Is this a raise kind of hand? I chose to call due to the amount of players in the pot.

Flop: I decided to check UTG due to two 10's and two spades. I thought I would see how it played out with so much competition for the pot. I eventually called a bet of 10 because I was fairly certain that nobody had floped a set of 10's and decided to bet ten chips.

Turn: Ace!!! AMEN!!! Here's where I can often get in trouble with my betting, I decided to bet half the pot 90 chips. But four players decide to call. Which gets me thinking... Loose cannons, or do we all have a piece of this.

River: The 4 of hearts eliminates the flush draws from play. I have my eyes set on the dreaded 10's from the flop. UTG I make a strong bet of 450 into a pot of 640 (which upon review, reaked of Ace on my part, may have told them my hand). Everybody folded as I took down another pot. I was fairly certain I had the best hand, what sort of a bet would have gotten me more bang for my buck... more of a value bet, or is it better to stay on the safe side?

Thanks in advance,

P.S. Can I continue to post some of my more troublesome hands for review?

Last edited by cadeira21; Mon Aug 12, 2013 at 10:10 PM.. Reason: Problems with video Hand Replayer
 
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Lets try this again!!! A9 Suited - Mon Aug 12, 2013, 10:37 AM
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How to bet with Nut Flush Draws... should I semi bluff in a post flop situation like this?

Some equity on the turn... what's an appropriate bet in this situation (I bet half the pot)

Another Q on the river... Checks to me... Check back? Value bet? Whats the right move... Don't want to get caught with my pants down lol

Thanks in advance,
 
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Tue Aug 13, 2013, 07:12 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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Tue Aug 13, 2013, 08:52 AM
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How to bet with Nut Flush Draws... should I semi bluff in a post flop situation like this?

Some equity on the turn... what's an appropriate bet in this situation (I bet half the pot)

Another Q on the river... Checks to me... Check back? Value bet? Whats the right move... Don't want to get caught with my pants down lol

Thanks in advance,
Hi cadeira21!

With we need to be a bit careful. Ask yourself what are you hoping to flop? A flush draw would be great. However, notice that flopping a 9 will rarely be top pair. If you flop an A, your kicker is so low, that you run a very real risk of losing a big pot to a villain with another A and a better kicker. Moreover, you have no straight draw possibilities with A9. Here you are facing a 12bb raise with serveral players left to act, any of which may reraise. I recommend folding in this spot. If the raise were smaller and you had a more connnected hand such as A2s or A10s allowing for sraights, then I would call. You are in great position on the button here.

As played, you get a great flop. Firstly, you got your flush draw. Secondly, the J and Q are likely to be in the ranges of several of the villains. This means we can make a good sized semi-bluff bet and expect to get called. I usually make my semi-bluff bets in spots like this, the same size as if I had top pair. Normally about 70% of the pot. This conceals my draw, may get some folds. Plus, it usually allows me to check the turn if need be. Betting small as you did. Only builds the pot, but it will not get anyone to fold. Thus, the bet does not improve your situation. Notice that anyone with a Q would probably have bet/raised here to protect thier top pair hand.

As played, when the A comes on the turn, I would check-calling. You now have top pair which gives you showdown value. Plus, you make improve to a flush on the river. Keep the pot under control and keep yourself in the hand.

The second Q on the river helps you. As I noted above, it is unlikely that villain 6 has a Q. Moreover, it gives you two pair and a better kicker since the J on the board will be your kicker. Now that your weak kicker is no longer an issue, you can be confident that you have the best hand. We can bet the river for pure value. There is 2140 in the pot and you have 699c behind. I would recommend just moving all in. If the villain has anything at all they will usually call. If they don't have anything, they will rarely bluff the river by betting here.

GL and have fun at the tables!

Roland GTX
 
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Thanks!!! - Tue Aug 13, 2013, 09:22 AM
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Thanks for the help!!!

I really appreciate the feedback!!!
 
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Tue Aug 13, 2013, 10:49 AM
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Thanks for the help!!!

I really appreciate the feedback!!!
Brilliant!

Let us know as soon as you pass the Poker Basic quiz and we'll get your first bonus

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Tue Aug 13, 2013, 12:17 PM
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Brilliant!

Let us know as soon as you pass the Poker Basic quiz and we'll get your first bonus

Raiser
I have completed the Poker Basic quiz,

thanks again.
 
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Wed Aug 14, 2013, 06:41 AM
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I have completed the Poker Basic quiz,

thanks again.
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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Wed Aug 14, 2013, 10:28 AM
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Yikes... misread
 
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Wed Aug 14, 2013, 06:09 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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Wed Aug 14, 2013, 07:03 PM
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Hi cadeira,

I'll be your Hand Analyzer for this post

I think we should be folding to the raise preflop. Our hand is very weak and does not play well.
There is no value in leading into the flop, we fold worse and get called by better. You over played your hand after you decided to bet the flop. We only have middle Pair on a draw heavy board with a lot of action.

GL at the tables!
 
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Thu Aug 15, 2013, 07:26 AM
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Super!

Let us know as soon as you pass the Cash Game quiz and we'll get your next bonus to you

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Sat Aug 17, 2013, 03:13 AM
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I have successfully completed the cash game quiz

Thanks,
 
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Sat Aug 17, 2013, 08:13 AM
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I have successfully completed the cash game quiz

Thanks,
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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Wed Aug 21, 2013, 09:12 AM
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Hello,

Your Bankroll Builder application is under review.

If you have any questions about this please send a private message to PSO Admin.

Cheers,

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