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Bankroll Builder - Sabaku87 - Mon Aug 12, 2013, 08:27 AM
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Hello. I would like to take place in the bankroll builder promotion. Thank you.
 
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Mon Aug 12, 2013, 06:11 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!


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Mon Aug 12, 2013, 06:24 PM
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Hi Sabaku87,

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 Basics 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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My Bankroll Builder hand question - Tue Aug 13, 2013, 05:13 AM
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I've completed all the key steps you have previously demanded.
I'm posting a hand replay to find out a tad more on whether I have played it right or perhaps should have played it differently.



I decided to do a continuation bet just to represent a strong hand postflop. Plus, my adversary was quite loose so I didn't think he had a good hand or hit anything on the flop.

I have passed the basic quiz, too.

I'm looking forward to seeing more from you.
 
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Wed Aug 14, 2013, 06:20 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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Thu Aug 15, 2013, 04:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Sabaku87 View Post
I've completed all the key steps you have previously demanded.
I'm posting a hand replay to find out a tad more on whether I have played it right or perhaps should have played it differently.



I decided to do a continuation bet just to represent a strong hand postflop. Plus, my adversary was quite loose so I didn't think he had a good hand or hit anything on the flop.

I have passed the basic quiz, too.

I'm looking forward to seeing more from you.
Hi Sabaku87!

There are several points worth noting in this hand. Firstly, try to stick to tables where all the seats are actually filled. This will allow you to be patient and wait for good starting hands. This in turn will make it easier to play confidently and make a profit

A10o is normally too weak to open with from early position. Here though with a short table it is probably fine.

On the flop, I strongly recommend just checking. Firstly, c-betting into multiple opponents will rarely get everyone to fold. Here you missed the board, and it offers several draws. Therefore, c-betting is most likely to increase the size of the pot, without improving your chances of winning.

At play money and 2NL, bet your strong made hands post flop and fold your weak missed hands. There is no need to bluff. Bluffing is often costly since villains tend not to fold. This means you will normally need the best hand at the showdown if you want to win. On the flip side, when you do flop a strong hand (set or better), we can expect to get pair maximum value by these same villains.

Now, as played, you did a great job sizing your bets on all the streets post flop. Your read appears to have been correct and your river bet on the flushy board produced a fold. This was an unnecessarily high risk move, but you excecuted it nicely. Well done

Just remember, at playmoney and 2NL, it is easier AND more profitable, to never bluff. Simply value bet every chance you get.

GL and have fun at the tables!

Roland GTX
 
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Thu Aug 15, 2013, 10:11 AM
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Please let us know when you have passed your basic quiz, so we may proceed to the next step!

Joss


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Thu Aug 15, 2013, 11:36 AM
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I just did. Unless I picked the wrong quiz. Please look into it. Thank you.
 
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Fri Aug 16, 2013, 12:16 AM
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Excellent!

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 completed and we will award you with your next buy-in.

Best of Luck!


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Sat Aug 17, 2013, 03:35 AM
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This is my hand:



I should have folded after he reraised but didn't. Or so it seems.

Here are my answers regarding the purpose of big bets:

We use big bets to:

- (Semi)Bluff players into folding their good holdings.
- Put more money into the pot when we have a strong hand.
- Protect our hand against strong draws.

I also have studied and then passed the cash quiz so I think I'm ready for the next step.
 
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Sat Aug 17, 2013, 08:08 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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Sat Aug 17, 2013, 08:27 AM
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Hi Sabaku87,

I will be your Hand Analyzer of this post
I don't fault you too much for calling here because of stack size. It's actually very close. We are getting almost 2.2:1 on our call which means we need 31% equity in the hand.
If we think our opponent will put us all in here with { JJ-TT, AQs-ATs, KQs, JTs, AQo-ATo, KQo, JTo } then calling is profitable but if we think he will just call with AQ then folding is the better option. I don't think it would be a big mistake with whatever decision we take here.

GL at the tables!
 
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Sat Aug 17, 2013, 11:16 AM
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Hi Sabaku87,

Fantastic!

Your next 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 this bonus and you will automatically be credited with the next bonus. Let us know if you hit that target
2) If you lose your this 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.

Joss


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Sat Aug 17, 2013, 03:06 PM
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I have lost the most of my deposit. The money I have left is not enough to join any table. I feel really depressed right now. Here's the losing hand:



Please don't tell me this was the last 2$ I could get from you...
 
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Sat Aug 17, 2013, 04:19 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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Sat Aug 17, 2013, 07:11 PM
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Hi Sabaku87! I'll analyse the hand in post #14.

I think it's OK to call pre-flop with T9s as this pot is multiway, so you have a good chance of getting paid off if you make a monster. The flop comes T95 so you made top two pairs. I'd sometimes lead out here - instead of checking to the raiser - because there's no guarantee he'll make a continuation bet (allowing you to check-raise) when there are so many opponents. This flop is pretty wet too. You don't want villains taking free cards if they have draws. As played, you bet close to pot, and the pre-flop raiser goes all in. I would immediately be worried he has a set of tens, but overpairs (JJ+) are also possible and you are beating those. More concerning is that another villain reshoves all in before the action comes back to you. This is a really sick spot. Top two is a strong hand, but this action indicates you are beat. At least one of these guys has a set and you may be drawing thin, if not dead. When trying to build a bankroll, I would avoid getting all my chips in unless I have the nuts. You called here, and I don't really blame you, but you're a big underdog, even against bottom set, as you only have 4 outs to a full house.
You were unlucky here, but you'll need to learn to make big folds when the action indicates you're losing. When two players go all in for more than 100bb, they can usually beat two pairs.

Hope this helps!

Cheers,
Arty


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Tue Aug 20, 2013, 10:10 AM
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Hi Sabaku87,

Your next Bankroll Builder bonus is on it's way to you, great job so far.

There are three ways in which you can earn your next bonus.

1) Earn 10 VPPs AFTER receiving this bonus and you will automatically be credited with the next bonus. Let us know if you hit that target
2) If you lose your this 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.

Joss


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Sun Sep 08, 2013, 07:26 AM
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I would like to notify you that I have just obtained 10 VPP's.
 
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Sun Sep 08, 2013, 01:59 PM
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Hi Sabaku87,

Our records do not show 10VPPs earned as yet, however, it can take as log as 48 to 72 hours to reach our system. In the meantime, keep on playing!

Good luck at the tables!

Joss


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