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Bankroll Builder thread a Title - Mon Aug 12, 2013, 10:46 AM
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I want to take this chance!

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Last edited by Wayne378; Mon Aug 12, 2013 at 10:49 AM..
 
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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, 06:25 PM
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Hello Wayne378,

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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Hand replay - Tue Aug 13, 2013, 05:04 AM
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Sorry, this hand was deleted by its owner

This situation was so bad.
I got the evidence of bluffing by other player and I raised - because I made top pair already on the flop. But on the river I did not concentrated on game, so I lost my all stacks (though I already lost about 80% of my stacks on the turn)

Last edited by Wayne378; Tue Aug 13, 2013 at 05:09 AM..
 
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Tue Aug 13, 2013, 05:28 PM
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Hi Wayne378,

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 14, 2013, 12:37 PM
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Hi Wayne378!

The first thing with this hand that I see is that whenever sitting at a ring table, I always want to wait for the BB to start playing. Paying extra blinds by posting will be a huge drain to a bankroll over time and something that I want to avoid.

With AQs, I'm going to make a standard raise, which is to 3BB+1BB for each limper. With 5 limpers, I need to raise to 8BB or 16 chips. By keeping my bets and raises standard, this helps to keep the opps guessing as to the cards that I'm playing. Players that bet more with better cards and less with marginal ones are basically turning their cards face-up to an observant opponent, something that I want to avoid.

I see a 5-way flop where I hit top pair, but this is a very wet board, as they are all clubs with possible straight draws too. An opp now shoves for 110 and is called. I wish I had more chips here, because the only way I can price out a player with a single club from their draw or a player with a straight draw is to raise 3/4 pot since there are 3 opps. Unfortunately, I don't have that many chips. If the opps are known to play suited cards, then I need to muck here. If not, then I need to shove here and hope that the opps don't hit their draw.

When playing a ring table, I always want to buy-in for the maximum amount (if it's a capped table) and to buy-in for at least the number of chips as the largest stack at the table if not. This way, I can avoid situations like this.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

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Wed Aug 14, 2013, 03:03 PM
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Hi Wayne378!

Just let me know when you have your Poker Basic pass and I'll award you with your first bonus and we can move on to the next step.

flophitter
 
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Fri Aug 23, 2013, 05:41 AM
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Finally I passed first step please check it
Thank you ^^
 
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Fri Aug 23, 2013, 04:06 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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Tue Sep 03, 2013, 09:04 AM
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Sorry, this hand was deleted by its owner

Last edited by Wayne378; Tue Sep 03, 2013 at 09:49 AM..
 
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Tue Sep 03, 2013, 10:41 AM
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The reasons why a player may want to make a big bet

1) To put a lot of pressure on opponents
2) To gain value from very strong hands
2) To protect against strong draws


And I passed cash game course. check it please

Last edited by Wayne378; Tue Sep 03, 2013 at 10:44 AM..
 
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Tue Sep 03, 2013, 02:28 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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Tue Sep 03, 2013, 05:29 PM
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Hi Wayne! I'll analyse the hand in post #10.

A4o is a trouble hand. It doesn't make money in the long run, because it flops so badly. If you make top pair, your kicker is useless, so if you bet for value, you'll usually only get called by better aces. In short, ragged aces win small pots (when villains miss the flop) and loses big ones (when they have you out-kicked). Since you can't make the nut flush using both cards, it's basically unplayable in early position. Limping in (just calling the big blind) is a weak play that doesn't give you an immediate chance to win the pot. Raising isn't great either, as you're almost certain to be called by someone who has position on you. That means the only good play is to just open fold.
As played, you limp, but there's no raise, so you see a cheap flop. You totally missed, and it gets checked to the river, where the big blind bets 3/4 pot. With ace high you have to fold. You played it fine post-flop, but you could have saved 2c by never getting involved in the first place. Small 2c mistakes like this add up over time. Be very careful with ragged aces. Since they don't have a positive expectation, just give them up like other trash hands.

Hope this helps!
To get more tuition on cash game basics, I recommend going to live training sessions for the Wednesday and Saturday Games if you can. You'll even be able to play alongside other PSO members in the Homegame club and get instant feedback on the way you play your hands. Good luck!

Cheers,
Arty


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Wed Sep 04, 2013, 06:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Wayne378 View Post
And I passed cash game course. check it please
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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Sat Sep 07, 2013, 12:00 PM
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I achieved first way to earn third bonus. I mean that I earned above 10 FPP. check it please!
 
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Sat Sep 07, 2013, 06:04 PM
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I achieved first way to earn third bonus. I mean that I earned above 10 FPP. check it please!
Hello,

'Earn 10 VPPs AFTER receiving your 2nd bonus and you will automatically be credited with your 3rd bonus'+

Remember it's 10 VPPs earned AFTER you got your last buy-in, not 10 VPPs total (any VPPS earned before you got your last buy-in do not count)

If you have earned 10 VPPs AFTER you got your 2nd bonus then your 3rd bonus should be credited to you automatically within 24 hours.

Let me know when you get it and I'll advise on the next step.

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Sat Sep 07, 2013, 10:14 PM
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Yes I got 10FPP after 2nd bonus. check it please!
 
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Sun Sep 08, 2013, 07:46 AM
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Yes I got 10FPP after 2nd bonus. check it please!
Hello,

So far it's not showing as 10 VPPs earned on our system but it can take 48 hours to update, I'll check it again tomorrow

Raiser


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Sun Sep 08, 2013, 09:49 AM
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Thank you!
 
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Mon Sep 09, 2013, 05:24 AM
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Hi Wayne378,

Good news, your third Bankroll Builder bonus has been processed and it will be in your account soon, if not already!

Now to earn your fourth and final bonus, keep applying the principles you have learned at the same tables as before until you have earned a further 10 VPPs, counting from when you receive this latest bonus.

If you lose your bankroll, please post the losing hand(s) for analysis. As ever, if you have any questions we are here for you.



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