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Bankroll Builder - Mon Aug 12, 2013, 12:22 PM
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Hey,

I'd like to join the Bankroll Builder Program.

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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, 06:26 PM
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Hello Harford7,

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!

flophitter
 
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Bankroll Builder Hand Replay - Tue Aug 13, 2013, 06:22 AM
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I didnt have much of a read on the players at this table.

Preflop:
Looking back, I think I probably could have made the bet 10-12 to try and keep the later position players out of the pot.

Flop:
I thought that a small C-bet was the right way to go to try and reduce the number of players in the pot. Also, with the flush draw, I felt that the small bet would discourage any other player to bet big and try to take the pot.

Turn:
I wanted to bet closer to 50 here, but with villain 4 on only 78 chips, i felt it was better to put him all in. Maybe the 50 bet might have made him shove himself and be a better play.

River:
I felt like I had the best hand here as I think villain 2 would have raised with a 9 on the flop.

I was just wondering if there was a better line to take here, either to maximize winnings on turn and river or in general.

Thanks.

I have also already completed the Poker Basics course.
 
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Tue Aug 13, 2013, 05:26 PM
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Hi Harford7,

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, 12:49 PM
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Hi Harford7!

With QTs and one limper in front of me, I'm going to make a standard raise, which is to 3BB+1BB for each limper. With one limper, I will raise to 8. I want to make all of my bets and raises standard, as by doing so it helps to conceal the strength of my hand. Players that bet more with better cards and less with marginal ones are basically turning their cards face-up to an observant opponent, something I need to avoid doing.

I flop a flush, gutshot straight flush and straight draw. When it checks to me, I'm going to make a standard value bet. Bets post-flop need to be sized based on the size of the pot, number of opps and board texture. With 4 or more opps in the pot (5 here), I need to make a pot-sized bet of 48. I do NOT want to bet less than this. A small bet here just screams draw to the opps and I do not want them to know what I have. If I was an opp and saw a small bet here, I would be raising enough to price out their draw, so that it will be a negative play for them to call, if I have any decent hand.

The turn gives me top pair and once again, I'm going to make a standard value bet. With 4 opps, it's still a pot-sized bet, so I will bet 108. If I bet less, I can be giving the opps the right odds to try to outdraw me and if I do so and lose, it's my own fault that I lose the hand.

The river is a definite scare card here. If the opp had top pair on the flop, I'm now beat. Since my hand does have showdown value, I'm going to check and hope to get to a cheap showdown. An opp with a 9 is probably not going to raise the flop, as they would need to make a pot-sized raise with this many in the hand and a marginal hand like a pair of 9's should not do that, as there are too many turn/river cards that can beat them.

The key for this hand is to use standard bet sizes.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


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Wed Aug 14, 2013, 02:59 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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Bankroll Builder Hand Replay 1/2 cent - Wed Aug 21, 2013, 01:10 PM
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Villain in this hand had only played a few hands at the table, so I couldn't really say much about their play.

Flop:
I made the bet on the wet flop as an attempt to scare the villain off the pot.
I had planned to fold to a raise but I felt his min-raise was weaker rather than stronger.

Turn:
I checked back turn as he'd check raised the flop, so I thought he'd attempt another stab.

River:
I thought that the river card wasn't too scary, although his larger raise did make me think he had improved on the river - at the time, I thought he might have hit two pair.

For three reasons to make a big bet:
1 - As a value bet with my strong hands.
2 - To protect made hands against draws to stronger hands.
3 - As a bluff.

I have also completed the cash game course.

Thanks.
 
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Wed Aug 21, 2013, 05:49 PM
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Hi Harford7

Thanks for that, we'll have the hand analysis posted here within 24 hrs then we can move on to the next step.

flophitter
 
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Fri Aug 23, 2013, 02:05 PM
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Hi Harford7! I'll analyse the hand in post #8.

With T5o in the BB, it's fine to check your option, as this hand is trash. One villain posted his blind out of turn and then checked, so he probably has junk, and the small blind limped, indicating weakness. The flop comes a monotone A52. I like leading out on this flop, because it's a scary one for anyone who doesn't have an ace or a diamond. Both villains will fold on the flop quite often. If you get called, you should generally shut down, as a ten-high flush draw is not strong, and middle pair is also a weak holding. As played, you bet and the cutoff minraises. If you had a decent draw, then calling would be standard, as the minraise gives you good pot odds, but you don't have much of a draw. I would just fold here. It's possible you're even drawing almost dead, because villain could have flopped a flush. As played, you call and you hit trips on the turn. Checking to the raiser from the previous street is standard, but it's a tricky spot, as you're generally way ahead (trips crushes one pair and all draws) or way behind (to a flush). Villain surprisingly checks back. This could mean he just has the ace, or some kind of draw, unless he made a full house and decided to slowplay. The river comes a 4, putting four cards to a straight on the board. If villain has a 3, he has your trips beat. I would go with the bet-fold play here, meaning I would make a small "blocking bet" of about a third of pot, and I would fold if I got raised. You went with a pot-sized bet, which is a mistake. Worse hands won't call a big bet. Villain doesn't just call, though, he raises. It's clear you are beat. He can't possibly raise as a bluff here. Your pot-sized bet showed strength, and he is raising. Villain must have a straight at least, but will show up with a flush or full house pretty often too. I would snap-fold to the raise, because you're never good. Since villain was short-stacked, his raise offers tempting pot odds on the river, but you simply won't have the best hand to make a profitable call here. Be more careful with your bet-sizing. If there's a good chance you're beat, make a smaller bet, and be prepared to fold.

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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Fri Aug 23, 2013, 04:04 PM
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Hello Harford7,

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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