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Bankroll Builder - Sun Aug 18, 2013, 12:13 PM
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I want to participate to build my bankroll. My username is nucky888 on pokerstars.
 
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Sun Aug 18, 2013, 01:16 PM
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I want to participate to build my bankroll. My username is nucky888 on pokerstars.
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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Sun Aug 18, 2013, 06:28 PM
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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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Mon Aug 19, 2013, 10:29 AM
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Did I play the hand correctly ?
I was so sure that I'm the favorite but seeing 3 players going all in was scary.

 
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Mon Aug 19, 2013, 11:53 PM
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I completed the 3 steps required.
 
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Tue Aug 20, 2013, 06:27 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 20, 2013, 12:14 PM
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Hi nucky888!

With AK (or any other hand that I want to play), I'm going to make a standard raise, which is to 3BB+1BB for each limper. With 1 limper, I will raise to 8 chips. By keeping all of my bets and raises standard, this helps to conceal the strength of my hand. Players that bet more with better hands 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 that I hit TPTK and the nut flush draw. I now get an abnormally small bet by an opp before me. Bets post-flop need to be sized based on the size of the pot, number of opps and board texture. With 4+ opps in the pot, I need to make a pot sized raise here, so I will raise to 64. I don't want to bet less than this or the opps could possibly be getting the correct odds to try to outdraw me.

When the opp makes a min raise, I don't want to shove. I only want to shove when I'm pot-committed and I do not have 1/3 of my remaining chips going into the pot, which is the point where I would be pot-committed. Players that make large overbets are doing what is known as value-owning themselves. They cause all worse hands to fold and only better ones to call. I want to have the worse hands call, so that I can get value for my hand.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

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Tue Aug 20, 2013, 04:08 PM
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What about the bonus bankroll ? I finished the 3 steps required.
 
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Tue Aug 20, 2013, 05:53 PM
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What about the bonus bankroll ? I finished the 3 steps required.
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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Tue Aug 20, 2013, 07:02 PM
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I started off the hand with a decent raise preflop. I guess I made a mistake after flop and didn't raise. My opponent saw the turn without any problem. I lost the hand there itself.
 
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Tue Aug 20, 2013, 07:14 PM
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Three reasons for big bets can be-
To put a lot of pressure on the opponent
To bluff people off descent hands
To gain value from very strong hands
 
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Wed Aug 21, 2013, 05:29 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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Wed Aug 21, 2013, 10:40 AM
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Hi nucky888,

I will your Hand Analyzer for this post

I think raising preflop is a descent option, I would have made it to a standard 3x just to keep hands that we beat in; the thing is our hand is not so great but raising here is good to play the hand heads up and not invite many opponents in the pot.

I think this is a good flop to cbet to get hands like AK/AQ/KQ to fold; I would put one bet and plan to give up on later streets.
 
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Wed Aug 21, 2013, 11:18 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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Thu Aug 22, 2013, 02:23 PM
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I passed the cash game quiz.
 
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Thu Aug 22, 2013, 03:53 PM
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I passed the cash game quiz.
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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Thu Aug 22, 2013, 05:11 PM
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I started this hand aggressively by raising 3 BB. I got reraised. I should've folded. Instead I tried to represent pocket Aces. My mistake.
 
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Fri Aug 23, 2013, 07:47 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 23, 2013, 02:13 PM
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Hi nucky888! I'll analyse the hand in post #17.

Thanks for posting this hand. The first thing to point out is that this is a 6-max table, where the play is loose and aggressive. The PSO beginner courses are designed for full ring tables, where a disciplined and patient style is profitable, so please sit on 9-handed tables for the remainder of this promotion. Nevertheless, I'll take a look at this hand.

Even in loose 6-max games, I wouldn't open A6s UTG. My range for early position is very tight. You also opened for 4bb which is excessive. 3bb is quite sufficient. For villain to 3-bet over your UTG raise, he needs a very strong hand. You'll be looking at a big pair or AK almost always, so the obvious play is to fold. Shoving all in might "represent" aces, but 2NL villains aren't often folding once they've re-raised pre-flop. Villain probably snap-called with JJ here, as that would be standard given that you're relatively short-stacked and could have AK/AQ. Getting it in with A6s is basically spew. Play with more discipline in future, and remember to play on 9-handed tables!

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,
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Fri Aug 23, 2013, 03:25 PM
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Can I get the remaining of my bankroll somehow ?
 

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