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Bank Roll Builder - Tue Aug 20, 2013, 08:55 PM
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I want to take part in the bankroll builder promotion
 
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Tue Aug 20, 2013, 11:41 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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Wed Aug 21, 2013, 09:42 AM
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Hello Hobbitnz11,

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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Stage 1 complete - Wed Aug 21, 2013, 09:05 PM
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I have completed the poker basics quiz and watched the above video.
Here is a hand I played on the free money tables. I was down to my last chips and got a good C3 hand. I don't think I would have played it much differently even with more chips. Probably would have resaised the the inital bet then waited for the flop. Then I probably would have continued even with the missed flop unless one of the other guys called me all in and I wasn't pot commited.

 
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Sat Aug 24, 2013, 09:52 AM
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Hi Hobbitnz11,

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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Sat Aug 24, 2013, 10:45 AM
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Hi Hobbitnz11!

With 99 from the SB, I get a very abnormally large raise and 2 calls of it. A standard raise for this opp should be to 3BB+1BB for each limper or 150. While 99 is a made hand, it's a marginal made hand against one opp.. but plays much worse against multiple opps. Due to this, I need to fold to this action.

I want to be getting my chips into the pot when I'm the favorite to win the hand and have the correct odds to do so. Against this many opps, I'm going to lose the overwhelming majority of the time (about 80%).

Patience is a huge key in poker and learning to muck marginal hands is a large part of learning patience at the tables.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


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Sat Aug 24, 2013, 02:48 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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Cash game start - Wed Aug 28, 2013, 07:03 PM
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Hi
I have completed the cash game quiz
Three reasons why a someone might bet big are:
1. To put pressure on other players
2. To bluff players off a hand
3. To protect against a strong draw

I have the below hands I would be very interested in getting feed back on. Even though I won them I didn't play them particularly well in hindsight.


Stayed in when I probably shouldn't have. Then got the feeling they were trying to bluff me off the pot and my Queens were still strong.


Thought I played this a bit to passively (was worried about the flush draw).


Inital reraise should have been 0.18?
I didn't think he had the flush, but was maybe going for the straight. He had been betting big after the flop a lot. I decided to trust my feeling on him and put the pressure back on him
 
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Thu Aug 29, 2013, 02:51 PM
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Hi Hobbitnz11

Great thanks, we'll have those hands looked at soon and analysis posted here, then I'll award your next bonus and we can move on to the next step!

flophitter
 
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Sat Aug 31, 2013, 07:15 AM
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Hi Hobbitnz,

Hand#1: Okay to defend the SB with QTs. The hand is suited and well connected with a high card
I would check/call the flop to let the preflop raiser continuation bet. By betting we will fold worse hands and opponent will continue with better.

Hand#2: I would check raise the flop; we have a very strong hand and we want to get more money into the pot. Also our hand is vulnerable to flush draws so raising here will get value from Kx hands and charge flush draws.

Hand#3: We have a premium hand! I want to get as much money into the pot as possible. I would raise to 0.18$ (standard 3x raise). Definitely bet the flop bigger. We likely have the best hand now but we are vulnerable against a diamond and also if our opponent does not have a diamond in their hand they might put money now with top pair or TT/JJ but might not when a diamond or an overcard comes. When we are raised OTF, I would call and proceed cautiously. They could have TT/JJ/9x, sets, or taking an aggressive line with two overcards and a flush draw. No point to raise the turn in my opinion. I would call and plan to call off a small bet OTR too or put a thin value bet if they check the river.

GL at the tables!
 
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Sat Aug 31, 2013, 09:33 AM
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Hello Hobbitnz11,

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.

flophitter
 

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