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Bankroll Builder - Wed Aug 21, 2013, 06:33 PM
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Hi,

I would like to take part in the bankroll builder promotion.

Thanks.
 
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Thu Aug 22, 2013, 08:13 AM
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Hi,

I would like to take part in the bankroll builder promotion.

Thanks.
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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Thu Aug 22, 2013, 09:17 AM
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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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Thu Aug 22, 2013, 02:24 PM
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Hi,

I have completed the basic quiz and watched both of the above videos. Below is a hand I played on a FR play money table.



I was dealt KQo in the SB. It was limped around to me so I raised. I bet 4x the BB since I was playing EP and it didn't seem like any of the players at the table were paying attention to bet sizes (they were calling almost anything pre-flop). I also added another 3 BB since there were 3 limpers to get some of them to fold, and one more BB since I was in the SB. So total raise - 8 BB. The BB and one limper folded, so me and two others to the flop.

flop: I decided to cbet since the flop was in my perceived range having raised pre-flop. I bet around 60% of the pot. Was this correct or should I have just checked? I really only have a gut-shot here and was hoping they would fold, but they both called.

turn: this card didn't change much. since I was oop and they had called my last cbet i decided to check to control the pot size. if they had bet I probably would have folded, unless it was very small.

river: I basically got really lucky. Bet around 75% of the pot since I assumed at least one would call. i thought about betting pot but figured since neither bet the turn they probably didn't have much and wouldn't call.

thanks.
 
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Thu Aug 22, 2013, 03:49 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 22, 2013, 04:19 PM
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Hi icanhasmony,

Spot on! I would have played the hand the same way
 
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Fri Aug 23, 2013, 10:11 AM
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Okay, thanks for the quick response.
 
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Fri Aug 23, 2013, 04:35 PM
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Hi royalraise85,
I have completed all three steps. What should I do now?
Thanks.
 
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Fri Aug 23, 2013, 04:38 PM
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Hi royalraise85,
I have completed all three steps. What should I do now?
Thanks.
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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Sat Aug 24, 2013, 09:54 AM
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Hi royalraise85,
Three reasons to make a big bet are:
1.Bluff people off decent hands
2.Protect a hand against strong draws
3.Gain value from a very strong hand

I have passed the cash game quiz. Is there anyway to see which questions I got wrong? It just tells me the final score.

Below is a hand that I had difficulty with.

This was the first hand I was dealt when I sat down. I think I played it pretty poorly.



I was dealt KhKd in the BB. The cutoff raised to 3BB and I reraised to 5BB. Here I should have reraised 3x to 9BB

flop: I made a 60% cbet. I was worried that he might have an ace because his initial preflop raise. he called the bet. There was also a flush draw on the board.

turn: Since I was worried about the ace I just checked. I probably should have folded when he bet but his bet was less than 25% of the pot so I didn't think he had the ace.

river: I definitely should have folded here but I really wanted to see what he had and it was less than a 1/3 of the pot. If he hit the flush I had thought he would have bet more.

Thanks.
 
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Sat Aug 24, 2013, 09:58 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 24, 2013, 12:24 PM
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Hi icanhasmony?! I'll analyse the hand in post #10.

I think you played this reasonably well and you've already wotked out where you could have played the hand differently. I would definitely go with a bigger re-raise pre-flop. Making a 3x raise to 18c would be more standard. It's a horrible flop for KK, but since you're out of position (OOP) and you were the last raiser pre-flop, you should fire a continuation bet. Part of the reason for doing this is to prevent you being bluffed off the best hand. (If you checked, villain would usually bet with hands like QQ and JJ and you might fold, because you think he actually has the ace). When villain calls he usually does have the ace, so I would give up. The plan to check-fold the turn is good, but when villain bets so small, it's really hard to lay it down, because there's always the chance that villain has a draw. The most obvious draw gets there on the river (the flush), but QQ also improves to a set. You're not beating anything but JJ, and I think that would have slowed right down after you called 2 bets, so you should fold on the river.
It's interesting to see villain shows ups with a very weak hand. 52s is not strong enough to raise with pre-flop in the first place, let alone good enough to call a 3-bet with. Villain may have felt "priced in" by your small re-raise, but this player might have called a full size 3-bet too. Against particularly loose players, I'd make even bigger bets with my stronger hands pre-flop, because there's a great deal of value to be gained if villains aren't folding.

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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Sat Aug 24, 2013, 01:49 PM
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Hi ArtysmokesPS,
Thanks for the feedback it was detailed and very helpful. I will definitely look into the Saturday home games. I've also started reading your 2NL blog and find it really informative as well.
Thanks.
 
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Sat Aug 24, 2013, 02:07 PM
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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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