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Bankroll Builder - Sat Aug 24, 2013, 11:39 AM
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I would like to take part in the Bankroll Builder promotion
 
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Sat Aug 24, 2013, 12:02 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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Sat Aug 24, 2013, 07:58 PM
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Hi bugi94sd,

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 Basics 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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Sun Aug 25, 2013, 11:17 AM
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1) Finish
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3) I pass the first 2. quiz and watch all videos
 
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Sun Aug 25, 2013, 05:54 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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Sun Aug 25, 2013, 06:32 PM
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Hi bugi94sd!

With QTs or any other hand that I'm going to play here, I'm going to make a standard opening raise to 3BB+1BB for each limper. With 2 limpers, I'll raise to 5BB or 250. I want to keep all of my bets and raises standard, as 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 then get a min raise and 4 calls. I'm going to call here and re-evaluate after the flop.

I flop trip 10's and when it's checked 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, a standard bet size is a pot bet, so I will bet 1550.

I then get called and min-raised. I'm going to re-raise here and I will size this at as another standard bet. A standard re-raise is to between 3X the previous bet and a pot-sized raise. With multiple opps in the pot, I tend to pick the higher end of this range, so I will normally raise to about 6500.. however, this is well over 1/3 of my stack, which means that I'm pot-committed and cannot ever fold if I make this bet, so I'm going to 3-bet shove here.

I don't want to raise smaller than a standard raise, as this can allow the opp to have the correct odds to try to outdraw me, which is another thing that I want to avoid whenever possible. If I give them the right odds and they do beat me, it's my own fault that I lose the hand.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


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Tue Aug 27, 2013, 01:14 AM
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Excellent!

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 completed and we will award you with your next buy-in.

Best of Luck!


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Tue Aug 27, 2013, 09:51 AM
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Could you tell me where I am wrong ?
As I have been out of the hands went all bankroll

 
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Tue Aug 27, 2013, 11:09 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 27, 2013, 02:27 PM
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Could you tell me where I am wrong ?
As I have been out of the hands went all bankroll

Hi bugi94sd!

You have AKs which is a great starting hand. V7 with a 38bb stack limps in and the button who has you covered raises to 6c. What reads/notes did you have on these two villains? Calling or 3-betting are usually fine here. Your betsize is too small though. A standard 3-bet is 3x the original raise, plus 1x for each caller. So, here I would make it 18 - 24 cents. Mini-raising as you did gives any hand good odds to continue and potentially out flop you. Remember, AKs is a strong starting hand, but it is not a made hand yet. Even 22 is beating you at the moment.

As played, you 3-bet and get 4-bet all in and a caller. If you are going to continue with the hand, moving all in as you did is better than just calling behind. Calling would put you out of position for hte rest of the hand. Getting all in removes this problem and may sometimes even get the btn to fold.

Should you continue with the hand, or is it better to fold? Personally, I would fold. Firstly, you don't have too much invested yet in the hand. Secondly, I don't like risking my whole stack preflop in such unclear spots. I prefer to wait until I have a strong made hand postflop such as a set or better before moving all in. There are so many good spots postflop where we can get our stack in confident that we have the best hand that I would avoid this marginal spot. Knowing if moving all in is a profitable move in the long run will depend on what ranges we assign the villains and how often we expect the btn to fold to our raise. Without a read, I would expect anyone 4-betting, or calling a 4-bet to have a decent hand (much better than they actually showed down.)

Finally, make sure you put notes on both of these players. Knowing that the btn is a calls light can be quite profitable information for example.

I hope this helps!

GL and have fun at the tables!

Roland GTX
 
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Tue Aug 27, 2013, 06:15 PM
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Please let us know when you have passed your cash quiz, so we may proceed to the next step!

Joss


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Fri Aug 30, 2013, 12:56 PM
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1.to put a lot of pressure on the opponents
2.To bluff people on decent hands
3.To gain value from very strong hands.
3)i passed cash quiz
 
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Fri Aug 30, 2013, 06:42 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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Fri Aug 30, 2013, 06:54 PM
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Hi bugi94sd

Preflop: I like punishing the limpers here with a raise. Our hand has good post flop potential and playability with position and initiative. That said, I would have made it 250 (3x raise + 1bb for every player that limped)
Definitely calling 100 more to see flop but my plan would be to proceed cautiously if we flop TP.
Flop: Bingo! We flopped trips; the question is: how can we get max value from our hand?
The flop is pretty dry, there is 98 for a straight draw and J9/J8/86 for gut shots. The standard approach is to check and let the preflop 3bettor bet and then we can call or in this case raise. However, that would kind of turn our hand face up. So leading here is not bad imo, some opponents might figure us for a 7x and they could float or raise us. The rest of the hand plays out for itself I think. Unlucky outcome!
 
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Sat Aug 31, 2013, 08:56 AM
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Hi bugi94sd,

Fantastic!

Your next 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 this bonus and you will automatically be credited with the next bonus. Let us know if you hit that target
2) If you lose your this 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.

Joss


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Sun Sep 01, 2013, 11:58 AM
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can you tell me the next step for the next buy in
 
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Sun Sep 01, 2013, 10:33 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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Mon Sep 02, 2013, 02:23 AM
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can you tell me the next step for the next buy in
Hi bugi94sd!

A5o is a tricky hand to play post flop. If you flop a 5 you will rarely end up with top pair. If you flop an A, you won't be able to bet/raise with confidence because the villain may have an A with a better kicker than yours. Your cards are unsuited, so a flush draw is unlikely. That leaves you with a straight draw. With gappers like this, the best you can hope for is a gutshot draw which doesnt have great odds of getting filled. Had it folded around to you, I would have opened by raising here. However, with the deep stacked limper, I normally just fold these marginal hands preflop. If your cards were suited, you could limp behind and play the hand as a speculative hand folding on the flop if you don't get a strong draw.

Raising is only a good option if you have good notes on the villain and believe there is a good chance he will fold on the flop. Moreover, if you are going to raise, stick to the standard betsize of 3bb plus 1bb for each limper. Make it 8c rather than 6c.

On the flop, leading with a c-bet is fine. Now, when the villain doesn't fold. We need to shut down. The board if fairly dry, except for the flush draw. The villain most likely flopped a pair, is holding a pocket pair or has a flush draw. Either way, it looks like he is sticking with his hand. You showed aggression preflop and again on hte flop, but the villain isn't going away. Your hand does not rate well against the villain's range. Check-folding the turn and river is your best line.

As played, jamming the river is not good. Your big bet creates a situation in which you get value owned. Only the hands beating you will call meaning you lose much more than necessary. It would be much better to check down the hand and hope your A high might be good if the villain for example was chasing a flush draw.

It is important to understand what happened on the river here. Notice the villain called a big bet with second pair and a weak kicker. This is pretty common at 2NL and exactly what allows us to be profitable. If you had a strong made hand such as AK here. We could have confidently bet for value exacly because so many people will pay you off with a second best hand. On the flip side, bluffing at 2NL is counter productive. A villain needs to be able to fold for a bluff to work, and at 2NL opponents have a tendency to stick with their hands.

Try to be patient preflop waiting for hands that have better postflop potential. Don't bluff. Just value bet your stong made hands every chance you can

GL and have fun at the tables!

Roland GTX
 
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Thu Sep 05, 2013, 09:40 AM
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Hi bugi94sd,

Fantastic!

Your next Bankroll Builder bonus is on it's way to you, great job so far.

There are three ways in which you can earn your next bonus.

1) Earn 10 VPPs AFTER receiving this bonus and you will automatically be credited with the next bonus. Let us know if you hit that target
2) If you lose your this 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.

Joss


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