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Bankroll Builder - Mon Aug 26, 2013, 08:34 AM
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Hi all,

I would like to enroll for the promotion.

Thanks!
 
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Mon Aug 26, 2013, 09:01 AM
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Hi all,

I would like to enroll for the 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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Mon Aug 26, 2013, 04:40 PM
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Hi SiN_1o1,

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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Bankroll Builder session - Sun Sep 08, 2013, 03:39 AM
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It was aggressive table. Previous hands also. Moments to discuss: 1) initial raise, reraise and call 2) post-flop check and all-in call. Seeing those KK on the flop put me in dilemma.

PS Passed the quiz.

Thanks!
 
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Sun Sep 08, 2013, 01:42 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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Sun Sep 08, 2013, 10:58 PM
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Hi SiN_1o1,

Please let us know when you have passed your basics quiz, so we may proceed to the next step!

Joss


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Mon Sep 09, 2013, 02:20 AM
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It was aggressive table. Previous hands also. Moments to discuss: 1) initial raise, reraise and call 2) post-flop check and all-in call. Seeing those KK on the flop put me in dilemma.

PS Passed the quiz.

Thanks!
Hi SiN_101,

At playmoney and 2NL, I always try to bet for value every chance I get. Opponents tend to call way too light with second best hands. This allows us to profitably value bet. It also explains why bluffing at microstakes is not an optimal strategy. In order for a bluff to work, players need to fold. They just don't do that enough here to make it a profitable line. In this particular hand you have AA, the best starting hand possible. We want to bet/raise every chance we get both for value and to protect our hand. Big pairs play best against a single opponent. It reduces the chances that the villain gets a lucky draw on us.

Here the origianl raiser makes it 9c. You 3-bet to 30c. This looks perfect. We recommend making 3-bets 3x the original riase plus 1x for each caller. At play money we can even go slightly bigger. Well done

You get two callers, then a small 4-bet and two new callers! This much action is fairly common at play money, but pretty uncommon at real money. We definitely want to 5-bet now. The only question is how much. If this were 2NL real money, I would say your betsize looks good because would could expect some folds. However, there are a few factors here. Firstly, this is play money. Players tend to call light, especially when there is so much already in the pot. Secondly, V4,v8 and v9 are so short, they will presumably call any size raise. Aslo, you are getting short compared to the pot. If everyone calls your 5-bet (as happenend), there is nearly 1400 chips in the pot and you only have 341 behind. This isn't enough to make a significant bet. It commits you to getting all in on pretty much any flop, but not enough to get anyone else to fold. I think I would have just moved all in now while we know we are ahead. If we get v6 or v2 to fold, this will help protect our hand. If you, v2 and v6 were all deep stacked, then your betsize would be ok.

On the flop, the two kings are not great for us, but we are committed to this hand. I would just move all in. I would not want to risk v2 checking behind and getting a free card. With so much in the pot, I doubt either villain is folding. Moreover, you don't intend on folding to a bet. So, keep it simple and make the bet yourself. There are situations where check-calling is a better line, but here I prefer to move all in and hope for the best.

Nice hand and nice pot

GL and have fun at the tables!

Roland GTX
 
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Mon Sep 09, 2013, 08:10 AM
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Hi,

I passed the quiz, but today asked me to save or discard the results... (when I logged in PSO)

Hope that's it,
Cheers.
 
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Tue Sep 10, 2013, 10:23 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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RM play - Mon Oct 07, 2013, 08:17 PM
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Hi,

I passed the quiz.

I played RM tables and it was tight. I doubled up then lost almost everything. Most problematic hand(s) was like the one I posted. I had a top pair with higher kicker and lost to the smaller set. When I try to get set with small pair I almost never do... I know now that I should have raised more preflop but the table was like when somebody raised everybody folded, so I tried with call only.



Big bets are for building a pot foe value vith strong hands, protection from draws, putting preasue on opponents and for bluff people off decent hands..

PS. I passed the quiz.

Cheers.
 
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Tue Oct 08, 2013, 12:11 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 Oct 08, 2013, 05:53 AM
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Hi SiN_1o1,

I will be your Hand Analyzer for this post

When It's folded to us with KQs, I would go ahead and open raise to 6c. Limping is generally a non profitable play. I would raise here and take initiative in the hand. You see what happened here is that instead of seeing the flop with 6c we are now paying 10c to see the flop and we are OOP and without initiative in the hand. Also with 35bbs we might be better of going all in or folding after we limp and they raise.

Now that we see hit TP, I think we are hardly ever folding with a stack size of slightly over pot size but I would never bet there because we will give hands that we beat opportunity to fold. So I would check and let the preflop raiser do the betting for us. Either way, I think we will be losing the money here when they have a set.
 
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Tue Oct 08, 2013, 09:29 AM
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Hi SiN_1o1,

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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