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Bankroll builder. I want to try. - Wed Aug 28, 2013, 01:40 PM
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I would like to take part in Bankroll builder. Please give me this opportunity)
 
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Wed Aug 28, 2013, 02:23 PM
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I would like to take part in Bankroll builder. Please give me this opportunity)
Welcome to PokerSchoolOnline!

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We will advise within 24 hours as to whether or not you will be eligible for this promotion. Please check back this time tomorrow!

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Thu Aug 29, 2013, 05:10 AM
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Hello,

You are eligible for the Bankroll Builder promotion, good job!

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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
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Bankroll builder feedback - Thu Aug 29, 2013, 02:46 PM
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I don't think I had to fold on pre-flop with such a good hand.
But I had to fold after flop.
I won because I was really lucky with a kicker.
Or it was okay? No one raised, only called. So, they had weak hands?

Last edited by HawkSerj; Thu Aug 29, 2013 at 02:53 PM..
 
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Fri Aug 30, 2013, 05:45 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.

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Fri Aug 30, 2013, 07:12 AM
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I don't think I had to fold on pre-flop with such a good hand.
But I had to fold after flop.
I won because I was really lucky with a kicker.
Or it was okay? No one raised, only called. So, they had weak hands?
Hi Hawkserj!

can be a playable starting hand. However, I recommend folding in this spot. QT isn't that strong of a starting hand, but it has the potential to flop a monster. Speculative hands like this don't win often, but rate to win big pots when you make a flush or straight. Here you are short stacked. This limits the amount you can potentially win and reduces your implied odds so much that folding would be best here, especially being out of position.

As played, this is not a good flop to bluff. You only have a gutshot draw giving you few outs to improve. Moreover, someone may already have a flush and many may be chasing with a pair and a diamond in their hand. check-folding would be best here. If we are going to bet, you want to bet more, about 70% of the pot. What are you hoping to achieve by min-betting 2 into a pot of 16? It builds the pot without improving our hand. We need to bet enough to give anyone chasing a draw bad odds. Hopefully getting people to fold as well. The same is true on the turn.

I'm glad you won this hand, but be very careful about taking lines like this at 2NL. it won't be profitable. More often than not we end up losing a big pot. Aslo, work on your betsizing and keep asking yourself what you want your bet to achieve. At 2NL the answer should usually be for value and to protect my hand

Finally, this hand comes from 6-Max. It is harder to learn and stick to the fundamentals at 6-max. That is why this promotion is for playing nine man Full Ring. Please stick to full ring tables only for the remainder of the bankroll builder promotion. Playing for real money on anything else will make you ineligible for futher buyins.

GL and have fun at the tables!

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Fri Aug 30, 2013, 07:44 AM
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Now let us know when you pass the Poker Basic quiz

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Fri Aug 30, 2013, 05:20 PM
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Hi Hawkserj!

can be a playable starting hand. However, I recommend folding in this spot. QT isn't that strong of a starting hand, but it has the potential to flop a monster. Speculative hands like this don't win often, but rate to win big pots when you make a flush or straight. Here you are short stacked. This limits the amount you can potentially win and reduces your implied odds so much that folding would be best here, especially being out of position.

As played, this is not a good flop to bluff. You only have a gutshot draw giving you few outs to improve. Moreover, someone may already have a flush and many may be chasing with a pair and a diamond in their hand. check-folding would be best here. If we are going to bet, you want to bet more, about 70% of the pot. What are you hoping to achieve by min-betting 2 into a pot of 16? It builds the pot without improving our hand. We need to bet enough to give anyone chasing a draw bad odds. Hopefully getting people to fold as well. The same is true on the turn.

I'm glad you won this hand, but be very careful about taking lines like this at 2NL. it won't be profitable. More often than not we end up losing a big pot. Aslo, work on your betsizing and keep asking yourself what you want your bet to achieve. At 2NL the answer should usually be for value and to protect my hand

Finally, this hand comes from 6-Max. It is harder to learn and stick to the fundamentals at 6-max. That is why this promotion is for playing nine man Full Ring. Please stick to full ring tables only for the remainder of the bankroll builder promotion. Playing for real money on anything else will make you ineligible for futher buyins.

GL and have fun at the tables!

Roland GTX
Thank you for analising my hand. That was really helpful.

I have passed the quiz with a 76% rate few seconds ago.

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Fri Aug 30, 2013, 05:45 PM
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Thank you for analising my hand. That was really helpful.

I have passed the quiz with a 76% rate few seconds ago.
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.

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Hand to analyze - Mon Sep 09, 2013, 03:08 PM
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There were not really interesting hands. Either I was not disciplined enough and was loosing money or It was obvious.

I thought I played this right. Now I'm not sure. I bluffed and I got lucky. DId I have to fold after flop?
 
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WHy would I want to make a big bet - Mon Sep 09, 2013, 03:20 PM
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1) The key case: to gain value when I have a very strong hand.
2) To protect against strong draws
3) To bluff or put a pressure.
 
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Mon Sep 09, 2013, 04:25 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.

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Tue Sep 10, 2013, 04:59 AM
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Hi HawkSerj,

I will be your Hand Analyzer for this post
I think we can go for 0.10$ preflop. 3x + 1bb for every limper.
As played, I would go for a x/f vs two opponents but might take one stab with a 2/3 pot bet against only one opponent. Whenever there is a J and a 9 or a J and a 8, the board starts to get drawy so people might be more inclined to float or raise your cbets and our hand does not retain equity on later streets so it's best to get away from the hand early and not invest money into the pot.
 
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Tue Sep 10, 2013, 06:08 AM
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Super!

Now 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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I passed the quiz - Wed Sep 11, 2013, 12:12 PM
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I passed the quiz with 88% rate.
 
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Thu Sep 12, 2013, 05:17 AM
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I passed the quiz with 88% rate.
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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I've lost my 2nd bonus - Fri Sep 20, 2013, 05:21 AM
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Okay, here is the one hand, if I understand your request right:
 
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Fri Sep 20, 2013, 05:59 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.

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Fri Sep 20, 2013, 10:46 PM
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Hi HawkSerj! I'll analyse the hand in post #17.

You have KQo in the small blind. UTG limped. While you could try raising in order to get heads up with him, KQo is a tough hand to play out of position. I think completing the blind and seeing a flop is OK here, but don't make a habit of just calling in the SB. It's the worst position, as you have to act first on every street post-slop. The BB checks his option, so he's probably got a random holding that wasn't good enough to raise with.
The flop comes T43. You missed this flop completely. You have 2 overcards, but that's not a strong draw. I would usually check-fold on this board. The UTG limper minbets 2c into 6c, and I suppose it's OK to call and see if you can make top pair on the turn, but you should be aware that you don't have the full complement of 6 outs, as the will make a flush possible. You call and the turn is an ace, so now you don't even have overcards. You picked up a gutshot draw, but this is just as weak, as you only have 4 outs to the straight, and once again, one of those outs will make a flush possible. When villain bets 4c into 10c, it looks like a bargain price, but I think you made a good laydown. It's not profitable to call many bets post-flop in general, but especially not with weak draws. Nice fold, well played.

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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Sat Sep 21, 2013, 05:55 AM
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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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