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Bankroll Builder - Sat Sep 14, 2013, 12:17 AM
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I'm new to PSO and would like to take place in the bankroll builder promotion.
 
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Sat Sep 14, 2013, 06:55 AM
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I'm new to PSO and would like to take place in the bankroll builder promotion.
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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Sat Sep 14, 2013, 07:42 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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Sun Sep 15, 2013, 11:39 PM
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I Passed the Poker Basic course
 
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Mon Sep 16, 2013, 06:55 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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Mon Sep 16, 2013, 12:55 PM
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Hi Joker120599!

With A8o from UTG+1, I get a min-raise in front of me. I need to immediately muck this hand, as it's nowhere near strong enough to play from this position, especially with a raise in front of me. If I had AK or maybe AQ, then I'd call or 3-bet, but anything less is too weak. Just because I have an ace or suited cards does not mean that the hand is playable. When out of position, I only want to be playing premium hands due to the positional disadvantage postflop.

If I was in the hand, I see that I flop trips with a bad kicker and get a bet and two calls in front of me. Here is why I don't want to play a hand like ace/rag... yes, I have trips, but I have no clue whether someone has the other A and a better kicker, so I don't know whether to raise or fold. Since calling the 46 is over 1/2 my stack, I either need to shove or fold and I'm going to shove here and hope that none of the opps has me outkicked or outdraws me.

The key here is to muck marginal hands preflop when out of position.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

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Mon Sep 16, 2013, 06:21 PM
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I Passed the Poker Basic course
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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Mon Sep 23, 2013, 12:58 AM
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3 reasons why a player may want to make a big bet

- To protect against strong draws
- To bluff people off decent hands
- To gain value from very strong hands

I studied and passed the Cash game quiz

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Mon Sep 23, 2013, 08:35 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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Mon Sep 23, 2013, 12:17 PM
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3 reasons why a player may want to make a big bet

- To protect against strong draws
- To bluff people off decent hands
- To gain value from very strong hands

I studied and passed the Cash game quiz
Hi Joker120599!

Speculative hands such as you 76s here can be very good to play from late position, especially against multiple opponents and if you can see the flop cheap. They have the potential to win big pots, but do not win very often.

In this hand, you are in early position. I strongly recommend folding here. If you get raised, your hand is too weak to call, especailly since you will be out of position. It won't be profitable playing marginal hands like this from ep. From under the gun, I would recommend opening with 1010+ and AQs+.

As played, you played well postflop. You flopped a good draw and lead out with a c-bet. This is good for two reasons. Firstly, since you raised from ep, you can easily rep a strong ace hand. Secondly, betting might win the pot now which is fine, otherwize you have good outs to improve to a flush if you get called. Note, I would have bet a bit more than you did, about 70% of the pot. This gives anyone chasing a draw poor odds to coninue. It builds the pot if you get called. And, it conceals that fact that you are the one chasing the draw. Moreover, this board fits well with a large part of the villain's calling range. There is a good chance your larger bet will get called.

On the turn you get a pair. This makes for a good backup plan, but we don't want to overvalue the low pair on its own. However, having a pair and a flush draw gives you good odds to improve on the river. Leading out with another bet was good.

You played this nicely post flop, but remember; just fold speculative hands from early position. It will be more profitable for you in the long run.

GL and have fun at the tables!

Roland GTX
 
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Mon Sep 23, 2013, 05:50 PM
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I studied and passed the Cash game quiz
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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Tue Sep 24, 2013, 02:19 AM
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I losed my 2nd bonus
 
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Tue Sep 24, 2013, 02:27 AM
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Tue Sep 24, 2013, 09:16 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 Sep 24, 2013, 12:13 PM
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I losed my 2nd bonus
HI Joker120599!

I strongly advise you never to open limp as you did in this hand, regardless what your cards are! Here in particular with a big pair QQ, you want to raise. This gains you value by building the pot. It also protects your hand. You don't want to limp in and get a string of callers. This creates a difficult postflop situation where your big pairs do not fare well.

As played, your limp gets raised, you 3bet, and you get 4bet. As a good general rule, don't call 3bets or 4bets out of position. It is better to re-raise KK or AA and fold any other hand. Players rarely 4bet at 2NL without a very strong hand. Without notes showing that the villain is a maniac. I suggest folding to the 4bet. You will see KK and AA most of the time and be flipping against AK.

Finally, don't worry about how the board ran out. You got it in bad and the villain's KK held.

Remember, position is important

GL and have fun at the tables!

Roland GTX
 
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Tue Sep 24, 2013, 12:19 PM
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Hi again Joker120599!

This AA hand is similar to what I talk about in the QQ hand. With big pairs, raise for value every chance you get preflop. Here, by calling the min-raise, you encouraged a string of callers seeing the flop. This is often what causes our aces to get cracked. Remember, AA is just a pair. By trying to slowplay your hand, you allowed the A3s guy to stay in the hand cheaply and suck out on you.

I recommend 3betting preflop 3x the original raise. So, make it 12c. Again on the flop, you want to raise for value.

I hope this helps! GL and have fun at the tables

Roland GTX
 
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Wed Sep 25, 2013, 02:58 AM
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Brilliant,

Your Bankroll Builder progress is moving along nicely and you will receive your 3rd bonus later today!

Step Three

Now we really want you to up your game! Your challenge is to earn 10 VPPs after getting today's buy-in.

Note that any VPPs that you have earned up to this point won't count, only those earned AFTER you get your 3rd buy-in.

When you hit your target of 10 VPPs we will award you with your final Bankroll Builder bonus. Let us know when you reach the target.

Also, if you make a deposit at this stage we will also award you with your final bonus.

Best of Luck at the tables and let us know as soon as you have earned the 10 VPPs or if you make a deposit.

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