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I want to build a bankroll - Mon Sep 16, 2013, 07:08 AM
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Hi I am interested in building a bankroll! wanna take part in this promotion
 
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Mon Sep 16, 2013, 07:17 AM
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Hi I am interested in building a bankroll! wanna take part in this 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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Mon Sep 16, 2013, 06:35 PM
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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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Wed Sep 18, 2013, 02:13 AM
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Hi!
I've watched the video and passed the basic course. Here's a hand that I played at the play money tables.
 
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Wed Sep 18, 2013, 06:49 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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Wed Sep 18, 2013, 10:01 AM
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Hi lickysticky8!

With 34s in the BB, I get two limps, then a raise and 3 calls of the raise. When it gets to me, with a very bad hand, I'm going to muck this preflop. Players tend to play too many hands from the blinds because it looks cheaper to get into the hand. This is actually a big chip leak and something that I want to avoid, as I have a big positional disadvantage post-flop. I actually want to be playing the least number of hands from the blinds, compared to any other position at the tables. If I had a hand like 89s or even 78s, then I'd call, but 34 is too weak.

If I would have seen the flop (which I would not), when I see that I flop two pair on a wet board, I definitely need to make a value bet when it checks to me. Bets post-flop need to be made based on the size of the pot, number of opps and board texture. With 4+ opps in the pot, I need to make a pot-sized bet. I do not want to bet less or the opps can be getting the correct odds to try to outdraw me (something that I want to avoid).

The same thing on the turn. With this many opps in the pot, I need to make a pot-sized bet of 64. If I bet less and give the opp the right odds and they do end up outdrawing me, it's my own fault that I lose the pot. When an opp raises me, with the turn being a blank (the only hand that it should help that beats me is 99), I'm absolutely going to shove over it.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

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Wed Sep 18, 2013, 11:16 AM
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Hi!
I've watched the video and passed the 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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Sat Sep 21, 2013, 08:41 PM
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Hi! people want to make a big bet
-to put a lot of pressure on oppenents
-to bluff opponent off decent draws
-to protect against straw strongs

I have passed the cash game course and heres a hand that I had trouble with

 
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Sat Sep 21, 2013, 09:52 PM
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Hi lickysticky8! I'll analyse the hand in post #8.

The first thing to point out is that this is a 6-max table, where the play is loose and aggressive. The PSO beginner courses are designed for full ring tables, where a disciplined and patient style is profitable, so please sit on 9-handed tables for the remainder of this promotion. Nevertheless, I'll take a look at this hand.

Q7s is not strong enough to open under the gun on either a full ring table or 6-max. Ask yourself "What kind of flop am I hoping to hit?" like Roland GTX asked in his blog. Q7s doesn't flop well because it makes pairs with bad kickers and can't make a straight using both cards. Occasionally, it makes a flush, but it's not often the nuts. Since this hand plays badly out of position, the best play is to fold pre-flop.
As played, you just minraise and this is a mistake, as it gives other players a bargain price to call. A standard raise is 3bb. Just the big blind comes along this time, so you actually have position. You flop a flush draw, so when it's checked to you you can make a continuation bet as a semi-bluff. It's fine if you win the pot straight away, but not a huge problem if you get called, as you still have outs. Your betsize is again too small. Always bet at least half pot on the flop and turn, to get value when you're ahead and to put pressure on your opponents. Minbetting 2c into 9c isn't going to make villain fold, is it? He naturally calls, and he can have just about anything. You could be crushed by a made hand, or a better flush draw with overcards, or you could be ahead, but he has two live cards. The turn brings a 7. The only draw this completes is for 54 that had an open-ended straight draw, but villain might also have made a set, if he didn't have one on the flop. Again you bet just 2c. This bet has no purpose. No one is going to fold to a 2c bet into a 13c pot. You're letting villain make his hand cheaply, which is a big mistake. On the turn, he actually check-raises, and this indicates you are definitely behind, to something like a set, two pairs or a straight. Since you're behind, you probably need to hit a flush to win the hand. You have a maximum of 9 outs with a flush draw, so you'll hit it on the river about 18% of the time. Now you have to look at the price the villain is charging. You have to call 13c into a pot that will total 41c. This means you need equity of 13/41 = 32% to make a breakeven call. Since you'll be contributing 32% of the pot when you'll only win about 18% of the time, you should fold here. You don't have the right price. If you keep calling here, you will lose money in the long run.
As luck would have it, you called and spiked the flush on the river. Now when villain bets, you can raise for value. I think shoving all in is a bit excessive. I'd just make it about 60c (a 3x raise) in order to get called by worse. It's not often that villain will call a shove unless he has you beat, or has a very strong second best hand like a set or a straight. You're very fortunate that he called with 54 that turned a straight. Now you see that you were crushed on the turn, so you should have folded when he raised. Don't make a habit of calling raises and chasing with draws. You won't get lucky and hit them all that often in the long run. Indeed, if you keep chasing flushes with hands like Q7s, you'll lose a lot of money.

Hope this helps!

Cheers,
Arty


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Sun Sep 22, 2013, 12:31 AM
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Hello lickysticky8,

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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Sun Sep 22, 2013, 03:31 AM
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HI! Is FPP the same as VPP? As I have hit 10 FPP, does that mean I can get my third bonus?
 
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Sun Sep 22, 2013, 09:02 AM
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HI! Is FPP the same as VPP? As I have hit 10 FPP, does that mean I can get my third bonus?
No, they're not the same.

Click 'Cashier' > 'VIP Status' in your PokerStars client to see your current VPP level.

'Earn 10 VPPs AFTER receiving your 2nd bonus and you will automatically be credited with your 3rd bonus'+

Remember it's 10 VPPs earned AFTER you got your last buy-in, not 10 VPPs total (any VPPS earned before you got your last buy-in do not count)

If you have earned 10 VPPs AFTER you got your 2nd bonus then your 3rd bonus should be credited to you automatically within 24 hours.

Let me know when you get it and I'll advise on the next step.

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Sun Sep 22, 2013, 09:07 AM
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Hello,

Your Bankroll Builder application is under review.

If you have any questions about this please send a private message to PSO Admin.

Cheers,
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Sun Sep 22, 2013, 09:37 AM
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Hi, I have checked and I have 13VPPs.
 

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