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KyleB Thread - Sun Sep 22, 2013, 11:04 AM
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Hello Guys...I would like to take part in the Bankroll Builder program...Can you guide me to the process please?...Thank you

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Sun Sep 22, 2013, 11:23 AM
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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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thank you - Sun Sep 22, 2013, 12:12 PM
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thank you
 
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Sun Sep 22, 2013, 04:12 PM
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Hello KyleBroflski,

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!

flophitter
 
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Bankroll Builder session feedback - Mon Sep 30, 2013, 08:36 AM
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Hello, this a hand I recently played for the Bankroll Builder programm...I think it was an interesting hand...I was in the small blind holding a pair of deuces I raised pot size...I was reraised...then on the flop I checked and I was all in before the river...I would like to find out if I played the hand well...and any other comments...thank you very much...let me know please if I did manage to use the Hand Replayer correctly....
 
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Bankroll Builder Program - Mon Sep 30, 2013, 08:44 AM
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Hello...I forgot to mention that I already passed the Poker Basic course in my previous e-mail...let me know please what would be my next step...thank you...
 
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Mon Sep 30, 2013, 09:25 AM
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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!

flophitter
 
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Thank you - Mon Sep 30, 2013, 10:21 AM
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Thank you so much, KyleB.
 
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Bankroll Builder replay - Mon Sep 30, 2013, 02:50 PM
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Hello, this is the hand I played in a full ring micro stakes 1/2 cent blinds...as you advised me to play for my step 2 in your last e-mail. Can you tell me if I played the hand well or if I made any mistakes?
I will also answer the questions in the video tutorial I watchd about Bet Sizing:
The reasons we can make a big bet are:
1. They can put a lot of pressure on my oponents and force them to make mistakes and call my bet with inferior hands
2. Big bets can be useful to bluff people off decent hands
3. If we make a big bet we can gain value for our strong hands and we can also protect against strong draws.

I also passed the Cash Games quiz. Thank you, and can you advise me what would be my next step?
 
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Tue Oct 01, 2013, 09:28 AM
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Hi KyleBroflski,

Thank you for posting this hand, one of the Hand Analysers will take a look at it for you.

He will do this within the next 24 hours and once it's been analysed I will award your second bonus and we can move to the next step.

Cheers!

flophitter
 
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Tue Oct 01, 2013, 05:35 PM
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Originally Posted by KyleBroflski View Post


Hello, this is the hand I played in a full ring micro stakes 1/2 cent blinds...as you advised me to play for my step 2 in your last e-mail. Can you tell me if I played the hand well or if I made any mistakes?
I will also answer the questions in the video tutorial I watchd about Bet Sizing:
The reasons we can make a big bet are:
1. They can put a lot of pressure on my oponents and force them to make mistakes and call my bet with inferior hands
2. Big bets can be useful to bluff people off decent hands
3. If we make a big bet we can gain value for our strong hands and we can also protect against strong draws.

I also passed the Cash Games quiz. Thank you, and can you advise me what would be my next step?
Hi KyleBroflski!

Preflop limping behind is fine with A10o. You have position on the limpers. Plus, even though your 10 kicker is not strong enough to raise with, it is most likely better than any Ax hands the villains are limping with.

On the flop you get top pair with two hearts showing. I suggest raising here to about 70% of the pot. This protects your hand from anyone chasing a draw and against anyone with two over cards. Make them pay to outdraw you.

I would raise the turn 70% as well. You probably have the best hand at the moment. So we can bet for value. Moreover, if anyone is chasing a flush draw, we want to bet now while they still have hopes of outdrawing you. This gains you value.

On the river, you bet too much. This gets you value owned. All the hands you are beating, missed draws in particular now know they didnt get their card. These players will fold to a pot sized bet. So you dont win any more profit from them. Whereas only the hands beating you such as a set or two pair will continue with the hand. This means you will lose more money than necessary in these situations. This is why I suggested raising on the earlier streets to get value from the drawing hands. You can bet the river here, but a smaller bet of perhaps 30% would be more likely to get called from middle pair hands that you are beating.

GL and have fun at the tables!

Roland GTX
 
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Wed Oct 02, 2013, 09:01 AM
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Hello KyleBroflski,

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.

flophitter
 
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Thank you for your hand analysis - Wed Oct 02, 2013, 10:15 AM
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Thank you for for your analysis in how I played my hand, A 10 unsuited.
 
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What are VPPs? - Wed Oct 02, 2013, 03:54 PM
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I have a few questions...What are VPPs?...I understand that I have to earn 10 VPPs to qualify for my next bonus.How do I earn them? and most importantly Where do I need to look in the Cashier section to find out how many VPPs do I have and How can I monitor my progress in acquiring these VPP points?
 
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Wed Oct 02, 2013, 04:36 PM
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Hi KyleBroflski

I have answered your questions below in red, let me know if you any more queries. Best of luck with the rest of the promotion!

flophitter

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Originally Posted by KyleBroflski View Post
I have a few questions...What are VPPs?

VPPs are PokerStars' way of rewarding players for their volume of play. They take into account the number of pots in which you participate (in ring games), and the level of game you are in, moneywise.

...I understand that I have to earn 10 VPPs to qualify for my next bonus.How do I earn them?

You earn them simply by playing. VPPs are calculated automatically as you play (in a ring game) or when you buy in (in a tourney).


and most importantly Where do I need to look in the Cashier section to find out how many VPPs do I have and How can I monitor my progress in acquiring these VPP points?
In the Cashier window, click on "VIP Status" near the lower right to see VPPs earned so far this year. The "VIP Store" button shows you what your VPPs can buy you.

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Bankroll Builder lost bonus - Fri Oct 04, 2013, 11:38 AM
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Hello guys...I lost my second bonus ...unfortunately...I will atach the two hands that I lost ...first it was a hand that i had pocket AA in early position...can you tell me how I played the hand..?and the second hand I had pocket QQ in the big blind...can you advise?...do I have any chance in getting any further with the bankroll promotion? Thank you
her are the hands;
Hand nr.1:

Hand nr2:
 
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Bankroll Builder - Fri Oct 04, 2013, 11:45 AM
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Hello guys...I lost my second bonus ...unfortunately...I will atach the two hands that I lost ...first it was a hand that i had pocket AA in early position...can you tell me how I played the hand..?and the second hand I had pocket QQ in the big blind...can you advise?...do I have any chance in getting any further with the bankroll promotion? Thank you
her are the hands;
Hand nr.1:

Hand nr2:
 
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Fri Oct 04, 2013, 02:06 PM
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Hi KyleBroflski,

Thank you for posting these hands for review and I have asked one of the Hand Analysers to take a look at them for you.

He will do this within the next 24 hours and once they've been analysed I will advise on the next step.

Cheers!

flophitter
 
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Fri Oct 04, 2013, 02:18 PM
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Hi KyleBroflski,

I will be your Hand Analyzer for this post

Hand#1: with AA I really want to build the pot and thin the number of players that see a flop, so I think we should be raising for value here instead of limping. And this hand is just an example of why we should be exactly raising our hand instead of limping and letting our opponents see a flop with bad holding.

Hand#2: with 40BBs I think with QQ I'd be willing to get the money in, we can play against JJ+, AK, and even sometimes AQs. Just a cooler there. Hard luck.
 
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Sat Oct 05, 2013, 08:54 AM
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Hi KyleBroflski,

Good news - your third Bankroll Builder bonus has been processed and it will be in your account shortly!

Now to earn your fourth and final bonus, keep applying the principles you have learned at the same tables as before until you have earned a further 10 VPPs, counting from when you receive this latest bonus.

If you should lose your bankroll again, please post the losing hand(s) for analysis. As ever, if you have any questions we are here for you.



flophitter
 

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