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Bankroll builder - Wed Sep 25, 2013, 05:19 PM
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Helloo,


I want to take part in the Bankroll Builder promotion.

Thanks
Skalenger
 
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Thu Sep 26, 2013, 12:28 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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Thu Sep 26, 2013, 09:13 AM
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Hello Skalenger,

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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About the hand replay !! - Sun Oct 13, 2013, 07:32 PM
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Hei,
I dont know if i'm supposed to ask here, but i seem to be missing that button for recording hand histories.
I know you can't record all when playing play money only but i can't even click on the instant hand history options in the option menu. its gray!!?
PS: im using a mac !!
thx again,
Skalenger
 
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Mon Oct 14, 2013, 09:36 AM
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Hi Skalenger,

Sorry to hear you are having a problem. I suggest you uninstall your software and download a fresh copy of the latest Mac version and see if that resolves the issue.

flophitter
 
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Hand analyse feedback - Sat Oct 19, 2013, 03:06 PM
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I start with a 10/6 off suit in the small blind(5000 chips) .
3 handed and decided to see the flop. (cheap)

I raise to 300 after the bid blind goes for 150 ... thinking hes got nothing and thats a pretty shy bet and that i paired my 10. both players called.
when the ace show up on the bridge... i felt he didnt have an ace and decided to represent either that or 2 pairs and bet 400.
suprisely the big blind calls again...
the 9 on the river open up the possibilities of a flush and a straight.
now im thinking the big blind just been calling and he might have something but not strong enough... so i decide to make it look like a great value bet maybe ..i bet 800
my question is : why would he go all in with just a pairs of 10 when the hand can be beaten by so many hands...
wasnt i bluffing the correct way ? or was 800 a small bet ? or he s just one of those loose players u cant predict?
 
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Sun Oct 20, 2013, 04:54 AM
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Hi Skalenger,

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!

flophitter
 
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Sun Oct 20, 2013, 12:41 PM
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Hi Skalenger! I'll analyse the hand in post #6.

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.
This is a crazy hand that doesn't make much sense to me. With T6 in the SB, I would just fold pre-flop. This hand is trash and you are in the worst position, having to act first post-flop. Instead, you complete the blind and see a 3-way flop of KT4 with a flush draw. Second pair is not often the best hand in this spot. I would fold to a bet of half pot or more, as you have so few outs. The villains could already have you beat with a king or two pairs, or they could have draws to the nut straight of flush. One villain bets the pot and this indicates strength. The other calls, and instead of folding, which would be the best choice, you check-minraised to 300. You're turning a made hand into a bluff and this is a bad idea. Your raise size is also too small. A minraise won't make a flush draw or a better pair fold, so it's a bad bluff. You could have just called to see if you make trips or two pairs on the turn. As played, both villains call and you see an ace on the turn. This is quite a good "scare card" to bet on, in order to make better hands than yours fold, but you need to bet more than half pot to put the pressure on. You should also be concerned that the obvious straight draw for QJ just made the nuts. I much prefer check-folding here. Betting means you're bloating the pot with third pair, which is not a profitable thing to do. The river 9 completes a flush, so now your hand is really weak against the range of hands that got this far. It's highly unlikely that your hand will be good at showdown, so betting and hoping villain folds is your best shot to win the pot, but I would just check and give up. As played, you make a large bet and villain shoves all in. I have no idea why you called this raise. Look at this scary board! You have 3rd pair on a board that has flush and straight possibilities. It's absolutely amazing to see villain also just has third pair, which he too turned into a bluff.
You were very lucky to chop the pot here. If you took this line on a real money table, the villain will show up with at least top two pairs, but often a flush or straight. My advice to you would be to reduce your aggression and avoid making crazy bluffs like this. Play strong starting hands and then bet strongly with them when you connect with the board. If you flop badly, then fold at the earliest opportunity to save your money.

Hope this helps!

Cheers,
Arty


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Sun Oct 20, 2013, 01:50 PM
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Hi Skalenger,

Now just let me know when you have passed the Poker Basics quiz and I can award you with your first bonus and we can move onto the next step!

flophitter
 
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quiz passed :) - Sun Oct 20, 2013, 05:51 PM
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Hei,
I passed the quiz
Skalenger.
 
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Mon Oct 21, 2013, 08:21 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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Hand analyse feedback - Thu Oct 24, 2013, 11:42 AM
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did i do something wrong
 
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Thu Oct 24, 2013, 02:21 PM
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Hi Skalenger,

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!

flophitter
 
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Fri Oct 25, 2013, 02:10 PM
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Hi Skalenger! I'll analyse the hand in post #12.

KJo can be a trouble hand, but I think it's just about good enough to play in this position. I'm not keen on limping in (just calling the blind, like you did) as this doesn't give you an immediate chance to win the hand. With any hand you intend to play, come in for a standard raise to 3bb to start putting pressure on your opponents. As played, you limped, and the player after you made an isolation raise which was called by the button. You have a reasonable price to call, but playing out of position without the intiative is a tricky proposition. The flop comes K88, so you make top pair. You probably have the best hand here, unless the raiser has AA, KK, KQ or AK, as he's unlikely to have an 8. The right play here is to check to the raiser. He's going to make a continuation bet on this flop pretty often, whether he connected with it or not. The problem with leading out with a donkbet is that it allows the villain to play perfectly. If he has a monster, he will stay in the hand, but if he he has nothing he won't call, so you won't get value. You make money from villains putting money in the pot with worse hands than yours, but by betting you give him a chance to fold. The second problem with your bet is the tiny size. 4c into 27c isn't enough. There are no draws on this board, but when there are you need to bet an amount that denies them the right price. Always bet between half pot and full pot on the flop to get value for your hand. Anything less looks weak, and could cause a tough player to make a raise to bluff you off your hand.
As played, the original raiser folds, so he probably had something like AQ or TT, and he realises you have a king. The button called, and he could have a king (possibly a better one) an underpair like 77, or even trips. On the turn, your bet is too small again. Make it half pot, and then fold if you get raised. The river is basically a blank, and I don't mind a small bet here, but you won't get called by worse very often, as betting three streets makes it pretty obvious you have at least a king.

Hope this helps!

Cheers,
Arty


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Fri Oct 25, 2013, 02:15 PM
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Hi Skalenger,

Now just let me know when you've completed these remaining tasks:

2) Watch the Bet Sizing video and answer the question below it.
3) Study and pass the Cash Game quiz.


flophitter
 

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