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Bankroll Builder - Mon Sep 30, 2013, 11:09 AM
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I would like to take place in the bankroll builder promotion

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Mon Sep 30, 2013, 11:35 AM
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Welcome to PokerSchoolOnline!


Be sure to read THIS just to 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 30, 2013, 05:08 PM
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Hello Arijevska1,

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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Tue Oct 01, 2013, 04:00 PM
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1) Watch the 'Getting Started' video - done

2) Post a 'PLAY MONEY' hand here in the Forum using the Hand Replayer


this was my first hand at 9 player table.Any tip or advice?

3) Pass the Poker Basic course. -done
 
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Wed Oct 02, 2013, 06:16 AM
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Here is one more interesting hand this one quite unlucky

 
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Wed Oct 02, 2013, 09:06 AM
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Hi Arijevska1,

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!

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Wed Oct 02, 2013, 12:50 PM
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Hi Arijevska1!

With 22 from the BB, with two limpers in front of me, I'm more than happy to check and see a free flop.

I flop bottom set and an opp makes an abnormally large bet before me. Bets postflop need to be sized based on the size of the pot, number of opps and board texture. With 2 opps, the standard sizing is 2/3 pot. Since the opp obviously wants to play the hand, I'm going to make a standard raise here, which is to between 3X the previous bet or a pot-sized raise (if it's higher), so I will raise to 300.

The turn brings more draws into play and the opp bets 100 again. I'm going to raise again here and this time, a standard raise to 300 is over 1/3 of my remaining chips. This means that I'm pot-committed and cannot ever fold if I make this raise, so I'm going to shove the turn.
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In the A4 hand, I see one problem before the hand even starts. Whenever sitting at a ring table, I always wait for the BB to start playing. Paying extra blinds over and over will be a HUGE drain to a player's bankroll.

With A4o, I get 4 limpers in front of me (yes, the posting of the blind counts as a limp). Since my hand is not strong enough to raise with, I should be folding it here preflop, but due to posting the blind, I have to check. Playing ace/rag hands in a multiway pot is normally a problem, because someone almost always has me outkicked when I hit an A and if a 4 hits, someone could easily have a higher pair.

I flop the current nuts and get an abnormally small bet of 100 (standard for this many players in the hand is a pot-sized bet), then a standard raise (between 3X the previous bet and a pot-sized raise). I need to re-raise here and the key is the sizing of it. I need to raise to between 3X the previous bet (2400) and a pot size raise (2400). I want to keep all of my bets and raises standard, in order to conceal the strength of my hand. Players that bet more with better hands and less with worse ones are basically turning their cards face-up to an observant opponent.

I get 3 callers and there is now a flush draw possible. An opp shoves and is called by the other two. I need to re-shove here, but I do have a problem.... I can't bet enough to make anyone drawing to a diamond flush have the wrong odds to draw. Whenever I can't bet enough to give the opp the wrong odds to draw, I expect to LOSE chips each and every time... which is a problem.

The river is a problem card, as anyone with a 6 now beats me. Luckily, nobody has a 6, so the pot is chopped.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


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Wed Oct 02, 2013, 01:41 PM
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Wow so nice to see your thoughts about these hands tnx. wish i have the same knowledge and understanding of the game!

Ok,so when will i receive my first bonus i think i did all that is required
 
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Wed Oct 02, 2013, 04:21 PM
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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!

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Ready for the next challenge :D - Sat Oct 05, 2013, 10:33 PM
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1) Play the 1/2 cent Real Money tables and post an interesting hand here in the Forum using the Hand Replayer. - done

I woud like to hear comments about how i have played this one.


After the reraise to 9BB i had a doubt to call or not since i have thought that he might have higher pocket pair AA or KK (which he did)... But i hit strongest set on the flop and from that point was easy to proceed
2) Watch the Bet Sizing video and answer the question below it.

List 3 reasons why a player may want to make a big bet?

- To protect against strong draws
- To put a lot of pressure on opponent
- To gain value from very strong hands

3) 3) Study and pass the Cash Game quiz. -done

Last edited by Arijevska1; Sun Oct 06, 2013 at 06:38 AM..
 
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Sun Oct 06, 2013, 12:12 PM
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Can somebody answer me... Have i done everything correctly, if i have when can i expect second bonus?
 
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Sun Oct 06, 2013, 03:15 PM
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Hi Arijevska1,

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 award your second bonus and we can move to the next step.

Cheers!

flophitter
 
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Mon Oct 07, 2013, 06:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Arijevska1 View Post
1) Play the 1/2 cent Real Money tables and post an interesting hand here in the Forum using the Hand Replayer. - done

I woud like to hear comments about how i have played this one.


After the reraise to 9BB i had a doubt to call or not since i have thought that he might have higher pocket pair AA or KK (which he did)... But i hit strongest set on the flop and from that point was easy to proceed
2) Watch the Bet Sizing video and answer the question below it.

List 3 reasons why a player may want to make a big bet?

- To protect against strong draws
- To put a lot of pressure on opponent
- To gain value from very strong hands

3) 3) Study and pass the Cash Game quiz. -done
Hi Arijevska1!

Preflop you want to be very careful about calling 3bets out of position. Often it is best to fold QQ. Here however there is a good chance the original raiser will call behind which improves your implied odds. Also, the 3bet is a minimum bet. This gives you decent odds to call if we expect the original raiser to call and not 4bet. Note, the mini 3bet tends to indicate a polarized range for the villain. Either he has AA, KK and is trying to milk you, or he has a weak hand and is trying to steal. Make sure to take notes on the villain. In the future you will know what his small 3bets probably mean

Great job leading out on this flop Firstly, we want to protect our hand and this is a wet board offering flush and straight draws. Secondly, the board fits well with expected ranges of the villains (esp the 3 bettor). If he has AK or an overpair, he will likely pay you off. Therefore leading out with a bet gains you excellent value and builds the pot.

Remember, normally we should fold everything but AA and KK to 3bets when we are out of position. Here calling was fine though because of the criteria I mentioned above. Nice hand

GL and have fun at the tables!

Roland GTX
 
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Mon Oct 07, 2013, 08:58 AM
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OK thank you for the analysis.When can i expect second bonus and what is my next task?
 
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Mon Oct 07, 2013, 02:16 PM
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Hello Arijevska1,

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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