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Bankroll builder promotion - Sat Oct 05, 2013, 08:53 AM
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Hi, I'm not very new to PSO I played several PSO skill league tournaments but not very good result and would like to take place in the bankroll builder promotion.
 
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Sat Oct 05, 2013, 11:14 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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Sat Oct 05, 2013, 11:30 AM
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Hi uzbektosh,

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 Basics 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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Bankroll builder uzbektosh - Tue Oct 08, 2013, 01:58 AM
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I called for 150 play chip with low pair on the flop
 
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Tue Oct 08, 2013, 09:22 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 Oct 08, 2013, 01:01 PM
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Hi uzbektosh!

With a really bad hand from the BB, when 4 opps limp, I'm more than happy to see a free flop. If anyone had raised, I'm immediately folding.

I flop middle pair on a board with an A. I need to check and hope to get a free turn card. If anyone bets, then I need to fold, as they most likely have an A or better. I want to be putting my chips into the middle when I'm ahead, not when I'm most likely behind.

Any hand can get lucky, but the key to consistently winning is to be putting chips into the pot when I expect to gain chips on average... not when I expect to lose chips on average. Patience is a huge key in poker.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

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Wed Oct 09, 2013, 01:13 AM
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Please let us know when you have passed your basics quiz, so we may proceed to the next step!

Joss


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Basics quiz - Wed Oct 09, 2013, 10:09 AM
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Thanks for the explanation of the hand posted.

I have already passed poker basics quiz before starting my bankroll builder promotion.
Is it acceptable?
 
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Wed Oct 09, 2013, 02:23 PM
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Excellent!

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 completed and we will award you with your next buy-in.

Best of Luck!


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2 task is completed - Thu Oct 10, 2013, 07:56 AM
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I lost big
I thought it's good idea to call 3 bet(6 cents) with KcJc.

2) Why a player may want to make a big bet?
1. to put a lot of pressure on opponents
2. to bluff people off decent hands
3. to gain value from very strong hands
4. to protect against strong draws
 
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Fri Oct 11, 2013, 12:37 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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Fri Oct 11, 2013, 09:59 AM
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Hi uzbektosh! I'll analyse the hand in post #10

KJs is a good enough hand to enter the pot with in middle or late position if no one else has raised, but it's not a good hand to call a raise with, because it's often dominated by hands like AK, KQ, AJ. One thing you really shouldn't do is limp in (just call the big blind) as this is a weak play that doesn't give you an immediate chance to win the pot. If your hand is good enough to play, then come in for a raise of 3bb, to immediately put pressure on your opponents. As played, you just limped and the big blind raised. This is the first indication that you're losing. The raise indicates he has a big pair or big ace, so I would just fold to the raise, as your hand is never ahead. Instead, you call, and you see a flop of J74. This seems a good flop for you, but if villain was raising for value pre-flop (i.e. he had a big hand and wanted you to call) then you're only beating AK/AQ and TT. It's quite suspicious that he checks the flop, as the pre-flop raiser will usually make a continuatin bet whether he hit the flop or not. The only reason for checking here is because he missed the flop (with AK/AQ, TT) and doesn't want to bluff, or he has a very big hand like pocket jacks that flopped top set. In your position, I would make a half pot bet, and be quite pleased if he folds a hand like AQ, as that has 6 outs to improve to the best hand. Alarm bells start ringing when he just calls. He either has TT that doesn't want to give up just yet, or he has you crushed with JJ+. I would slow down on the turn, because I think you're either way ahead (against TT/AQ) or way behind JJ+. If you're way ahead, worse hands won't give you any action. Betting small (about half pot) might be OK, but checking for pot control is a good idea too, because putting lots of money in the pot with just one pair is often a mistake. If you bet, like you did, then you should plan to fold if you get raised. A check-raise signifies huge strength. Indeed, when I see someone take villain's line of check-call flop, check-raise turn, he nearly always has the nuts. Your own hand is far from the nuts. You bet 2 streets, which showed that you have a hand, but villain made a huge raise, which shows he's not scared. He can beat top pair for sure.
To a beginnner, this hand might just look like bad luck, and to some extent it's true, as you were unfortunate enough to hit the case jack on the flop and were still virtually drawing dead. That being said, you have to look at villain's show of strength and realise that top pair is no good. As a general rule (the so-called "Baluga theorem") if you get raised on the turn and you have one pair, you should usually fold, because one pair is losing.

Hope this helps!

Cheers,
Arty


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Fri Oct 11, 2013, 03:22 PM
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Please let us know when you have passed your cash quiz, so we may proceed to the next step!

Joss


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Passed cash quiz! - Sun Oct 20, 2013, 07:29 AM
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Hi there, I have finally passed cash game quiz.
What shall I do next?
 
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Sun Oct 20, 2013, 08:20 AM
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Please, look at this one. It's frustrating.. Did I anything wrong here?
 
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Sun Oct 20, 2013, 07:55 PM
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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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Sun Oct 20, 2013, 07:56 PM
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Hi ,

Fantastic!

Your next 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 this bonus and you will automatically be credited with the next bonus. Let us know if you hit that target
2) If you lose your this 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.

Joss


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Sun Oct 20, 2013, 08:26 PM
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Hi again uzbektosh! I'll analyse the hand in post #15.

You got a frustrating result in this one, but you actually played it perfectly. Pre-flop, you should be licking your lips with AA in the big blind with all that action in front of you. Since you don't really want to see a multiway flop (which would mean your aces have more chance of getting cracked) a big raise is mandatory, as it should thin the field and get you heads up, usually against another pocket pair, which would make you an 80% favourite. I think your raise size is ideal at 40c, as this will mean you are pot-committed and can go all in on the flop. One villain calls, and he actually leads out with an all in shove on the dry 854 flop. He will do this with all overpairs (99+) because he's just as pot-committed as you are. (His stack is smaller than the size of the pot). I would snap call here, and expect to see something like TT pretty often. It's amazing to see he has J9. Shipping jack high on this flop is suicidal, as it's never ahead and you're never folding. It's just brutal that hit hits both of his cards on the turn and river.
This is just bad luck. Don't be results oriented. When all the money went in, you had the best hand, and villain had very little chance of sucking out. In fact, with these exact cards, you got your money in as a 90% favourite. The villain will only win this hand one time in ten. It's sickening that he won this time, but if you kept replaying this hand again and again, you'd win 9 stacks for each one you lose, so it would be hugely profitable for you. The villain made a really stupid play but got lucky. You made correct decisions but got unlucky. Be happy with your play, take the bad beat on the chin, and move on to the next.

Hope this helps!

Cheers,
Arty


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Thanks - Mon Oct 21, 2013, 01:49 AM
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Thank you for helpful analyse.
 
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Mon Oct 21, 2013, 05:56 AM
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Here is another frustrating one from PSO tournement. I do not know why, but I feel like it happens to me more often.
 

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