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Bankroll builder - Tue Oct 15, 2013, 01:10 PM
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I'm new to PSO and would like to take place in the bankroll builder promotion.

Thank You
 
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Tue Oct 15, 2013, 02:07 PM
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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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Tue Oct 15, 2013, 02:28 PM
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Hello pekmansick,

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 watching 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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pocet tens under the gun - Wed Oct 16, 2013, 03:55 PM
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raised and got two callers , flopped overpair to the rainbow board bet pot and left with a one caller, turn is queen and from than I didn't know what to do
 
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finished three assignments - Wed Oct 16, 2013, 03:59 PM
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Thu Oct 17, 2013, 05:02 AM
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Hi pekmansick,

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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Thu Oct 17, 2013, 10:50 AM
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Hi pekmansick!

With TT from UTG (or any other hand that I'm going to play), I'm going to make a standard raise to 3BB+1BB for each limper. Due to this, I will raise to 150. I want to keep all of my bets and raises standard, as this helps to conceal the strength of my hand. Players that bet more with better hands and less with marginal ones are basically turning their cards face-up to an observant opponent... something that I want to avoid.

I see a 3-way flop with all undercards. When it checks to me, I'm going to make a standard value bet. Bets post-flop need to be made based on the size of the pot, number of opps and board texture. With 2 opps, a standard bet is 2/3 pot, so I will bet 433. Once again, I don't want to bet more nor less, so that I can help to conceal the strength of my hand.

The turn is a Q and the opp checks again. Here, I'm going to check behind and see a free river card, for pot control.

The river is another overcard and the opp checks again. Since my hand does have showdown value, I'm going to check behind and go to showdown. I don't want to risk betting and letting the opp then bluff me off what could be the best hand.

The key in this hand is to make standard bets.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


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Thu Oct 17, 2013, 11:23 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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thanks for analysis - Thu Oct 17, 2013, 11:49 AM
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so except bet sizing I done ok...
 
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bonus - Thu Oct 17, 2013, 11:49 AM
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thanks
 
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Thu Oct 17, 2013, 06:36 PM
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3 reasons why a player may want to make a big bet
1) to put pressure on opponents
2) to protect against strong draws
3) to bluff people off decent hands
 
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hand - Thu Oct 17, 2013, 07:04 PM
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Last edited by pekmansick; Thu Oct 17, 2013 at 07:07 PM..
 
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Fri Oct 18, 2013, 03:06 PM
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Hi pekmansick,

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. Meanwhile just let me know when you have passed the quiz.

Cheers!

flophitter
 
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quiz - Sat Oct 19, 2013, 01:38 PM
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it is really tricky.... failed two times
 
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Sat Oct 19, 2013, 03:00 PM
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Whoops, but I'm sure you'll get there in the end. And sorry for the hold up with your hand, I just chased that up.

flophitter
 
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Sat Oct 19, 2013, 03:56 PM
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Hi pekmansick! I'll analyse the hand in post #12.

You ultimately were very unlucky in this hand, as you made trips but ran into the flopped nuts, but I don't think you should be playing this hand in the first place. K8o is a trash hand. It can't make a straight or flush using both cards, and when you make top pair with the king, your kicker is terrible. You should be playing stronger starting hands that have a better chance to make the winning hand, not trash that is easily dominated. (K8 is crushed by AK and KQ-K9).
In early position especially, you should fold this hand pre-flop, as it doesn't have a positive expectation. As an addition to the instructions about pre-flop play in the PSO courses, I have some advice on pre-flop hand selection on my blog.
As played, you raise and get one caller. The flop comes AKQ with a flush draw. If you had a big ace, then making a continuation bet would make sense, as you could get value from worse pairs and draws, but with middle pair and an average kicker, I think checking and probably folding is best. Ideally, you'd like to take a free card and see if you can improve to two pairs or trips. If villain just has a queen or an underpair, then checking might mean he will pay you off on later streets, whereas betting now will make him fold. The flop is checked through, so you see the turn. This puts out a flush possibility, but also gives you the nut flush draw. You could actually check again, planning to call a bet, but betting isn't terrible either, as you can get value from worse hands than yours. It's quite concerning when villain calls this bet. You could be way ahead (of worse pairs and draws) or way behind (2 pairs, sets, flushes and straights). On the river, you make trips, so you're crushing villain if he just has an ace, but you're still losing to sets (which made boats) and straights/flushes. My plan here would be to bet-fold, meaning I would bet fairly small (one third to half of pot) but fold if I got raised, as villain will only raise if he can beat your hand. Instead, you made an overbet of double the pot. This is a big mistake. You're value-owning yourself. No worse hands are ever calling this bet. Only better hands will give you action. Villain calls and shows the flopped straight.
You need to work on your bet-sizing and think hard about the purpose of your bets. If you have a "value hand" you have to ask how strong it is in relation to the board texture. Trips is a strong hand in absolute terms, but it's not so strong when the board has straight and flush possibilities. If a villain can't call with a worse hand than yours, then don't bet so big. On this board, you could overbet the river with a hand like AK, as you'd have the 2nd best full house, and could get paid by worse. With trips though, all worse hands will fold to this bet, so it's pointless making it.

Hope this helps!

Cheers,
Arty


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Last edited by ArtySmokesPS; Sat Oct 19, 2013 at 04:00 PM..
 
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Sun Oct 20, 2013, 04:47 AM
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I hope you find the analysis helpful pekmansick, all we need now is your quiz pass.

flophitter
 
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I see - Sun Oct 20, 2013, 06:31 AM
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i posted a mistake... i mean it is borring always to win
Now I fully understand why tight players dont often get in situation to make tough decisions, I shouldn't even be in that hand.

thanks a lot for detailed analysis
 
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Sun Oct 20, 2013, 07:06 AM
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Hello,

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