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Bankroll Builder - Thu Oct 24, 2013, 11:31 AM
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I am interested in this offer. Please let me know my eligibility.
 
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Fri Oct 25, 2013, 04:20 AM
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I am interested in this offer. Please let me know my eligibility.
Welcome to PokerSchoolOnline!

Please 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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Sat Oct 26, 2013, 05:47 AM
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Hello,

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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Sample hands for review - Sun Oct 27, 2013, 11:06 AM
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Some hands for review. What could have been done different?
 
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Mon Oct 28, 2013, 08:57 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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Mon Oct 28, 2013, 12:47 PM
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Hi,

I will be your Hand Analyzer for this post

Hand #1: AK is a strong hand. I want to open raise for value. I'd make it 150. As played, we should be checking the flop. We have missed the flop that has some draws with multiple opponents left to act behind us.

Hand #2: I would consider folding to a raise with a weak non suited Ace out of position. But considering there are many opponents in the pot we are getting tempting odds to call. As played, I would look to play a small pot with Top pair weak kicker. I think x/c once OTF, and small bet OTR is fine.

Hand #3: I generally don't advocate limping into pots. Here with ATs I would raise to isolate the limper to 200. As played, flop/turn/and river lines look good to me
 
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Tue Oct 29, 2013, 07:54 AM
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Super!

Please let us know as soon as you pass the Poker Basic quiz

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Wed Oct 30, 2013, 04:14 AM
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Yea - will do. I can´t believe I have failed it like 6 times, even after reading the courses a few times through. I try to do it without any help and without reference so I´m sure I know it. I must have some wrong things stuck in my mind. Frustrating.

Last edited by 546f6e6c6572; Wed Oct 30, 2013 at 04:15 AM.. Reason: spelling
 
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Sweet Jeezus - Thu Oct 31, 2013, 02:55 PM
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OK - I finally passed it. That´s all 3 requirements. what next?
 
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Fri Nov 01, 2013, 07:46 AM
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OK - I finally passed it. That´s all 3 requirements. what next?
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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Wed Nov 06, 2013, 06:00 PM
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My mistake?

PokerStars Hand #106621989849: Hold'em No Limit ($0.01/$0.02 USD) - 2013/11/06 23:50:45 CET [2013/11/06 17:50:45 ET]
Table 'Cohnia IV' 9-max Seat #5 is the button
Seat 1: romi3030 ($2 in chips)
Seat 2: 546f6e6c6572 ($1.55 in chips)
Seat 3: The0den ($1.23 in chips)
Seat 4: mishuka10 ($2.22 in chips)
Seat 5: Eat My Value ($2.14 in chips)
Seat 6: Glenc1993 ($0.84 in chips)
Seat 7: bai6aro ($4.70 in chips)
Seat 8: neasethebest ($4.97 in chips)
Seat 9: dzussa ($2.08 in chips)
Glenc1993: posts small blind $0.01
bai6aro: posts big blind $0.02
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to 546f6e6c6572 [Ac Ad]
neasethebest: raises $0.04 to $0.06
dzussa: folds
romi3030: folds
546f6e6c6572: calls $0.06
The0den: folds
mishuka10: folds
Eat My Value: folds
Glenc1993: folds
bai6aro: folds
*** FLOP *** [9c 9d 6h]
neasethebest: bets $0.08
546f6e6c6572: calls $0.08
*** TURN *** [9c 9d 6h] [Qh]
neasethebest is disconnected
neasethebest is connected
neasethebest: bets $0.14
546f6e6c6572: calls $0.14
*** RIVER *** [9c 9d 6h Qh] [2d]
neasethebest: bets $4.69 and is all-in
546f6e6c6572: calls $1.27 and is all-in
Uncalled bet ($3.42) returned to neasethebest
*** SHOW DOWN ***
neasethebest: shows [Qd Qs] (a full house, Queens full of Nines)
546f6e6c6572: shows [Ac Ad] (two pair, Aces and Nines)
neasethebest collected $3.02 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $3.13 | Rake $0.11
Board [9c 9d 6h Qh 2d]
Seat 1: romi3030 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: 546f6e6c6572 showed [Ac Ad] and lost with two pair, Aces and Nines
Seat 3: The0den folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: mishuka10 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: Eat My Value (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: Glenc1993 (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 7: bai6aro (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 8: neasethebest showed [Qd Qs] and won ($3.02) with a full house, Queens full of Nines
Seat 9: dzussa folded before Flop (didn't bet)
 
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Thu Nov 07, 2013, 07:55 AM
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Hey there,

It's important you use the hand replayer only.

Can you please post again using the hand replayer and we'll look at this hand for you

Cheers,
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Sat Nov 09, 2013, 04:00 PM
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More betting earlier?

Yep - left the door open. But I don´t think he would have folded either way. Although an earlier bet would not have made a difference and only could have helped me. Maybe I just answered my own question. Please advise.

BTW - that hand wasn´t so much "interesting" to me as it was frustrating.

Last edited by 546f6e6c6572; Sat Nov 09, 2013 at 04:10 PM.. Reason: Realization of poker strategy.
 
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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 08:19 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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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 10:59 AM
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More betting earlier?

Yep - left the door open. But I don´t think he would have folded either way. Although an earlier bet would not have made a difference and only could have helped me. Maybe I just answered my own question. Please advise.

BTW - that hand wasn´t so much "interesting" to me as it was frustrating.
Hi 546f6e6c6572

Preflop, you definately want to 3bet preflop here. Firstly, you are facing an utg raiser. Raises from this position are typically strong hands such as 88+ and AQ+. There is a good chance you will get called or even better 4bet. Thus raising builds the pot for you. Secondly, there are 5 people left to act after you. Big pairs play best against a single opponent. Calling as you did risks getting a chain of callers which will make for tough postflop play, whereas raising helps to isolate the original raiser.

As played, the flop is unlikely to have helped either of you. Calling or raising is fine here. AT 2NL, I raise every single chance I get with my strong hands and would have raised here as well.

On the river, I would fold to the large bet. Large bets on the the river are almost always strong hands. The risk is not worth the reward unless you have a good read/notes on the villain indicating that they would do this with less than a full house here.

The important part to take from this hand is the preflop and flop. You missed opportunities in two spots where you were surely ahead and likely to get called.

GL and have fun at the tables!

Roaland GTX
 
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Mon Nov 11, 2013, 08:16 AM
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You're doing great!

Please let us know as soon as you've passed the Cash Game quiz and we'll ship your next bonus to you

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Passed Cash Game Quiz - Wed Nov 20, 2013, 03:31 AM
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Hello,

I have passed the Cash Game Course quiz. Please let me know the status of my next bonus.
 
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Wed Nov 20, 2013, 05:11 AM
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Hello,

I have passed the Cash Game Course quiz. Please let me know the status of my next bonus.
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.

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This site takes a lot of heat for the river cards... - Thu Nov 21, 2013, 02:36 PM
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Just like my last bonus, this one went away nice and quick-like...



Yea - I know. Deviation, or derivation, or whatever the term is. Sometimes hard to accept. Both bonuses gone while ahead in the hand at the start.

OK - last edit. I know that the innumerable intricacies of betting and position are really important, but does it ever come down to just having higher/better cards?

Last edited by 546f6e6c6572; Thu Nov 21, 2013 at 04:33 PM..
 
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Rough approximation - Fri Nov 22, 2013, 01:35 AM
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So I was looking at the hand that I posted and was trying to figure out the odds in general. Do I have this right? This person bet 9:1 odds against hitting, to receive about 2.5:1 return on his final bet? Do I have this right? This odds thing is starting to become interesting.
 

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