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Bankroll Builder - Fri Oct 25, 2013, 07:30 PM
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Hi! I would like to take part in the Bankroll Builder Promotion if possible? I am new to Pokerstars and have not deposited yet. Thanks
 
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Fri Oct 25, 2013, 10:41 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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Fri Oct 25, 2013, 10:55 PM
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Hi ClickToEnter,

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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All Done! - Sat Oct 26, 2013, 08:23 AM
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Hi thanks for helping me! I did what you said but I can't use the hand re player it does not show the code when I click read data. Nothing happens. Anyway here is the hand:

[2013/10/26 8:11:58 ET]
Table 'Parsifal IV' 9-max (Play Money) Seat #3 is the button
Seat 1: alyaroland (256 in chips)
Seat 2: cissy516 (176 in chips)
Seat 3: fl07z (833 in chips)
Seat 4: gans828 (453 in chips)
Seat 5: sharkattck (349 in chips)
Seat 6: ClickToEnter (191 in chips)
Seat 7: derAlfa (200 in chips)
Seat 9: basketme (663 in chips)
gans828: posts small blind 1
sharkattck: posts big blind 2
derAlfa: posts big blind 2
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to ClickToEnter [Qh Ac]
ClickToEnter: raises 8 to 10
derAlfa: calls 8
basketme: calls 10
alyaroland: calls 10
cissy516: folds
fl07z: folds
gans828: calls 9
sharkattck: calls 8
*** FLOP *** [2d Js Qd]
Leko_emilio joins the table at seat #8
gans828: checks
sharkattck: checks
ClickToEnter: bets 28
derAlfa: calls 28
basketme: calls 28
alyaroland: calls 28
gans828: calls 28
sharkattck: calls 28
*** TURN *** [2d Js Qd] [9d]
gans828: checks
sharkattck: checks
ClickToEnter: bets 153 and is all-in
derAlfa has timed out
derAlfa: folds
basketme: folds
alyaroland: calls 153
gans828: folds
sharkattck: folds
*** RIVER *** [2d Js Qd 9d] [Kd]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
ClickToEnter: shows [Qh Ac] (a pair of Queens)
alyaroland: shows [Td Kh] (a flush, King high)
alyaroland collected 510 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 534 | Rake 24
Board [2d Js Qd 9d Kd]
Seat 1: alyaroland showed [Td Kh] and won (510) with a flush, King high
Seat 2: cissy516 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: fl07z (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: gans828 (small blind) folded on the Turn
Seat 5: sharkattck (big blind) folded on the Turn
Seat 6: ClickToEnter showed [Qh Ac] and lost with a pair of Queens
Seat 7: derAlfa folded on the Turn
Seat 9: basketme folded on the Turn


My question is basically: Did I play the hand right? although not in a great position. I felt as though I was ahead. Thanks
 
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Sat Oct 26, 2013, 10:26 AM
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Hi ClickToEnter,

Hands must be posted via the hand replayer as instructed in post #3. No other format will be accepted.

Joss


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Hand Replayer - Sat Oct 26, 2013, 01:37 PM
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Hi, Sorry but the hand replayer wont work for me for some reason. When i click 'read data' nothing happens..
 
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Sun Oct 27, 2013, 12:45 AM
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Hi ClickToEnter!

The reason it's not working is that it is only a partial hand history. The header to it is missing and it must be correct for the replayer to read it.

Here's an example of the first few lines of one.....

PokerStars Hand #78138996176: Hold'em No Limit (25/50) - 2012/03/31 23:21:18 CT [2012/04/01 0:21:18 ET]
Table 'Marmulla III' 9-max (Play Money) Seat #1 is the button
Seat 1: SAKAR85 (2274 in chips)
Seat 2: hozzer44820 (3375 in chips)
Seat 3: PT Tetrault (1675 in chips)
Seat 4: PilotPaul (2200 in chips)
Seat 5: JWK24 (4681 in chips)
Seat 6: GTAE92 (8350 in chips)
Seat 7: suzyqz1971 (15969 in chips)
Seat 8: DaRockDr (5925 in chips)
Seat 9: ROBSSMM (1000 in chips)
hozzer44820: posts small blind 25
PT Tetrault: posts big blind 50
ROBSSMM: posts big blind 50
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to JWK24 [Th Td]

The entire format of the hand has to be correct for the replayer to work.

John (JWK24)


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Delete - Sun Oct 27, 2013, 06:49 AM
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Delete post please
 
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Sun Oct 27, 2013, 10:16 AM
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Hi Click,

No need to delete the post, find a hand you would like analysed, and post via the replayer. Then we will proceed from there.

Good luck in your endeavours,

Joss


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Thanks - Sun Oct 27, 2013, 02:02 PM
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Ok think I got it Now! Sorry, this hand was deleted by its owner
 
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Ok - Sun Oct 27, 2013, 02:24 PM
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Hi, I have also passed the Quiz Now! 81%
 
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Mon Oct 28, 2013, 12:06 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, 12:56 PM
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Hi ClickToEnter!

The first thing that I see here is even before the hand starts. Whenever sitting at a ring table, I always wait for the BB to start playing. Paying extra blinds over and over is a huge drain to a player's bankroll.

With A6 from UTG, this is not a strong enough hand to play and I would like to muck it (AK and AA are the only hands with an ace that are strong enough for this table position), but since the blind was posted, I'll check and hope to see a free flop. If anyone raises, I need to fold.

I flop top pair on a very wet board and here is why I don't like playing ace/rag's.. I have top pair, but don't know whether I'm ahead or not and if I had to guess, I'm most likely behind. Due to this, instead of making a standard value bet of 12 (pot-sized bet is the standard amount for 4+ opps in the hand), I'm going to check and hope to see a free turn card.

The turn puts more draws out there and IF everyone checked the flop, now, I will make a pot-sized value bet. But, by betting the flop, since I'm most likely beat by a better ace, I need to check the turn for pot control. I want to be betting when I'm most likely ahead, not when I'm most likely behind (which is the case if someone calls a flop bet).

The river pairs the board, so unless the opp has 8x (should have folded on the flop), AK or A9, I'm at worst case chopping the pot, if not winning it and due to this, with one opp left in the hand, I will make a standard value bet of 1/2 pot (the standard amount for one opp in the hand).

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


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Mon Oct 28, 2013, 01:39 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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Thanks - Mon Oct 28, 2013, 02:09 PM
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Thanks! Here are the answers!

1: To bluff players of better hands.
2: To gain max value from their hand.
3: To pressure their opponents.

Thanks again, much appreciated and I will try the Cash Games Next!
 
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Hand - Tue Oct 29, 2013, 07:13 PM
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Hi here is an interesting hand!! Sorry, this hand was deleted by its owner
 
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Tue Oct 29, 2013, 08:47 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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Wed Oct 30, 2013, 05:26 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ClickToEnter View Post
Hi here is an interesting hand!! Sorry, this hand was deleted by its owner
Hi clickToEnter!

Let me start by asking you what ranged did you put the villains on, especially the caller? Without a read, I would presume that the caller has an Ax or pocket pair here. You have A9o which doesn't play that great against this range. You will often lose situations like this to an A with a better kicker. You are flipping against the low pairs 22-88 and much worse against pairs 99+. I prefer folding without a read on the caller.

Moreover, if you are going to play this hand, don't get fancy with the mini-reraise! The big blind is yet to act. What are you going to do if he calls or comes over the top? Just make a standard 3bet of 3x the raise. This puts the caller all in, puts more pressure on the bb to fold and ensures you get to see the showdown.

GL and have fun at the tables!

Roland GTX
 
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hi - Wed Oct 30, 2013, 10:36 AM
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Hi, the two players were playing fairly wreckless as I recall so I just decided to raise the opponent all in. I take your comments on board. thanks I think I am all Done?
 
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complete - Wed Oct 30, 2013, 12:40 PM
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Hi, I think I have completed the 3 Steps. I passed the Quiz 71%
Thanks for helping me! I think I have learned alot still in the short space of time
 

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