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Bankroll builder promotion - Mon Nov 04, 2013, 02:40 PM
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I'm new to PSO and would like to take place in the bankroll builder promotion.
 
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Mon Nov 04, 2013, 05:34 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 Nov 05, 2013, 08:32 AM
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Hello bezzass,

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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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 08:38 AM
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Done
 
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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 12:43 PM
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Hi bezzass,

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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Mon Nov 11, 2013, 03:31 AM
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Hi bezzass!

With we need to be rather careful. Here you have position and a table full of limpers, but your hand is difficult to play post flop. You will not be drawing to a flush. Your cards are not that well connected which makes flopping a straight draw much less likely. If you flop a 10, you won't always have top pair, or top kicker. And if you flop a K, you run a very real risk of meeting an opponent who also has a K but with a better kicker than yours. At real money tables, I would suggest simply folding preflop in this spot. It is too likely that we either win a small pot or lose a big one.

As played, you flop top pair and it checks around to you. Betting is fine to protect against the flush draw. However, you only bet 400 chips into a pot of 1600. This is too small and gives everyone good odds to continue with the hand. You don't want to encourage everyone to stay in the hand since single pair hands play best against a single opponent. Flushes, striaghts or better on the other hand are strong against multiple opponents. You should normally bet about 50% - 75% of the pot here.

On the turn, the board pairs. This is not good for you. Trip 3s are now possible, a full house as well as the flush threat. I would typically check behind here. However, as on the flop, if you are going to bet, make it enough to achieve your goal. Either you want to get players to fold, or you want to get more value out of them. You bet 400 chips into a pot of 3200. This is giving any two cards good odds to continue. You should be betting at least a third of the pot, but preferably more than 50% if you are going to bet.

You won a nice pot here, but be careful with K10o and KJo in the future. We don't want to overplay these hands post flop.

GL and have fun at the tables!

Roland GTX
 
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Mon Nov 11, 2013, 12:56 PM
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Hi bezzass,

Now just let me know when you have passed the Poker Basics quiz and I can award you with your first bonus and we can move onto the next step!

flophitter
 
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Mon Nov 11, 2013, 01:41 PM
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Poker Basic QUIZ done with 71%
 
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Tue Nov 12, 2013, 01:50 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!

flophitter
 
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Tue Nov 12, 2013, 02:59 PM
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Tried to risk, but the luck wasnt in my side
 
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Wed Nov 13, 2013, 05:04 AM
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Hi bezzass,

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 completed your remaining tasks.

Cheers!

flophitter
 
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Wed Nov 13, 2013, 02:05 PM
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Hi bezzass,

I will be your Hand Analyzer for this post

I notice you have posted your blind out of turn. I advise you to wait for the big blind whenever you sit down at the table; when you post out of turn you will pay the blinds twice in the same orbit.

I like your raise with QJo from late position after two opponents limp. I also like your bet sizing though we could go a bit larger to compensate for the extra 1cent that's already in the pot but that's not a big deal. When we get raised from a limper I think we can fold our hand; I'm not worried to be folding the best hand here and at best we are against some weak pocket pair. Sometimes I see opponents take that line with AA/KK at the microstakes. I think with QJs we could make a case for calling IP but QJo is a bit too weak for me to continue; KQ could be okay because KQ would block hands like AK/AQ/KK/QQ.
As played, I think we should be folding the flop; raising will not accomplish much especially with our stack size when we don't have fold equity.
 
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Sat Nov 23, 2013, 07:11 AM
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Hello,

Unfortunately your account eligibility for Bankroll Builder is under review.

If you have any questions about this please send a private message to PSO Admin.

Cheers,
Raiser


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Thu Nov 28, 2013, 11:47 PM
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Done with the quiz

And my answers:
1. To put a lot pressure on opponents
2. To bluff people off decent hands
3. To gain value from very strong hands
 
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Fri Nov 29, 2013, 06:27 AM
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Hello,

Unfortunately your account eligibility for Bankroll Builder is under review.

If you have any questions about this please send a private message to PSO Admin.

Cheers,
Raiser


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Bracelet Winner


 

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