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Bankroll builder! - Tue Nov 05, 2013, 04:18 AM
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Hi Pokerstars,
I would like to take part in the Pokerstars promotion and Bankroll Builder promotion, could you please instruct me on how to do so?
Thanks to Pokerstars and my advisors in advance!
 
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Tue Nov 05, 2013, 04:21 AM
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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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Wed Nov 06, 2013, 08:03 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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Calling flop shove with King jack offsuit with top pair - Thu Nov 07, 2013, 03:00 AM
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Hi, this is a hand I managed to get on a 9 max play money table
Can you please analyse this hand and see how I did?
Thanks! And I'm very happy to join Pokerschoolsonline!
 
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Finished all the steps - Thu Nov 07, 2013, 03:03 AM
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Oh and an additional note,I think I have finished all the steps now
 
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Thu Nov 07, 2013, 07:48 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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Thu Nov 07, 2013, 11:25 AM
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Hi Jason272727!

With KJ from the BB, when I get five limpers in front of me, I'm going to check and see a free flop since my hand is not strong enough to make a standard raise to 3BB+1BB for each limper with.

I hit top pair/good kicker and when the SB checks to me, I need to make a value bet. Bets postflop need to be sized based on the size of the pot, number of opps and board texture. With 4 or more opps, I need to make a pot-sized bet, so I will bet 300. I do not want to bet less than this or I can be giving the opps the correct odds to try to outdraw me... something I need to avoid if I can do so.

An opp now shoves on me. With a number of hands that beat me (better K's, two pair, set), I need to muck to this shove. Yes, every hand can win, but the overwhelming majority of the time in this type of situation (unless the opp is a total maniac), I'm going to be beat. I want to be putting my chips into the pot when I'm most likely ahead, not when I'm most likely behind.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


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Thanks for the advice - Fri Nov 08, 2013, 04:35 AM
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Thank you for your advice and help!
 
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Fri Nov 08, 2013, 08:00 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jason272727 View Post
Oh and an additional note,I think I have finished all the steps now
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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Reasons to make a big bet - Fri Nov 08, 2013, 07:13 PM
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Reasons to make a big bet are:
- To put a lot of pressure on opponents
- To gain value from very strong hands
- To protect against strong draws



Also, this is one of my hands from the 1/2cNL full ring cash game. Can you tell me if I played it right and if it was the right call? The opponent was reasonably tight. Thank you very much.

Also I have finished all the steps now, I am awaiting further instructions!
 
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Sat Nov 09, 2013, 06:28 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, 03:57 AM
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Hi,

Hand Analysis

Has the villain been using this such a large open raise sizing? I sometimes encouter players making this standard, especially when they are sitting a really deep stack depth of 200bb+. Generally a 6x the big blind open sizing by a tight villain from early position is going to be weigthed towards strong to premium holdings. There are going to be more strong Ax combos than there are pocket aces and kings within their range, but let's certainly not rule out those monster hands. AK AJ AT (16 combos of each hand) or TT JJ is the most likely holding they may have based on their 4bet all in pre-flop...it appears they do not want to see a flop and would just like to win the pot uncontested. You made the right call, only two hands have us beat and if they did indeed have AA or KK they would have made a much smaller 4bet sizing or flat our 3bet to try and take us post where they'll be making the most value.


Hope this helps.

Kind regards,
CannonLee



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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 07:48 AM
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Hello,

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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Lost bankroll - Thu Nov 14, 2013, 12:51 AM
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I've lost my whole bankroll in a bad variety of hands, I didn't record them all but these are the ones that put my on tilt and hit my stack.



 
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Thu Nov 14, 2013, 09:00 AM
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Congratulations!

As you've earned enough VPP's we have awarded you with all your Bankroll Builder buy-ins and you have successfully completed the promotion, good job!

You are always welcome to post any troublesome hands in the >>Hand Analysis<< section.

Also it is a good idea to review some of the content on >>Bankroll Management<< at this point.

Keep in touch with us and let us know how your poker journey continues.

Raiser


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Hand analysis please - Fri Jan 17, 2014, 07:17 AM
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Hi I have not used this forum for quite a while but it's nice to be back.

I would like this hand analysed please !



Thanks Pokerschoolonline!
 
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Fri Jan 17, 2014, 12:59 PM
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Hi Jason272727!

In the future, since you're done with the bankroll builder promo, please post any hands that you would like to have analyzed in the appropriate HA forum (tourney or cashgame). Also, for tourneys, please provide what type of tourney the hand comes from as each tourney type has its own strategy and we want to be able to provide you with the best possible answer.

For this, I'll assume it's a standard tourney and not a league game nor satellite.

With TT, when it folds to me, I'm going to make a standard raise, which for this blind level is to 2.5BB+1BB for each limper. With this being the case, I'll raise to 3000. 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 get an A on the flop and a shove and call in front of me. I can't beat two pair, nor even an A, so I need to muck to this bet. It takes a much stronger hand to call a shove than to shove with and if I can't beat at least AK here, I can't call.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


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