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Bankroll Builder - Wed Nov 06, 2013, 11:29 AM
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Hello, I am interested in taking part in the bankroll builder promotion.
 
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Wed Nov 06, 2013, 12:36 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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Thu Nov 07, 2013, 12:51 AM
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Hi T-Wort1464,

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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Bankroll Builder Hand Review - Thu Nov 07, 2013, 06:05 PM
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In this hand after the river appeared there was only me and two others left, I went all in causing them both to fold out. Even though I did win I was wondering whether I should instead bet a lower amount like 50 or 100 to try and keep them in so I could win more money, or would that be too risky considering I only had a pair of kings?
 
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Thu Nov 07, 2013, 07:37 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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Fri Nov 08, 2013, 06:08 AM
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Hi,

Hand Analysis



I would have entered the pot with a raise for the standard amount of 3x the big blind +1bb for each limper, this will help to ensure a pot is built, we'll have the initiative post flop and it will likely thin the amount of players involved in the pot which will greatly improve our overall hand strength/equity. All of these little things mentioned will add up to make our decision making much easier post flop and quite possibly using our position as leverage. Generally a limping range is perceived as a weak range of holdings and as stated above our hand is worthy of a raise as it has plenty of post flop playability for top pair decent kicker, flush and/or straight.


Post flop, even though a limping range is usually weak...depending on the villains dynamic/tendencies/hand ranges, there are some Ax combos with a low kicker that may be considered the bottom of their range (weak) A2 A3 A4 A4 A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 (16 combos of each hand). We could elect to semi-bluff as our equity is decent, a bet sizing of 2/3 to 3/4 pot will accomplish one of two things..1.) we win the pot uncontested and the villains fold 2.) we get called and the pot is being built for when we hit our draw so a decent value bet sizing can be made. As played on the turn and river, it's safe to check for pot control or make a small value bet sizing of about 1/2 pot with the intentions of folding if we get check raised...


Hope this helps.

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Fri Nov 08, 2013, 10:13 AM
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Please let us know when you have passed your basics quiz, so we may proceed to the next step!

Joss


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Quiz - Sun Nov 10, 2013, 12:48 PM
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I finally passed the basic poker quiz, and I am ready to do the next part of the promotion.
 
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Mon Nov 11, 2013, 12:24 AM
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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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Queen of Clubs & 9 of hearts - Mon Nov 18, 2013, 07:57 PM
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In this hand I started with Queen of Clubs & 9 of hearts. I was in the second under the gun position and decided to call the big blind of 2 cents, but decided to later fold when someone in a later position raised by 10 cents. I know its not good to play a hand unless it's really good from this position because of that, but I was wondering whether my hand would be considered strong enough to have called the 2 cents or whether it was the sort of hand I should've just folded at the start?
 
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Mon Nov 18, 2013, 11:13 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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Tue Nov 19, 2013, 03:33 AM
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Hi T-Wort1464,

I will be your Hand Analyzer for this post

I don't advocate limping into pots with weak hands to see a flop. We are better off raising or folding when we are first in into the pot. When we are the aggressor we have initiative post flop and we can continue with our aggression to take down the pot even when we miss. Here with Q9o however, we should be folding. We are in EP with a marginal holding that does not flop well. When we do hit TP we have kicker problems, and when we do hit a 9 our hand would be vulnerable to overcards. Our hand does not flop well post flop. Its a hand that I would raise from the BTN to steal the blinds but not from any earlier position.
 
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Tue Nov 19, 2013, 02:40 PM
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Please let us know when you have passed your cash quiz, so we may proceed to the next step!

Joss


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