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Bankroll Builder - Fri Nov 08, 2013, 09:07 AM
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Hello, I would like to apply for the bankroll builder promotion.Thank you.
 
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Fri Nov 08, 2013, 11:26 AM
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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 Nov 08, 2013, 01:19 PM
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Hello Donrulz,

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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First 3 steps Check! - Sat Nov 09, 2013, 10:13 AM
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1.Watch the Video Check
2.Post hand replay here Check!
3.Basic course Check!

So I have completed the first 3 assignments
 
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Hand Replay - Sat Nov 09, 2013, 10:14 AM
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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 07:59 AM
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Hi Donrulz,

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 we can move onto the next step.

Cheers!

flophitter
 
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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 02:02 PM
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Hi Donrulz,

I will be your Hand Analyzer for this post
I notice you have posted the blind out of turn, ofcourse in real money games I would advice you not to and wait for the BB because you would be paying your blind twice in the same orbit and I'm not sure why you would do that unless you hate money

Although we have hit this flop, we only have bottom pair and bad kicker. More importantly, it is hard for us to improve on later streets so I would fold the hand to the flop bet.
 
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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 05:50 PM
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Thanks for the help with analysis.I agree there with you!

I had to push on the river with a bluff but it did not work :/
 
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Mon Nov 11, 2013, 12:54 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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Mon Nov 11, 2013, 08:19 PM
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Thanks for the 2$ bankroll

I played won a little but lost to a bad beat.

I had AA my opponent raised on button with K6 in hand! flop came 476 he raised me 0.20 I called and on the turn came K so he made his 2 pair n raised me 0.32 I pushed all in ofcourse he called and I lost my start up roll.

Unfortunately I Missed the instruction about posting one ring game hand here for analysis I only read it after I lost my 2$.

Anyway Thanks for the start up roll! much appreciated!

Last edited by Donrulz; Tue Nov 12, 2013 at 05:21 AM..
 
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most next Tasks Done! - Mon Nov 11, 2013, 08:23 PM
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1) Watch the video about bet sizing (Checked)
2) Passed the Cash Game quiz today (checked)
3) Post a hand on 1/2 cent table (failed) as I lost my roll before I could see that instruction!

 
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Tue Nov 12, 2013, 05:03 AM
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Hi Donrulz,

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 (hopefully we can do that even without the Hand Replayer version, if not you'll need to locate the hand from your hand history).

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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Luckily I was able to retrieve that hand in my history for Analysis!! - Tue Nov 12, 2013, 05:20 AM
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Tue Nov 12, 2013, 02:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Donrulz View Post
Hi Donrulz!

There are several very important points to note in this hand. Firstly, there are a bunch of empty seats at your table. This makes it tougher to learn and be profitable. I recommend adjusting the Filter in the Holdem Lobby to only show tables with 8 players. That way, when you sit down the table will be full. That is what I do

Secondly, one of the primary leaks of players at 2NL is that they call bets/raises to lightly. In other words, they don't fold. Knowing this we can formulate a good strategy. Don't bluff, because they won't fold. And, bet/raise your strong hands every chance you get both for value and for protection.

Here you have AA, the best starting hand in the game, and it is raised to you preflop. I prefer 3betting to about 18 (3x the original raise) both for value and for protection. Just calling lets the villian off cheap.

The flop is all low cards, but they are suited and connected. The villain leads into you. Again, I strongly suggest raising here (about 2. the bet). This is for value since you presumably have the best hand and for protection incase he is chasing a draw.

On the turn, the third flush card comes. The villain makes a pot sized bet. This should be a warning. Notice that it is only now when your top pair is really at risk that you decide to raise all in. This is the opposite of what we want to achieve. Now that you may be behind and are not drawing to the nut flush with an A of clubs, you should be careful.

By giving up the opportunity to punish the villain by raising preflop, and again on the flop, you allowed the villain to out draw you. He had two pair rather than a flush, but the principle is the same.

Remember, bet/raise your strong hands early and often. It works.

GL and have fun at the tables!

Roland GTX
 
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Tue Nov 12, 2013, 04:16 PM
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Hey Roland! Cheers! I was slow playing to get maximum value initially! but the flush draw was scary ..Guess I learnt not to slow play Aces ever again

Thanks for the help with your valuable analysis much appreciated!
 
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Wed Nov 13, 2013, 02:07 PM
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Hello Donrulz,

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.

flophitter
 
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Thanks a ton! - Wed Nov 13, 2013, 04:51 PM
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This has been really helpful and fruitful exercise for helping a new player! Cheers
 
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Thu Nov 14, 2013, 11:21 AM
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You're very welcome Donrulz, glad you made the most of the promotion! And...

Congratulations !

As you've earned enough VPPs 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.

flophitter
 

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