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Bankroll Builder - Sun Nov 10, 2013, 11:39 AM
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I want to take part in the Bankroll Builder promotion.
 
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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 11:53 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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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 05:48 PM
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Hello BeNiceToGoat,

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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Bankroll Builder - hand 1 - Mon Nov 11, 2013, 01:47 AM
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Here's a hand for review. This was the first hand that I'd raised at this table after folding about 30 hands to lots of large pre-flop raises with multiple callers. I made a small continuation bet after the flop. The action checked to me again on the turn, so I bet again though my hand had not improved. Is this type of bet a good idea? What factors should be used for determining sizing?

I've also watched the video and passed the Poker Basic course (I think).
 
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Mon Nov 11, 2013, 12:57 PM
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Hi BeNiceToGoat,

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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Tue Nov 12, 2013, 06:23 AM
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Hi BeNiceToGoat,

I will be your Hand Analyzer for this post

I like your isolation raise preflop with T9s; we ensure initiative in the hand and play IP.
I like cbetting this flop but I wouldn't go below 1/2 pot as a bet size. A standard cbet size would be in the range of 1/2 to 3/4 pot. On a dry board like this one, I think we can go with the minimum standard bet that is 1/2 pot because it is unlikely that our opponent can hit this flop and its hard for them to continue being OOP. The turn card however is not a card I would personally 2nd barrel because it brings less fold equity. Whatever villain called the flop with will continue on this turn. So hands like small-medium pocket pairs and 7x type hands are not folding. I would much prefer betting on face cards, an 8 or 6 that gives us equity, and ofcourse a T or 9. Looks like villain floated us here with an Ax or over card type of hand but as a general rule of thumb that is what I would go for.
 
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Tue Nov 12, 2013, 01:57 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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Thu Nov 14, 2013, 03:13 AM
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Hand from $0.01/$0.02 NLHE


I was following the pre-flop guidelines from the Cash Game course which made me the tightest player at this table. After winning this pot, I think the villain probably had an ace or other overcards and that I should have bet again on the turn or the river. While playing, I was afraid of a bluff re-raise that would force me to fold.

3 Reasons to make a big bet:
  1. To put a lot of pressure on opponents
  2. To gain value from very strong hands
  3. To protects against strong draws

Also, I have passed the Cash Game quiz.

One question about playing other games. I have a Tournament Ticket from passing the MTT quiz. Can I use that or play in freerolls or play money games without disqualifying myself from this promotion?
 
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Thu Nov 14, 2013, 11:37 AM
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Hi BeNiceToGoat,

Thanks for the hand, we'll have it checked out soon, and good to see you have completed your other tasks too.

Yes it's fine to use your ticket, but the bankroll from this promo must only be used for the 1c/2c cash games until you have completed the promo.

Cheers!

flophitter
 
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Fri Nov 15, 2013, 09:11 AM
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Hi,

Hand Analysis

I would have elected to make the standard continuation bet sizing of 2/3 to 3/4 the pot size, this is to help ensure value is made with our premium pocket pair and to help build the stack to pot ratio for future streets. Taking board texture into consideration, this flop presents many draws...we mind aswell get what value we can now as certain cards that come on future streets may hurt our course of action and quite likely the villain...

Did you have any specific reads on villain9? I wouldn't be to concerned about them have a range of two card flush combos as that range will account for such a small portion of their entire range. Also 8x...it's unlikely they have that range given the flop has two eights..we can take card removal into account... However, a common range they could be flatting pre-flop could easily be Ax A2 A3 A4 A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 AT AJ AQ AK (16 combos of each hand) and would easily float our cbet holding just high card trying to get a cheap showsown if we check the turn or a scary river card comes.

As played on the turn, we could have bet for value once again...we have thin blockers to some of his Q9 combos and there are some Ax Kx with a stray diamond well within their range...on the river checking to induce his entire range fo bluffs to stab at the pot would be the best way to get more value..betting will only get the action reopened by better unless the villain proved in previously played hands to stack off with anything other than nut holdings could we call..plus once again we take card removal into account from their range.. Nice hand and nice pot.

Hope this helps.

Kind regards,
CannonLee



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Last edited by CannonLee; Fri Nov 15, 2013 at 09:14 AM..
 
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Fri Nov 15, 2013, 05:23 PM
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Thanks for the hand analysis, CannonLee. The only notes that I had on Villain9 was that he would sometimes raise 1BB pre-flop. I was trying to keep track of plays that went against the advice of the courses here.
 
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Sat Nov 16, 2013, 11:54 AM
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Hello BeNiceToGoat,

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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Thu Nov 21, 2013, 01:24 PM
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I think that I've earned 10 VPP after the second bonus (from 1.54 VPP to 11.70 VPP). Is there any way for me to check how many VPP PSO thinks I need or have?
 
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Fri Nov 22, 2013, 06:57 AM
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Originally Posted by BeNiceToGoat View Post
I think that I've earned 10 VPP after the second bonus (from 1.54 VPP to 11.70 VPP). Is there any way for me to check how many VPP PSO thinks I need or have?
Brilliant,

Your Bankroll Builder progress is moving along nicely and you've got your 3rd bonus!

Step Three

Now we really want you to up your game! Your challenge is to earn 10 VPPs after getting today's buy-in.

Note that any VPPs that you have earned up to this point won't count, only those earned AFTER you get your 3rd buy-in.

When you hit your target of 10 VPPs we will award you with your final Bankroll Builder bonus. Let us know when you reach the target.

Also, if you make a deposit at this stage we will also award you with your final bonus.

Best of Luck at the tables and let us know as soon as you have earned the 10 VPPs or if you make a deposit.

Raiser


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Thu Dec 12, 2013, 06:50 PM
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I've earned another 10 VPP and my PokerStars account was credited with the bonus. Thanks so much, PokerSchoolOnline!
 
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Thu Dec 12, 2013, 11:25 PM
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Congratulations BeNiceToGoat!

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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