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Bank Roll Builder Promo - Sun Nov 10, 2013, 10:11 PM
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Hi PSO,

I'm new to PSO and would like to join the bank roll builder promo.

Thanks!
 
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Mon Nov 11, 2013, 12:19 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!


John (JWK24)


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Mon Nov 11, 2013, 08:22 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!

Raiser


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Mon Nov 11, 2013, 11:18 PM
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Mon Nov 11, 2013, 11:24 PM
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Hi,

I also have passed the Poker basic Course.

Thanks
 
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Tue Nov 12, 2013, 05:40 AM
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Hi POS,

Have finished all the steps!

Thanks
 
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Tue Nov 12, 2013, 07:43 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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Tue Nov 12, 2013, 12:36 PM
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Hi tholdemelton!

In the first hand, my first tip for you is that whenever I play a ring table, I always wait for the BB to start playing. Paying extra blinds to start playing sooner will be a huge drain to a player's bankroll.

With A7s, depending on how aggressive the opps are that are behind me, I either need to make a standard raise to 3BB+1BB for each limper or fold here. Unfortunately, since the blind is posted, that means that I need to raise, so I will raise to 8 chips. I don't want to call/check here because if an A hits the board, I have absolutely no clue whether I'm ahead or I'm outkicked.

The flop gives me top 2 pair and I get an abnormally small bet and a call. Bets postflop need to be sized based on the size of the flop, number of opps and board texture. With 3 opps in the hand, if it were checked to me, I'd need to bet 3/4 pot, so I will raise by 3/4 pot to 45. I do not want to bet smaller than this because by doing so, I can be giving the opps the correct odds to try to outdraw me... something that I want to avoid. I also do not want to bet more than this, as an overbet will cause me to get value-owned... all worse hands will fold and only hands that have me beat will call. I definitely don't want to bet over 60 chips either, as this would be 1/3 of my stack, which means that I'd be pot-committed and cannot ever fold and due to this, need to shove.

The turn is an undercard and when it's checked to me, I need to make a standard value bet. With one opp, the standard sizing is 1/2 pot.. however, this is over 1/3 of my remaining stack.. so I need to shove the turn.
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With A9o from UTG+1, I need to immediately muck this hand as it's not strong enough to play from this position at the table. If I had AK or AQs, then I'd raise, but weaker aces are not strong enough and need to be mucked. When playing from early position, if my hand is not worth raising with, I need to fold it.

If I saw that I flopped two pair (which I would not), when it checks to me, I absolutely need to make a value bet. With 4 or more opps in the pot, the standard sizing is a pot-sized bet, so I will bet 14. I cannot check nor bet smaller or I can be giving the opps the correct odds to try to outdraw me. If I do so and lose, it's my own fault that I lose the hand.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


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Tue Nov 12, 2013, 07:29 PM
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Thanks John, this helped a lot with my bet sizing!
 
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Wed Nov 13, 2013, 06:31 AM
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Originally Posted by tholdemelton View Post
Thanks John, this helped a lot with my bet sizing!
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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Thu Nov 14, 2013, 09:19 PM
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Just wanted to share this crazy hand... I know I did a lot of wrong things here. The stars aligned and i ended up winning... Enjoy!

Three reasons why a player may want to make a big bet?
- To put a lot of pressure on opponents
- To gain value from any strong hand
- To bluff people off decent hands

I also have finished and passed the Cash game quiz.


Cheers POS!!!
 
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Fri Nov 15, 2013, 05:05 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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Fri Nov 15, 2013, 12:51 PM
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Hi tholdemelton,

I will be your Hand Analyzer for this post

We are starting with 32bbs, with 99 we can call a raise here MW to see a flop but if you were to raise I would prefer you go all in because the correct number to raise would be 0.5 and we only have 0.61. I prefer calling because I think when we do go allin preflop we are flipping at best against AK. Our raise would be too big to get calls from worse pocket pairs.
 
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Sat Nov 16, 2013, 03:11 AM
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Thanks for the analysis George!
 
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Sat Nov 16, 2013, 06:13 AM
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Originally Posted by tholdemelton View Post
Thanks for the analysis George!
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.

Raiser


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Wed Nov 20, 2013, 10:35 PM
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This was the last hand i played



Another hand where I lost
 

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