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Bankroll Builder promotion - Tue Nov 12, 2013, 06:35 PM
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Hi, please provide me all necessary instructions for this promotion.
 
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Wed Nov 13, 2013, 02:31 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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Wed Nov 13, 2013, 05:01 AM
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Hello blckhl,

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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Wed Nov 13, 2013, 08:03 PM
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Hi,
I've a problem with the second task... I can't send my hand history to my email. When i try to to it, i get the message of "hand histories for play money are not available". Furthermore I don't have any previous hand button in my screen as mentioned in videos. I also don't have an option to send hand history from the "requests" menu in lobby... I guess my client is different from what is shown in videos.
Am I doing something wrong? Or is the software in videos obsolete?
 
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Thu Nov 14, 2013, 11:31 AM
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Hi blckhl,

Sorry to hear you have a problem with that, let's see if we can find a solution.

Firstly, play money histories are not available via email (but real money ones are), you would need to configure your client to save them to your hard drive:

Options > Instant Hand History Options > Put a check in the box to save your histories.

Secondly, just click on Help > About PokerStars and tell me what version number you see there. And do you have a Mac or PC?

flophitter
 
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Thu Nov 14, 2013, 01:44 PM
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Hi,
Unfortunately "instant hand history options" in my option menu is disabled (it's light grey). I got a PC and my version is:
PokerStars 6 (Build: 7308)
Server Version: 1019
Protocol Version: 1.75

By the way I registered through pokerstars.net and downloaded the client from there (instead of .com) if this matters...
 
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Fri Nov 15, 2013, 08:54 AM
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Hi blckhl,

Ah ok, the latest from PokerStars.com is Build 7385, so please visit the .com site and download from there and that should fix it for you.

flophitter
 
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Wed Nov 20, 2013, 08:38 AM
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Hi,
I watched the "getting started" video took basic poker course and passed the quiz at the end of the course.
And here is the hand post you requested (Note that it wasn't a play money tournament. Instead I attended a few free-rolls, this is the first hand of one of them. I think I played right, what you think?) :

 
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Wed Nov 20, 2013, 10:51 AM
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Hi blckhl,

Whoops - this promotion is all about full-ring (9-player) games, otherwise known as "cash" games. So we need a hand from a play money ring game. It might be a good idea to read over the terms of the promotion again. But good to see you have completed your other tasks and I wait to hear from you.

flophitter
 
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a hand from play money 9-ring table - Thu Nov 21, 2013, 07:37 AM
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Allright, here is a hand from the table you want:

 
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Thu Nov 21, 2013, 08:50 AM
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Hi blckhl,

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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Fri Nov 22, 2013, 07:04 AM
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Hand Analysis




Did you have any reads on villain2? I understand that play money hand ranges will play much wider than in real money games, however as much as possible let's get accustomed to the real money dynamic..firstly our stack depth is on the brink of being to deep to call off this many big blinds pre-flop, most likely we will be up against two over cards to which we are in a coin flip situation or they could have us dominated with a higher pocket pair...the only way I would call this hand off is if I hade really specific reads of their tendencies and known hand ranges from previously played hands. Unfortunate outcome to this hand.

Hope this helps.

Kind regards,
CannonLee



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Fri Nov 22, 2013, 07:52 AM
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Super Stuff,

Please let us know when you have passed the Poker Basic quiz and we'll ship your first bonus to you

Cheers,
Raiser


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Fri Nov 22, 2013, 01:57 PM
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Hi,
I passed my quiz right before i sent my post about this issue... So, i passed it around 2 days ago on wednesday.
 
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Sat Nov 23, 2013, 07:02 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by blckhl View Post
Hi,
I passed my quiz right before i sent my post about this issue... So, i passed it around 2 days ago on wednesday.
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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Mon Jan 06, 2014, 10:47 AM
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Hi,
Here are all tasks you wanted from me:

1)


What are your thoughts about my calls and raises in this hand. After I call and raise in flop, i didn't want to raise him in river and turn considering that he might have a higher kicker. What would be the most correct play here?

2)A player may want to make a big bet because:
I - He may want to bluff with worse hands
II - He may protect his hand against strong draws of opponents.
III - He may want to put pressure on opponents.

3) Studied and passed the Cash game quiz a few days ago.
 
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Mon Jan 06, 2014, 01:52 PM
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Hi blckhl,

Good to see you back. Thanks for the hand, we'll have it checked out soon, then I can award your 2nd bonus and we can move to the next step.

flophitter
 
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Tue Jan 07, 2014, 04:18 AM
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Hi blckhl,

I will be your Hand Analyzer for this post

Here I think check calling the flop is better than check raising. Because the board is somewhat dry, there are less draws we need to be worried about and to protect our hand (also our hand is virtually weak which means there is less protection needed) when we do x/r flop we allow our opponent to fold worse hands and continue with better. Also with the King there is only one overcard which again means less protection needed. More importantly we want to keep the pot as small as possible with our bad kicker which I think check-calling will do the best job here.
 
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Tue Jan 07, 2014, 01:40 PM
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Hello blckhl,

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 Jan 16, 2014, 05:34 PM
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Hi,
I played with the money you gave to me in 1c/2c tables and lost around 4$. One of the my biggest loss is the following hand:



So, what do you think? What would be the optimal strategy here? Was my agression unnecessary?
And what do you advise me on my next step in poker school?
 

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