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Bankroll Builder - Sun Nov 24, 2013, 07:28 AM
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I would like to take part in the bankroll builder promotion

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Sun Nov 24, 2013, 07:29 AM
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I would like to take part in the bankroll builder promotion

Cheers.
Welcome to PokerSchoolOnline!

Please read THIS just to be 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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Mon Nov 25, 2013, 07:46 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!

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Mon Nov 25, 2013, 10:00 PM
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This isn't from a play money ring game, it's from a freeroll mtt.

This hand worked out pretty well in the end but I think it might have been a bit of a stupid play. What do you think?

 
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Mon Nov 25, 2013, 11:13 PM
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This one is from a play money ring game, pretty sure I played it right but I'm wondering if the second re-raise all in maybe should've just been a call.

 
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Tue Nov 26, 2013, 08:54 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.

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Tue Nov 26, 2013, 12:21 PM
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Hi skirriks!

With AQo from the cutoff, I get a limp, min-raise and a call in front of me. I'm going to 3-bet here and the key is the sizing of it. I'm going to raise to between 3X the previous bet (60) and a pot-sized raise (85). With multiple opps wanting to be in the hand, I tend to go for the upper end of this range and due to this, I'll raise to 85.
I now get 2 more calls, another min-raise and a call. While my hand does have potential, it's not a made hand, so I'm just going to call the raise to 180 and re-evaluate after the flop. If I had QQ+, then I'd want to re-raise and since a standard raise now will pot-commit me, I'd need to shove.

If I did raise, the shove IS the correct play, but with multiple opps and an un-made hand, I'd rather call and see what happens on the flop.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

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Tue Nov 26, 2013, 07:50 PM
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Thanks, that helps heaps
 
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Tue Nov 26, 2013, 07:52 PM
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I've completed all three steps now
 
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Tue Nov 26, 2013, 08:38 PM
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I've completed all three steps now
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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Tue Nov 26, 2013, 11:00 PM
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Just a quick question. You say I can't play any other game, am I allowed to play freeroll tournaments?
 
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Tue Nov 26, 2013, 11:15 PM
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I have passed the cash game quiz and the three reasons for betting are to protect against draws, to bluff people off a decent hand and to gain value from a monster hand.
 
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Tue Nov 26, 2013, 11:36 PM
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I think this was just bad play, but I was really unlucky that he caught a backdoor flush. Didn't bet on the turn because I wasn't sure how strong his kicker was and called on the river as I really didn't think he had a flush.

 
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Wed Nov 27, 2013, 01:10 AM
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Here's another one, not sure if the call post flop was the correct play.

 
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Wed Nov 27, 2013, 06:19 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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Thu Nov 28, 2013, 03:27 AM
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Hi,

Hand Analysis


Sitting on a 50bb stack depth we can certainly raise the standard amount to and try and isolate the limper. Generally a limping range is perceived as a weak range of holdings and our hand will be well ahead of their overall limping range.

Post flop, we have two over cards and a stray heart to the back door nut flush, we could peel atleast one street as the villain could be semi-bluffing with worse high card combos, inside straight combos or with only a handful of low pocket pairs. We can take card removal into account and discount 4x from their range 1.) becuase the board presents two of them 2.) as they most likely would have check raised this board with a 4 to get value from our entire continuation bet range.

On the turn, we do not improve to a four flush and we only have 6 outs to improve our hand (unless they had an under pair to the 8, then we can include 3x 8's and 3x K's to counterfeit their two pairs), I'd fold just as you did.


Hope this helps.

Kind regards,
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Thu Nov 28, 2013, 06:21 AM
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I have passed the cash game quiz and the three reasons for betting are to protect against draws, to bluff people off a decent hand and to gain value from a monster hand.
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.

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Thu Nov 28, 2013, 08:54 PM
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I lost all my money
I lost it in these hands.
Pretty shocking play in the first one, was really tired, shoulda gone to bed.







So what happens now?
 
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Fri Nov 29, 2013, 08:24 AM
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Hi,

Hand Analysis


This isn't really a hand that we want to be betting for thin value post flop with, it's a very marginal mediocre hand. Post flop, there are just so many hands that beat us 16combos of these hands A7 K7 Q7 J7 T7 97 87 etc.. When the villain goes all in, given the amoutn we invested already barreling the flop, turn and river it's minimal, we are basically risking all of our chips to split the pot or worse case scenario get scooped by a higher straight.


Hand Analysis

Did you have any specific reads on villain1? Everything appeared to go smoothly until they elected to go all in on the river. This is a tough spot to get away from the villain is trying to represent A9 or 99, 22 and 5x are going to be such a small portion of their flat 3bet entire range as those are hands that would generally be folded facing a 3bet. Given the villains line they could easily have an inferior Ax combo AQ AJ AT A8 A7 A6, we don't have to call here but it's so hard to fold as we beat so many hands. Unfortunate outcome.


Hand Analysis


Regardless of what action ensues we have to get it all in with this hand pre-flop, our stack depth is to short to be playing post flop poker 11bb. We are going to either be in coin flip situation with a pocket pair or have inferior Ax combos dominated, we have blocker to AA and QQ so that leaves one legitimate premium holding KK present. That was an extremely loose call by villain9, they got incredibly lucky to draw out like they did. No worries though, we want that type of table dynamic...poker is about capitalizing on the villains mistakes.


Hope this helps.

Kind regards,
CannonLee



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Fri Nov 29, 2013, 09:21 AM
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Thanks, regarding the AKo hand, the villain had been playing loose. Raising with marginal hands and calling a lot of raises, he often missed the flop and folded or tried to bluff. I just didn't think he was loose enough raise then call with something as bad as 45o, so I really didn't think he had a 5 and I thought me top pair top kicker was ahead.
 

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