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Free deposit - Tue Dec 03, 2013, 10:46 AM
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I'd like to take roll in the Bankroll Builder promotion.

If possible to go through some advanced courses in the way...
 
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Tue Dec 03, 2013, 11:08 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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Tue Dec 03, 2013, 11:17 PM
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Hi Kosancic,

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 Basics 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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Wed Dec 04, 2013, 12:21 PM
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Hi there. I'm glad you replied in such a swift manner.

Watched both videos, and here's a hand that's been troubling me:



I got a very strong hand at the beginning, but only called on the flop. The result is that at the end anyone with a heart could have won easily against my hand. What was the right thing to do? Big raise on the pre-flop or the thing I did?

As for the quiz, I read all the lessons, and passed the test immediately afterwards. That helped a lot.

Looking forward to the next assignments.
 
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Thu Dec 05, 2013, 01:32 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 Dec 05, 2013, 11:17 AM
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Hi Kosancic!

With AQs in the BB, I get 5 limpers in front of me. I'm going to make a standard raise to 3BB+1BB for each limper, so I will raise to 8BB or 80 chips. I want to keep all of my bets and raises standard, as this helps to conceal the strength of my hand. Players that bet more with better hands and less with worse ones are basically turning their cards face-up to an observant opponent.. something that I want to avoid. With stronger hands, when I'm out of position, I do not want to check or call too. Being out of position is a huge disadvantage preflop and I need to raise to try to get some of the opps to fold as the more opps in the hand, the harder it will be for me to play.

I totally miss the flop and when it checks to me, I'm going to check and hope to see a free turn card. An opp now bets 10 and I need to see if I have the odds to call. I need to call 10 into a pot that will be 100 (10%). From the rule of 4 and 2, I have 6 outs to make a pair, but two of those are hearts that may give someone else a flush, so I may only have 4 outs. My 4 outs are worth 2% equity each, so my hand is only worth 8%. Since my hand is worth less than my pot equity, I'm folding AQ here.

If I saw the river (which I would not), when the opp bets, there is no way that I can call, as I have absolutely nothing. I want to be putting my chips into the pot when I'm ahead, not when I basically have no chance to win at all.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


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Thu Dec 05, 2013, 03:52 PM
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Wow, that's a very thorough answer. I see now that I still have a long way to go to be at the level where you are now.

This was more than helpful, and made me realize that I would have to count the pot equity as well as my hand equity. You need to be a quick thinker and have lots of experience.

Hope you can recommend some courses that will bring me a step closer to reasonable and optimal game. Thanks a lot.
 
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Thu Dec 05, 2013, 11:11 PM
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Excellent!

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 completed and we will award you with your next buy-in.

Best of Luck!


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Sat Dec 07, 2013, 02:10 PM
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Hi there guys.

Watched the video, it was very helpful. As for the question concerning that video, here's the answer:

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

(I didn't put bluff in there, cause I think I still don't have the skills to bluff anyone. )

I've also passed the quiz with flying colors.

And about the hand, here's one that's been on my mind:



I was in the Big Blind position, and a guy raised in the EP. I watched couple of his previous hands and he played tight and aggressive game. So, I knew he had cards that he likes, but, since everyone else folded, I had a perfect position to make a call. I thought: "This is not a lot of money to see the flop, a standard raise of 3BB, while everyone else folded. And I had to give 2BB more to see the flop".

I just checked on the flop, hoping for a free card on a turn. Surprisingly, he checked too. So I knew I had a chance.

A Q comes out on a turn giving me a top pair. I checked, and he raised, normally I called him. The river made clear there was no chance for a flush, and he didn't have a straight, cause he would have raised otherwise.

My question is:

Was I supposed to play it more aggressively after the turn and a Q, and increase the pot, or was just calling and checking the right option? I felt that I could have made the pot two, or even three times bigger than it was at the end of this hand. What's your opinion on this one?

Apologies for the long explanation.

Looking forward to the next assignments. o/
 
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Sat Dec 07, 2013, 08:33 PM
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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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Sun Dec 08, 2013, 01:09 PM
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Hi Kosancic,

I will be your Hand Analyzer for this post

Preflop I think its a marginal call. You make good arguments for making the call but sometimes against strong tight and aggressive opponents we will have trouble playing our hand when we are out of position.

with that said, I am x/f flop. When they check back though I would go ahead and bet the turn myself for value against hands that have SD value and not give a free card.
 
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Sun Dec 08, 2013, 01:49 PM
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That pretty much explains everything I wanted to know. Thanks a lot, now I know what to do in future. You've been very helpful.
 
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Sun Dec 08, 2013, 07:40 PM
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Hi Kosancic,

Fantastic!

Your next 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 this bonus and you will automatically be credited with the next bonus. Let us know if you hit that target
2) If you lose your this 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.

Joss


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Mon Dec 09, 2013, 07:51 AM
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Thanks a lot. The video was very helpful. I'll hit the tables now and hope to get 10 VPP soon. Thanks again, you're great.
 
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Thu Dec 12, 2013, 05:39 AM
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Hi there.

I've got a question for you. I've got PSO Skill League tournament ticket, and just yesterday I have passed MTT quiz and got a tournament invitation for that one as well. I want to know if entering any of these two tournaments will affect my bankroll builder promotion, cause there was this statement that I can only play NLHE poker 0.01/0.02$. I already have 8.89 FPP, so I wouldn't want to be busted out of Bankroll builder promotion when I'm so close to finishing the third step.

Thanks in advance.
 
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Thu Dec 12, 2013, 05:42 AM
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Hey there,

It's ok to use your $3.30 ticket to play a tournament, and it's also ok to use your PSO members ticket to play in any of the Open League freerolls.

Just don't use any of the Real Money bonuses we give to to play tournaments, only use Bankroll Builder money to play in 1/2 cent real money CASH GAMES

Cheers,
Raiser


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Thu Dec 12, 2013, 06:17 AM
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Thanks a lot. That was very helpful. I have one question more about the PSO tournament. I have to pay 1.1$ + ticket that I already got. Would that count as spending money to play tournaments, or am I free to spend 1,1$ for PSO tournament?

Thanks.
 
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Thu Dec 12, 2013, 06:56 AM
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If it comes out of the money we gave you as a bonus then it wouldn't be ok. It would be better for you to play the Open League tournaments only as these are freeroll

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Thu Dec 12, 2013, 07:08 AM
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Thanks again, that explains everything. You've been very helpful, sorry to bother you again.
 
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Thu Dec 12, 2013, 10:10 AM
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Hi there. I've accumulated 10 FPP. Is there anything specific I should do to get the third award from the Bankroll builder program? What is the next, and final, step?
 

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