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Starting Poker - Fri Dec 06, 2013, 07:28 PM
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Hello, I'm new here. I'm from Brazil and I'd like to take part in the Bankroll Builder promotion (:
Thank you for everything until now and sorry for my English haha
 
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Fri Dec 06, 2013, 08:35 PM
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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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Sat Dec 07, 2013, 09:14 AM
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Hi Cardozoluc,

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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Mon Dec 09, 2013, 11:34 AM
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In this hand I try to do my opponents fold their hands, because I was in the bottom and they were showing weakness. I did it right or should I be more careful in doing that?
Thank you for all (:
 
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Mon Dec 09, 2013, 01:19 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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Mon Dec 09, 2013, 01:49 PM
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Hi Cardozoluc!

With A7o on the button, I get 4 limpers in front of me. I'm going to make a standard raise to 3BB+1BB for each limper (70 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 marginal ones are basically turning their cards face up to an observant opponent.. something that I want to avoid.

The flop gives me a gutshot draw and there is a min-bet and everyone calls. I'm not ahead here, so I don't want to raise. To call, I need to put 10 chips into a pot of 280 (3.6%). From the rule of 4 and 2, my four outs to the straight are worth 8% equity, so since my hand equity is higher than my pot equity, I'll call.
If I did raise, I would need to make a standard raise and for 4 or more opps in the pot, this would be a pot-sized raise. I cannot raise to less if I do raise as I can be giving the opps the correct odds to try to outdraw me. If I give them the correct odds and they do end up outdrawing me, it's my own fault that I lose the hand.

The turn still leaves me with ace high and when it checks to me, I absolutely need to check and hope for an 8 on the river. If I bet, with 3 opps, I need to bet 3/4 pot.. BUT.. this is over 1/3 of my remaining chips, which means that I'm pot-committed and have to shove. I do not want to shove against multiple opponents when I have absolutely nothing.

The river gives me top pair and when it checks to me, here, I will make a standard bet and with one opp left in the pot, I will bet 1/2 pot.

The keys here are to make standard bets and raises, as making non-standard ones are a tell for a player's hand strength.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


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Mon Dec 09, 2013, 06:29 PM
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Thank you for the tips, I know I still have too much to study (:

Waiting next steps for this promotion \o/

Thank you for all.
 
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Tue Dec 10, 2013, 01:13 AM
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Please let us know when you have passed your basics quiz, so we may proceed to the next step!

Joss


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Tue Dec 10, 2013, 08:53 AM
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Ohh, sorry, I forgot to tell, I've already passed in the quiz and I've already seen the videos (:
 
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Tue Dec 10, 2013, 11:38 AM
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Now, what's the next step? (:
 
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Wed Dec 11, 2013, 03:11 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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Thu Dec 12, 2013, 04:57 PM
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I've already watched the video and passed the quiz. The answer of the question is:
-To put a lot of pressure on opponents;
-To bluff people off decent hands;
-To gain value from very strong hands;
These are the three reasons to bet big.

and this is my hand played, I think I had a good game and my rivals didn't have anything. I wanna know if I'm betting right?



Than you for all (:

Last edited by Cardozoluc; Thu Dec 12, 2013 at 04:59 PM.. Reason: One information is missing.
 
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Thu Dec 12, 2013, 11:19 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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Fri Dec 13, 2013, 08:27 AM
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Hi,

Hand Analysis



A good rule of thumb when electing to bet is to make a sizing of 2/3 to 3/4 pot size, this will help to ensure value is made and a pot is built to set up the stack to pot ratio...now generally we should be doing this with strong starting hands...and this hand doesn't really qualify as that..it's mediocre at best meaning that there are several other two card flush combos that may have us beat and it's almost a guarantee that most board textures will present atleast one over card. Now for our post flop line, we have the itiative in the pot and this is the ultimate scary flop for a loose flatting range pre-flop, our best bet is to make a sizing of 2/3 pot size, anything less than this will get action from Kx 8x Qx Jx Tx etc...which is fine but there are going to be many turn cards that hurt our course of action and likely the villain as well.


Hope this helps.


Kind regards,
CannonLee



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Fri Dec 13, 2013, 11:46 AM
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Hi Cardozoluc,

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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Fri Dec 13, 2013, 07:04 PM
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This is the hand I lost my money, I had a set, I wouldn't fold :S What should I do in this situation?

Thank you for all (:


PS: I don't lost all my money (I carry on playing), I just would like a opinion. And how can I gain VPP?

Last edited by Cardozoluc; Sat Dec 14, 2013 at 12:26 PM.. Reason: Information is missing
 
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Sat Dec 14, 2013, 12:17 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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Sat Dec 14, 2013, 02:44 PM
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Hi,

Hand Analysis

I would have opened for 6c, yes I know 2c doesn't seem like much...but in terms of an additional player entering the pot it means they have to call 4c...this hand will play so much better with less players involved in the pot, which increases our overall hand stregth and equity.

Did you have any reads on villain8? Our line of bet call on the flop is standard given the amount the villain raised and the likely hands they could be raising our continuation bet with could be wide...however I'd call with the intentions of taking a pot control line on future streets to try and get to a cheap showdown if unimproved to a set or better. There are only going to be a handful of combos that have us beat 67 T9 (16 combos of each hand) and QQ...the villain may have that in their range, but there are way more Qx that the villain could be willing to play for stacks with AQ KQ QJ QT Q9 Q8..we beat so many hands. We have to get it in here unless our reads on them dictate otherwise. Unfortunate outcome to this hand! You played it optimally, so do not be discouraged.


Hope this helps.

Kind regards,
CannonLee



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Mon Dec 16, 2013, 01:30 AM
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Now I lost my money and I can't play anymore. I still have USD 0.42, but that's less than the minimum quantity to play.

I have 8,81 FPP, tell me what to do, thank you (:
 
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Mon Dec 16, 2013, 03:03 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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