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I want to become a pro! ( Bankroll Builder promo) - Fri Dec 13, 2013, 12:39 PM
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Hi, i'm not that new to PSO, i've finished a few courses, i didn't made a deposit yet and i want to take part in the Bankroll Builder promotion if that is possible.

Thank you for your time
 
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Fri Dec 13, 2013, 05:49 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!


John (JWK24)


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Fri Dec 13, 2013, 06:23 PM
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Hello dM DarK,

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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Bakroll builder hand review - Sat Dec 14, 2013, 05:12 AM
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Hey flophitter!

I passed the Basic course quiz, watched the video, and here is a hand that i played today in a playmoney 9 table. i would like to know if the way i played this hand is a good one, even though i know it was some risk to play it like that. what would be the best way to play it? And i know that play money style differs a lot from cash money. players tend to play more reckless on play money than on a cash money game. but saying this was a cash money table, what is the best choice that i can make with this hand?

Thank you for your time

Kind regards,

Mike


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Sat Dec 14, 2013, 12:30 PM
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Hi MdM DarK,

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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Sat Dec 14, 2013, 12:53 PM
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Hi MdM DarK!

With AA (or any other hand that I'm going to play), when it folds to me, I'm going to make a standard opening raise to 3BB+1BB for each limper. I do not want to open-limp, as this is a very exploitable play. I also 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 need to avoid. Also, slowplaying hands is something that will get me into a lot of trouble. If I give the opps the correct odds to be in the hand against me and they outdraw me, it's my own fault that I lose the hand.

I then get a raise, 2 calls and a re-raise. I'm definitely going to raise here and since a standard raise sizing (between 3X the previous bet and a pot-sized raise) is well over 1/3 of my remaining chips, I'm going to shove since I'm pot-committed.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


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Hand analyze - Sat Dec 14, 2013, 02:43 PM
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Thank you very much for explaining it to me and sure it's useful, actually it helps me more then i thought. i appreciate your time.

Thank you
 
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Sat Dec 14, 2013, 05:30 PM
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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!

flophitter
 
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Step 2 - Fri Dec 20, 2013, 04:03 AM
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Hey flophitter
I've managed to finish all the tasks for this second step.

1. This is a hand from a 1/2 cent Real Money table i'm not sure if i did the wright thing there but i got the pot eventually



And this is another hand from the same table that i want to review it if it's possible.



2. A player want to make a Big Bet because:
- they want to put a lot of pressure on the opponents
- they want to protect against strong draws
- they want to gain value from a very strong hand.

3. I have finished and finally pass the Cash Game Quiz

Thank you for your time.

Mike
 
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Fri Dec 20, 2013, 04:50 PM
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Hi MdM DarK,

Thanks for the hands, we'll have them checked out soon, then I can award your 2nd bonus and we can move to the next step.

flophitter
 
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Fri Dec 20, 2013, 08:45 PM
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Hi,

Hand Analysis


Sitting on a 75bb stack depth we want to be maximizing the potential value that could made holding a premium pocket pair. I would have opened for the standard amount of 3x the big blind, this is to help ensure a pot is buiilt, value is made and it'll thin the amount of players involved in the pot. Limping, will only invite multiple villains and speculative hands into the pot which will significantly impact our overall equity/hand strength and make our decisions much tougher post flop. Considering that we limped and the villain tried isolating us, I would have came back over the top for a raise, to either win the pot uncontested or force the villains entire late position range to call or move all in. Post flop, with one over card we could elect to take a pot control line of check call, this will accomplish getting value from the villains entire range on such a dry board texture.

Hand Analysis

Post flop it's fine to take a stab at this flop and turn, it's dry and there are many hands that will reverse float us that we can get value form. We have plenty of equity versus inferior high card combos and these are hands we can be getting value fom AJ A9 A8 A7 A6, KQ KJ K9, QJ Q9, J9 J8 etc.. and possibly fold out low pocket pairs like 88 77 66. Nice hand and well played.

Hope this helps.

Kind regards,
CannonLee



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Hand analysis - Sat Dec 21, 2013, 04:10 AM
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Than you CannonLee.

These advices will help me a lot.

Thank you for your time analysing my hands.
 
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Sat Dec 21, 2013, 11:24 AM
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Hello MdM DarK,

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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Bankroll First Deposit - Tue Jan 07, 2014, 07:05 AM
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Hey Flophitter

I just made my first deposit today, which was of 30.01$. will the remaining bonus be added to my account?

Thank you for your time
 
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Tue Jan 07, 2014, 01:42 PM
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Congratulations MdM DarK!

We have awarded you with all your Bankroll Builder buy-ins and you have successfully completed the promotion, good job!

You are always welcome to post any troublesome hands in the >>Hand Analysis<< section.

Also it is a good idea to review some of the content on >>Bankroll Management<< at this point.

Keep in touch with us and let us know how your poker journey continues.

flophitter
 

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