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Knagh's Bankroll Builder - Fri Dec 13, 2013, 04:56 PM
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Hi there! I'm new at PSO, had never made a deposit. I'd like to improve my poker skills and take part in promotion
 
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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!


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Fri Dec 13, 2013, 06:27 PM
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Hello Knagh,

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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Sun Dec 15, 2013, 06:55 AM
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Okay, here I am. I watched the video, then played some hands in play money rooms, here's one of them:



As you can see i called pre-flop with A5, then KQJ appeared so I decided to build a pot and wait for 10 in turn or river to make a royal straight. Question is simple: Was i doing this right, or entering the pot with A5 was to risky?

And for Poker Basics course, I went through all the lessons here, but unfortunately I failed Poker Assessment quiz at the end, so I will let you know in about 6 hours if I passed another one.
 
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Mon Dec 16, 2013, 05:50 AM
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Hi Knagh,

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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Mon Dec 16, 2013, 01:22 PM
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Okay, I passed Poker Assessment with a 73% result. It could be better, but it also could be worse
So i got all 3 steps done, waiting for hand analyse and further instructions. Cheers
 
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Mon Dec 16, 2013, 02:55 PM
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Hi Knagh!

The first thing that I see here is even before the hand starts. Whenever I sit at a ring table, I always want to wait for the BB to start playing. Paying extra blinds over and over is a huge drain to a player's bankroll and is something that I need to avoid.

With A5, I'd like to immediately muck here because it's a bad hand, but since the blind was posted, I'll check and hope to see the flop without putting another chip into the pot.

I flop a gutshot and an opp bets into me. Here is how to figure out whether it's profitable to stay for a draw or if I need to fold. First, I need to get my pot equity if I call. I need to put 10 chips into a pot that will be 90 chips (11.1%). I have four outs to the straight, so from the rule of 4 and 2, each out is worth 2% equity to the turn, so my outs are worth 8%. Since my pot equity is higher than my hand equity, I expect to LOSE chips if I call, so I need to fold. If my hand equity was higher, then I'd call, as I would then expect to gain chips from calling.

I definitely do not want to raise here, as I have absolutely nothing but A high. I want to be betting and putting my chips into the pot when I'm ahead, not when I'm behind.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


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Mon Dec 16, 2013, 03:23 PM
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Thanks! That was really useful piece of advice.
Okay, I'm now ready to go to the next step. All 3 tasks are done.
 
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Tue Dec 17, 2013, 03:42 AM
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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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Sat Dec 21, 2013, 02:48 PM
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Just letting know I'm still alive, just don't have much time now to go through the course. I will write after finishing it.
 
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Sat Dec 21, 2013, 06:15 PM
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Thanks for the update Knagh, take your time, no hurry.

flophitter
 
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Mon Dec 23, 2013, 09:46 AM
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Hello! Here I am again!

1) There is the hand:


I'm not sure if it was right to call K10 from UTG, fortunately i won, but is it a good move long-term?

2) Player might want to make big bet:
*To bluff and force opponents to fold decent hands.
*To protect from strong draws
*To put a lot of pressure on opponents

3) I have some troubles with Quiz, when i try to take it there pops up a window like "You passed another quiz recently. Please wait and try again later", but the last quiz I passed was Poker Assessment around week ago. What should I do?
 
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Mon Dec 23, 2013, 10:33 AM
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Nevermind, I waited a while and Quiz was avaliable, but i failed with 65% result, will be back in 6 hours
 
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Mon Dec 23, 2013, 02:02 PM
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Please Note: Due to the holiday period please allow extra time for your Bankroll Builder reply from the Team


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 23, 2013, 03:28 PM
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Hi Knagh

I think KT is generally too weak a hand to be playing from UTG at a Full Ring table. The chances of someone having a better hand and raising are so high.

However, if you have seen that the table passive with little raising going on, then I don't mind limping with a hand like this and hoping to see a cheap flop.

You play the flop and turn well and on the river you hit your top pair

Since nobody has shown any interest in the hand, you should be very confident that you have the best hand. To try and extract most value from people who have worse Tx hands or 3x and hands that think you're trying to bluff, I'd make a bet of about $0.08. I think your opponent will call equally as often facing a $0.02 bet or a $0.08 bet.
 
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Mon Dec 23, 2013, 04:57 PM
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Right, thanks for professional analise

So I passed the Quiz, 88% result. Waiting for next orders
 
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Mon Dec 23, 2013, 06:50 PM
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Hello Knagh,

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

Please Note: Due to the holiday period please allow extra time for your Bankroll Builder reply from the Team
 
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Tue Dec 24, 2013, 03:11 PM
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Thanks for another $2! Merry Christmas to all!

One curious question... Am I still allowed only to play 1c/2c tables or can I try playing higher stakes from now?
 
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Tue Dec 24, 2013, 03:37 PM
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Please Note: Due to the holiday period please allow extra time for your Bankroll Builder reply from the Team. We will reply to your thread on December 27th.

Keep playing 1/2c until you get all of your Bankroll Builder bonuses

Happy Holidays!
Raiser


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Fri Dec 27, 2013, 04:53 PM
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All right, I reached 10 VPPs. There was something around 6.22 before crediting second bonus, now got 16.81. So I'm waiting for my 3rd bonus and waiting for new tasks
 

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