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fagdi Bankroll Builder - Fri Dec 13, 2013, 07:32 PM
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I want to take part in the Bankroll Builder promotion.
 
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Fri Dec 13, 2013, 11:20 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 14, 2013, 06:55 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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Bankroll Builder - fagdi - the first three steps completed - Mon Dec 16, 2013, 08:01 AM
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Was my call on the river a good play or should I have raised (or went all-in) because the other player made a bet instead of going all-in if he really had the winning hand?


I have one more important question but I didn't want to wait for the actual hand to occur as it does not happen often. What if I get AA or AK at the start? What would be the correct behavior from my part? Do I make a medium bet if I am the first to play or what do I do? Do I call or raise if I am not the first? That would be very helpful to me to understand the game a bit better.

Thank You.
 
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Mon Dec 16, 2013, 08:14 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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Mon Dec 16, 2013, 02:40 PM
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Hi fagdi!

With J8o from the cutoff, I get one limper in front of me. I need to muck here and wait for a better hand. My hand is not very good and is not worth raising with. Since it's not strong enough to raise with, I need to muck. If I had AJ, KJ, JJ or maybe QJ or JT, then I would make a standard raise to 3BB+1BB for each limper, but other hand with a jack are too weak and need to be folded. I want to be putting my chips into the pot when I'm most likely ahead, not when I'm behind.

Any hand that I want to play preflop, I will always make a standard bet to 3BB+1BB for each limper in an unraised pot or make a standard raise (3X the previous bet to a pot-sized raise) as a re-raise. One thing that I do not do is to ever open-limp as it's a play that is easily exploited by better players. 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 need to avoid.

If I saw the flop (which I would not), when I hit top pair and get two abnormally small bets in front of me, I'm going to raise. Bets postflop need to be sized based on the size of the pot, number of opps and board texture. With 3 opps, I need to bet 3/4 pot, so I will raise by 3/4 pot to 618...BUT... this is over 1/3 of my remaining chips, which means that I'll be pot-committed by this bet and cannot fold if I make it. Due to this, I need to shove the flop.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

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Tue Dec 17, 2013, 05:40 AM
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Super stuff!

Let us know as soon as you pass the Poker Basic quiz and we'll get your 1st bonus to you

Cheers,
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quiz passed - Tue Dec 17, 2013, 08:07 AM
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Wed Dec 18, 2013, 07:13 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!


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bonus - Fri Dec 20, 2013, 09:59 AM
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Hi,

It's now been over 48 hours and you wrote in the previous post the bonus will be credited within 24 hours.
Do I find it under Cashier->Summary, or somewhere else?

Thanks.
 
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Sun Dec 22, 2013, 02:37 PM
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100 hours and counting

Also I can not take the cash game quiz. It says I have to take prior quiz? But when I try the only one I can take is the one I had to pass for the first bonus and I did pass that one. What do I do?
 
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Mon Dec 23, 2013, 08:22 AM
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100 hours and counting

Also I can not take the cash game quiz. It says I have to take prior quiz? But when I try the only one I can take is the one I had to pass for the first bonus and I did pass that one. What do I do?
I see the problem and know what's causing the delay.

You still have not passed the Poker Basic Quiz

The screen-shots you posted above are from the 5 question Poker Assessment Quiz which is not the same as the 15 question Poker Basics Quiz.

Here's the link again to the quiz you need to pass

http://www.pokerschoolonline.com/art...iz?isAutoStart

Let us know as soon as you pass this quiz and we'll get your Bankroll Builder progress back on track!

Cheers,
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Mon Dec 23, 2013, 11:00 AM
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I did take the quiz the first time as well, but I took it once more after that and I failed, so maybe that caused the problems. I took one now and I passed with 88%, but I got the following message (3rd picture)





 
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Mon Dec 23, 2013, 01:59 PM
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Please Note: Due to the holiday period please allow extra time for your Bankroll Builder reply from the Team

Hi there,

I don't know what the problem is then but definitely you are not showing as passed on our system.

Please send an email to support@pokerschoolonline.com and one of the PokerStars team will assist you with this.

Moderators at the school have no access to members personal accounts so only the Support Team can help you with this

Cheers,
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Thu Jan 02, 2014, 11:18 AM
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I've received an email from the support explaining what all the confusion was about. I took the test again and it should be OK now. Could you please confirm that?

Thanks
 
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Thu Jan 02, 2014, 01:31 PM
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No need, money in just moments ago.
I'll let you know when I complete the next 3 steps.
 
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Fri Jan 03, 2014, 01:36 AM
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2. to put a lot of pressure on opponents; to bluff people off decent hands; to gain value from very strong hands; to protect against strong draws.

3. soon
 
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Fri Jan 03, 2014, 08:21 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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Fri Jan 03, 2014, 07:42 PM
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Passed the cash game quiz, so that should be all 3 steps, right?
What are the next steps?
 
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Sat Jan 04, 2014, 06:07 AM
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2. to put a lot of pressure on opponents; to bluff people off decent hands; to gain value from very strong hands; to protect against strong draws.

3. soon
Hi fagdi!

As a good general rule, any time you are the first to enter the pot preflop, always do so with a raise, regardless of what your cards are! Here in particular, you are in late position AND have a playable hand that rates to be the best right now. Raising gains you value by building the pot. It also helps you be forcing some players to fold. A hand like A10o plays best against a single opponent normally.

A standard betsize for preflop raises is 3bb (plus 1bb for each limper). It folds around to you so make it 6 cents. Betting the flop is good. Half the pot, or perhaps 70% of the pot on wet boards is a good size.

GL and have fun at the tables!

Roland GTX
 

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