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Ready to Learn! Bankroll Builder promo - Sun Dec 15, 2013, 05:17 PM
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Hi, I am interested in joining in your bankroll builder promo. I have not yet deposited at PS...I'm ready to learn! thank you!
 
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Sun Dec 15, 2013, 07:02 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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Mon Dec 16, 2013, 09:38 AM
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Hello NightFun,

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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FInished my 1st steps - Thu Dec 26, 2013, 11:57 AM
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Hi, I have finished my first steps and passed the initial quiz. thank you!
 
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Thu Dec 26, 2013, 12:03 PM
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Hi NightFun

That's great to hear, but you need to post your hand here in the forum using the Hand Replayer so that the hand can be analysed. If you need any help with that please just let me know.

flophitter
 
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Fri Dec 27, 2013, 07:22 AM
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Hi NightFun,

And I don't see your Poker Basic pass in our system here. It might be a glitch but I suggest you take the quiz again and then hopefully I'll see your pass from this end. If you encounter any issues please let me know.

flophitter
 
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My quiz results - Thu Jan 30, 2014, 11:05 PM
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Just wondering if you have my quiz results yet. If not, then I don't know if I'm doing this right. thx.
 
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Thu Jan 30, 2014, 11:47 PM
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I wanted to know if I played my pocket As correctly. Should I have raised higher before the flop? I need to better understand how much I should be raising and at what point exactly. I realize that after the flop I was up against a more than possible straight by other opponents. Not sure why I called the allin, other than it was play money, and then of course I got lucky. Still my basic question is how much I should have started with before the flop. I really do not trust pr A's, they more often than not do not do well for me. After all, they are just a pair. Thank you!

Last edited by NightFun; Thu Jan 30, 2014 at 11:54 PM..
 
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Fri Jan 31, 2014, 06:08 AM
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Hi NightFun,

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.

This is normally done within 24 hours (but can sometimes take a little longer, especially at weekends) and once it's been analysed I will advise on the next step. We'll also check if your quiz pass shows in the system.

Cheers!

flophitter
 
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Fri Jan 31, 2014, 12:44 PM
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Hi NightFun!

With AA or any other hand that I'm going to raise with, I'm going to make a standard raise to 3BB+1BB for each limper. With 2 limpers, I will raise to 50 chips. I do not want to limp behind with premium hands like this as they play much better against less opponents, so I want to make a standard raise and hope that some of them fold. For example, if I have AA against one random hand, I win 85% of the time. If I'm up against 6 random hands, I only win 43% of the time... so I'm turning the best hand in NLHE into a situation where I lose more than I win by limping.

I now see a 7-way flop with a very wet board. I get an abnormally small min-bet then an abnormally small min-raise and two calls. Bets postflop need to be sized based on the size of the pot, number of opps and board texture. With 4 or more opps in the pot, I cannot bet less than a pot-sized bet. With opps already making small bets, I will make a pot-sized raise to 160. I don't want to bet less than this or I can be giving the opps the correct odds to try to outdraw me.

I then get 4 shoves. While AA is a premium hand preflop, with a very wet board and facing 4 shoves, I need to muck here as I'm going to lose more often than win, as one of the opps will most likely have or hit a straight or flush and my pair cannot beat either of those.. let alone an opp with two pair.

I want to be putting my chips when I'm most likely ahead, not when I'm easily beaten and I also need to be able to fold premium hands when I get a bad board with this many opps in the hand.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


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Fri Jan 31, 2014, 06:37 PM
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Well done NightFun!

You've passed the basic test and had your hand analysed so you'll get your first bonus in the next 24 hours, good job!

Step Two

The Poker Basics test was easy right? Well, there's a lot more to learn on the road to becoming a profitable poker player.

Now study the Cash Game course and once you

think you have it mastered 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.

Let us know as soon as you have passed the Cash Game Quiz and we will award you with your next buy-in.

Best of Luck!

flophitter

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Cash game QUIZ - Mon Mar 10, 2014, 10:09 PM
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Hi,
I am happy to announce that I finally found some time to study the cash game course. I passed the quiz.

I await further instructions. Thank you!
 
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Tue Mar 11, 2014, 08:36 AM
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Great job NightFun and welcome back!

You passed the Cash Game Quiz and so you've shown that you have a great understanding of the fundamentals of playing poker. We have now credited your account with your 2nd bonus.

Step Three

Please play a 1/2 cent Real Money table 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.



NB: You must post a Cash Game hand only, tournament hands do not count for this promotion. You must use the Hand Replayer only to post your hand, we cannot accept hands posted in any other way.

Once you post your hand one of our Trainers will analyse it for you so please post an interesting hand where you have questions. Give as much information about the hand as possible, for example, had you any reads on your opponents?


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Hand replayer - Wed Mar 12, 2014, 12:57 AM
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Normally I would not have played but being in the BB I checked and the flop gave me QQ. After the one player re raised to 12c, I knew I should have folded, but he was playing loose earlier, so I figured I still had the stronger hand. When the K came I started to worry, but still had confidence. I'm not sure if I really played this hand well, even though I ended up winning the hand. My opponent could have ended up with a straight on the river, but as it happened he was trying to make a hand/suckout. Thank you.

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Wed Mar 12, 2014, 08:40 AM
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Hi NightFun,

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 normally within the next 24 hours (but can sometimes take a little longer, especially at weekends) and once it's been analysed I will advise on the next step.


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Thu Mar 13, 2014, 08:16 AM
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Hi Nightfun.

I like your initial bet on the flop. You have top pair which is likely the best hand, so you want to try and get your opponents to call with worse. However once you get raised, I don't think your hand is strong enough to raise again, and the size you chose is never going to get him to fold any better hands than you have, so you should just call.

On the turn, I'm not sure if you're betting to try and get called by worse hands or to make him fold a better hand. Whatever, your size doesn't really accomplish either of these goals. You should bet much bigger, say about $0.18 or just check and hope to see a free river.

Your river play is fine and you won the hand!

Remember that you should have specific reasons for betting, either to get worse hands to call (i.e. for value) or to get worse hands to fold (i.e. a bluff).
 
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Thu Mar 13, 2014, 08:48 AM
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Congratulations Nightfun!

As you made a deposit we have now awarded you with all your Bankroll Builder buy-ins ($8 total) and you have successfully completed the promotion! Step 4 was to attend a Live Training session, so if you haven't already tried it then we recommend you join sessions on an ongoing basis to further improve your game.

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.


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