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Bankroll builder - Sun Dec 15, 2013, 10:56 PM
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How do I sign in?
 
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Sun Dec 15, 2013, 11:41 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!


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Mon Dec 16, 2013, 09:03 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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A few hands - Wed Dec 18, 2013, 05:14 AM
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So I always wonder how to act with a relatively strong hand against a loose table. Did I make the correct moves here? Without action post flop, i would've bluffed with a big bet, bad idea?



If you have time, I've got a second one:



Very loose table here too, villains often shoving with marginal hands; I ended up calling all in with my first acceptable hand in a while.
Here I got scandalously lucky, but is it viable on the long run?
 
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Wed Dec 18, 2013, 06:02 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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Wed Dec 18, 2013, 10:49 AM
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Hi MrBlublub!

With AJo in the cutoff, I get three limpers in front of me. I'm going to make a standard raise, which is to 3BB+1BB for each limper (120). I want to keep all of my bets and raises standard because it helps to conceal the strength of my hand. Players that make abnormally large or small bets, especially based on hand strength are basically turning their cards face-up to their opponents.... something that I need to avoid.
I then get min-raised and with multiple opps in the pot, I will call this bet and see the flop.

I see a 5-way flop that totally misses me and get an abnormally small bet of 700 by an opp in front of me. I need to fold here to this bet since I have nothing. 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, a standard bet is a pot-sized bet.
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With AQs, I get a limp, shove and call in front of me. When calling two shoves, I normally like to have a premium made hand (QQ+). However, if both of the players are maniacs, I can lower my hand standards some here and AQs would be at the bottom of the range of hands that I'd be willing to call with. Note that I will only call here IF both opps are total maniacs that are shoving every hand and even then, it's a risky play without a premium pocket pair.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

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Thu Dec 19, 2013, 09:00 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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Quizz - Sat Dec 21, 2013, 04:45 AM
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Just did =)
 
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Sat Dec 21, 2013, 04:46 AM
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It does, thanks!
 
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Sat Dec 21, 2013, 06:33 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MrBlublub View Post
It does, thanks!
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.

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Tue Dec 24, 2013, 11:40 AM
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List 3 reasons why a player may want to make a big bet?

I'd say:
to grow a big pot (if I have a strong hand)
to protect against draws
to bluff someone out of a good hand.



A few hands:



With KK in early position, it turned out allright, but is there a way to extract more efficiently with such a hand?




This one I played terribly (i'm still thinking way too slowly). In retrospect I should have just limped into the pot if possible, and I should have called with my draw (8 outs = 30% chance to get a straight on the river, so I had good odds). Is my reasoning correct here?

Btw I passed the cash game quizz =)
 
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Tue Dec 24, 2013, 03:46 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.


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Fri Dec 27, 2013, 06:40 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 30, 2013, 09:55 AM
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Hi,


Hand Analysis


I would have elected to re-raise 3x the villains raise sizing +additional villains that tagged along...a sizing of about 22c would be a sufficient amount. this will help to ensure value is made when called and will help build the pot so that we can set up proper value bet sizings of 2/3 to 3/4 pot post flop. If we get re-raised by villain3, depending on their sizing, we can go all in or re-raise 2.5x to induce them to get their stack in.


Hand Analysis


As a good rule of thumb I would only be isolating limpers with the top of my starting hand range at this limit. Even though this is an implied odds hand that will play decent in a multiway pot, I'd prefer folding this hand even though we could potentially buy the button. There are just to many boards that we'll have to play fit or fold (flop equity to a straight draw, flush draw, two pairs etc..) to really feel comfortable calling any bets.

Hope this helps.

Kind regards,
CannonLee



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Tue Dec 31, 2013, 06:59 AM
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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.

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