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Banroll Builder for Naszagul - Tue Dec 17, 2013, 06:50 PM
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I would like to participate in the Bankroll Builder promotion!
 
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Tue Dec 17, 2013, 07:58 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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Tue Dec 17, 2013, 11:50 PM
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Hi Naszagul,

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 Basics 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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Hand replay #1 - Wed Dec 18, 2013, 08:07 PM
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I am unsure if I played this hand properly. even though I won the pot I feel like if it were with real money I should have played it differently. It seemed very unrealistic to me that everyone there could possibly have a hand, and yet they were all still calling and raising so I went in knowing I at least had top pair.

Last edited by Naszagul; Wed Dec 18, 2013 at 08:31 PM..
 
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Step 3: Complete - Wed Dec 18, 2013, 08:38 PM
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I have reviewed the lessons in the Poker Basics Course, and passed the test. This marks the completion of the first three steps you have given me!

Looking forward to the next few steps on your next post.
 
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Thu Dec 19, 2013, 12:51 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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Sat Dec 21, 2013, 10:26 AM
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Hi naszagul.

You have 3 limpers, a large raise and two calls ahead of you. A lot people are signalling interest in this pot. It is very likely that some of them have pocket pairs, A-high or K-high hands that are better than ours. I would just fold your QJ there, it is very dangerous to play an expensive pot against villains who likely have stronger holdings than us.

As played, you flop top pair. With 1595 chips in the pot and you only having 690 chips behind (about 2/5 of the pot), I would just go all in.

By raising smaller than all in, you are going to give a better price for everybody else to call and you are committed to the pot and will end up going all in anyway.

Again on the turn, I would just go all in. You are going to have to call if someone bets, so it's usually best to favour the aggressive action (betting) over the passive action (checking).

Good luck in your Bankroll Builder Challenge!
 
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Sat Dec 21, 2013, 11:17 AM
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Excellent!

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 completed and we will award you with your next buy-in.

Best of Luck!


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Real Money Cash Table Hand - Sat Dec 21, 2013, 11:35 PM
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I probably should have check/folded
 
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Big Bets & Completion of the second set of steps - Sat Dec 21, 2013, 11:46 PM
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I have watched the posted video and learned that it can be good to make big bets for a few reasons;
1. It can build the total pot giving you more value for winning
2. A big bet can scare other players off of the pot giving your hand better odds
3. It also puts pressure on the opponents and based on their action it will give you a better read


I also reviewed the Cash Games Course and passed the Test with 88%!
 
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Tue Dec 24, 2013, 07:50 AM
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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.

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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Tue Dec 24, 2013, 09:57 AM
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Hi naszagul.

I like your aggressive intent and positional awareness preflop. It is folded round to you in the Cutoff and you are correctly raising with a wider range of hands than from earlier positions. I think K5 is very much on the borderline of whether you should raise or fold but you will get a better feel for this as you improve and begin to develop a playing style with more experience.

On the flop you decide to continuation bet (CBet). You should be Cbetting most of the time, somewhere between two-thirds and three-quarters of the time.

However I think this flop is a bad board to CBet on. You have only flopped bottom pair but more importantly, there are many straight draws, flush draws and pairs better than yours that are possible for villain to have. This is what is called a "wet" flop.

I would just check and see what happens on the turn.

As played, you got raised. Calling this bet is a rather large mistake. You have a weak hand with little possibility of improving. Even if you hit a K, that might give villain a straight, flush or better two pair. Folding is clearly the best play here.

Villain's check on the turn seems to suggest he doesn't like the ace. Against an opponent who you had good read against, you might be able to bluff this Ace. However this is an advance concept that requires your opponent to be able to fold. I would just check here and hope to hit the straight.

You did right just to give up on the river.

Have a great holiday period!
 
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Tue Dec 24, 2013, 03:51 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, 10:26 AM
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Hi naszagul,

Fantastic!

Your next 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 this bonus and you will automatically be credited with the next bonus. Let us know if you hit that target
2) If you lose your this 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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The hand I lost my bankroll on... - Sat Dec 28, 2013, 01:34 AM
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This is the hand I lost my bankroll on, at the end I was not expecting to beat by the same hand with a higher kicker. A full house seemed more likely...

I will probably make a deposit after I get the last $4 because I am finding it very difficult to manage any bankroll with only a few dollars as my entire bankroll. I cant afford to lose any hands at all with this small of a bankroll and it is impossible to win every hand regardless of skill level.

Thank you for this bankroll builder opportunity, it helped give me an idea of what I need to get started with online poker!

Naszagul

Last edited by Naszagul; Sat Dec 28, 2013 at 01:48 AM..
 
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Sat Dec 28, 2013, 11:40 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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Sat Dec 28, 2013, 05:25 PM
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Hi,

Preflop I would normally prefer to raise and be aggressive rather than call, so if I chose to play this hand, I would raise to $0.06. However just calling is not a bad option, particularly if you think your opponents are unlikely to raise.

On the flop I like the fact that you bet, but I would bet either $0.04 or $0.05 - betting $0.08 looks very strong and scary.

I'm not sure why you didn't bet the turn - you've still got top pair and you've now picked up a flush draw to go with it. I would bet to something like $0.16.

You make trips on the river and villain checks. Now you have the best hand 99% of the time here. Villain should always bet if he has a queen on the river here as it is likely that you'll just check back. Also there is only one queen left in the deck!

You're hoping to get called by 4x or a pocket pair below Q. Therefore I think your bet is way too big as none of these hands can call such a large overbet. You are forcing him to play good poker. Then your opponent minraises, which is very strange. I think it's most likely that villain just believes that you don't have a Q and is trying to bluff you off the pot.

Facing this raise, I now definitely think that just calling is best. If you go all in, villain is not going to call with his bluffs and will only call with a Q, which is likely better than yours as you are only beating Q5 and Q6 and losing to all other Qx hands. I suppose villain could also have 22, 33 or 44 although I think he should have raised this earlier.

As it is you go all in and find out the bad news.

FWIW Villain played this hand really badly and nearly got paid very little for hitting top pair and then trip queens, he was just lucky you also had a Q so were forced to pay him off.
 
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Sun Dec 29, 2013, 12:05 AM
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Hi Naszagul,

Your next Bankroll Builder bonus is on it's way to you, great job so far.

Please review 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 this bonus and you will automatically be credited with the next bonus. Let us know if you hit that target
2) If you lose your this 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.

Joss


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I lost the rest of my bankroll on this hand - Tue Dec 31, 2013, 06:07 AM
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This hand doesnt look very pretty, I was pretty much just playing a lottery with this hand.

I was able to get up to 12 fpp at least though
 
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Tue Dec 31, 2013, 10:39 PM
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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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