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Bankroll Builder - frznlich - Wed Dec 25, 2013, 05:15 AM
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Hi, I'm new here on PSO, and would like to participate in the Bankroll Builder promotion!
 
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Wed Dec 25, 2013, 05:19 AM
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Hi, I'm new here on PSO, and would like to participate in the Bankroll Builder promotion!
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.



Welcome to PokerSchoolOnline!

Please read THIS just to be 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 27, 2013, 07:07 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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Sun Dec 29, 2013, 12:23 PM
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Hi, I've watched the videos, played my hand, and I've also completed the Poker Basic course!

Here's a hand on which I've got a question.



I started as the big blind, and nobody's been raising, so I can just check behind. My first question is, should I raise if I have a good enough holes, especially when I could just check and see the flop for free? I thought T8s is good enough to start as the BB.

The flop. Everybody checked, so I sensed that no one's got anything useful. Probably, just probably, if I can bluff them...

The turn. Seeing that everyone is passive on the flop, and the turn reveals a heart, creating a 9-outs for the river, I decided to min-raise, and everybody folds. Is this the correct play? I think the min-raise is somewhat lazy, and I should have raised to a bigger amount.

Thanks!

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Mon Dec 30, 2013, 08:55 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.

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Mon Dec 30, 2013, 01:31 PM
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Hi, I've watched the videos, played my hand, and I've also completed the Poker Basic course!

Here's a hand on which I've got a question.



I started as the big blind, and nobody's been raising, so I can just check behind. My first question is, should I raise if I have a good enough holes, especially when I could just check and see the flop for free? I thought T8s is good enough to start as the BB.

The flop. Everybody checked, so I sensed that no one's got anything useful. Probably, just probably, if I can bluff them...

The turn. Seeing that everyone is passive on the flop, and the turn reveals a heart, creating a 9-outs for the river, I decided to min-raise, and everybody folds. Is this the correct play? I think the min-raise is somewhat lazy, and I should have raised to a bigger amount.

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Hi frznlich!

Preflop, I would just check behind as you did with 108s at 2NL. At higher levels we might 3b if we expect the limper to fold, but at 2NL most players just don't fold enough to make it profitable. Keep the pot small and focus on betting for value and avoiding bluffs.

Checking the A high flop is good. You did a good job noticing that everyone looks pretty weak. Nobody raised preflop and nobody bet on the ace flop. Therefore betting on the turn is good. You may get folds and win the pot and even if you get called, the flush draw gives you a decent chance to improve on the river. Min-betting is normally not optimal. It is too small to force players to fold usually. And it is too small to gain you maximum value with your strong hands. Normally I suggest betting between half the pot and 75% of the pot.

Nice hand.
 
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Tue Dec 31, 2013, 06:49 AM
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Hi, I've watched the videos, played my hand, and I've also completed the Poker Basic course!
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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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Fri Jan 03, 2014, 03:32 AM
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Hi, I had problems with this hand:



Also, the 3 reasons why a player may want to make a big bet:
1. To protect against strong draws
2. To gain value from very strong hands
3. To bluff people off decent hands


I've also completed the cash game quiz.
 
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Fri Jan 03, 2014, 08:11 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, 11:58 AM
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You were very unlucky this hand!

I like your preflop raise. You have a strong hand in relatively late position and you are punishing the limpers for their passive play by taking the initiative. I also like the raise size, making it nice a big. Good job!

On the flop you face a donkbet and a call. Here I think you will have the best hand most of the time. The only hands that might be ahead of you are hands like 98, 87 or 97 that flopped two pair. I suppose 77, 88 or 99 are possible for flopped trips. However I think most of the time villain 1 will be betting with a one pair hand or some sort of draw.

I think your hand is strong enough to raise for value. Even if someone does have two pair, you have 8 outs to a straight and 2 outs to a set. I would raise to $0.36 and go all in if someone raises.

On the turn you get your straight! Now the only hand that beats you is QT, and this holding is pretty unlikely as you have two of the tens. When you have a bet and a raise in front of you, they are clearly not too keen to fold and I would just go all in immediately and not mess around. At least one villain will call, probably both will.

The flush comes on the river, but I think you are compelled to call his river bet. I would expect him to have two pair or a straight more often than a flush here.

Don't fall into the trap of slowplaying strong hands, just bet and raise for value, you will make more money in the long run.
 
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Sun Jan 05, 2014, 10:34 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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