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Bankroll Builder - Wed Dec 25, 2013, 07:07 AM
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I would like to take part in the Bankroll Builder promotion.
 
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Wed Dec 25, 2013, 07:24 AM
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I would like to take part 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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Sat Dec 28, 2013, 01:11 PM
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I have all the 3 steps completed.



I raised pre-flop because I was expecting maybe a flush. I managed to flop two pair, then I felt kind of confident to re-raise again multiple times and in the end I won the pot.

Please advise what I should do next.

Last edited by DanCarrero; Sat Dec 28, 2013 at 02:15 PM..
 
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Sun Dec 29, 2013, 08:37 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, 06:39 AM
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Hi,


Hand Analysis

We are only going to flop a flush draw about 17% which wont be often enough for us to profitably play a marginal jack with a low kicker, plus, with so many players left to act behind us there are still several combos of Jx that have us out kicked aswell better spade combos.
Post flop, I wouldn't have checked back the turn, there are several drawing hands and mediocre holdings that we can get value from by making a bet sizing of 2/3 to 3/4 pot size...some players check their draws or weak holdings..but they'll also call bets with them to. We need to build the stack to pot ratio for the river to get our stack all in...

Hope this helps.

Kind regards,
CannonLee



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Mon Dec 30, 2013, 08:08 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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Mon Dec 30, 2013, 01:14 PM
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Step 1:



Step 2:

Watched the video.

List 3 reasons why a player may want to make a big bet?

To put a lot of pressure on the opponents. To bluff people off decent hands. To gain value from very strong hands.

Step 3:

I'm still working on the step 3. I'll let you know when I pass the Cash Game quiz.

Last edited by DanCarrero; Tue Dec 31, 2013 at 03:01 PM..
 
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Tue Dec 31, 2013, 06:50 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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Tue Dec 31, 2013, 05:26 PM
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I passed the Cash Game quiz.
 
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Wed Jan 01, 2014, 07:04 AM
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Hi Dan,

Congratulations on your progress so far!

You get 33 in Early Position. I think this hand is too weak to raise with so many people still left to act, so you can either limp like you did or fold. I think both plays are fine. If we had 33 in Middle or Late Position, I would be much more tempted to open for a raise.

You then face a very large raise from V8. I think calling this large of a bet is a mistake. With 33, the only way you can realistically continue with the hand after the flop has been dealt is if you flop a set, which will happen roughly 12% of the time (1 in 8 times). However when you do flop a set you have a very good chance of winning your opponent's entire stack. The majority of times when you don't flop a set, you will usually only lose a small amount.

There are some guidelines when to profitably "setmine". If you are going to be Out of Position (like in your hand), the smaller (or effective) stack (because when you go all in you can only win the smaller stack) should be 20 times larger than size of the bet you have to call. Because V6 has a short stack and made such a large raise, his stack is only 4 times the size of what you have to call ($0.14), so you should fold.

If you're in position, you can profitably call to setmine if the effective stack is 15 times larger than the amount you have to call because it's easier to outplay the opponent in position.

Low pocket pairs play best in cheap pots with multiple players, so when you flop a set, there is a higher chance that somebody will pay you off.
 
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Thu Jan 02, 2014, 10:41 AM
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I passed the Cash Game quiz.

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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Thu Jan 02, 2014, 12:35 PM
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I lost my 2nd bonus at the tables.

 
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Fri Jan 03, 2014, 09:01 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, 02:37 PM
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Okay, thank you.
 
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Sat Jan 04, 2014, 06:24 AM
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I lost my 2nd bonus at the tables.

Hi DanCarrero!

This is a tricky spot without a read on the utg villain. Let's take a look at what we know. Most players open only the top end of their range from early position, let's say 1010+ and AQ+. The callers behind will typically have progressively weaker hands. Secondly, you are in position with a premium pair QQ. Big pairs play best against a single opponent. So, you have two options. You can call as you did or raise.

Calling turns your hand into a speculative hand. It does let you get away from the hand if an A or K comes on the flop. But, it also gives 3 players a chance to out draw you and the thier are three players still left to act.

3betting 3x the raise plus 1x for each caller would be about 30 cents. This might win the pot for you now. It will presumably get at least two folds allowing you to isolate the utg raiser. This would be my preferred line without a read on the villain. If we knew he was super tight, then we could fold to an all in 4bet from him. If we 3b preflop, then we should be prepared to move all in on the flop most of the time.

As played, calling the bet on the low flop is fine since he would presumably do this with most of his range. When the villain bets again on the turn it would help to have a read. Can he fire a second barrel holding AK, AQ hands, or is he betting for value with an overpair? Without a read, I don't mind calling off his bets on the turn and river as you did. However, with a read, we might have been able to get away from the hand.

Don't stress the result here. But try to keep notes on players. And remember, big pairs play best against few opponents. 3betting pf would probably have been a better line (although the result would have been the same).

GL and have fun at the tables!

Roland GTX
 

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