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Bankroll builder register - Wed Dec 25, 2013, 08:46 PM
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I'm new to PSO and would like to take place in the bankroll builder promotion.
 
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Wed Dec 25, 2013, 09:15 PM
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Welcome to PokerSchoolOnline!


Be sure to 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, 02:14 AM
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its been 29 hours... Problems with my registration, or are you guys busy celebrating Christmas?
 
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Fri Dec 27, 2013, 05:55 AM
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its been 29 hours... Problems with my registration, or are you guys busy celebrating Christmas?

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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Fri Dec 27, 2013, 10:12 AM
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Ok, so I am done.

Here is the link to a particularly unlucky hand:



Ya, fair enough, I probably shouldn't play that hand so early, but a head start in the tournament would've been nice. It also does not help that if I would have seen his hand, I would still have bet the same way, as my cards had a better win chance pre-flop than his. Oh well.

I did that quiz as soon as I registered on this website. Also took a quick a look around and tried some other ones too. I hope that doesnt mess up the bonus.

Whats next?
 
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Fri Dec 27, 2013, 10:27 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 Dec 27, 2013, 11:17 AM
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Hi Doxycycline!

This promotion is only for FULL ring cash games. Tournaments have totally different strategies and different tourney types even have their own strategies. For example, a league is totally different from an MTT and both are different from a satellite. Once you receive your first bonus from this promotion, playing anything other than 2NL FULL RING will make you ineligible for all future bonuses in this promotion.

With KQs, if this were a ring game, with a limper in front of me, I will make a standard raise to 3BB+1BB for each limper (160). With this being a tourney, I'm going to muck it preflop. When playing a tourney, I need to be extremely patient in the early stages of it. I do not want to take unnecessary chances to try to build a stack early be playing too many hands.

When there is a re-raise, regardless of it being a tourney or ring game, I need to muck. I do not want to be taking chances and putting my chips into the pot in situations where I'm most likely behind (I'm behind any A or pair here). I only want to be putting my chips in when I'm most likely ahead. In a tourney I would need a made hand to shove with (QQ, KK, AA). In a ring game, I could call or shove with QQ, KK, AA or AK or maybe JJ. Any lesser hand is too weak and needs to be folded.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

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Fri Dec 27, 2013, 12:23 PM
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Thank you for the advice.

Just to clarify, I am not allowed to play in the freeroller tournaments if I want to be in the promotion?
 
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Fri Dec 27, 2013, 01:17 PM
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You can play in freerolls, but not in any cash tournament.

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Sat Dec 28, 2013, 07:08 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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Sat Dec 28, 2013, 04:44 PM
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ok done.

Here is the hand:

I believe I played it correctly, but I did lose.

the questions...
Big Bet:
1. put pressure on opponents
2. bluff people into folding decent hands
3. gain value for strong hands

And I did the quiz.
 
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Sun Dec 29, 2013, 08:22 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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Sun Dec 29, 2013, 10:19 AM
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Hi,

You answered a question for the Bankroll Builder Challenge - "List 3 reasons why a player may want to make a big bet?"

These reasons are very applicable to how you could have played this hand better.

I like the preflop raise, you have a fairly strong hand and should be getting value for it.

On the flop, I don't like the minbet. You have a really strong draw and two overcards. All three reasons you gave for your answer apply to why you should bet big in this spot. I'd bet something like $0.10-$0.13 and put a lot of pressure on the opponent's short stack.

Betting small like you did means your opponent is basically never going to fold and you are allowing worse hands to catch up to you.

The same reasoning applies on the turn. You don't have to be scared of your opponent holding a 5 just yet.

On the river I think you did the correct thing in giving up.

If you would have fired a strong bet on the flop and turn, your opponent would very likely have folded AJ, possibly on the flop but almost certainly by the turn, which would have been a great result.
 
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Mon Dec 30, 2013, 09:00 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.

Raiser


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Mon Dec 30, 2013, 02:15 PM
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As I understand it VPPs are reset every year. I have made a little over 2 of them today, and will probably make more, but if I do not hit 10 by tomorrow, does that mean I have to start again or are you able to add this years points to next year for the purposes of this promotion?
 
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Tue Dec 31, 2013, 06:45 AM
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As I understand it VPPs are reset every year. I have made a little over 2 of them today, and will probably make more, but if I do not hit 10 by tomorrow, does that mean I have to start again or are you able to add this years points to next year for the purposes of this promotion?
No, our system will be able to check how many VPPs you earned since your last buy-in

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Thu Jan 02, 2014, 03:24 PM
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ok, thats is 3 steps complete. I assume there is a 4th to finish the bonus.
 
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Fri Jan 03, 2014, 08:56 AM
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ok, thats is 3 steps complete. I assume there is a 4th to finish the bonus.
Brilliant,

Your Bankroll Builder progress is moving along nicely and you've got your 3rd bonus!

Step Three

Now we really want you to up your game! Your challenge is to earn 10 VPPs after getting today's buy-in.

Note that any VPPs that you have earned up to this point won't count, only those earned AFTER you get your 3rd buy-in.

When you hit your target of 10 VPPs we will award you with your final Bankroll Builder bonus. Let us know when you reach the target.

Also, if you make a deposit at this stage we will also award you with your final bonus.

Best of Luck at the tables and let us know as soon as you have earned the 10 VPPs or if you make a deposit.

Raiser


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Fri Feb 21, 2014, 04:09 PM
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I think I have the number of points required for the last bonus.
 
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Sat Feb 22, 2014, 06:39 AM
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I think I have the number of points required for the last bonus.
Great!

If you have got the required VPPs you will be automatically credited with your next bonus within 48 hours

Let me know when you get it

Cheers,
Raiser


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