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Bankroll Builder - Sat Feb 01, 2014, 04:55 AM
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Hey. I'm new to PSO and would like to take place in the bankroll builder promotion.
 
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Sat Feb 01, 2014, 07:11 AM
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Hey. I'm new to PSO and would like to take place in the bankroll builder promotion.
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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Sat Feb 01, 2014, 05:09 PM
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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


Let's begin with the basics. Please take some time to study the Poker Basic Course and pass the quiz at the end of the course.

Let us know as soon as you have passed the quiz and we will credit your account with your first Bankroll Builder bonus.


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Tue Feb 04, 2014, 05:33 PM
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Hey royalraise85,

I passed the first quiz
 
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Tue Feb 04, 2014, 05:38 PM
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Hey royalraise85,

I passed the first quiz
Brilliant!

You've passed the basic test and you'll get your first bonus in the next 24 hours, good job!

Step Two

The Poker Basics test was easy right? Well, there's a lot more to learn on the road to becoming a profitable poker player.

Now study the Cash Game course and once you think you have it mastered 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.

Let us know as soon as you have passed the Cash Game Quiz and we will award you with your next buy-in.

Best of Luck!

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Sat Feb 08, 2014, 04:12 PM
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Hi again royalraise85,

I've also passed this one, whats our next move?

Thanks
 
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Sat Feb 08, 2014, 04:30 PM
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Hi again royalraise85,
I've also passed this one, whats our next move?
Thanks
Great Job!

You passed the Cash Game Quiz and know you've shown that you have a great understanding of the fundementals of playing poker. We have now credited your account with your 2nd bonus.

Step Three

Please play a 1/2 cent Real Money table 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.



NB: You must post a Cash Game hand only, tournament hands do not count for this promotion. You must use the Hand Replayer only to post your hand, we cannot accept hands posted in any other way.

Once you post your hand one of our Trainers will analyze it for you so please post and intersestig hand where you have questions. Give as much information about the hand as possible, for example, had you any reads on your opponents?

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Sun Feb 09, 2014, 07:18 AM
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Hi again,

Here is a hand of me that made me get some good pot.



But I think I've got some wrong moves here. Probably luck made me win this one.

When I saw that, I got top pair and K kicker, I raised. When 5 came at turn, I just bet which I'm not sure if it's the right move.

Then he raised like he has very strong hand but what could it be? Flush and straight chance was low for him. Only he could've AA which I didn't give a chance. So I returned to his raises.

River was complicated for me, I think it has many combinations that could beat my hand but I called all which still I think I made wrong.

You'll do the real analysis

Thanks in advance
 
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Sun Feb 09, 2014, 08:44 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 Feb 10, 2014, 02:54 AM
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Hi again,

Here is a hand of me that made me get some good pot.



But I think I've got some wrong moves here. Probably luck made me win this one.

When I saw that, I got top pair and K kicker, I raised. When 5 came at turn, I just bet which I'm not sure if it's the right move.

Then he raised like he has very strong hand but what could it be? Flush and straight chance was low for him. Only he could've AA which I didn't give a chance. So I returned to his raises.

River was complicated for me, I think it has many combinations that could beat my hand but I called all which still I think I made wrong.

You'll do the real analysis

Thanks in advance
Hi Rkn3,

There are a couple very important issues to take from this hand. Firstly, any time you are the first player to enter the pot preflop, always do so with a raise - regardless your cards! Raising gives you two ways to win. First everyone may fold. Second, you may flop a winning hand. Also, if you always raise, opponents will not know if you have AA or A2o as in this hand. By limping your weak hands and raising your strong hands, good players will be able to take advantage of you. A standard 3bb raise is usually best.

Now A2o is too weak to open with from early position. I strong suggest folding preflop in this hand. You want to fold all weak aces from this positon. I would want A10s or better to open here. However, if you are going to play this hand, you should raise for the reasons above. Plus, A2o plays best against a single oppoent because we will normally only have top pair.

As played, you get one more limper. And flop top pair. You wrote that you had "top kicker" because there is a K on the board. This is incorrect! On the flop your hand is AAK62. An opponent with an ace would have AAK6x where x is his kicker. Any kicker better than your 2 is going to give him the winning hand since the rest of the cards are equal. You are at best tied against another A2, but behind any other ace hand. This is the type of situation where we can lose a big pot because of our weak kicker. This is also the reason why we don't want to play weak aces from early position. We share the cards on the board.

Understanding how your kicker functions is an extremely important, fundamental concept of poker. Be sure you understand it! Let's use one more example, let's say you are holding 22 and the villain A is holding 33 and villain B is holding KQ. The flop comes 2AA giving you a full house (222AA) and the best hand. The turn is another A. Now your hand is AAA22 because the aces are better than your set of twos. Now villain A would have the best hand with AAA33. The river is the fourth A. The board now shows 2AAAA. All three players have Qaud aces. You have a 2 kicker for the fifth card. Villain A has a 3 kicker, and Villain B has a K kicker winning the hand. If you are unsure, mention it in your next post and I will try to explain it better.

GL and have fun at the tables!

Roland GTX
 
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Mon Feb 10, 2014, 03:52 AM
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Thank you so much Roland GTX,

I got whats the kicker now and I'll read some basic course materials again to understand it completely.

Also, I'll be careful about raising if I'm the first one who enters to pot. Thanks for your suggestions, I learned much from this.
 
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Mon Feb 10, 2014, 06:05 AM
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Great!

We now have credited your account with your 3rd bonus and You're doing a fantastic job so far!

You've still got one bonus to receive.

Step Four

Attend any LIVE TRAINING session here at PokerSchoolOnline. You must actually attend the session to get your bonus.

Please let us know what Live Training session you have attended. NB It must be a live training session that takes place after this post was posted. Past live training sessions do not count.

Let us know the Date/Time and Title of the session you attend and we will check your attendance and credit you with your final bonus. If you make a deposit at this stage you will also receive your final bonus.

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Mon Feb 10, 2014, 08:37 PM
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Hi again royalraise85,

I've attended the "$1 Rebuy Review" live training at 2014-02-10 17:00:00 ET.
 
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Tue Feb 11, 2014, 06:03 AM
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Hi again royalraise85,

I've attended the "$1 Rebuy Review" live training at 2014-02-10 17:00:00 ET.
Congratulations!

We have awarded you with all your Bankroll Builder buy-ins and you have successfully completed the promotion!

You are always welcome to post any troublesome hands in the >>Hand Analysis<< section.

Also it is a good idea to review some of the content on >>Bankroll Management<< at this point.

Keep in touch with us and let us know how your poker journey continues.

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