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Bankroll Builder Promotion - Sat Feb 01, 2014, 08:53 PM
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Hello! Just got registered and I would like to be a part of the "Bankroll Builder Promotion".
 
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Sun Feb 02, 2014, 08:15 AM
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Hello! Just got registered and I would like to be a part of the "Bankroll Builder Promotion".
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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!


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Sun Feb 02, 2014, 12:12 PM
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Thank you for your reply. I have already read the articles. I will check back tomorrow to see if I qualify for promotion.
 
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Mon Feb 03, 2014, 10:46 AM
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Thank you for your reply. I have already read the articles. I will check back tomorrow to see if I qualify for promotion.
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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Mon Feb 03, 2014, 11:08 AM
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Great! I passed the quiz. 100% What's next?
 
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Mon Feb 03, 2014, 06:13 PM
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Great! I passed the quiz. 100% What's next?
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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Tue Feb 04, 2014, 10:58 AM
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I passed the Cash Game quiz.
 
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Tue Feb 04, 2014, 05:48 PM
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I passed the Cash Game quiz.
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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Tue Feb 04, 2014, 09:31 PM
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Here's the hand. I would just like to clarify a few things. First of all, I wouldn't usually call with A9s if someone has raised to 3BB, but in this case there were a few things I considered. I would have only one opponent, my cards are suited and one of them is ace, plus table was pretty boring and I was looking for an interesting hand to post here.

Second, I assumed that my opponent had an ace-high hand like me, probably suited, or medium pair. I flopped a pair of nines with top kicker, and raised. He made a 3-bet on my initial raise, so I suspected he was defending medium or high pair from straight draw. I went for it. I raised again 3BB and this time he only called, at that point I was sure that he didn't hit a set on the flop, and that he probably has nothing, maybe trying to hit a flush on the river. I raised again, just to make sure he didn't have a queen and when he called I was certain I won the hand.

I know it was a risky hand, but nothing much happened before that.
 
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Thu Feb 06, 2014, 02:21 AM
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Here's the hand. I would just like to clarify a few things. First of all, I wouldn't usually call with A9s if someone has raised to 3BB, but in this case there were a few things I considered. I would have only one opponent, my cards are suited and one of them is ace, plus table was pretty boring and I was looking for an interesting hand to post here.

Second, I assumed that my opponent had an ace-high hand like me, probably suited, or medium pair. I flopped a pair of nines with top kicker, and raised. He made a 3-bet on my initial raise, so I suspected he was defending medium or high pair from straight draw. I went for it. I raised again 3BB and this time he only called, at that point I was sure that he didn't hit a set on the flop, and that he probably has nothing, maybe trying to hit a flush on the river. I raised again, just to make sure he didn't have a queen and when he called I was certain I won the hand.

I know it was a risky hand, but nothing much happened before that.
Hi CikaVlada!

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the hand, it helps

Normally we need to be careful about playing aces with weak kickers as you said. The biggest danger is if we flop an ace. We need to be careful not to lose a big pot against a villain with a better kicker. I like to have a read on the villain before making high risk moves though. Making a move because the table is "boring" is dangerous. It can actually be a form of tilt.

I think we can assume the villain raising preflop from late postion has a wider range than you give him. It will include Ax, pairs but also two broadway cards and suited connectors. A read would help define this better.

You got a decent flop. Your best hope was a flush draw, but top pair top kicker is a good result. With single pair hands, I would suggest only going for two streets of value, not three. Note, the 1st bet is a bet, the 2nd bet is called a raise, and the 3rd bet would be a 3bet (or reraise). So, you bet the flop and get raised. This tends to polarize the villain's range. Either he has a weak hand or a very strong hand. A read would really be good now. Often we should fold, especially being out of position. Calling can be fine if we know the villain bluffs, semi-bluffs a lot.

The K on the turn is a scare card for you both. We can lead out here expecting the villain to fold most non-K hands. However, your bet is much too small. Ask yourself, what am I hoping to achieve by betting? If you want him to fold, you need to be about half the pot. If you are betting for value, you need to bet more as well since anyone willing to call the tiny 3bb bet into a 28bb pot will call an even larger bet. Moreover, your small bet actually looks like a blocking bet with a weak hand. A good player will notice this and start raising big.

I would prefer to check down the river. Now there are two overcards to your nines and both are in the villains range. Try to get to showdown and hope your hand holds. He seems to like his hand and you are not beating much with 3rd best pair. If we are going to bet, then we should again be betting at least half the pot. This could get hands like 1010, JJ that are beating you to fold. Betting so small just inflates the pot in an uncertain spot.

Good stuff! You are thinking in the right direction

Roland GTX
 
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Thu Feb 06, 2014, 04:40 AM
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Thanks for the encouragement and advice. I'll pay attention to things you pointed out. I guess my betting was definitely not wise, and I do know that this is something that can be called a very speculative hand. And that's exactly the reason I played it and posted it, so I can get feedback on the betting value and determining the opponents range.

Last edited by CikaVlada; Thu Feb 06, 2014 at 04:46 AM.. Reason: Adding info
 
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Thu Feb 06, 2014, 05:36 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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Thu Feb 06, 2014, 09:15 PM
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I attended dreamjob1503's Getting Hyper - Thursday 06 FEB 2014
20:00 - 21:00 (ET)
 
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Fri Feb 07, 2014, 06:29 AM
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I attended dreamjob1503's Getting Hyper - Thursday 06 FEB 2014
20:00 - 21:00 (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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