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Abhishek - Bankroll Builder promotion - Mon Mar 03, 2014, 12:42 PM
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I want to take part in the Bankroll Builder promotion.
1) I have a pokerstars account, where no deposit has been made yet.
2) I have linked my pokerstars account and poker school account
3) I have gone through the NLHE cash game quiz and passed (77%)

Please help me with the next steps.

Thanks and Best Regards
Abhishek.
 
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Mon Mar 03, 2014, 05:05 PM
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Welcome to PokerSchoolOnline!


Be sure to read THIS just to 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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Tue Mar 04, 2014, 07:05 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


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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Already passed - Tue Mar 04, 2014, 09:47 AM
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I have already passed the Poker Basic Course as well as the NLHE Cash Quiz.
 
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Wed Mar 05, 2014, 07:28 AM
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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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Cash game quiz passed - Wed Mar 05, 2014, 08:17 AM
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I have passed the cash game quiz as well.

Regards
Abhishek.
 
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Thu Mar 06, 2014, 06:25 AM
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I have passed the cash game quiz as well.

Regards
Abhishek.
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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Bankroll Builder feedback - AJos - J high pair, board with a straight draw - Sat Mar 08, 2014, 09:51 AM
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I have AJ off suite without position.

On flop, I hit top pair with Ace kicker. Opponent has position on me, and is only calling my bets, no re-raises which suggests he has not hit a straight yet.

The tough decision comes before the showdown, board is set for a straight, if I check here and my opponent (who has position on me) re-raises, then even if he has not hit a straight and is trying a bluff, I will most likely have to fold. I made a raise of 4cents vs. 6cents on the turn (showing some weakness), which I think was not the right play.

Please let me know what would have been the best approach in this situation from the beginning.

Thanks and Best Regards
Abhishek.
 
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Sun Mar 09, 2014, 08:51 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 Mar 10, 2014, 05:52 PM
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Hi Abhishek, sorry for the slight delay in getting back to you.

Preflop, AJs is a strong hand, even stronger in a 4-way hand as it is less likely that anybody else has a strong hand. However, you are out of position as you realise, so I definitely think you should raise. However the size you chose is way too small. You're giving your opponents an excellent price to call and outdraw you. You are also not extracting as much value as possible when they call with worse Ax hands.

A normal raise size should be 3x the Big Blind + 1BB for every limper and you could even consider making it slightly bigger because you're out of position. I would raise to at least $0.10 but you could go even higher.

You hit a great flop, top pair top kicker and it is a "dry" flop - meaning there are very few draws that the villains could have. I agree with your decision to bet this flop, but I would make it bigger - the size you chose is too small compared to the size of the pot and isn't going to extract enough value from worse Jx hands or pocket pairs that won't fold to one bet. You should make it something like $0.07-$0.09.

Again on the turn, you should bet something like 1/2 - 2/3 pot for the same reasons as on the flop. You can definitely afford to bet bigger now because both of your opponents have shown an interest in the pot and likely have a worse hand than you.

The river is not the best card, but it is unlikely that villain has too many 3x hands in his range. What might he have called preflop and your flop and turn bets with? J3? 33? 53?, it's not too likely. Strong players have a big weapon in their arsenal called the bet/fold. You bet for value assuming you have the best hand, but fold to a raise. This is the perfect spot to utilise this. You can still get called by worse one pair hands and if you get raise, it's pretty clear that he has you beat, either with two pair or a straight. I would bet something like 1/2 pot or between $0.20-$0.25 and fold to a raise.

I don't know what villain had, but you could likely have doubled your stack in this hand if you would have just bet bigger on every street.
 
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Mon Mar 10, 2014, 07:22 PM
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Thanks a lot for such a good explanation. I will keep these points in mind in future games.
 
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Tue Mar 11, 2014, 07:38 AM
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Thanks a lot for such a good explanation. I will keep these points in mind in future games.
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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Live training session attended - Tue Mar 25, 2014, 11:40 PM
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I attended the live training session: You Make the MTT Call!

Date and time:
Tuesday 25 MAR 2014
20:00 - 21:00 (ET)
 
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Wed Mar 26, 2014, 05:09 AM
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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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Last $2 not received - Wed Mar 26, 2014, 12:53 PM
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I have completed the bankroll builder, but I have not received the last $2 dispatch. Only got $6 so far.
 
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Thu Mar 27, 2014, 05:13 AM
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I have completed the bankroll builder, but I have not received the last $2 dispatch. Only got $6 so far.
Hello,

Our system is showing that you have already received the full $8 from this promotion. If you think this is not the case please contact support@pokerschoolonline.com for assistance.

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