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Bankroll Builder Application - Wed Mar 26, 2014, 03:18 PM
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Hi! I'm looking to take part in the Bankroll Builder promotion. Thanks for your time!
 
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Wed Mar 26, 2014, 03:47 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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Thu Mar 27, 2014, 08:05 AM
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Hello Luminaar,

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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Thu Mar 27, 2014, 09:12 AM
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Hey flophitter, thanks for the response. Hope you're having a great day.

I jumped straight to the quiz once I enrolled/joined, and barely passed first time. I've studied the basic courses afterwards since then, but I'm unable to take the quiz again. Hope this is fine

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Thu Mar 27, 2014, 02:09 PM
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Well done Luminaar!

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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Fri Mar 28, 2014, 04:34 PM
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Hey flophitter.

I've finished studying the Cash Game course materials, but am unable to start the quiz at the end, as it's saying that I've passed another quiz recently. With the exception of the mini-quizzes at the bottom of the individual courses, there are no other courses that I've attempted. (I've been out all day, so I know I haven't tried one in the past 6 hours.) Could you look into this for me? Cheers
 
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Fri Mar 28, 2014, 05:05 PM
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Wait 24 hours then try again

If you can't take it after that time please contact support@pokerschoolonline.com for assistance.

Cheers,
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Fri Mar 28, 2014, 05:09 PM
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Thanks for the speedy response Raiser.

That was my intention too - time fixes most things As I was just about to log out, I thought I'd give clicking the quiz one more try, and, low and behold, it worked

I have now passed the Cash Game course. Great quiz, some very gritty questions in there!
 
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Fri Mar 28, 2014, 05:39 PM
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Great job Luminaar!

You passed the Cash Game Quiz and so you've shown that you have a great understanding of the fundamentals 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 analyse it for you so please post an interesting 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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Sat Mar 29, 2014, 11:34 AM
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The Villain I played against had also been playing a Tight-Aggressive game like myself, so I initially felt it plausible that they had an Ace, although in hindsight I now see they could've had a much wider range of hands raising from the cut off. I felt a little uncomfortable out of position on the flop, and can appreciate being in position more now! I'm not sure *why* I led out since I believed them to have an ace, but the opponent folded. My instinct said to bet, and check/fold to any later action - was this correct?

Moving on from this, I have learnt 2 things (and maybe more after the hand has been analysed.) First, that someone raising in late position could be raising with a lot of hands that *don't* contain an ace. Second, that playing on an image can work to your advantage when it comes to bluffing. I think it was possible that, since I'd folded a lot previously, my pre-flop re-raise and post flop continuation bet made it look like I had a quality ace, and may have made them lay down a hand in the mid-Ace range. Thanks in advance for the analysis.

On a separate note, I have received e-mails from PokerStars regarding first deposit bonuses and such. Am I eligible to take advantage of those, either during or after the Bankroll Builder promotion, as I know the initial condition of this one was to not have made a deposit?

Cheers for your time!

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Sat Mar 29, 2014, 01:59 PM
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Hi Luminaar,

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 normally within the next 24 hours (but can sometimes take a little longer, especially at weekends) and once it's been analysed I will advise on the next step.

If you make a deposit before completing the final step of Bankroll Builder, we will credit you with remaining bonus without you having to do that step.


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Sat Mar 29, 2014, 05:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Luminaar View Post


The Villain I played against had also been playing a Tight-Aggressive game like myself, so I initially felt it plausible that they had an Ace, although in hindsight I now see they could've had a much wider range of hands raising from the cut off. I felt a little uncomfortable out of position on the flop, and can appreciate being in position more now! I'm not sure *why* I led out since I believed them to have an ace, but the opponent folded. My instinct said to bet, and check/fold to any later action - was this correct?

Moving on from this, I have learnt 2 things (and maybe more after the hand has been analysed.) First, that someone raising in late position could be raising with a lot of hands that *don't* contain an ace. Second, that playing on an image can work to your advantage when it comes to bluffing. I think it was possible that, since I'd folded a lot previously, my pre-flop re-raise and post flop continuation bet made it look like I had a quality ace, and may have made them lay down a hand in the mid-Ace range. Thanks in advance for the analysis.

On a separate note, I have received e-mails from PokerStars regarding first deposit bonuses and such. Am I eligible to take advantage of those, either during or after the Bankroll Builder promotion, as I know the initial condition of this one was to not have made a deposit?

Cheers for your time!
Hi Luminaar,

Great job posting your thoughts on this hand. Preflop 3betting is your best option and you sizing looks great. We can 3b QQ for value. The villain's TAG range for calling 3b in position will be a lot of pocket pairs, suited broadway cards like KQs and some ace hands like AJ+.

The flop is bad with the ace. There are two options. If you check, you keep the villain's range wide and he might bluff bet the flop. Or, if he checks behind, he will often think you missed the flop and call with smaller pairs on the turn. This line can win you more profit than cbetting, but it makes a more difficult play on the turn and river. If we have a good read on the villain and are comfortable playing postflop, then this can be a profitable line. The risk of getting lost postflop is big though. With this line, we can call a flop bet from the villain, but we don't want to call a bet on every street with second pair.

Cbetting as you did allows you to keep the initiative. You are absolutely correct, that by 3betting preflop and cbetting this flop, you represent a strong ace hand. The villain will fold most non-ace hands here. This line keeps things simple and will often win the pot, but you are winning a smaller pot. If you get raised, you will have to fold. If he calls, you will have to reevalute on the turn, but normally we then check the turn and if the villain checks behind we bet again on the river.

This is a tough spot, but you played the hand fine. Once you have gotten more experience, you can consider checking the flop, but for now your line keeps things clear.

GL and have fun at the tables!

Roland GTX
 
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Sun Mar 30, 2014, 10:03 AM
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Hi Roland GTX

Thank you again for the analysis. I'll be paying more attention to reading opponents in the future! Hopefully there's a live course on that for the next part of this promotion.

GL to you too!
 
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Sun Mar 30, 2014, 02:51 PM
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That's great Luminaar!

We now have credited your account with your 3rd bonus - 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 Mar 31, 2014, 06:29 PM
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Hey flophitter.

I attended the Eye of the Trainer live training hosted by chewme1 on 31/3 at 16:00 ET. Great session, some nice analysis by Chris, and great support for fellow PSO-ers!
 
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Mon Mar 31, 2014, 06:39 PM
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Congratulations Luminaar!

We have now awarded you with all your Bankroll Builder buy-ins ($8 total) 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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Tue Apr 01, 2014, 07:43 AM
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Thanks again to you all for the support and analysis. Just a heads up about your bankroll management link not working correctly. Thanks for all the advice!
 
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Tue Apr 01, 2014, 09:22 AM
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Glad you enjoyed the course, and thanks for the broken link report - we'll take a look at that. Meantime you can find the info here now.

flophitter

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