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Bankroll Builder - Mon Mar 31, 2014, 01:08 PM
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Hi, I'm new to PSO and have been doing the courses and quizzes. I would like to take place in the bankroll builder promotion please.

Thanks!
 
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Mon Mar 31, 2014, 06:49 PM
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Hi, I'm new to PSO and have been doing the courses and quizzes. I would like to take place in the bankroll builder promotion please.

Thanks!
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Tue Apr 01, 2014, 09:16 AM
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Hello ApexShark,

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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Wed Apr 09, 2014, 10:05 AM
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Hi flophitter,

I've completed the course!

Thanks,

ApexShark
 
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Thu Apr 10, 2014, 09:14 AM
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Well done ApexShark!

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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Thu Apr 10, 2014, 12:58 PM
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Hi,

Thanks flophitter. I've passed the Cash Game Quiz now... and also learnt a bit by using some of the original buy-in!

Cheers,

ApexShark
 
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Thu Apr 10, 2014, 06:00 PM
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Great job ApexShark!

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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Thu Apr 10, 2014, 06:44 PM
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Hi flophitter,

Thanks again.

I've got a hand with a question for a hand analyser please.



I think I know where I made my mistakes

Let me first preface by saying the table (and the villain) was playing loose passive. A lot of pots where I had folded pre-flop and post-flop would have won a lot of hands. Players were going all in pre-flop with K3 off suit. I made a mistake early on going too gung-ho, but rained it in and was doing well and then...

1) I should've folded rather than calling, my hand wasn't strong enough but I had position on this loose player and I thought if I can get a strong draw then it would be worth the 0.06
2) I didn't hit what I wanted on the flop... worse still, the 10 pair suckered me in. I was convinced he had an over card or maybe 2, but hadn't caught anything. I wasn't getting good odds to improve, but thinking I'm ahead to two over cards at the most, my odds are pretty much the same as the villains to improve. Maybe I should have either raised with conviction, or folded and learnt lesson (1) then.
3) The turn wasn't a danger card... but I didn't feel my hand was strong enough to push... although I was pretty close to being pot committed... maybe I should've at this point? If Villain had anything here he would've bet big.
4) River should've been a massive danger card and a sign for me to fold, but I didn't act rationally. Villain bet big, which isn't normal for him on the river. But then Villain also bet on the flop and turn... yet s/he was drawing, so I would expect checking. I actually wanted to fold but felt pot committed.

Could you help me with my questions?

I guess my lessons to be learnt are (please fix if wrong, especially (2))

1) Don't enter with hand like that, even at a loose passive table... be patient (also I was lucky to get position)
2) Bet with conviction or fold... conviction wasn't strong after flop, so fold. But was strong on the turn, so should've raised
3) Big danger card... fold... don't put myself in that position next time by doing (1) and (2)

Any help is much appreciated.

Thanks,

ApexShark
 
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Fri Apr 11, 2014, 09:32 AM
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Hi ApexShark,

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.


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Fri Apr 11, 2014, 11:36 AM
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Thanks flophitter!
 
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Fri Apr 11, 2014, 04:07 PM
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Hi ApexShark!

Thanks for posting your thought process during the hand - that's very helpful and hopefully I can help you out in a couple of areas.

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Let me first preface by saying the table (and the villain) was playing loose passive. A lot of pots where I had folded pre-flop and post-flop would have won a lot of hands. Players were going all in pre-flop with K3 off suit.
You'll find that a lot of the tables at 2NL contain a lot of recreational players and people who are new to the game, so you can expect to see a lot of loose-passive opponents who make bad plays in general. Just don't let yourself get tilted when your AA gets cracked by some rubbish like K7o, just continue to make the best plays you can and the money will roll in.

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1) I should've folded rather than calling, my hand wasn't strong enough but I had position on this loose player and I thought if I can get a strong draw then it would be worth the 0.06
The main problem in this hand is that you are so short-stacked at the beginning of it. I appreciate that you might not yet have the bankroll to play 100BB deep and to auto top-up, but you should try to be at least 50BB deep if you can.

Normally calling with JTs would be fine from this position, because it's a hand that plays well post-flop and can hit big and villains at 2NL are unlikely to 3Bet squeeze you out of the pot. However, because you are so short-stacked, you simply aren't going to win enough when you get all-in with the best hand to compensate for the times when you miss the flop completely or have a good second best hand to make calling profitable.

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2) I didn't hit what I wanted on the flop... worse still, the 10 pair suckered me in.
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I wasn't getting good odds to improve, but thinking I'm ahead to two over cards at the most, my odds are pretty much the same as the villains to improve.
You've got 2nd pair and a backdoor straight draw. Against such a small bet, I think calling is fine. A fair bit of the time, you will have the best hand and villain will just give up betting on the turn.

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Maybe I should have either raised with conviction, or folded and learnt lesson (1) then.
3) The turn wasn't a danger card... but I didn't feel my hand was strong enough to push... although I was pretty close to being pot committed... maybe I should've at this point? If Villain had anything here he would've bet big.
I don't like raising at any point in this hand. The only worse hands you might get called with are KJ or J9. Otherwise you are going to fold out his bluffs, which you have beat or make him call with his better hands, which have you crushed.

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4) River should've been a massive danger card and a sign for me to fold, but I didn't act rationally. Villain bet big, which isn't normal for him on the river. But then Villain also bet on the flop and turn... yet s/he was drawing, so I would expect checking. I actually wanted to fold but felt pot committed.
When loose-passive villains start going berserk on the river after initially playing cautiously, they nearly always have the nuts. Believe me, I've learnt that lesson a lot of times, just fold!

It's good to see you're thinking about the game, keep it up and I'll hopefully see you in the main Hand Analysis forums in the future!
 
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Fri Apr 11, 2014, 05:42 PM
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Andrew (spand42),

Thank you for the great advice. I've built my bankroll bigger now but still having a few swings. I'm trying to not let myself get tilted when I get rivered, but it is funny when the opponent is raising crazy with A-high.

Everything you've said makes sense, my reasoning was right, trying to make a monster hand, but I didn't have the stack to play those hands. Thanks again.

I will keep going and I will see you in the hand analyser forum for definite.

Cheers,

ApexShark
 
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Sat Apr 12, 2014, 09:07 AM
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That's great ApexShark!

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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Sat Apr 12, 2014, 03:16 PM
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Thanks flophitter.

Attended Dave's lesson which was really good... already booked in for some more

Live Training
Satellite to the Mil!
Trainer: TheLangolier
Saturday 12 APR 2014 14:00 - 15:00 (ET)

Quick question though... anyway I can change the times to GMT? I've changed the forum one but can't work out how to change the ones for live training on the schedule?

Thanks,

ApexShark
 
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Sat Apr 12, 2014, 04:44 PM
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Congratulations ApexShark!

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 this article>>Bankroll Management<< at this point.

Regarding time zones, unfortunately there isn't a way to adjust the training schedule clock, but there is a useful tip for computer clocks contained in this relevant forum thread:

http://www.pokerschoolonline.com/for...imezone-in-PSO


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


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Sat Apr 12, 2014, 04:52 PM
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flophitter,

Thanks again, that's perfect too about the timezeons.

I'm planning on being active on here and will definitely use the Hand Analysis forums.

Thanks again,

ApexShark!
 

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