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    Hello I'm new to PSO and would like to take place in the bankroll builder promotion. Many tnx umbup:

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    Originally posted by ngenij View Post
    Hello I'm new to PSO and would like to take place in the bankroll builder promotion. Many tnx umbup:
    Welcome to PokerSchoolOnline! Be sure to 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! Raiser umbup:
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    • #3
      I want to know if I qualify for this promotion?

      tnx

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      • #4
        Originally posted by ngenij View Post
        I want to know if I qualify for this promotion? tnx
        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 Watch the following video and pay special attention to the tips on retrieving and saving your hand history from PokerStars. This will be important for the rest of your promotional journey. After wacthing this please play some PLAY MONEY FULL-RING (9-Handed) tables 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. Then when you have that done please have a go at the Poker Basic Course and pass the quiz at the end of the course. So you have 3 steps to do to begin with and when you have all 3 done we will award you with your first bonus. 1) Watch the 'Getting Started' video 2) Post a 'PLAY MONEY' hand here in the Forum using the Hand Replayer 3) Pass the Poker Basic course. Let us know as soon as you have all 3 steps completed. Best of Luck! Raiser umbup:
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        • #5
          Hello I've done all 3 steps. And this my hand that I played. I went All-in cause I thought that another player is bluffing, he didn't even raised that hand. What should I do next? Tnx ngenij

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          • #6
            Originally posted by ngenij View Post
            What should I do next?
            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. Cheers. Raiser umbup:
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            • #7
              Here is another hand that I played, and I have a question should I raise before turn or better call like I did? And is it possible to get my bonus already to play cash game? Many tnx, ngenij

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              • #8
                Hi ngenij! With AQ from the cutoff, I get 3 limpers in front of me. I'll make a standard raise here, which is to 3BB+1BB for each limper, so I will raise to 6BB or 12 chips. Since I do have a very good starting hand, I want to raise to try to limit the number of opps that can outdraw me. There is then a shove and a call of the shove. While AQ is a strong enough hand to shove with in the right situations, I do not like calling shoves with AQ since it is behind AK or any pocket pair. Due to this, I'm going to muck here and look for a better situation, as I do not want to be all-in in a multiway pot with an unmade hand. Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.umbup: John (JWK24)
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                • #9
                  Brilliant! You've done all 3 tasks and you'll get your first bonus in the next 24 hours, good job! Step Two Use your first buy-in to only play the 1/2 cent real money FULL RING tables on PokerStars. Do not play any other type of game other than this. Post one hand that you had difficulty with here in this thread using the hand replayer and we will analyze it for you. Please watch the following video and answer the question below. List 3 reasons why a player may want to make a big bet? Then study the Cash Game course and once your happy 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. So you have 3 things to do to earn your next bonus. 1) Play the 1/2 cent Real Money tables and post an interesting hand here in the Forum using the Hand Replayer. 2) Watch the Bet Sizing video and answer the question below it. 3) Study and pass the Cash Game quiz. Let us know as soon as you have all 3 tasks complete and we will award you with your next buy-in. Best of Luck! Raiser umbup:
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                  • #10
                    Hello there! Thanks a lot for my first bonus ! here are some hands that I played recently, plz have a look and analyze it for me

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                    • #11
                      Hello.

                      I Studies and passed the Cash Game quiz.

                      3 reasons for big bets:
                      - To protect a made hand against straight or flush draws
                      - To get maximum value from opponent when you have the nuts
                      - To bluff your opponent off a better hand

                      I posted my recently played cash games.

                      Tnx,


                      ngenij

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                      • #12
                        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. Cheers. Raiser umbup:
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                        • #13
                          Hi ngenij! I'll take a look at the 3 hands you posted.

                          1. With 77, I'm happy to over-limp for 2c and try and hit a set of trips in this multiway pot. The flop came T63 and a villain bet 8c into 13c, representing he has a pair of 10s or better. You raised. This is a mistake. You are not beating a pair of 10s. You didn't flop a set. You're making a bluff. Here, the bluff works, because villain folds, but what do you do if he (or someone else) re-raises, indicating they have at least TPTK? Don't get tricky with small pairs. Try and hit a set cheaply. If you don't spike, take a hike and fold for a minimal loss.

                          2. It seems you found a nice passive table with lots of limpers. This means you can call with speculative hands in late position, getting good odds to see if you can flop a big hand or big draw. A6s is a hand that can make the nut flush, so it's fine to call here on the button. If you make a pair of aces, you should be cautious, because your kicker is no good. In a multiway pot, someone is likely to have you out-kicked, or they beat you with 2 pair or better. You flopped the nut flush draw which is great. You have 9 outs to the nuts. One villain leads out on the Q97 board and you minraise. Why are you raising? When raising, ask yourself if you are likely to be called by worse (a value raise) or if you can make better hands fold. Villain is saying "I have a pair of queens". You have ace high. He's not often going to fold top pair here. So all this raise does is bloat the pot when you don't have the best hand. You have a decent chance of making the flush (about 36% of the time, you'll make it by the river), and you have a good price to call. The turn brings another queen. This is a bad card for you, as villain usually has at least trips, but sometimes a full house (full houses are only possible when there is a pair on the board), which crushes your flush if you hit it. Villain checks to you here and this is the perfect opportunity to take a free card. By betting again, you're only getting called/raised by hands that beat you. You're never getting villain to fold trips. All you're doing is setting a high price for your 9-out draw.
                          On the river, you're lucky enough to hit the flush and your stack is less than the pot size, so this is an easy shove. If you'd missed the flush (like you would the majority of the time) or villain had made a boat, you'll have spewed off way too many chips. Just like pre-flop, when I said you can see a flop cheaply with this speculative hand, you want to try and draw out cheaply post-flop. Don't keep making big bets/raises until you actually make the hand.

                          3. AA plays itself here. Your minraise to 4c kind of looks weak, or a monster looking for action. Stick with the standard 3bb (6c) here to disguise your hand. When villain 3-bets, it's standard to 4-bet, as you know he can't have a better hand than yours. Try and get away from minraises though. Choose a size of raise that is 2.5 or 3x the last bet, so that villain makes a larger mistake. (A minraise gives him good odds to call and suck out). On the flop, the c-bet is fine, because if you get called, you'll be shoving the turn. Nice hand.

                          You won some money in these pots, but you were fairly lucky. The main thing I want to emphasise is the rules you just posted above.
                          Originally posted by ngenij View Post
                          3 reasons for big bets:
                          - To protect a made hand against straight or flush draws
                          - To get maximum value from opponent when you have the nuts
                          - To bluff your opponent off a better hand
                          In these hands, you were bluffing a little too often, and in situations where the bluff didn't have a good chance of succeeding. (Villains don't often fold TPTK, and almost never top trips). Save your big bets and raises for when you actually have the best hand.

                          Hope this helps!

                          Cheers,
                          Arty
                          Last edited by ArtySmokesPS; Tue Mar 26, 2013, 10:40 PM. Reason: typo
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by ngenij View Post
                            Hello. I Studies and passed the Cash Game quiz.
                            Hello, Fantastic! Your second Bankroll Builder bonus is on it's way to you, great job so far. Watch this video that will help you on the cash game tables There are three ways in which you can earn your next bonus. 1) Earn 10 VPPs AFTER receiving your 2nd bonus and you will automatically be credited with your 3rd bonus. Let us know if you hit that target 2) If you lose your 2nd bonus at the tables please post the hands where you lost the money with here in this thread. As soon as you post the losing hands we will advise on the next step. 3) If you make a first deposit at PokerStars you will automatically be awarded your remaining bonuses from the Bankroll Builder promotion. Best of luck to you at the tables and we are here to help you should you have any questions. Raiser umbup:
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                            • #15
                              Hey there Arty BIG TNANKS! for your advises, they are very helpful. I'm gonna try 2 avoid the same mistakes. Cheers, umbup:ngenij

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