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    I have just signed up PSO and I want to know if I qualify for this promotion

  • #2
    Originally posted by title1993 View Post
    Hi I have just signed up PSO and I want to know if I qualify for this promotion
    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 and best of luck to you at the tables! Raiser umbup:


    • #3
      Hi title1993,

      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 Basics 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!
      2 Time Bracelet Winner


      • #4
        This is my hand. and I have already passed the poker basic course


        • #5
          Originally posted by title1993 View Post
          This is my hand. and I have already passed the poker basic course
          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:


          • #6
            Hi title1993! With AK, I have two limps in front of me (UTG and the poster), so I'm going to make a standard raise to 3BB+1BB for each limper. Due to this, I will raise to 50. I see a 5-way flop that misses me and now I'm in a really sticky situaiton due to my low chips stack. There is an abnormally small bet of 40 chips and a call of it. I don't have a made hand and if I raise, I need to make a pot-sized raise due to the large number of opps. However, a raise to 380 is well over 1/3 of my stack, which means I'd be pot-committed and need to shove (something I do not want to do with an unmade hand). If the opp made a sizable bet here, I'd muck, but since their bet was abnormally small, I'm going to call and hope to get an A or K on the turn. The turn misses me and when the opp checks to me, I'm going to check behind, as my only bet would have to be a shove and I do not want to shove unless I know that I'm ahead... and here, I'm most likely behind. The river is an A and if the opp checks to me again, then, I'll make a bet and hope that the opp doesn't have a 5. The keys with this hand are to look at the bet sizes and to NOT be all-in without a made hand. Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.umbup: John (JWK24)

            6 Time Bracelet Winner


            • #7
              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! umbup:
              2 Time Bracelet Winner


              • #8
                1.this is my hand that don't know how to play in this situation 2. three reasons why a player way want to make a big bet 2.1 to put a lot of pressure on opponents 2.2 to bluff people off decent hands 2.3 to gain value from very strong hands 3.I have passed the Cash Game quiz


                • #9
                  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.

                  2 Time Bracelet Winner


                  • #10
                    Hi title1993! I'll take a look at this hand for you.

                    You're on the button facing a limp. TT is definitely good enough to raise here and your bet size is perfect (3bb, +1bb for the limper). Now it gets tricky. The villain in the small blind makes a solid re-raise (3-bet) to 29c. While it's possible he is doing this with a worse hand, trying to resteal the blinds by making you fold, I usually give 3-bets in 9-handed games a lot of credit. Typically in full ring games, they represent QQ+ and AK. When you have TT and get 3-bet, the standard play is to fold. If villain was much shorter stacked, he'd be doing this with worse pairs, and you could consider shoving over his raise, although you'd often find yourself in a coinflip situation, as villain would have some overpairs and some underpairs (plus AK/AQ) in his range. Villain is deep here though. I'd give him credit for a monster and fold, because you don't have the right odds to call and go set-mining.

                    As played, you called and got a great flop. You hit a set of 10s. This is a monster hand. On the flop, the only hand that beats you is pocket jacks. When villain makes a strong bet here, I'm shoving all in for fat value every single time. I'm actually praying villain has Aces, kings or queens, because he'll find them tough to fold and he'd be drawing extremely thin. By calling, you let villain see a turn card, so he can re-evaluate the strength of his hand. Your set of 10s don't look so good when the king of spades hits the board. There are now three spades and three Broadways. KK just beat you, AQo made a straight, and AsQs has a royal flush! You've got less than a pot-sized bet now and are committed to calling off the rest of your stack, but the only hands you're beating are AA and QQ. When villain ships here, aces are the only hand you want to see, and you'd prefer them to be red, as the As has the nut flush draw to go with the gutshot straight draw.
                    The cards go on their backs and villain did indeed have the aces. You were in the lead on the flop and on the turn, but villain hit one of his numerous outs. It's pretty brutal really.

                    This was a crazy hand! I'll just re-iterate the main points to bear in mind for the future.
                    * If you raise TT and get re-raised (3-bet), just fold. Your hand is in bad shape against a typical 3-bet range.
                    * If you flop a set of trips, make a strong raise (or go all in if your stack is less than twice the pot size). You want to get all your money in the middle when you're most likely the favourite, and you don't want villain to be able to draw out at his own price. Don't slowplay a monster like a set. Make it a mistake for villain to call the raise.

                    Hope this helps. Best of luck in the next stage of this promotion!

                    Bracelet Winner


                    • #11
                      Hi title1993, 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. Joss umbup:
                      2 Time Bracelet Winner


                      • #12
                        I've already earned 10 VPPs and Im on 8.39 now


                        • #13
                          Congratulations! As you've earned enough VPP's, we have awarded you with all your Bankroll Builder buy-ins and you have successfully completed the promotion, good job! You are always welcome to post any troublesome hands in the hand analysis forums in the Poker Education section. Also, it is a good idea to review some of the content on Bankroll Managment at this point. Keep in touch with us and let us know how your poker journey continues. Joss umbup:
                          2 Time Bracelet Winner



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