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    Hi! I'm new to PSO and would like to take place in the bankroll builder promotion, thanks!

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    Originally posted by iampoker.has View Post
    Hi! I'm new to PSO and would like to take place in the bankroll builder promotion, thanks!
    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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    • #3
      Bank roll builder hi thanks for the reply! I've watch the first two vids. And I'm quite interested to see your opinion on this hand i played. I had a pair and a straight draw. Not sure how I else I could of played this, but I reckon I should of folded at the re-raise preflop? whats your thought thanks!

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      • #4
        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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        • #5
          Hi iampoker.has! With 55 from the cutoff, I'm going to make a standard opening raise, which is to 3BB+1BB for each limper. With one limper, I will raise to 4BB or 40 chips. I then have a min-raise and a call of it (after 2 other opps called my raise). Since the stacks are deep enough to try to setmine with 55 here (I want both the opps and me to have 15BB in our stacks), I'm going to call the extra 30 chips. The flop brings 3 overcards and there is a 3/4 pot bet that is called by another opp. Here is where I need to fold my 55. Any of the opps could easily have paired the board (or have a higher pocket pair) and the only draws that I have are 2 outs to a five and a backdoor straight draw that will not give me the nuts. Since I want to be putting my chips into the pot when I'm ahead or if I get the correct odds to draw to a winning hand (which I don't have here), I need to save my chips for a better situation. Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.umbup: John (JWK24)
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          • #6
            Hi there!

            I have done all three steps and have passed the poker basics course!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by iampoker.has View Post
              Hi there! I have done all three steps and have passed the poker basics course!
              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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              • #8
                Im still steaming about this hand. It almost seems ive been set up how unlucky it was:

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                • #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. Cheers. Raiser umbup:

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

                    With 66 in EP, I'd usually fold first into the pot (small pairs play better in late position), but here there is a raiser UTG, so calling to go set-mining is fine. We might even encourage a couple of other players to come into the pot, making our implied odds even better.
                    So the call is fine. Being UTG, villain should have a very strong range of hands like TT+ and AK. If he hits TPTK or has an overpair, you should be able to win his stack if you flop a set.
                    The flop comes K96tt, so you have bottom set. While flatting can be fine, my standard play is to raise on the flop, especially as it has a flush draw and a straight draw. You don't want villain sucking out a flush or straight cheaply. Protect your set with a value-raise, expecting to get called by worse. You want to try and get stacks in. You do that by raising at the earliest opportunity, allowing you to get all 100bb in the middle on subsequent streets without overbetting the pot.
                    If villain has KK, you're going broke, but the hands we're really targetting here are AK and AA.
                    When you flat-call, villain gets to see another card. The Q is a little scary for you, because QQ just got there cheaply. Villain is still going to bet with AK/AA though, so you definitely want to raise here. Your sizing is fine. Villain shoves and you call. He shows QQ and you vomit.

                    This hand is a bit of a cooler really. If you'd raised the flop, QQ doesn't even see the turn (so you'd only win a small pot) but trapping by flatting the flop was OK, as villain only had 2 outs. If we put villain on a range of TT+ and AK, then when this turn card hits, you usually have about 78% equity.
                    When he shoves, it drops a little because his range shrinks to QQ+ and AK, but you're still way ahead of AK and AA and will win 74% of the time.

                    Better luck in the next stage of this promotion!

                    Cheers,
                    Arty
                    Bracelet Winner

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                    • #11
                      Hello, Please 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. Let me know as soon as you have passed it Raiser umbup:

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                      • #12
                        Answering the question to the bet sizing video:

                        1) to bluff people of hands
                        2) to add value onto your potentially winning hand
                        3) to protect hand against draws against crushing draws

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                        • #13
                          Hi again! I have studied and passed the cash game course! thanks

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by iampoker.has View Post
                            Hi again! I have studied and passed the cash game course! thanks
                            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
                              I was doing so well the the bonus money and when i thought i had the nuts I insta called. To be honest I saw the flush but I ignored it because I knew my opponent has the ace but not the flush as well here is the hand:

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