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    I would love to try the bankroll builder!! Let me know how I go about getting FREE money umbup:

  • #2
    Originally posted by StackDSweet View Post
    I would love to try the bankroll builder!! Let me know how I go about getting FREE money 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
      Originally posted by StackDSweet View Post
      I would love to try the bankroll builder!! Let me know how I go about getting FREE money umbup:
      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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      • #4
        Play money hand replay LOL hope I did this right. Damn aces always get me :P

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        • #5
          Okay, I saw the video
          posted the hand replay
          and passed the quiz! What's next?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by StackDSweet View Post
            LOL hope I did this right. Damn aces always get me :P
            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
              Hi StackDSweet! With KT from early position, I'm actually going to fold here. There are too many players behind me that can have a K or T with a better kicker and if so, I'm going to lose a larger pot since I'm out of position. If I did play the hand, I'd make a standard opening raise to 3BB+1BB for each limper, so I would raise to 40. I don't want to raise smaller than this becuase I want to try to get the other players to fold, especially since I'm out of position. The flop gives me 2nd pair, but I could easily be behind. Due to the large number of opps left in the hand, if I bet here, I'd need to make a pot-sized bet of 140, but I'm not willing to do that since I don't know that I have the best hand. Due to this, I'm going to check and call a small bet or fold to a larger bet. The same thing on the turn, I'd need to make a pot sized bet or check and I'll opt to check because I could easily not be the best hand. On the river, with only two opps, I'd only need to bet 2/3 the size of the pot, but any opp that has called two pot-sized bets will most likely have an ace, which means that I'm beat. Due to this, I'm going to check and fold to any bet. The key with this hand is to muck marginal hands when out of position. From here, I only want to be playing much better hands due to the positional disadvantage that I have. Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.umbup: John (JWK24)
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              • #8
                Thanks so much! Your explanation and advice were much needed. umbup:

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by StackDSweet View Post
                  Okay, I saw the video posted the hand replay and passed the quiz! What's next?
                  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
                    3 reasons why a player would want to make a big bet - to protect against strong draws - to bluff people off decent hands - to gain value with a very strong hand **and to put a lot of pressure on other players** I will study and take the test soon

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                    • #11
                      Yay I passed my quiz!! lol

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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 StackDSweet! I'll take a look at this KQ hand for you.

                          Here, you're in the big blind and there's a minraise UTG and a call by the SB. If the raise had been bigger, I'd often actually fold KQo in this seat, because it's a tricky hand to play out of position and is dominated by AA/AK/AQ/KK/QQ, which are all hands that someone UTG would play. The suited version would be an easy call, as you'd often have a nice flush draw too. For an extra 2c, you can call and see a flop with KQ, but don't get too carried away if you only make one pair.
                          The flop comes J98, so you have 2 overcards and a gutshot to the nuts. I'd often fold to a decent bet by the UTG player here, because it may only be the four 10s that are outs for you. (Hitting a queen or king would give you top pair, but it might not be the best one pair, and a villain could also have a straight/flush.)
                          Here, the SB donks out for 2/3 pot. This bet usually represents top pair, but he might have flopped the straight. Since you have position on this player, I don't mind peeling off one card, but you should fold if you don't improve on the the turn.
                          You call and the UTG player folds, leaving you heads up. The turn is a total blank and villain bets half pot. At this point it is clear you are behind (you only have king high!) and I recommend folding.
                          If we assume that your kings and queens are outs (because villain just has a pair of jacks), then the total number of outs you have is 10 (3 kings, 3 queens and 4 tens). You'll hit one of these cards on the river about 20% of the time. (Rule of 4 and 2: Multiply outs by 2 to find your % chance of hitting on next card). I'd be inclined to discount some of these outs, because a few also make a flush possible, and villain might already have a straight, or a hand like QJ/KJ that will make 2 pairs when you make one pair.
                          If we compare your winning chances to the pot odds, it's close, but I recommend a fold here. The pot lays 45:16 on a call, which translates to you needing to hit the river about 26% of the time. Since we estimated your equity as a maximum of 20%, you can't make a long-term profit by calling here.
                          As played, you called the half pot bet and got very lucky. You hit your 4-outer to make the nuts. (It turns out that kings and queens were not outs at all).
                          On the river, you have the best possible hand on this board. There are no flushes or full houses possible; just a bunch of straights. When villain bets 30c, you have 62c in your stack. You have to raise all in here. He's never folding for 32c more, and you can't possibly lose the pot. So you actually missed value here. Be sure to identify which hand makes the nuts on the board. If you have the nuts, then raise!

                          I think the main lesson here is to be careful chasing weak draws. A gutshot and two overs may look like a decent holding, but you often only have 4 outs, so can't call bets of more than half pot.

                          Hope this helps!

                          Cheers,
                          Arty
                          Bracelet Winner

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by StackDSweet View Post
                            Yay I passed my quiz!! lol
                            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
                              AWESOME! If I make a deposit do I still get the 100% "STARS600" bonus, and the bankroll builder bonus?

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