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  • #2
    Originally posted by AChchGuy View Post
    I want to take part in the Bankroll Builder promotion. 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
      Sweet!!! Fingers crossed.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by AChchGuy View Post
        Sweet!!! Fingers crossed.
        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
          bankroll builder feedback AK in late position. Should I have pushed pre flop instaed of betting, or played the hand completely differently?
          Last edited by AChchGuy; Wed Apr 03, 2013, 10:38 AM.
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            Completed first 3 steps

            Okay, I have completed the first three steps.
            1. watch video
            2. Post hand
            3. Passed test
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            • #7
              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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              • #8
                Hi AChchGuy! With AK from the cutoff, I'm going to make a standard raise to 3BB+1BB for each limper. With 3 limpers, I will raise to 6BB or 1200. I want to keep all of my raises standard, so that the opps are continually guessing as to the strenght of my hand. Opps that make abnormally large or small bets give the opps a tell as to the strength of their hand. The flop totally misses me and since I raised preflop, I'm going to make a c-bet here and size it at 2/3 the size of the pot (my standard value bet size for two opps). Therefore, I will bet 5333. I get one caller and the turn totally misses me. When the opp checks, I'm going to check behind for pot control, as I have absolutely nothing but ace high. The opp has already called a raise and a bet, so they should have at least a pair, which has me crushed. The river is another blank and here, I need to check since I have nothing. I do not want to be betting when I'm behind or have no chance to win the hand, so I will not put any more chips into the pot. I want to be betting when I have the best hand and to make standard bets only. Making abnormal bets basically turn my cards face-up to an observant opp and I want to keep them guessing as to the strength of my hand. I also absolutely do NOT want to be shoving here preflop. It's way, way too many chips to bet here and it will only accomplish one thing. I will fold out all of the hands that I beat and keep in all of the hands that have me crushed. When playing, I want to do the exact opposite of this. 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!
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                  • #10
                    1/ to put pressure on opponents
                    2/ to gain value from strong hands
                    3/ to protect against strong draws
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                      Hello, Let me know as soon as you have passed the Cash Game quiz and I'll get your next bonus to you Raiser umbup:
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                      • #12
                        bankroll builder was folding the right option even after already putting a good chunk of my stack in? should i have called the final bet?
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                        • #13
                          Hello, Let me know as soon as you have passed the Cash Game quiz and I'll get your next bonus to you Raiser umbup: 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. Cheers. Raiser umbup:
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                          • #14
                            Hi AChchGuy! I'll take a look at this hand for you.

                            With QTs in the cutoff, I'm usually attempting to steal the blinds, and I'll do this by opening for a standard raise of 3bb (6c). Limping in (calling the big blind) is a weak play. It doesn't give you an immediate chance of winning the pot (when the button and blinds fold). Instead, it gives them great pot odds to call and see a cheap flop. If your hand is good enough to play (and QTs just about is, in this position), then it's good enough to raise.
                            As played, all three players see a flop with you. I think of QT (or any two Broadway cards, really) as "two street" hands. If I just make top pair with hands like this, I'm looking to only put money into the pot on two post-flop streets. I say this because if you find yourself putting money in the pot on the flop, turn and river with just one pair, you're usually beat. Save the big pots for when you have the near nuts.

                            You got a pretty good flop here: Q87 with two spades, so an opponent can have a flush or straight draw. I like betting for value here, so you can make some money from the draws. You don't always have the best hand, however. You're losing to better queens, like AQ/KQ/QJ. Your bet of 6c into 8c is good, because you don't want to make it cheap if villain has a draw. The button calls, and this is a bit annoying for you, because he has position, so he can control the pot-size; folding when he misses, betting or raising when he thinks he has you beat, or even bluffing you off your hand.
                            The turn is basically a blank. This is unlikely to help villain unless he has specifically 65 or 44 that made a speculative call on the flop. You can either bet here, or check-call. I think I'd prefer a bet when we're out of position, because that will make the river easier to play. You checked and villain bet full pot, 20c. It looks like he has you beat, with a better queen, a set, two pairs, or a straight. If you call this big bet, you're probably going to face another one on the river. There's no shame in folding here, but you'd have had an easier decision if you'd bet the turn, because if villain raises, he definitely has you beat.
                            The river comes an ace. This makes your hand a little worse (it's no longer top pair), and may have improved villain's. Betting out here serves no purpose. You're effectively turning your hand into a bluff and driving out all the hands you were actually beating. If villain has worse than your hand, you want him to bet, so you can call and win some money. When you lead out, you're only getting action from better hands. Indeed, you play right into villain's hands. If he has a monster like a set or straight, he can make a big raise and you have to fold. That's what happens here. You had to fold and didn't even find out if you had the best hand. It would be far better to check and then call a small bet, or fold to a big one.

                            When our hand is relatively weak (e.g. second pair), we should try and get to a cheap showdown. We don't do that by betting out on the river. We do it by checking and calling.
                            Since you ended up putting money in the pot on all 3 streets, villain is going to have a better hand than yours almost all the time. Hopefully you've now learned that with marginal one pair hands, you should try and keep the pot size under control. Check-call at least one street, so that villain doesn't get a chance to blow you off your hand, and don't lead the river unless you are sure you will be called by worse.

                            Hope this helps! Best of luck with the next stage of this promotion.
                            Cheers,
                            Arty
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                            • #15
                              Bankroll builder

                              okay, passed cash game quiz
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