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    I'm new to PSO and would like to take place in the bankroll builder promotion.

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    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! John (JWK24) umbup:
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    • #3
      Hi Slammerman05, 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! umbup:
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      • #4
        Confusing Hand Here's a hand that got me pretty confused.

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        • #5
          Another Hand Here's another hand that didn't go very well.

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          • #6
            Steps Completed I have completed all 3 steps. I shall be playing the play money tables until I receive further steps.umbup:

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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.
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              • #8
                Hi Slammerman05! With KK, I get a min-raise and a call in front of me. I'm going to make a standard raise here, which is to between 3X the previous bet and a pot-sized raise. Here, I'll go with the top end of this range and make a pot-sized raise to 15. I want to keep all of my raises standard so that the opps are continually guessing as to the strength of my hand. Many players bet more with better hands and less with marginal ones and this is something that I do NOT want to do, as it turns my cards face-up to an observant opp. I then get a call, raise and very large raise and when it gets to me, with the 2nd best hand in NLHE, I'm going to call. If I had more chips, I'd re-raise here. ------------ With pocket 10's on the button, I get two limpers. Once again, I will make a standard open-raise which is to 3BB+1BB for each limper. With two limpers, I will raise to 5BB or 10 chips. Once again, I want to keep all of my bets standard to conceal the strength of my hand. I see a flop with an underpair and when it folds to me, I'll once again make a standard bet based on having 3 opps. I will bet 3/4 pot (19 chips). The turn is a blank and since I only have one opp, I'll use my standard bet for a HU pot of 1/2 pot (37 chips). The river is an overcard and the passive opp now makes a huge overbet to the pot. While this could be a bluff, it's most likely a made hand (Q or possibly a slow-played 8) and due to this, I'm mucking to the overbet. Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.umbup: John (JWK24)
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                • #9
                  Excellent! 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:
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                  • #10
                    Steps Completed Here is the hand where I lost most of my bankroll. I think I made two mistakes: I should have just called with my low pocket pair and I should have gone all in when I saw the turn, without waiting for the river to protect my hand. I've also completed the cash game course and here are 3 reasons a player might want to make a big bet: -To bluff -To protect against strong draws -To gain value for a very strong hand. I hope to get feedback soon!

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                    • #11
                      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.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Slammerman05 View Post
                        Here is the hand where I lost most of my bankroll. I think I made two mistakes: I should have just called with my low pocket pair and I should have gone all in when I saw the turn, without waiting for the river to protect my hand. I've also completed the cash game course and here are 3 reasons a player might want to make a big bet: -To bluff -To protect against strong draws -To gain value for a very strong hand. I hope to get feedback soon!
                        Hi Slammerman05! This was an interesting hand! In the future try to stick to full ring tables that are actually filled up. It makes it easier to be patient and wait for good hands. I suggest adjusting the Filter in the Holdem Lobby to only show tables with 8 players. That way when you join the table will be filled up. That's what I do Opening with 44 is ok here. Normally, I would strongly suggest folding to the 3-bet. You are most likely behind and will definately have a hard time post flop unless you spike a set. In this spot, with the string of callers, you have great implied odds to call as you did. This hand is already getting expensive, but it is worth calling. You miss the flop. You are facing 3 opponents. The board is paired and the K is in the range of all the opponents. In other words, this is not a good spot to bluff! Villain 2 leads out with a tiny bet of 4 cents into a pot of 72 cents. You have odds to call, but raising is a bad idea. Firstly, you are building a pot where it is highly unlikely that you have the best hand. Secondly, there are three players left to act. If any come over the top with a re-raise you will be forced to fold. Luckily they didn't. You get your miracle card on the turn giving you a full house. You definately want to bet here, but you really should bet much more. With two opponents who seem to like thier hands, I would suggest betting about 70% of the pot. You are running out of chips though, so I would be half your stack with the intention of betting the rest on the river. So bet about 90 cents. This leaves you enough for a decent river bet. Betting small as you did allows too many weaker hands to stay in the action. You have a very strong hand, but it is still vulnerable. Bet now to protect your hand and to maximize your value. Remember, both opps are interested in this pot. At least one is likely to be willing to pay much more than 20 cents. The river is horrible for you! Now anyone holding a K just got a better full house than yours. This situaion actually occurs enough to note it. Don't over value your hand in these spots! (This is similar to having a small pair counterfitted when two larger pairs come on the board.) Now, with the Ks on the board, ask yourself what might the villain be holding? Either they have a K and just crushed you, or they don't have a K and you are way ahead. Moreover, the K will scare them. This is important when choosing your bet size on the river. By making your pot sized all-in bet, you created a situation in which you got value owned. This means all the hands you are beating will fold. This means you win less money than you could have had you bet small. Furthermore, the only hands that will call such a large bet are the Ks that are beating you. This means you will lose much more than necessary! Personally I would have checked the river then called a small bet from the villain and folded to a large bet. His line all through the hand looks like he is holding a K. This was an exciting hand and there is a ton to be learned from it. GL and have fun at the tables! Roland GTX

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                        • #13
                          Hi, 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:
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                          • #14
                            Failed bluff Here's a hand that almost gave me a headache. At first I raised to 3BB in an attempt to steal the blinds and only one player called. When he checked the flop, I tried to bluff him but when he check-raised all-in the river I decided to fold. Did I make a good move? I subsequently lost the rest of my bankroll even though I was close to 10 VPPs.

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                            • #15
                              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.
                              2 Time Bracelet Winner


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