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    I would like to take part in your 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
      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! flophitter umbup:

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      • #4
        Have I raised enough? I have completed the 3 steps.
        Last edited by kingland13; Tue Apr 16, 2013, 12:17 AM.

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        • #5
          Thanks for that, we'll have the hand analysis done shortly, then I'll give you your next steps

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          • #6
            Originally posted by kingland13 View Post
            Have I raised enough? I have completed the 3 steps.
            Hi kingland13 Firstly, try to get on tables that are actually full in the future. It will make it much easier for you. At a full table you can wait for playable hands. At short tables like this one you will be forced to play a lot more hands with mediorce holdings. This makes for difficult postflop play. I suggest adjustting the Filter in the Holdem Lobby to onlyshow tables with 8 players. That way when you join, you start on a table with 9 players. That is what I do A7s is a strong hand with only 3 players so raising as you did is great. umbup: The standard bet size would be 3bb plus 1bb for each limper. So 10 cents would be good, but 8 is fine. Getting called by both is not a good result though. You miss the flop It offers a flush draw an a K is in both villains ranges. A read would help here, but c-betting against two players is less successful than against a single opponent. Nonetheless, I like c-betting. On a wet board offering draws, I suggest betting 70% of the pot. This will give anyone chasing poor odds. Betting the A on the turn is good. However you need to plan ahead now because you don't have many chips left. Your bet of 64 leaves you with too little behind compared to the pot. Because of this I would suggest either betting half your stack, leaving you with half to bet on the river, or simply moving all in. The board is fairly draw heavy and the villain has a very deep stack. Therefore, I would keep it simple and just move all in on the turn while you are likely to be ahead. GL and have fun at the tables! Roland GTX

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            • #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! flophitter umbup:

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              • #8
                I have completed the 3 tasks. 1) 2) Make a big bet to: -Gain value on a very strong hand -Protect against strong draws -put a lot of pressure on the opponent

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                • #9
                  Hi Kingland!

                  This AQ hand is quite interesting. You won the pot, but your play was far from standard. A villain in early position opened for a raise. His range for doing so in UTG+1 is pretty strong. It's hands like 99+, AQ+ and AJs. Your hand is not beating that range. When you re-raise (3-bet) here, you're actually bluffing, because there are no worse hands that are likely to call. Villain might fold JJ-99 and AJ, which is quite good for you, because you have ace high, but villain will only continue (often by 4-betting) with hands that have you completely crushed. I'm speaking of QQ+ and AK.
                  It's not a good idea to raise a hand as good as AQ if worse hands can't call. You should either fold pre-flop (because AQ is dominated by AK and QQ+) or call and hope to make top pair when villain has an underpair. As played, villain calls the re-raise. His most likely hands for doing this are QQ and JJ. (Villain should actually fold these, but it's common for bad players to get married to big pairs and to call 3-bets out of position with them).

                  The flop comes KT2 and villain leads out for full pot. It looks like he hit this board hard, probably with TT or maybe KK or AK. Your hand is way behind these holdings. You should be folding immediately, because a gutshot and one overcard is a weak draw at the best of times. Against villain's range, it's completely crushed.
                  Instead of folding to this large donkbet, you raised. I'm not sure of your reason here, because I don't think villain is often folding after potting the flop. Your pre-flop 3-bet repped AK or KK/AA. If you had any of those hands, the best play on the flop would be to call, because raising would mean worse hands fold.
                  I'm quite surprised that villain folded. To me, it looks like he had QQ and decided to stab at the flop without really thinking about whether you connected with it or not.

                  So you got a good result here, but being results oriented can lead to incorrect play. There are "standard" lines for most situations, because standard lines keep you away from trouble spots and tend to lead to making more money. 3-betting with AQ vs an EP open is not standard. It's actually pretty spewy. Raising the flop with a gutshot draw is also going to get you in trouble in the long run. Carefully timed aggression is a great tool, but needlessly bloating the pot when you don't have a made hand will cost you a bunch of money if you're not careful. Try to cut down on the aggression until you've actually made a hand. Beating 2NL is all about making big hands and value-betting with them. Bluffing is neither warranted or profitable at these stakes.

                  Hope this helps!
                  Cheers,
                  Arty
                  Bracelet Winner

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                  • #10
                    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. flophitter umbup:

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