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

  • #2
    Originally posted by Aeolian Sky View Post
    Hello! I'm new to PSO and would like to take place in the bankroll builder promotion.
    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
      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
        Hi guys, thank you for responding. Okay, here is a hand which I was very fortunate to win. The big stack to my right was playing very loose, shoving a lot, so I interpreted his calls as weakness and decided to continue betting with the weaker hand, hoping he would fold. He didn't, but in the end I made the best hand and took the pot. Would this have flown on a real money table, or should I play this more conservatively in future?
        Sorry, this hand was deleted by its owner
        I also (just) passed the poker basic course. Phew! I guess I'll go back and look over the lessons again.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Aeolian Sky View Post
          Hi guys, thank you for responding. Okay, here is a hand which I was very fortunate to win. The big stack to my right was playing very loose, shoving a lot, so I interpreted his calls as weakness and decided to continue betting with the weaker hand, hoping he would fold. He didn't, but in the end I made the best hand and took the pot. Would this have flown on a real money table, or should I play this more conservatively in future?
          Sorry, this hand was deleted by its owner
          I also (just) passed the poker basic course. Phew! I guess I'll go back and look over the lessons again.
          Hi Aeolian Sky Low suited connectors such as 34s are best played as speculative hands. They don't win that often, but when you make a flush or straight, you can often win a big pot. Smallish pocket pairs, suited connectors and Axs type hands fall into this category. With speculative hands you want to see the flop cheaply, against multiple opponents and preferably from late positon. Therefore, I suggest calling preflop rather than raising here. As played, your bet sizing was good though. You got two callers and missed the flop completely. This is not a good spot to c-bet. It is unlikely that both will fold, especially being play money and V8 being very deep stacked. I would suggest checking the turn as well. The club gives you a chance of improving on the river. You don't want to risk leading with a bet, then getting raised by V8 (who likes to go all in as you said). Keep the pot small in these spots since you have nothing at the moment. As played your bet sizing looks good on all streets though. You get a great river, made a solid value bet and got paid. Well played river Aggression is good, but it needs to be well placed. I strongly suggest playing straight forward poker and keeping bluffs to a minimum. Thus, be patient and wait for good starting spots. Raise your strong hands preflop. Bet and raise your strong made hands postflop while letting marginal hands go if you meet resistance. There is no need to get fancy at play money or 2NL. GL and have fun at the tables! Roland GTX

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          • #6
            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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            • #7
              Hello, and thanks again for replying. Three reasons a player may want to make a big bet;
              • To put pressure on opponents
              • To gain value from very strong hands
              • To protect against strong draws
              The following is a big pot I lost, analysis of which I would greatly appreciate. Should I have played this more aggressively? And did I jump out of the way too easily? In the meantime I will study for the cash game quiz, and let you know when I've passed it.

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              • #8
                Okay, I passed the cash game quiz. Please advise as to my next step.
                Last edited by Aeolian Sky; Wed Apr 24, 2013, 04:24 AM.

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                • #9
                  Great thanks for posting the hand, we'll provide the analysis here soon followed by your next steps

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Aeolian Sky View Post
                    Hello, and thanks again for replying. Three reasons a player may want to make a big bet;
                    • To put pressure on opponents
                    • To gain value from very strong hands
                    • To protect against strong draws
                    The following is a big pot I lost, analysis of which I would greatly appreciate. Should I have played this more aggressively? And did I jump out of the way too easily? In the meantime I will study for the cash game quiz, and let you know when I've passed it.
                    Hi Aeolian Sky, Congratulations, I think you played this hand perfectly! Laying down KK is not easy - well doneumbup: Your preflop raise was standard 3x which is perfect. You don't want to give away the strength of your hand by doing something different. Getting called by two opps who have position on you is not good. Reads on these two would help tremendously. However, it is safe to assume that they have smallish pairs, Ax or two broadway cards. I would have expected a 3-bet from AA, KK, QQ and AK typically. The flop is pretty dry and you have an overpair. Leading with a 50% pot c-bet is standard. You are most likely ahead and want to bet to protect your hand and for value. Good jobumbup: Again you get called by both. AJ, A4 or A6 seem possible, as well as two overcards such as AQ, KQ and perhaps a medium pocket pair such as 1010. There are no likely flush or straight draws. The A on the turn is not good. It seems very likely that one of the opponents has an A. If you call, you can expect to face a new bet on the river. The only good outs you have are the two remaining Ks. Playing it safe and letting the hand go is best. Good fold. Excellent show of discipline - keep it up!umbup: GL and have fun at the tables! Roland GTX

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                    • #11
                      Hello Aeolian Sky, 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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