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    I would like to take part in the Bankroll Builder promotion.

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    Originally posted by benxie View Post
    I would like to take part 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
      Hi benxie, 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:
      2 Time Bracelet Winner


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      • #4
        AKo from the Small Blind

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        • #5
          All 3 steps are completed!

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          • #6
            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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            • #7
              Hi benxie! With AK from the SB, I get a standard raise, then min 3-bet and a call of the 3-bet. In most instances, I'd 4-bet to 300 here, but if the opps are not going to fold, I'll just call the 3-bet of 100 and see if I can hit the flop. The flop gives me two overs and a gutshot draw, but any of the opps could easily have a Q or a 10. Due to this, I'm going to check and hope to see a free turn card. The turn is a miss and with everyone checking the flop, I'm going to take one shot here to win the pot. With 3 opps, I need to bet 3/4 pot, so I will bet 315. I do not want to bet less than this, as all of the opps will be getting the correct odds to try to outdraw me. I want to size all of my bets (both value bets and bluffs) to look like value bets that would give the opps the wrong odds to draw to beat me if I have the best hand. Standard bets are a key, as many players bet less with weaker hands and more with stronger hands and doing so turns their cards face-up to their opponents... something that I do NOT want to do. If this bet is raised, then I'll muck. If it's called, then I won't put another chip into the pot unless I improve on the river. The river is a blank and here, I'm going to check and go to showdown. Making a large almost pot-sized bet is not what I want to do here, as I want my hands to tell a consistant story throughout the hand. Preflop, I raised and then called a 3-bet which says that my hand is strong. On the flop, I checked, which says wekaness. The very small turn bet doesn't make sense and screams weakness, as the bet really doesn't accomplish anything, as it's too small to give anyone the wrong odds to draw. Then a very large bet on the river... it just doesn't make sense and when hands don't make sense... they're normally a bluff and will get called by an observant opp. Bluffing at micro games will normally just get players into trouble, as there are too many opps that don't know where the fold button is. Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.umbup: John (JWK24)
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              • #8
                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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                • #9
                  Hey John, thanks for the analysis!

                  I didn't really know how to play that hand since I didn't hit anything on the board, and I was playing from the SB. I have a better idea of what to do now - Thanks!

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                  • #10
                    List 3 reasons why a player may want to make a big bet?

                    1) put pressure on opponents
                    2) bluff people off decent hands
                    3) gain value from strong hands

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                    • #11
                      Hi benxie, Please let us know when you have passed the cash game course. Good luck at the tables. umbup: Joss
                      2 Time Bracelet Winner


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                      • #12
                        Hi Joss, I have passed the cash game course.

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                        • #13
                          Should I have made those bets for information? Or were those costly?

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                          • #14
                            Should I have re-raised the river?

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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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