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  • Bankroll Builder

    Hi. can I join?

  • #2
    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 and best of luck to you at the tables! John (JWK24) umbup:

    6 Time Bracelet Winner


    • #3
      Hi ebipol, 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


      • #4
        bankrol builder hi i did the 3 steps(watched the video,passed the exam with grade 81% and posted one of my hand here) plz check this out and let me take my first bouns thank u so much


        • #5
          Hi ebipol! Let's take a look at this hand.

          You have 88 in the big blind and six players have limped in. This is a perfect time to just check your option and see a free flop. The problem with raising is that you'd have to make a really big raise to thin the field. If you wanted to lay pot odds of 2:1 on a call, by making a pot-sized raise, you need to raise to 80. In play money games especially, villains will still call a big raise, and 88 doesn't flop particularly well. Against multiple players, you'd need to flop a set of trips in order to feel good about your hand, and that's only going to happen about 1 in 8 times when you see a flop with a pocket pair.
          As played, you make it 110, and that's about a tenth of your stack. It's a mistake to put that much in the middle when you have a speculative hand. I'd much rather see a flop for free, and then build the pot if and when I spike a set.
          3 players called your big raise and now you have to play the pot out of position. A 943 two-tone flop isn't too bad for you, as there's only one overcard to your pair, but if you bet here, you're almost certainly getting called by at least one player, and you won't know if he has a 9 or a draw.
          Since you made a big raise pre-flop, I think you should lead out on this flop. You can represent an overpair. A bet of 300 or so will commit you to shoving if the turn is a safe card, but you can't afford to let villains take free cards, unless you've decided to give up this pot completely.
          The flop gets checked around, so it seems no one has a 9. The T on the turn isn't too bad. I'd take a stab here. You'll get called if anyone has a ten or either of the two flush draws, but lots of hands will fold here. Surprisingly everyone checks the turn, so it really seems your pair is still good.
          The river comes a 7. This is kind of a good card for you, because it's an undercard and doesn't complete any flush draws, but it makes straights for hands like 65, J8 and 86. Those last two combos are unlikely, because you have two of the eights in your hand.
          A value-bet is appropriate here, but I think you bet way too much. When you overbet the pot, you'll never get action from worse hands. When making a value-bet, you need to size it so that worse hands can call. The range you're targeting is 7x, A4, A3, or even ace high. You could bet about 1/3 of pot here and get looked up by very weak hands, to get some value for your hand. Betting fairly small also means you can sometimes fold if a villain raises (repping two pairs, a rivered set, or a straight). Bet-folding is a very useful play when you come to play real money games, as villains will usually only raise with hands that can beat one pair.

          I think the main things to learn from this hand are:
          * If you have a speculative hand in a multiway pot, don't raise pre-flop, especially if you will be out of position post-flop. See the flop at a bargain price.
          * When villains appear to have weak holdings (because they only check or call) then you should size your value bets a little smaller. You only need to make big bets when you have a big hand and the board is very drawy, or when you're bluffing (which is something you shouldn't be doing very often, because villains will call).

          Hope this helps!
          Bracelet Winner


          • #6
            bankroll builder

            i did the 3 steps,how can i get my first bouns?


            • #7
              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:
              2 Time Bracelet Winner


              • #8
                bankroll builder i posted one of my hand here that i lost my first bouns in it plz check this out and i watched the video and i think the answer is: the reasons for making big bets are; -to put a lot of pressure on opponents -to bluff people off decent hand -to gain value from very strong hands -to protect against strong draws and also i passed the cash game exam with grade 83% plz give me my second bouns thank u so mauch


                • #9
                  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.

                  2 Time Bracelet Winner


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ebipol View Post
                    i posted one of my hand here that i lost my first bouns in it plz check this out and i watched the video and i think the answer is: the reasons for making big bets are; -to put a lot of pressure on opponents -to bluff people off decent hand -to gain value from very strong hands -to protect against strong draws and also i passed the cash game exam with grade 83% plz give me my second bouns thank u so mauch
                    Hi ebipol! I strongly suggest folding preflop in this spot. 65o has some potential since the cards are connected, but they are not suited which essentially cuts your chances of getting a good flop in half. Moreover, you are facing a raise and a reraise. Ask yourself what range of hands do these opponents probably have? Pocket pairs, two broadways, Ax? All are ahead of your hand. Finally, you are going to be out of position postflop. All this adds up to a clear and easy fold preflop. Finally, understand that you can only play 56o as a speculative hand. With speculative hands you want to flop a straight or flush draw because big hands like this can stack a villain holding KK. You do not want to flop a pair as you did in this hand. Playing middle pair makes for difficult postflop play and will not win the pot often enough to be profitable. Putting more money into this hand postflop is an important leak that you should try to improve upon. I hope this helps GL and have fun at the tables! Roland GTX


                    • #11
                      Hi ebipol, Fantastic! Your next 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 this bonus and you will automatically be credited with the next bonus. Let us know if you hit that target 2) If you lose your this 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:
                      2 Time Bracelet Winner


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