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    I recently joined pokerstars and i would like to take part 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 Nganafulwa, 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
        Bankroll builder feedback I watched both videos and completed the poker basics course.After that i played some hands and saved them using the hand replayer Most of the players at the table were tight and passive Here is one of my victories:
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        • #5
          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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          • #6
            Hi Nganafulwa! With QQ in the BB, I get 3 limpers in front of me. I'm going to make a standard raise here, which is to 3BB+1BB for each limper. With 3 limpers, I'll raise to 6BB or 12 chips. I want to keep all of my bets and raises standard, so that I can conceal the strength of my hand and always keep the opps guessing as to what cards I'm playing. I flop an overpair to a low board with a possible straight or straight draw. When it checks to me, I'll make a standard value bet. For 3 opps, I'll use 3/4 pot as my bet size (30 chips). The turn completes a straight for anyone holding a 4 and I'm going to make another value bet here. With only two opps, I'll size my bet at 2/3 pot (107). If I'm called, I'll re-evaluate on the river. If I'm raised, I'll need to muck because the opp should have a flush. The river gives me a set, but I can be beat by anyone holding 4x. I'm going to make another value bet here, but I'm going to make a thin-value bet, of about 1/3 pot (150 chips). I don't want to make a large bet here, as I'll only be called by a better hand. I want to try to keep the hands that are worse than mine in the pot. Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.umbup: John (JWK24)
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            • #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:
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              • #8
                Bankroll builder feedback I watched the video about bet sizing.Three reasons a player may make a big bet are: 1.To put a lot of pressure on opponents 2.To protect against strong draws and speculative hands 3.To bluff people off decent hands I studied and passed the cash game quiz,then played at the $0.01/$0.02 real money tables.Here is one of the hands i won
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                • #9
                  Bankroll builder feedback Here is another hand i would like you to analyse for me I tried to play in the style of Doyle Brunson
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                  • #10
                    Bankroll builder feedback

                    Its been over 24 hours and there is still no response.Did i do something wrong?
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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
                        Hi Nganafulwa! Sorry for the delay. I'll look at this hand and then a mod will get you on to the next stage of the promotion. You have A7o in middle position, and there's a limp in front of you. I can't say I've ever seen Doyle Brunson over-limp with a ragged ace. Doyle (or any good player) would either raise or (more likely) fold in this situation. Limping is a weak play that doesn't give you a chance to win the pot immediately. When you just call, you'll have to hit the flop and make the best hand if you want to make money. A7 is a junk hand that is dominated by all the better aces (A8+) and can't make a straight or flush using both cards. While I'd sometimes raise here to isolate the first limper, because his hand is likely to be even worse than mine, and I'm confident I could outplay him by using my positional advantage, most of the time this hand is going into the muck. There are still several players yet to act and it's likely that at least one has a better hand than mine. As played, you over-limp and so do two more players, and the BB checks his option, so you see a flop 5-handed. In a multiway pot, you'll need to make a much stronger hand than you would if you were heads up. A7 is unlikely to flop a big hand. Most of the time you'll have ace high on the flop, or one pair, bad kicker. Here, you're exceptionally lucky. You flop trips with an ace kicker on a two-tone 773 board with a flush draw. You almost certainly have the best hand here. You're only losing to pocket 3s, but can get action from all the overpairs (88+) and flush draws. The EP villain leads out for 60% of pot. For him to bet into 4 other players, he needs a strong hand. About the worst hand he could have here would be the nut flush draw, but since you have the , he's much more likely to have one pair. It could be anything from AA-88 (with big pairs, he might have limped pre-flop, hoping to use the limp-reraise trick), or hands like 87/76 or the same hand as you. There's some merit to just calling this bet, because it may encourage other players to also call with weak hands and draws, since the pot will lay good odds, but I'd actually raise right away. I'm not a fan of slowplaying big hands, as it misses value and can lead to tricky spots on later streets when scary cards hit the board. For example, if you call and two other players call and the turn is another spade, you're either losing to a flush, or no one will call your bet because they think you have the flush. So I'd raise the flop, and I'd make it 3x the size of the first bet, which would be 18c. I want to build a big pot while I'm pretty sure I have the best hand. As played, you just call and everyone else folds. Unless villain has pocket 3s, you're winning. You can get value from all one pair hands and also flush draws. The on the turn doesn't change much. The only hands that improved are 55 and 64, but neither of these hands would have bet the flop. When villain bets about half pot, I'm confident he has one pair, and I'm definitely raising here. Your 40c bet is perfect, because not only is it likely to be called by 88+, it also means villain will be committed to calling a shove on the river. That's exactly what happens. Villain only has 28c behind. While it's possible he got there with JJ on the river, he'll have to call with all his underpairs too. I wouldn't be worried about the diamond flush possibility, as this villain would never have bet flop and turn with diamonds. You put villain all in and he calls and shows kings, so you drag a nice pot. You played this pretty well post-flop, but you got really lucky here. Villain tried trapping pre-flop with KK, but ended up getting trapped himself, because he flopped a big overpair, but you had trips. If he'd raised pre-flop (a much better idea with KK) then you wouldn't even be in the hand! When you have a hand like A7, you'll hardly ever get a situation like this. You won't flop a monster very often, and even when you do, an opponent won't have a hand that is willing to play for stacks. In future, I'd recommend you fold ragged aces pre-flop. Don't be results-oriented and think that, because you doubled up this time, A7 is a good hand. In the long run, no one makes money with this hand. It's an easy fold pre-flop. Hope this helps! Cheers, Arty
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                        • #13
                          Hi Nganafulwa, Fantastic! Your next Bankroll Builder bonus is on it's way to you, great job so far. Sorry for the delay in providing the next step! 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:
                          Last edited by HokyPokyToo; Sat May 04, 2013, 04:48 PM.
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                          • #14
                            Bankroll builder feedback Thank you for the hand analysis and advice. I've almost doubled my money from the last bonus.However there was one troublesome hand in which i lost a lot of chips Was there a better way to play this hand?
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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.

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