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  • [JK] Bankroll Builder promotion.

    Hello.

    I'm new to PSO and 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
      Have done, thanks for the info.

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      • #4
        Hello iFUcallUwinK,

        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!

        John (JWK24)
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        • #5
          Hello, I've watched the getting started video, have a hand below with a question and have completed the Poker Basic course and passed the quiz. With this hand I was wondering if the raise I made was correct. Due to my stack size I was wondering wether I should of just moved All-In on the flop instead of raising to almost half my stack. The overbet and call by my oponent's on the flop made me think what the best course of action would be to get maximum value.

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          • #6
            Hi iFUcallUwinK! With 66 and four limpers in front of me, I'm more than happy to limp behind and try to setmine. I flop bottom set and before the betting gets to me, there is a bet of 100 (over a pot-size bet) and a call of it. A standard sizing for a raise from me here would be to between 3X the previous bet (300) and a pot-sized raise (380). With the call of the bet, I'd tend to use the top end of this range, HOWEVER, this is 1/3 of my stack, which means that I'm pot committed. Since I'm pot committed, I'm going to shove the flop. When I'm pot committed, I want to get my chips in first, as I cannot fold. Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.umbup: John (JWK24)
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            • #7
              Brilliant iFUcallUwinK! 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: John (JWK24)
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              • #8
                Thanks for the analysis, it helps alot, if im pot committed in future and have the opportunity to get my chips in first i will do.

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                • #9
                  Getting the chips in first puts the pressure on the opps to call and it's much easier to have that pressure on the opps instead of on us.

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                  • #10
                    yes I agree. Would you recommend playing combo draws the same way from time to time as in the 66 example, if i had a flush and straight draw and the same action occured? And the same way with the nut flush draw? Just to balance it out so my oponents dont realize im only shoving sets?

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                    • #11
                      Hello, I payed a 1/2 cent table and heres some hands I had trouble with below: With this 1st hand I noticed that the button limper had been limping and calling raises every hand with any 2 cards by using the hand history feature. I decided to call as I was out of position and he would likely call a raise regardless. I flopped the nut flush draw, and lead out for a pot size bet as I didnt feel it woud be profitable simply check calling out of position hoping to hit. The big blind moves all in for 60bb. I felt he didnt have a set and likely has 1 pair, 2 pair or maybe even a worse flush draw. I called for a few reasons, firstly I have been playing alot of freeroll tournaments upto this point and this situation more often than not shows opponents holding top, middle, or bottom pair with a variety of kickers, or a flush draw. I not only had flush draw outs but backdoor straight outs, and the slim chance of both my overcards being live, hitting 2 pair, or the board pairing to counterfit my opponents hand. Also knowing if I hit my draw then I was guaranteed to win 100% of my oponents stack, but that probably isnt the best way of thinking about it. Heres the hand below: With this 2nd hand my all in play was based purely on my opponent. Since before I sat down at the table he was posting blinds out of turn, raising and re-rasing, the majority of pots were between him and the player to his right, who also calls any 2 cards. I started the hand with 38bb, and as usual he raised to 10cents. I felt my hand was pretty strong against his range, but also if i flat called and missed the flop he would bet regardless. I first considered 3betting to 30cents but again i saw him just flat calling 3bets any 2cards to see a flop. I decided to shove as I likely have the best hand against him. I did have 5 players left to act behind me but they would need a monster hand to call an all in 3bet which don't come around every day. Unfortunately on this occasion my oponent had AK and I lost the pot. Im guessing he would of shoved if i 3bet, so would you say a 3bet fold is correct here or just a flat call and hope you hit a good flop and he hits a slight worse flop? Heres the hand below: I have watched the bet sizing video and in answer to the question, I would say 3 reasons why a player would want to make a big bet would be to get value from very strong hands, to protect your hand against strong draws and to put pressure on your opponents. I have also studied the cash game course but cannot yet access the quiz as I completed the mtt quiz recently, as part of the 3x scoop tickets promotion. I will attempt to access the cash game quiz tomorow.

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                      • #12
                        I have now also passed the cash game quiz.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by iFUcallUwinK View Post
                          yes I agree. Would you recommend playing combo draws the same way from time to time as in the 66 example, if i had a flush and straight draw and the same action occured? And the same way with the nut flush draw? Just to balance it out so my oponents dont realize im only shoving sets?
                          It's not that you're only shoving sets... in this situation, you'd need to shove any hand you're willing to play.

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                          • #14
                            Hi iFUcallUwinK! I'll take a look at these two hands.

                            1. With A6s in the SB facing a limp, I'd sometimes raise to try and get heads up with the limper, especially if he folds to a lot of c-bets, but if he's more stationy then there's no harm in just completing the blind and seeing if you can flop a draw to the nuts. Playing pots out of position without the initiative doesn't have a positive expectation, but against weak players you might be able to pick up some chips post-flop.
                            As played, you call and the BB checks. The flop gives you the nut FD and I like betting out as a semi-bluff. On a board like this, the button limper will have missed fairly often, but the BB can literally have ATC. So you can semi-bluff profitably, because sometimes you'll win the pot uncontested, but also you're building a pot for the times you make the flush or turn top pair. You potted it and the BB shoves in 60bb. You can't make a profitable call here, I'm afraid. If villain has one pair (such as 7x or an overpair like 88) then you have 45% equity (unless he has A7, in which case you're reverse dominated, and only have the flush outs). If villain has 2 pairs (even bottom two) you have about 34% equity.
                            Now look at the pot odds. If you call the additional $1.14, the final pot will be $2.46, so the equity you need to make a break even call is 114/246 = 46%.
                            It's quite close, but you're always getting it in bad here and - against villain's entire value-shoving range - you have much less than 46% equity, so it's best to fold.

                            2. With your reads and your short stack, I think shoving is fine, although I'd tend to avoid taking flips when you're trying to grow a small bankroll, as the variance can be pretty wild. You can't 3-bet and then fold to a shove, because a standard 3-bet would be about 32c, which is almost half your stack. Once you've put in one third of your stack, you are pot-committed. Shoving at least guarantees you see all 5 community cards if villain flips over a hand like 88. You ran into a hand near the top of villain's range this time, but often this guy with call it off with a hand like A7s, AJ or KQ, so you'd be making money against his range in the long run. Calling might be OK sometimes, but you'll miss the flop most of the time and this villain is bound to bet it, meaning you've lost another 1/7 of your stack. On the whole, I think shoving is the best play against this villain and with these stack sizes. Unlucky!

                            Hope this helps!
                            Cheers,
                            Arty
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                            • #15
                              Hello iFUcallUwinK, 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. John (JWK24) umbup:
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