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    Hi, I'm new to PSO and would like to take part in the bankroll builder promotion.

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    Originally posted by Haji11 View Post
    Hi, I'm new to PSO and would like to take part in the bankroll builder promotion. Thank you
    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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      Hi Haji11, 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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          I have completed all 3 steps.

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          • #6
            Hi Haji11! With A9s from UTG+1 and a limp in front of me, I'm going to immediately muck this hand preflop. I'd have to raise to 4BB or 800 and it's not a strong enough hand to be doing so since I'm out of position. If I was on the button, then I'd most likely raise, but with the severe position disadvantage that I'm at, I'm much better off mucking preflop. I don't want to call here, as I will get no information about the opp's hands that are bahind me and if anyone behind me raises, I don't have a strong enough hand to call a raise with. If I was in the hand (which I would not bet), when I hit top pair with a bad kicker and get a min bet and call in front of me, I have 2 choices... to muck (which I want to do if I have the worst hand) or to make a standard raise of 3/4 pot (1175 chips) if I have the best hand... but the problem is.. due to the limp, I have absolutely no clue whether I'm ahead or behind. With it so easy to be outkicked here (or crushed by a made straight or two pair), I will muck to this bet. The turn brings a flush draw and now a sizable bet that is called by the 2nd opp. I do not have the odds to call this bet here, so once again, I need to muck. The river gives me 2 pair on a board with multiple straights and a flush out there. I do NOT want to be all-in unless I'm sure that I have the best hand... and with this board, there is absolutely no way to say 2 pair is the best hand. Due to that, once again, I need to muck. The key here is to muck marginal hands preflop, especially when out of position. 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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                  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.

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                  • #10
                    Hi Haji11! I'll take a look at this hand.

                    Pre-flop looks good. A villain limped, so you raised it up to 8c. He probably has a weak hand like a small pair or a random suited connector. The flop comes 985, and this is a terible flop for AK. It hits a limper's range pretty hand. When the flop is all middling cards, you have to watch out for straights, two pairs, and sets. Nevertheless, I like making a c-bet, because villain might have missed completely with hands like KJ, or he could fold an underpair like 33 that is currently beating you. I'd make a half-pot bet, as a bluff, hoping villain will fold. If he calls, I won't put another cent in the pot unless I improve.
                    Your mistake here is the size of your bet. You bet the size of the pot. When you make big bets like this, you get "value-owned". Nothing worse than your hand is calling a big bet. You'll only get action from hands that beat you! When villain calls your big bet, you should be very worried. He almost certainly has a decent made hand. Since he limp-called pre-flop, he can definitely have a set of trips or two pairs with 98. He might even have flopped a straight with 76s. About the only hands you beat that might call this bet would be decent flush draws. Something like JTdd has a combo straight and flush draw.
                    The turn comes a really blank 2c. Villain checks to you, and this is the perfect spot to check behind. You still have just ace high. If villain has a draw with JT, you can beat that at showdown. I think it's more likely he has a set or straight. To make another large bet of close to pot is just spew. Worse hands are not calling this bet. You're value-cutting yourself. Once more villain calls, and he must be loving this. He has a strong hand and you're building a big pot for him.
                    The river comes the 4d. This is a terrible card for you. You didn't even make a pair, but A3 just made a straight, and the flush draw on the flop just got there. If villain had an OESD with JT, he missed, and you will win the pot by checking. All the other hands that called on the flop and turn are always calling the river. Betting here is really bad. Villain snap calls and shows his set of 5s. You were actually drawing almost dead on the flop, and yet you barrelled off your whole stack.

                    I'm not sure what your thought process was in this hand. Maybe you really thought you had the best hand, or maybe you thought villain would fold under all this pressure. Both ideas would be wrong when we look at this board and action. Generally speaking, it is a HUGE mistake to bet all three streets without a strong made hand. The "triple barrel bluff" is just total spew at 2NL. Save your big bets for when you have a real hand. When AK doesn't connect on the flop, you just have ace high, so should try and keep the pot small. Don't build a big pot when you're not winning!

                    Hope this helps!
                    Cheers,
                    Arty
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                      2) List 3 reasons why a player may want to make a big bet.

                      - To put a lot of pressure on opponents
                      - To bluff opponents off of decent hands
                      - To protect against strong draws

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                        I have completed all 3 tasks.

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                          Hi Haji11, 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:
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                              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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