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  • Bankroll Builder

    I'm new to PSO and would like to take place 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
      Originally posted by skystep View Post
      I'm new to PSO and would like to take place in the bankroll builder promotion.
      Hello, 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! Raiser umbup:
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      • #4
        Hi. This is my replay. Was it a mistake to play with that hand?

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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 skystep! With A4o from UTG+1, I get a limp in front of me. Since this hand is not strong enough to make a standard raise with (3BB+1BB for each limper), I'm going to muck this hand preflop. When playing out of position, I want to have a much better hand due to the disadvantage that I have from my position. Being in early position, I would want to have AKs, AK, AQs or maybe, possibly AQ. I don't want to be playing worse aces from this spot at the table. If I was in the hand (which I would not be), when I hit bottom pair, I can either check or make a value bet. Due to the large number of opps, if I make a value bet, it needs to be a pot-sized bet. Post-flop bets need to be sized based on the pot-size, number of opps and board texture. With 4 or more opps, I need to make a pot-sized bet and this is too large of a bet for bottom pair when out of postion, so I will check. I do not want to bet less, as the opps can be getting the correct odds to try to outdraw me (if I'm not beat already) which means that they will expect to gain chips from MY bet. I want to be betting when I expect to gain chips, not my opps. I hit 2 pair on the turn and with 4 opps, I want to make a value bet and due to the number of opps, I need to size it at a pot-sized bet. Once again, betting less can give the opps the correct odds to try to outdraw me. On the river, with 2 opps, my standard value bet sizing is 2/3 pot, so that is what I will bet. When the opp makes a large raise, with an A on the board, I can easily be beat by a higher two pair, so I need to muck to their raise. The keys here are to muck marginal hands preflop when out of position and to make standard bet sizes post-flop. Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.umbup: John (JWK24)
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            • #7
              Thank you for answer.

              I passed the Poker Basics Quiz. What should I do next?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by skystep View Post
                Thank you for answer.

                I passed the Poker Basics Quiz. What should I do next?
                Brilliant!

                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!

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                • #9
                  That was a good hand, but I played it badly.

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                  • #10
                    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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                    • #11
                      Hi skystep! Let's take a look at this AA hand. Pre-flop is standard. You get 2 callers and have the nuts on this wet AK3 flop. When a villain leads out for a small bet here, he usually has a weak one pair hand or a draw. Since you can't possibly be losing, I like raising it up for value, to make drawing hands pay more. Hands like QJ/QT/JT in spades have a combo straight flush draw, so they are always calling. You raised, but only made it a minraise. This not only misses value. It also gives drawing hands a bargain price to try and hit. We make money from our opponents' mistakes, so you want to force them to make calls that do not have a positive expectation. A villain with a flush draw is not making a mistake by calling your minraise, so if he sucks out, it's kind of your own fault. The turn comes the . This is a terrible card for you, because the flush draw got there. The unlikely 54 also made a straight. Villain checks as expected, but I'm no longer confident that top set is the best hand. It's also very hard to get called by worse if you bet here. It's a textbook "way ahead or way behind" situation. For that reason, I'd try and keep the pot small, by checking behind. If villain has a flush, you need to improve to full house or quads, and checking behind allows you to see if you can do it for free. As played, you bet about half pot, and villain check-raises. His hand is now face up. He has a flush almost always. Fortunately, his minraise gives you a good price to call, as you have 10 outs to a boat/quads, and you are certain to win the rest of villain's stack if you hit it, as he is pot-committed. You call the minraise and the river is a blank Th. This also makes a straight for QJ, but villain will show up with a flush anyway. Although his river bet is only very small, meaning you only need to be good a small percentage of the time for this to be a profitable call, I'm afraid that top set is almost never good here. Villain flips over QJs. He had a huge draw on the flop, with a flush draw and gutshot straight draw, so you could have got more value on the flop (and more too on the turn if it was a blank). (Notice that villain's draw was so strong that he managed to make both a straight and a flush in this hand!) Unfortunately, villain hit one of his 12 outs on the turn, but you couldn't hit your 10 outs on the river. Better luck with the next stage of the promo! To get more tuition on cash game basics, I recommend going to live training sessions for the Wednesday and Saturday Games if you can. You'll even be able to play alongside other PSO members in the Homegame club and get instant feedback on the way you play your hands. Good luck! Cheers, Arty
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                      • #12
                        Great! Let us know as soon as you pass the Cash Game Quiz and I'll get your next bonus to you Raiser umbup:

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                        • #13
                          ArtySmokesPS thanks for analysis my hand and advices.

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                          • #14
                            Hi.
                            I passed the Cash Game Quiz.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by skystep View Post
                              Hi. I passed the Cash Game Quiz.
                              Hello, 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. Raiser umbup:

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