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    Hi I would like to take part in the bankroll builder promotion

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    Originally posted by drstew1925 View Post
    Hi I would like to take part in the bankroll builder promotion Thank you
    Welcome to PokerSchoolOnline! Please 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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    • #3
      Hi drstew1925, 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


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      • #4
        Bankroll Builder hand replay K-9 suited 1/2 play money holdem

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        • #5
          Hi, I have posted a hand replay and I have completed the basic poker skills quiz

          thank you

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          • #6
            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.
            2 Time Bracelet Winner


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            • #7
              Hi drstew1925! With K9s from the SB, I get 6 limps (which includes the 2 from the player that paid the blinds, which they should not do) and then a raise to 19 which is also not standard. A standard raise is to 3BB+1BB for each limper, so with 6 limps, a normal raise would be to 9BB or 18. Whenever playing a ring game, I always want to wait for the BB to start playing as paying extra blinds over and over will be a huge drain to my bankroll. Especially being out of position, K9s is nowhere near a strong enough hand to call this raise and due to this, I need to muck preflop. The only hands with a K that I would play in this spot are AK or KK. Anything less is too weak of a hand due to my position. If I was in the hand (which I would not be), I flop a nut flush draw. Bets post-flop need to be sized based on the size of the pot, number of opps and the board texture. With 4 or more opps (I have 5 here), if I bet, I need to make a pot-sized bet.. which I do not want to do with an unmade hand. Due to this, I'm going to check and hope to get a free turn card. If the opps bet, then I'll need to see if I have the correct pot-odds to call or not. There is another problem with betting here too and that is, my standard bet is well over 1/3 of my stack, which means that I'm pot-committed. Due to this, I need to either shove or check. The turn is a blank and I'm now in the same situation as the flop. I need to shove or check and with ace high, I will check and hope that I get to see a free river card. I now get a large bet, 2 shoves and a call. Unfortunately, due to not having many chips in front of me, I'm pot-committed, so I need to call. The key with this hand is to muck very marginal hands preflop, especially when out of position. Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.umbup: John (JWK24)
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              • #8
                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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                • #9
                  3 reasons players make big bets

                  1. To put a lot of pressure on their opponents
                  2.To protect against strong draws
                  3.To gain value from very strong hands

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                  • #10
                    Pocket Jacks Thought I was behind.. was I right to fold?

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                    • #11
                      Cash game quiz complete

                      I have completed the cash game quiz I am ready for the next step.

                      Thank You

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                      • #12
                        Hi drstew1925! It's good to see you've made it on to the real money tables. I'll take a look at this hand for you.

                        Here you have the dreaded pocket jacks in quite early position. JJ is a very profitable hand when played carefully, but it can also cause problems, because the flop will often contain overcards. You opened for 8c here, but I'd stick with the standard 3bb (6c) no matter what hand I have, because "bet-size tells" can help observant villains to put you on a hand.
                        As played, there is a caller on the button, so you have to play this hand out of position, which is always tough. You get a good flop for JJ, as you have an overpair on a two-tone 976. This is the sort of board that connects very well with a pre-flop caller's range, as the villain will have many small/medium pocket pairs and suited connectors in his range. This flop is very "wet", because there are so many draws. Any 8 has an open-ended straight draw, and any two hearts have a flush draw. Villain could even have flopped a straight with T8. Since the board is so wet, I like a bigger bet here, to get as much value as possible from all the draws, as you're very likely to get called on this board. Defining your hand with a big bet also means that if villain raises you can be very sure you're beat, so will be able to get away and lose the minimum. A bet of half pot doesn't really help you much. Villain could be calling with just one pair, or a he could have a draw, and he's getting a decent price if it's the latter.
                        The turn comes a king. This looks like a scary card for you, because it's an overcard to your pair, but villain is very unlikely to hold a king (unless he had Kxs in hearts), because his range for calling on the flop is hands like 88, 98, T9 etc.
                        I'd go ahead and bet again, planning to fold if villain raises. As played, you check and villain makes a small bet of a quarter of the pot. To me, this looks like one pair, probably T9 or A9s, so I would call, like you did. The problem with the passive line you took here is that you've given the initiative to villain and will be playing a guessing game on the river. It's far better to be the player betting and raising, than the one checking and calling. Since villain's range is quite wide, it's hard to know which river cards are likely to help him if you currently have the best hand. Middling cards, possibly big cards (an ace improves A9 to two pairs) and all hearts are probably bad for you. If the river comes a total blank like a 3s, then you could call another bet, as you often have the best hand. The river is actually a T. The flush didn't complete, but there are now 4 connected cards on the board. Any 8 that had an OESD on the flop just made a straight. Hands like T9 just made two pairs.
                        Villain makes a bigger bet here, which usually indicates a big hand. I'm pretty sure you're beat, so folding is the right play. Lots of players would be calling with JJ here and losing a big chunk of their stack, so you did well. Nice hand.

                        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
                        Bracelet Winner

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                        • #13
                          Hi drstew1925, 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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                          • #14
                            Earned 10 VPPs

                            Hi I ahve earned 10 VPPS playing 1cent/2cent NLHE.. I am ready for what is next.I have not lost my bankroll

                            Thank You

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                            • #15
                              Hi I was wondering if there is anything else I must do to earn the next bonus.. please let me know

                              Thank You

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