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  • Hello

    I want to take part in the Bankroll Builder promotion!! thanks

  • #2
    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 and best of luck to you at the tables! John (JWK24) umbup:

    6 Time Bracelet Winner


    • #3
      Hi agresivkid,

      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.
      2 Time Bracelet Winner


      • #4
        HI,I`m done with the play money replay video


        • #5
          I`m sorry!! It was the mistake for that video..This is what i wanted to show you!!


          • #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.

            2 Time Bracelet Winner


            • #7
              Hi agresivkid! I'll take a look at these two playmoney hands.

              First of all, it looks like you posted your big blind out of turn. Don't do this. I guess it's OK in playmoney games, but when you get on to the real money tables, it's a mistake. Since you'll be dealt an unplayable hand more than 80% of the time, you'll be throwing away 2c four times out of five. This money will add up over time and drain your bankroll. When you first join a table, click the "Wait until big blind before posting" option. There are several useful settings in the software for things like this, and I've listed them in my blog.

              Having posted out of turn, you check with 64 (a trash hand) and see a flop of A87. This is not a good flop for you. You have a very weak draw: a gutshot. You have 4 outs that will make a straight, but you're drawing to the "idiot end". If you hit the 5, then anyone with 96 will have the nuts. It's generally a mistake to call any reasonable bet when you have only 4 outs, especially if the hand you are drawing to is not the nuts. You're facing a bet of 20 and 2 calls, making the pot 90, but you don't have the right price to call with your draw. I would fold on the flop.
              As played, you call, and hit one of your 4 outs. Since you probably have the best hand now it's time to think about how to get value. The standard play is to check to the player that was the aggressor on the previous street, and then make a raise. Instead, you decided to donk out with a bet of two times the size of the pot. This telegraphs the strength of your hand. If I was the villain holding a pair of aces, I would be folding immediately, because it's clear you can beat one pair. Here, you're lucky that you get two callers. On the real money tables this will rarely happen. If you make overbets, then you'll only get called by better hands. You don't want that to happen. Make standard bets of between half pot and full pot, so that worse hands will call and give you value.

              With AJ in the big blind, facing a limp, a minraise and 4 calls, I would just call. Raising is problematic, because you're likely to get several callers and AJ doesn't flop all that well. Indeed, it will miss the flop completely about 70% of the time, and then you'll be playing a bloated pot, out of position with ace high. If I did decide to raise in order to thin the field, my size would be about the size of the pot. There's 120 in the pot when the action reaches you, so a raise to 120 or 130 would be sufficient. You made it 330, which is a huge overbet, of around 3 times the pot. The first player calls, and that starts off a chain reaction. As each player calls, the next in line gets better pot odds on a call, so there's a huge pot of 1690 when the flop comes down. Your remaining stack is less than the size of the pot. Since you actually hit this flop with top pair, there's only one option with your stack size, and that's to go all in. You went with 820, but notice that leaves only 500 behind. If someone called your flop bet, the pot would be huge and you'd only have a small stack. As played, someone goes all in (which is standard given the huge pot and the relatively short stacks behind) so you have to call. Villain shows a worse ace and you hold to drag the pot.

              When you get on the real money tables, try and stick with standard lines and bet-sizes, as explained in the PSO tutorials.
              Hope this helps!

              Last edited by ArtySmokesPS; Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:03 AM.
              Bracelet Winner


              • #8

                Do I have anythink else to do? thanks


                • #9
                  Hi agresivkid, Please let us know when you have passed your poker basics quiz; when this is complete, we will give you the next step. Good luck at the tables. umbup: Joss
                  2 Time Bracelet Winner


                  • #10
                    Passed Quiz

                    Hi! I have passed my poker basics quiz!! What to do next please tell me.


                    • #11
                      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:
                      2 Time Bracelet Winner



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