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

  • #2
    Originally posted by opygirl View Post
    I'm new to PSO and would like to take place in the bankroll builder promotion.
    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 opygirl, 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
        call feed back
        Sorry, this hand was deleted by its owner
        In this hand I'm not sure if I should have been. Maybe he would have folded or was this the right play and I just lost.

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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.
          2 Time Bracelet Winner


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          • #6
            Hi opygirl! I'll take a look at the hand in post #4.

            Firstly, this looks like the first hand of a tournament. Tourneys require a slightly different strategy to cashgames because of the escalating blinds. Please sit on regular 9-handed cash tables for the duration of this promotion. Nevertheless, I'll give you some advice for this tourney situation.

            A4s is a reasonable hand to play in middle-late position, but it's by no means a monster. With this hand I'm usually trying to steal the blinds or flop the nut flush draw, as making one pair is unlikely to be good enough. Speaking of stealing the blinds, you can't do that by limping in (just calling the BB). When you limp, you'll actually have to hit the flop, and that's hard, because you'll miss about 70% of the time. Since this hand is just about good enough to play, it's good enough to raise. You want to put all the villains to a decision, and get value when you probably have the best hand.
            As played, you limp, and are 4-ways to the flop. It comes 876, which is a terrible flop for your hand. You have no pair or draw (apart from a gutshot to the "idiot end" of the straight), so if there's any action, you have to fold. It actually gets checked all the way around, so you see a free turn card. Here you gain a great deal of equity, as you picked up the nut flush draw. With 9 outs to the nuts, you can usually call a bet of anything up to half pot, because you have decent immediate odds to do so, and it's likely you'll win some more money on the river if you hit the flush. When the SB only bets 20 into 80, you get a great price to call. Your 20 chips into a pot that will be 120 means you're only contributing 1/6 of the pot, but you'll hit your hand about 1/5 of the time, so this is a profitable gamble.
            The river doesn't improve your hand, so you have an easy fold. You didn't make any mistakes post-flop. Indeed, the villain that bet the turn made a mistake, because he gave you the right price to suck out. He should have been betting more to get value from draws and to make it a mistake for you to call. Since you had the right price, you didn't make a mistake. You didn't hit the flush this time, but maybe you'll be luckier next time.

            Hope this helps! Remember to sit on cash tables with fixed blinds next time.
            Cheers,
            Arty
            Bracelet Winner

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            • #7
              I've finished the first 3 steps

              Thank you for the advice. I really need to pay attention to my bet size, for starters.

              I've finished the first three steps. Where do I go from here?

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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:
                2 Time Bracelet Winner


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                • #9
                  advice on hand
                  Sorry, this hand was deleted by its owner
                  I know this hand is simple but I end up in this same spot very often. I hit a big hand after checks sometimes with one other and many times with two or more. My question is we all checked and how do you know how much to bet to get he/she or them to put in the max amount. Do I have to hope they got luck (or what they think) my hitting a smaller hand? Again I know this hand is simple but I've been here with bigger pots and more opponents.

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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.
                    2 Time Bracelet Winner


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                    • #11
                      Hi again opygirl! I'll take a look at the hand in post #9.

                      With K9o UTG, the best play is to fold. This is not a strong hand and it doesn't flop well, as the best you'll usually have is top pair average kicker, or middle pair good kicker. You'll also usually be out of position if you play this hand UTG. If you had a stronger hand for this position (like TT+, AK, AQs) then you could enter the pot with a raise, as just limping in is a weak play that doesn't give you an immediate chance to win. Indeed, it just makes it more likely that others will play, due to the great pot odds you give them.
                      As played, you limp in, but surprisingly no one raises or even over-limps. The BB can check his option for free, and he can have almost any two cards. (He'd usually raise with stronger hands). The flop comes TT6 and the villain checks to you. Since this flop is one that is hard to hit, I'd usually make a half pot stab it in position, expecting the BB to fold. Intead you check behind, which gives the BB a free card to see if he can make a pair. The Qc on the the turn means you pick up the flush draw. Again villain checks. When a villain checks 2 streets in a row, they usually have nothing, so you can bet and take the pot. You'd also be semi-bluffing here, as sometimes villain will call and you make the flush, meaning you can win a bigger pot. You decided to check again, so you see a free river. Here you make a flush, so you'd like to get paid, but the problem is there are now 4 clubs on the board. If villain doesn't have a decent club (the Jc or 9c), he's not calling a bet. A half pot bet will do here. Anything more than pot makes no sense. Villain won't give you action if he doesn't have a decent flush. Indeed, he'll only give you action with a hand that beats you, such as a the nut flush. Villain folds, so you win a tiny pot. This is part of the problem with hands like K9. It doesn't make money, since the 9 is pretty much useless, and when you make a one-card flush, you can't get paid by worse hands.
                      Try and be more disciplined pre-flop. Don't play unprofitable hands, especially in early position.

                      Hope this helps!

                      Cheers,
                      Arty
                      Bracelet Winner

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                      • #12
                        Thank you for the answer. It was in depth and what I was looking for.

                        The answer to the video is:

                        To put a lot of pressure on opponents
                        To bluff people off decent bluffs
                        To protect against strong draws and
                        To gain value from very strong hands.

                        I finished the cash game course and pasted the test.

                        I'm ready for what's next.

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                        • #13
                          Hi opygirl, 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
                            finale step
                            Sorry, this hand was deleted by its owner
                            Sorry, this hand was deleted by its owner
                            Sorry, this hand was deleted by its owner
                            It took me a while. I went up and down. I didn't post all of my hands just the last couple that I lost the rest of the $2.00. Where do I go from here. Thank you for the training. I know it doesn't show but it really has helped. Opalyn

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                            • #15
                              Thank you for posting these hands for review and I have asked one of the Hand Analysers to take a look at them for you.
                              He will do this within the next 24 hours and once they've been analysed I will advise on the next step.

                              Cheers.
                              2 Time Bracelet Winner


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