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  • [JK] Bankroll Builder

    Hi, I started reading the courses and I want to take place in the bankroll builder promotion.

  • #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 www.pokerschoolonline.com and best of luck to you at the tables! John (JWK24) umbup:
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    • #3
      Hello JohnPryce,

      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!

      John (JWK24)
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      • #4
        I have passed the Poker Basic course, and right below is the hand. I folded the villain's all in after raising, I want to know if I did well folding this hand and whether my raise was of the right size.
        Sorry, this hand was deleted by its owner

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        • #5
          Hi JohnPryce! With AK from mid position, I get a limp, then a large abnormal raise and a call of the raise. A standard raise here for the opp would have been to 3BB+1BB for each limper or 80 chips. Here is where a read on the opps would come into play for me as there are two ways I could go about this hand. If I think that the opps will not fold to a 3-bet, then I'm going to call here and re-evaluate after the flop. If I think that some of the opps would fold, then I will make a 3-bet. A standard 3-bet sizing is to between 3X the previous bet (1032) and a pot-sized raise (1082). If I do 3-bet, I'll size it at 1050. I don't want to go less than 3X, as this can give the opps the correct odds to try to outdraw me. I now get a call and a shove. AK plays much better in a HU pot than it does in a multi-way pot and I'm guaranteed to have at least 2 opps in the hand, if not 3 opps in the hand. With this being the case, with an unmade hand (I only have ace high), I'm going to fold and look for a better spot to get my chips into. Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.umbup: John (JWK24)
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          • #6
            Brilliant JohnPryce! 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: John (JWK24)
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            • #7
              I have passed the quiz. List 3 reasons why a player may want to make a big bet? 1- for value betting 2- for protection from strong draws 3- to put pressure on opponents At this hand I raised 3BB on LP, I should have bet 3BB + 1BB, with a flush draw on the flop and after a check of the villain I thought, he showed weakness so I tried to do semi-bluff and bet valuing for a possible flush hit, I bet about half of the pot, on the turn he checks again, I then thought of making a not big bet, he calls and checks again on the river, where I hit my flush so I didnt want to make a huge bet here in order to make him call, I thought that 20c was ok. Did I play well? Any point where I must have done something in a different way? Thanks.
              Last edited by JohnPryce; Fri Jul 26, 2013, 06:50 AM.

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              • #8
                Hi John!

                I like the way you played this hand, although I might play it a little differently. Pre-flop, making an isolation raise to get heads up with the limper is good. (3bb+1bb would be better, but it's OK). JTs is probably the bottom of my range for doing this. I'd prefer to have a hand that makes a good top pair, but any two Broadways will do really, and being suited gives you some additional playability.
                As played, you get heads up, which is perfect, and villain checks to you on the two-tone flop of 954. This is a great flop for you, with your flush draw and two overcards. I definitely like making a continuation bet with a nice draw like this. Villain will often check-fold, so you'll pick up the dead money, which is a great result when you have jack high, but you're in pretty good shape even if he calls, as you could improve to top pair or a flush, or pick up additional outs to a straight if an 8 or Q hits the turn.
                When villain check-calls the flop, he usually has some piece of it, such as top/middle pair (9x, A5, 88-66) or an OESD with 76. The turn is basically a blank. The thing about the deuce is that it's not at all scary. Anything that called on the flop will also call now. It would be fine betting again if you had a made hand like an overpair, or you'd gained equity with a straight draw to go with your flush draw, but right now you just have jack high. Since villain is likely ahead (you're only beating 76) this is a good spot to check behind. By betting you're charging yourself money to hit your draw, when you could do it for free by checking behind. This is the beauty of being in position. When you want to go for value, you can bet and get called. But when you don't think worse hands will call a bet, and you don't think better hands will fold, then you can check and see if you can improve for free. I kind of understand why you bet small on the turn, but I'd make it even cheaper and not bet at all.
                Villain calls and you hit a lucky river. You make the flush. Now you can finally bet for value. Villain's hand is likely to be fairly weak. Since he hasn't raised at any point, I think he mostly has one pair. To target a weak range, you can go with a smaller bet. This flushy river will be somewhat scary to hands like T9 or 88, but you don't want to lose your customer now he's made it to the river. Betting 20c into 50c is great. Villain looked you up, but his hand isn't shown, but I'd imagine it was one or two pairs at best. You made a nice value-bet on the river. Well played!

                Hope this helps!

                Cheers,
                Arty
                Bracelet Winner

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                • #9
                  And also, this hand I've just played, where I hit a set on the flop with pocket fives, could you analyze this hand? Thanks.

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                  • #10
                    Hello JohnPryce, We will get the last hand for you within 24 hours. 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. John (JWK24) umbup:
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                    • #11
                      Hi again JohnPryce! I'll run you through the pocket fives hand in post #9.

                      This hand more or less playayed itself post-flop, but I would play it differently pre-flop. With 55 in late position, I'm happy to call a raise and go set-mining, but if it's folded to me I will open for a raise myself, because that provides an additional way to win. You could steal the blinds straight away, and that's a good result, because you won't flop a set very often.
                      As played, you limp in, which is a weak play that I don't recommend. Now you'll actually have to hit the flop, and if no one raises, the BB could check his option and make a random pair better than yours. Limping also turns your hand face up as a small pair or suited connector, which will allow competent opponents to play better against you. (If you raise, they don't know if you have AA, KJ or 76s).
                      The small blind raises, but his size is far too small. You can make a very easy call, as you have a great price to try and hit your set. As luck would have it, you spike a 5 on 965. When villain makes a continuation bet of almost the size of the pot, he clearly has a hand of some sort (villains usually bet smaller on the flop if they missed), so I would immediately raise like you did, with the aim of getting all in at the earliest opportunity. You raise it up, and if was villain I would be able to fold a hand like TT, because your line is consistent with a set or 87s that flopped a straight. This villain, however, totally overvalues his hand. 88 has a pair + gutshot, but it's never ahead here. Villain 3-bets the flop and you correctly get it in. Occasionally villain will hit one of his outs, but in the long run, you're crushing here as a big favourite. Nice hand, well played!

                      Hope this helps!
                      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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                      • #12
                        Thanks Arty.

                        I've already earned 10 VPPs after receiving the previous bonus, It is said that the next bonus would be automatically credited, but nothing until now. Just letting you know that I've reached the minimum 10 VPPs earned.

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                        • #13
                          Hi JohnPryce!

                          It can take 48-72 hours for these to show in our system. To release the third bonus, you need to obtain 10VPP's AFTER the second bonus. I only show that you have 9.08VPP TOTAL and a number of these came before the second bonus. Please keep playing to get to 10vpp AFTER the second bonus only.

                          John (JWK24)
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                          • #14
                            Target hit.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by JohnPryce View Post
                              Target hit.
                              I disagree. You're up to 11.87vpp TOTAL but that is NOT 10 AFTER the second bonus. Please keep playing.

                              John (JWK24)
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