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    I wish to take part in the bankroll builder promotion

  • #2
    Originally posted by Muzz I-Candy View Post
    I wish to take part 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 and best of luck to you at the tables! Raiser umbup:


    • #3
      Hi Muzz I-Candy, 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


      • #4
        Bankroll Builder session feedback I was on the button with JJ. No one raised before me so I raised to 10 (blinds 1 & 2) and got 5 callers. Flop was 6, 10, Q rainbow. early postions checked and late bet 10, I raised to 55 to protect my hand (as there was an overcard and stright draw) and got 2 callers but then late position reraised to $100. I thought he might be on a draw because of his small bet on the flop so called. 3 players now in the hand. 9 comes on the turn and he bets 10 again which I read as weak but only call as there is another player in the hand and there is a big striaght draw there. The river is a 4 and both check so I check behind and win the pot. The other 2 have K5 suited and AK off. Was this the best way to play the hand or should I have bet on the river when the checked?
        Last edited by Muzz I-Candy; Thu Aug 01, 2013, 08:27 AM.


        • #5
          Bankroll builder promotion

          All three steps have now been cmpleted.


          • #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 Muzz I-Candy! With JJ on the button, I get 4 limpers in front of me. I'm going to make a standard opening raise, which is to 3BB+1BB for each limper. With 4 limps, I'll raise to 7BB or 14 chips. I want to keep all of my bets standard, as this helps to conceal what cards I'm holding. I'll make the same raise with AA, 77, 22, AK, JTs or a bluff.. so the opps get no tell based on my bet sizes. Players that bet more with better hands and less with marginal ones are basically turning their cards face-up to their observant opponents, something I always want to avoid. I also don't want to raise to less than 14 here, as that can give the opps the correct odds to call and try to outdraw me. I miss the flop and it has an overcard. I now get an abnormally small bet and a call of it. Bets post-flop should be sized based on the size of the pot, number of opps and board texture. With 4 or more opps in the hand, a standard bet sizing is a pot-sized bet. Now, I need to see if I have the correct odds to call. I need to call 10 into a pot that will be 92 (10.9%). With this many opps, someone will probably have a Q, so I have 2 outs to improve. From the rule of 4 and 2, each out is worth 2% to the turn, so my hand is worth 4%. Since the pot equity is higher than my hand equity.. I need to FOLD. If I raise here, I cannot raise to less than a pot-sized raise due to the large number of opps in the hand and even though I have a pair, due to the overcard on the board, my hand is not worth betting 92. When I see an opp 3-bet here, there is a very high possibility that the opp has a Q, so I absolutely need to muck to it. If I'm still in the hand on the turn/river (which I would NOT be), I'm absolutely checking unless I get another jack. Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.umbup: John (JWK24)

              6 Time Bracelet Winner


              • #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 completed and we will award you with your next buy-in. Best of Luck! umbup:
                2 Time Bracelet Winner


                • #9
                  3 reasons why a player may want to make a big bet

                  1. To put a lot of pressure on opponents
                  2. To bluff people off decent hands
                  3. To protect against strong draws


                  • #10
                    play money hand I flopped 2 pair and raised and got re raised. I contiued to raise thinking I had the best hand and ended up going all in. The other player had a set of jacks and won the pot.


                    • #11
                      Please post a Full Ring (9seat) 1/2 cent cash game. Play money hands will no longer be accepted.

                      Last edited by HokyPokyToo; Sun Aug 04, 2013, 06:13 PM.
                      2 Time Bracelet Winner


                      • #12
                        Hi Muzz I-Candy! I'll take a look at your real money hand in post #10.

                        Ultimately, you end up in a cooler situation, as it's standard to stack off on that flop with top two pairs, but you shouldn't have got into that spot in the first place. QJ is a trouble hand and you're in early position, and the best thing to do is fold. There just isn't a positive expectation when you enter the pot with this hand in early position. Entering the pot by just calling (limping) is a weak play that doesn't give you an immediate chance to win. As played, you limp, and the button also limps, but then the SB makes a large isolation raise. He's usually doing this with a very strong hand and you have to fold now. QJ is losing to all the big hands that would raise like this.
                        As played, you call, the flop comes QJ5 and villain bets. He can definitely have QQ or JJ here (meaning the case queen or jack hit the flop) but he'll also have AQ or KK+ quite often, so stacking off is fine. As I said at the start, this is a cooler, but you shouldn't have been seeing the flop in the first place.

                        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!

                        Bracelet Winner


                        • #13
                          Bankroll Builder - Cash Game

                          All 3 tasks now completed


                          • #14
                            Hi Muzz I-Candy, 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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