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    Hi,

    I would like to qualify for the Bankroll Builder Program.

    Thanks,

    Ladywolf171

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    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
      Hi Ladywolf171, 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:
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      • #4
        Hand analysis Hello, Here is a hand I would like some thoughts on... I raised initially with the A K off suited. After the flop i saw that I had top pair, but knew that there could be a potential flush draw for a villain so I just bet about half the pot. The turn was bad for me and meant now a villain could have a straight, so I slowed down and just checked, knowing that if someone else bet I would fold. They all checked so I ruled that out. The river was a 3, now potentially giving someone three of a kind. Knowing I now had a weaker hand I only made a small bet, a reraise and I would have folded. Surprisingly I won the hand. Was there a better way to have played this to have put my hand in a better position or extract more chips? The players at the table were mostly pretty loose and likely to play with weak hands Thanks!!!
        Last edited by Ladywolf171; Sat Aug 03, 2013, 03:43 AM. Reason: Link for hand wasn't right

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        • #5
          Another hand analysis Hello, So I have another hand which I would quite like some advice on. I think I played it all wrong. So I was small blind, and I had a decent hand. I know I should have probably raised but I thought I should just make a cheap call (my first mistake). Then the flop. I had two pair so I immediately bet three quarters of the pot. After the turn I was worried that a villain could have made a straight. So I checked and a villain made a small bet. I thought that they could have the straight and were trying to get more value but I called anyway as it was only a small bet. The turn made me think I was to be beaten by a straight so I just checked again. And the villain bet about 1/3 of the pot. As I was now invested I made the decision to call. And surprisingly won. But I feel I might have a made a few mistakes with this hand, so any help would be appreciated. I didn't have much of read on the other players yet. Thanks!!!!

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          • #6
            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.
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            • #7
              Poker Basics Course I have also read through the poker basic courses and passed the assessment Thanks umbup:

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              • #8
                Hi Ladywolf171! With AK (or any other hand that I want to open with), I'm going to make a standard raise, which is to 3BB+1BB for each limper. With no limps, I will raise to 3BB or 30 chips. By keeping all of my raises standard, the opps are continually guessing as to the strength of my hand. Opps that bet more with better hands and less with marginal ones are basically turning their hands face-up to an observant opp.. something I do not want to do. I flop top pair and when it checks to me, I need to make a standard value bet. Post flop bets need to be sized based on the pot size, number of opps and the board texture. With 3 opps in the hand, I need to bet 3/4 pot, so I will bet 184. I do not want to bet less than this, as this can give the opps the correct odds to try to outdraw me (especially if the opp has diamonds). If I give them the correct odds and they do outdraw me, it's my own fault that I lose the hand. The turn puts a second flush draw and other straight draws out there. When it gets to me, I need to make another value bet, both to get value for my hand, but also to protect my hand against the draws. Since there are still 3 opps, I need to bet 3/4 pot. HOWEVER, this creates a new problem. This bet is over 1/3 of my remaining chips, which means that I'm pot-committed and due to this, cannot ever fold. Since I'm going to be pot-committed by this bet, I need to SHOVE the turn. The key with this hand is to make standard bets, not to make larger bets when the hand is strong and smaller ones if the hand weakens. Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.umbup: John (JWK24)
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                • #9
                  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:
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                  • #10
                    Cash game hand for analysis Hello, Here is a cash game for analysis. So I had an off suited A and K preflop. An opponent raised so instead of reraising, I just made the call. But should I have made a reraise? Post flop, The first opp checked and the second made a relatively small bet, and knowing I had top pair and top kicker I decided to make a large bet, particularly to shut down any flush draw. Should I have bet even bigger, such as 20 - 24 cents? After my opponent called, the turn showed there could be a straight draw. But my opponent checked and I though that they didnt have it. So to shut down any chance of making the opponents hand, while protecting mine, I shoved, knowing with the opponents smaller stack they may fold. But was this too risky? Thanks

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                    • #11
                      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.
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                      • #12
                        Another hand for analysis Hello, Here is another hand that I felt I played completely wrong, but I'm not quite sure what I should have done. So I was early position and maybe shouldn't have played this hand, but I did. After I raised I was left with only one opponent. This opponent will quite frequently make small bets even when they have the best hand by far. Post flop, I knew I had the Ace, but a low kicker. There was a potential flush draw for the opp, but not for me. So I tried to shut it down with a big bet. And the opp called. The turn was even worse for me. Now I wasn't quite sure what to do here. Should I have made a small information sort of a bet? Folded? I wasn't sure so I just checked. And the opp checked too. Following the river I made a half bet, not knowing quite what I should have done, knowing that the opp would probably have the better hand and was just calling me per his standard sort of play, so should I have just checked again and denied him the chance to build a bigger pot? I just know I played this all wrong. My main question is. What do you do if you have top pair, and the flop/turn/river does give another a flush draw. Do you check to them? Or make a small information bet? Thanks!!!!

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                        • #13
                          Hand analysis The story of how I lost my stack. Where did I go wrong? Thanks

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                          • #14
                            List 3 reasons why a player may want to make a big bet?

                            List 3 reasons why a player may want to make a big bet?

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

                            I will sit the quiz when I am able

                            Thanks

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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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