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    I'm new to PSO and would like to take place in the bankroll builder promotion.
    Last edited by DeLituanica; Sat Aug 03, 2013, 03:08 PM.

  • #2
    Originally posted by DeLituanica 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 and best of luck to you at the tables! Raiser umbup:


    • #3
      Hello DeLituanica, 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! flophitter umbup:


      • #4
        Sorry, this hand was deleted by its owner
        Hello, All players were loose ,and player USCCHXQ was bluffing a lot. I had passed quiz before I joined bankroll builder. P.S. sorry for my bad english.


        • #5
          Hi DeLituanica, No problem, I understand you well 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! flophitter umbup:


          • #6
            Hi DeLituanica! This promotion is ONLY for FULL RING cash games. Playing any other type of table once you receive your first bonus will make you INELIGIBLE for all future bonuses. Please do NOT play 6-max tables again while you are in this promotion. With J8o from the BB, I get a limp, then a min-raise in front of me. This is a very marginal hand and is not strong enough to call a raise with, so I need to muck this preflop. Many players that are in the blinds will call raises because 'they think it's cheap since they have chips in the pot'. This actually, is a very large chip leak. When I'm out of position, I only want to be playing premium hands and I need to muck anything marginal. If I saw the flop (which I would not), when I see that I hit top pair with a marginal kicker, I get the opp to make a 2/3 pot bet. I'm just going to call this bet. The reason for it is that this bet is enough to price out all the opps from any of their draws to beat me. If the opp had bet less, then I would need to raise, but since I still have a very marginal 1 pair hand, I do not want to raise. The turn is an overcard and the opp makes a large bet. I need to muck to this. While I do have a pair, it's not a very good one and I can easily be beaten. I want to be putting my chips into the pot when I'm ahead, not when I can very easily be behind. The key with this hand is to muck marginal hands preflop, especially when out of position. Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.umbup: John (JWK24)

            6 Time Bracelet Winner


            • #7
              Brilliant! 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! flophitter umbup:


              • #8
                I know i played very bad here, I don't know why I played this stupid. Maybe Its because I played my first real cash game ever.


                • #9
                  only 0.20$ is left in my bankroll


                  • #10
                    reasons to make big bets

                    1. To make a value bet with good hand
                    2. To make a bluff whit strong draws
                    2. To put pressure on opponent

                    I also passed cash game quiz.

                    So thats it , I have finished all three tasks and waiting for further instructions. I also have one question, now that I have 0.20$ in my bankroll left can I play ,,sit and go,, or micro tournaments , because min buy-in at 0.01/0.02$ tables is 0.80$? Thank for your time.


                    • #11
                      Hi DeLituanica, Thanks for posting this hand, one of the Hand Analysers will take a look at it for you. Just hold on to your remaining bankroll and we'll top you up shortly. The Bankroll Builder cash is only for the specified games, but once you complete all the steps you will be free Cheers! flophitter umbup:


                      • #12
                        Hi DeLituanica! I'll analyse the hand in post #8.

                        I have no idea what you're doing in this hand. You have 43s in fairly early position, and you should be folding pre-flop, because this hand is trash. It's especially bad to play this hand when you are short-stacked, because suited connectors require deep stacks in order that you have good implied odds to chase straights and flushes. With a short stack, you should only play "top pair hands", like TT+, AT+, QJ+.
                        As played, you limp and the blinds see a flop with you. On T86, you have nothing at all, just 4-high and a backdoor flush draw. When it's checked to you, checking behind is probably best, but trying a bluff has some merit, as you have no other way of winning the pot. You bet 4c into 6c, which is fine, and the small blind check-raises. He's telling you he hit this flop. Since you have no pair, no draw, you should fold to this raise. Instead, you made a crazy play, shoving all in. When a villain raises the flop, he's not going to be folding very often. Villain calls here with a gutshot and flush draw, but he's already ahead of you with 9-high. He makes a pair on the turn and you're drawing dead.
                        You basically threw your money away on this hand. It's frustrating when you've only got a short-stack, but you have to remain patient and disciplined. Don't put all your money in the middle with a crazy bluff, because it sinmply won't work very often, so you'll be going bust over and over if you keep doing it. Try and make a big hand before getting your chips in.

                        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
                          Thank you for hand analysis.

                          As I posted yesterday, I have completed all 3 tasks, should I do anything else to receive my secound bonus?

                          Thank you for your time and help.


                          • #14
                            Hello DeLituanica, 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. flophitter umbup:


                            • #15
                              Ahh... I almost made it to 10vpp, I managed to earned 9.14vpp's but I gues it doesn`t count ...
                              I will soon going to post few hands where I lost my bankroll.



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