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    Hi,

    I have only played with play money but heard about the bankroll builder and want to try it. Can I join?

  • #2
    Originally posted by MA8008 View Post
    Hi, I have only played with play money but heard about the bankroll builder and want to try it. Can I join?
    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
      Hello, 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! Raiser umbup:

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      • #4
        Great! Still working on the course and quiz, but I played a few hands on a play money table and this happened:

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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.

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          • #6
            Hi MA8008! I'll anlayse the hand in post #4.

            Pre-flop with K4o UTG, I recommend folding. This is a very weak holding that doesn't flop very well, and it's particularly hard to play out of position. In early position, you want much stronger hands like TT+/AQ+ which you can open-raise. Limping in is very weak, as it doesn't give you an immediate chance of winning the pot.
            As played, no one raises so you see a flop for the cheapest price, but be warned that this will hardly ever happen on the real money tables. You get one of the best flops imaginable, and I would be committed to getting all my money in if possible. Leading out with a half pot value-bet is good, as you can get called by various overpairs and overcards, along with straight draws (e.g. 76). You're only losing to pocket 5s and A4, and those hands are quite unlikely. When there's a raise and two calls, you have the perfect opportunity to reraise and try and win a huge pot. One villain way overvalues his pair of 5s, so when he re-raises, you can shove all in. You got really unlucky after that. Villain turned a 2-outer to make a full house. There's nothing you can do about that. You got your money in as a huge favourite, and villain sucked out. Just be aware that when you play holecards containing small cards, you're at greater risk of getting counterfeited, so it's best to just fold pre-flop. Hands that start with weak kickers tend to flop weakly and lose to higher cards pretty often.

            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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            • #7
              Super! Let us know as soon as you pass the quiz and I'll get your first bonus to you Raiser umbup:

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              • #8
                Hi there,

                I have passed the quiz

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by MA8008 View Post
                  Hi there,

                  I have passed the quiz
                  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!

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                  • #10
                    Here's the hand where I went from doing fairly well to the beginning of the end...

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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
                        Hi again MA8008! I'll analyse the hand in post #10.

                        This hand is pretty much a cooler, meaning you were destined to lose money. The amazing thing is that you didn't go broke, like I generally would. Pre-flop, it's just about OK to call in position with J9s, but villain's 4x open makes me suspicious he has a big hand, like JJ+/AKs. I certainly don't want to just hit a pair with J9, as you'll be crushed by sets and overpairs. The flop is a good one for you, as you have a flush draw on A64 and villain only bets half pot. Calling is standard here. The turn gives you a flush, but villain bets again, around half pot. I would raise here almost always. This is not a spot to "trap" or slowplay. Your hand is very strong, but it cannot get any better. It can only get relatively worse. If another club comes on the river, then you'd lose if villain has the Ac, Kc or Qc in his hand. Since villain didn't check the turn, I think it's very likely he has one of these cards. Noticing the flop texture, you can see that he could have been betting AK or AQ with the ace of clubs in his hand. I would raise for value and protection here. If villain has a flush draw, he'll nearly always call, but he'll be drawing to 7 outs. If he has a set, then he's drawing to 10 outs that make a boat or quads. If he's currently behind, make him pay for it! On the rare occasions that villain actually has a flush and he re-raises, I'd feel sick inside but probably go all in, unless he goes all in first. A raise to about 75c on the turn would be my preference. As played, you just called. The river is basically a blank, but here villain makes a strange play. He bets about twice the size of the pot. In most cases, overbets like this indicate a hand that is close to the nuts. If he'd made a smaller bet, I would have raised for value, and then called if he'd made a bet of this size, so I think I'd also call now. He could well be going crazy with a set of aces that thinks it's good because you didn't raise the turn. You called, which is fine, and you get the bad news that villain has KQs. You were pipped here, which is always a risk when you play less than stellar starting cards, but getting over-flushed is actually pretty rare. Like I said, it's a cooler, so you were unlucky.

                        Hope this helps!

                        Cheers,
                        Arty
                        Bracelet Winner

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                        • #13
                          Super! All you need to do now is let us know as soon as you pass the Cash Game quiz so that we can get your next bonus to you Raiser umbup:

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                          • #14
                            hi

                            I passed the cash game quiz

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by MA8008 View Post
                              I passed the cash game quiz
                              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. Raiser umbup:

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