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    Greetings. I would like to take part in the bankroll builder promotion.

    - Magus Maior

  • #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 and best of luck to you at the tables! John (JWK24) umbup:

    6 Time Bracelet Winner


    • #3
      Hello Magus Maior, 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
        KQo - me on the Big Blind - everyone calls the blinds - I bet 300 and then All In Hello. I think this procedure would do very well on 0.10/0.20 tables, but the "Play Money" is considerably different. Am I right? Thanks.


        • #5
          Hi Magus Maior, 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
            Originally posted by Magus Maior View Post
            Hello. I think this procedure would do very well on 0.10/0.20 tables, but the "Play Money" is considerably different. Am I right? Thanks.
            Hi Magus Maior! You bring up a good point. There are big differences between play money, 2NL real money and the higher stakes. We need to adjust our game for each level AND for the particular opponents at our table. This hand is an excellent example of what we tend to see at play money: People never fold, regardless what cards they have! From this we can quickly see that the best way to adjust our game is to take two important steps. Firstly, Never bluff! Since oppenents rarely fold, we are going to need a made hand at showdown to win. That means we may have to fold AKs on a missed board if there is too much action for example. Secondly, Value bet your strong hands every chance you get! When you do flop a set, straight or flush, keep betting/raising to ensure you extract maximum value from the hand. Now, how does all of the above apply to this particular hand? KQo is a playable starting hand but not a premium hand. I would strongly recommend checking preflop and reevaluating on the flop. Moreover, there was 400 in the pot and you raised to 200. This is too small of a raise to expect anyone to fold to, especially with so many players involved. The result of your raise is to build the pot, without improving your chances of winning. This is not good preflop. As I said above, since you don't have a premium hand, try to see the flop cheap here. If you flop well top pair or a straight draw, then continue. If you miss the flop, just muck the hand. If you had a premium hand, AA for example, then you would want to protect your hand by limiting the number of oppoenents that see the flop. With 400 in the pot already, I would suggest simply moving all in preflop. GL and have fun at the tables! Roland GTX


            • #7
              Now just let me know when you pass the Poker Basic course flophitter umbup:


              • #8
                Hi again guys.

                Thank you for the reply.

                I passed the Poker Assesment (88%) in the end of tke poker basics course.

                Let me know about further procedures.



                • #9
                  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:


                  • #10
                    I've done the 3 things. 1 Passed the Cash Game quiz; 2 Answered; - A player may make a big bet for value - A player may make a big bet to make a "continuation bet" - A player may make a big bet in a good-timing bluff 3 And here is an interesting hand I've played:


                    • #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.



                      • #12
                        Hi Magos Maior, I will be your Hand Analyzer for this post Personally I think there might be some value raising the preflop raiser's min-bet; from experience I see players that min raise as players that like to see as many flops as they can and they will call our raises with hands that we beat. I also don't fault you for calling. When we call and get raised, I'm a bit worried as this line often is a sign of strength so I might take a tight fold here because we are OOP against a short stack. As played, I think your turn line is reasonable as the villain has signaled weakness by checking back the flop indicating that they have missed so betting here will often get folds from AK/AQ and other random Ax hands. We could make it a bit smaller since they would fold their misses anyway and that way we could have folded to a shove and lost less money. umbup:


                        • #13
                          Hello Magus Maior, 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:


                          • #14
                            10 VPPs earned!

                            How to proceed?


                            • #15
                              Hi Magus Maior, From our side we don't see you with 10 VPPs earned since the last bonus, is it possible you have confused FPPs with VPPs? So keep playing until you hit the magic 10! flophitter umbup:



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