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    I'm new to PSO and would like to take place in the bankroll builder promotion

  • #2
    Originally posted by gajapokkiri 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 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
        Of course not a great hand to raise with initially, then bet for the flush draw and made my hand on turn. Since I was playing for the flush and made my hand, bet all in. I might have been a bit lucky here I think. Passed basic course

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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 gajapokkiri! I'll analyse the hand in post #4

            I'm not at all keen on the pre-flop raise. 42s is a trash hand and it does not have a positive expectation in any position, let alone under the gun. Playing strong hands out of position is tough enough. Playing weak hands OOP is a recipe for disaster. Your raise is immediately re-raised, but with a string of callers, you have decent pot odds to call and see if you get lucky. Flopping a flush draw is about the best you can hope for. I'd generaly check to the last raiser, but leading out isn't terrible. When several players call your bet, the pot becomes larger than your remaining stack. Since you turned the flush, you should go directly all in. It's pointless betting anything less, because your remaining stack will be a tiny fraction of the pot on the river and you'll be committed to getting it in, even if the river is another spade, which would be terrible, as someone is bound to have a better flush. Fortunately the river is a blank, so it's trivial to shove the last 147 into the 1297 pot. Villains are getting such great pot odds that they have to call with weak hands on the off chance you're bluffing. Nice hand.

            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
            Last edited by ArtySmokesPS; Fri Aug 16, 2013, 04:24 AM.
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            • #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!

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              • #8
                Thanks Arty! m still learning, and do see that your comments makes sense. I do realize that I should not have played 24s at the first place, but again here I guess I did get a string of callers coz of play money logic.

                I'll keep your comments in mind and take other courses.

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                • #9
                  Maybe this was an easy fold, started playing with a not so great hand because of position. Could I have played it differently?
                  Last edited by gajapokkiri; Fri Aug 16, 2013, 07:37 PM.

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                  • #10
                    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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                    • #11
                      Hello, Unfortunately your account is not eligible for this promotion. If you have any questions about this please send a Private Message to PSO Admin. Cheers, Raiser umbup:

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by gajapokkiri View Post
                        Maybe this was an easy fold, started playing with a not so great hand because of position. Could I have played it differently?
                        Hi gajapapokkiri! Opening from late postion with KJo is ok, but nearing the lower end of what we want to open with. I suggest sticking to the standard 3bb bet size. Anyone willing to fold to that will fold to the 4bb bet. You get called by a deep stacked player. You miss the flop and the A is scary since we can expect the blinds to call preflop with most Ax hands. C-betting as you did will typically win all the times the villain does not have an A. Yet, you will get called/raised all the times they do have an A, plus some other hands that connect with the flop. After your c-bet gets called we need to give up this semi-bluff hand and check-fold the remaining streets. Firing another bullet on the turn has a low chance for success. Moreover, you just got a possible flush draw on the river. Try to see the river for free and you might get a flush that can beat whatever the villain has now, which highly likely is beating you. Also, your bets on the flop and turn were too small compared to the pot. It makes it too easy for the villain to stay in the hand with a wide range of hands. Folding to the big turn raise was your only choice.umbup: GL and have fun at the tables! Roland GTX

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