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    Hi. I want to participate in the Bankroll Builder promotion.

    Thank you.

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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
      Hello carensky, 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:

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      • #4
        Play Money Hand Replayed

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        • #5
          Poker Assessment Quiz Passed

          :-)

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          • #6
            Hi carensky, 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:

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            • #7
              Hi carensky! I'll analyse the hand in post #4.

              Judging from the stacksizes, it looks like this is a tournament. My apologies if my assumption is incorrect, but please sit on cashgame tables, where the blinds remain fixed, for the duration of this promotion. Nevertheless, I'll run you through this hand.

              With A8o on the button, I think I'd just call when there are two limpers. A8 is not a strong hand and it doesn't flop well, as you can't make a flush or straight using both cards. Most of the time, the best hand you'll make on the flop is top pair with a lousy kicker. As played, you minraised to 40, and this is kind of pointless, because minraises give villains a bargain price to call due to pot odds. If you had a stronger hand, then a good raise size is 3bb + 1bb per limper, which would make it 5bb or 100 chips in this spot. As played, you minraise and get 3 callers. The flop comes 763, which is not a good one for your hand, despite you having two overcards. One villain donks out for a minbet, so you can call this, because the pot odds are so good. Villain probably has a weak one pair or a draw. The turn comes another seven, and this time the villain checks. Here you decided to shove all in with an overbet of 438 into 258. This makes no sense. You have ace high, and if a villain calls, you'll be way behind. You should reserve your big bets and raises for when you have a strong hand. Making a big bluff like this is pointless, because better hands are never folding, so you'll only get action when you're behind. Since no one called, you probably had the best hand, but you could have got value from worse by making a smaller bet, or by checking and seeing if you can get some more action on the river.

              You dragged the pot in this hand, but I would recommend you are more cautious with offsuit aces in future. Hands like A8o are not profitable hands in the long run, and you should be hoping to make two pairs or trips with them.

              Hope this help!
              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 23, 2013, 12:00 AM.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by ArtySmokesPS View Post
                Hi carensky! I'll analyse the hand in post #4.

                Judging from the stacksizes, it looks like this is a tournament. My apologies if my assumption is incorrect, but please sit on cashgame tables, where the blinds remain fixed, for the duration of this promotion. Nevertheless, I'll run you through this hand.

                With A8o on the button, I think I'd just call when there are two limpers. A8 is not a strong hand and it doesn't flop well, as you can't make a flush or straight using both cards. Most of the time, the best hand you'll make on the flop is top pair with a lousy kicker. As played, you minraised to 40, and this is kind of pointless, because minraises give villains a bargain price to call due to pot odds. If you had a stronger hand, then a good raise size is 3bb + 1bb per limper, which would make it 5bb or 100 chips in this spot. As played, you minraise and get 3 callers. The flop comes 763, which is not a good one for your hand, despite you having two overcards. One villain donks out for a minbet, so you can call this, because the pot odds are so good. Villain probably has a weak one pair or a draw. The turn comes another seven, and this time the villain checks. Here you decided to shove all in with an overbet of 438 into 258. This makes no sense. You have ace high, and if a villain calls, you'll be way behind. You should reserve your big bets and raises for when you have a strong hand. Making a big bluff like this is pointless, because better hands are never folding, so you'll only get action when you're behind. Since no one called, you probably had the best hand, but you could have got value from worse by making a smaller bet, or by checking and seeing if you can get some more action on the river.

                You dragged the pot in this hand, but I would recommend you are more cautious with offsuit aces in future. Hands like A8o are not profitable hands in the long run, and you should be hoping to make two pairs or trips with them.

                Hope this help!
                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
                Thank you, Arty.
                Yes, you are right, that hand was from play money SNG Turbo game.
                I understand, no more careless bluffs for me from now on :-)
                I'll try my best to attend the live training sessions. But sorry, I am very new to poker so I guess I will stick to Sit N Gos at the moment.
                Carpe Diem!

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                • #9
                  Now just let us know when you have passed the Poker Basics quiz and we can award you with your first bonus and move onto the next step! flophitter umbup:

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                  • #10
                    Poker Assessment Quiz Passed
                    Originally posted by flophitter View Post
                    Now just let us know when you have passed the Poker Basics quiz and we can award you with your first bonus and move onto the next step! flophitter umbup:
                    Good morning.I already passed the Poker Basics Quiz. [IMG][/IMG]

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                    • #11
                      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:

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                      • #12
                        3 reasons why I would make a big bet

                        1. bluff villains out
                        2. put pressure against opponents
                        3. protect my good hole cards

                        thanks

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                        • #13
                          Great thanks, now just let me know when you have your other tasks completed. flophitter umbup:

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