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    Hi There

    I’m new to this site and am interested in taking part in the bankroll builder promotion

    Thanks

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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
      Hi Michae2005, 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 Basics 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! umbup:
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        Thank you I am currently going through the basic lesions and playing the league Freerolls. I have started to play some play money games as you suggested and fine it very difficult. What I have found is that players are calling almost any bet pre flop regardless what hand they have and in most cases I’m not getting beaten until the river. Here is an example any advice is appreciated.

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        • #5
          I have now passed the Poker Basic course
          Last edited by Michae2005; Sun Sep 15, 2013, 04:12 PM.

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          • #6
            I have completed all 3 steps

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            • #7
              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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              • #8
                Originally posted by Michae2005 View Post
                Thank you I am currently going through the basic lesions and playing the league Freerolls. I have started to play some play money games as you suggested and fine it very difficult. What I have found is that players are calling almost any bet pre flop regardless what hand they have and in most cases I’m not getting beaten until the river. Here is an example any advice is appreciated.
                Hi Michae2005 You are correct about play money tables. Many players call too often. This actually does two good things for us. Firstly, it teaches patience. Stick to only playing good starting hands and good situations. For, example don't invest too much preflop with speculative hands such as suited connectors or small pairs. And don't limp in just because everyone else did. Secondly, we can make a winning strategy exactly because players call too much. Here are three rules that should help you: 1. Don't bluff! Bluffing only works if the villain(s) will fold. At play money and 2NL, they tend not to. 2. Don't pay off your opponent! If it looks like your opponent could have a straight or flush don't invest too much in the hand. They probably have it. Fold and wait for a better spot. 3. Value bet, value bet, value bet! When we do make a strong hand such as a set or better, value bet as often as possible. You will get paid off by all of these opponents who never fold. You will still get unlucky often enough, but this strategy does work. Over time luck balances out and if you are getting it in good, you will be profitable. The trick is to be patient. Let's look at your hand now. You have 88 in early position. This is probably not strong enough to raise as you did. It is a tough hand to play postflop since you can normally expect overcards on the flop, and raising will not get many players to fold. It is better to play it speculatively. This means we want to see the flop as cheaply as possible. If we flop a set great! We can value bet. All the times we don't flop a set, we need to be careful and usually fold to heavy action. Here you get an interesting flop. You have an overpair. You also have an open ended straight draw. However, other players may already have a straight. Moreover, you will not have the nut straight even if you fill yours. Hands such as 89 are beating you. If you get an 8 on a later street, that gives you a set, but again it may also make a straight for another player. As for your pair, it might be good. However many overcards on the turn and river can ruin our hand. In other words, this might be a good spot, but it is not great. Here I would prefer to just call the 2c bet on the flop rather than moving all in. This keeps the pot under control allowing us to see the turn cheaply. We have many ways of improving our hand, but we don't have a strong hand yet. Don't let all the calling stations frustrate you. Be patient. When you have a strong made hand (sets or better) you will probably be raking in a big potumbup: GL and have fun at the tables! Roland GTX

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                  Excellent! 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 completed and we will award you with your next buy-in. Best of Luck! umbup:
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                  • #10
                    Hi I have now completed and passed Cash Game course. List 3 reasons why a player may want to make a big bet? 1. To put pressure on your opponents 2. To protect the hand on a wet board 3. To bluff Here is a hand from tonight. My question is did I get the bet size right? Thanks Michael

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                      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
                        Originally posted by Michae2005 View Post
                        Hi I have now completed and passed Cash Game course. List 3 reasons why a player may want to make a big bet? 1. To put pressure on your opponents 2. To protect the hand on a wet board 3. To bluff Here is a hand from tonight. My question is did I get the bet size right? Thanks Michael
                        Hi Michae2005! Calling preflop is fine here with JJ. You flop a set which is great. Now the question becomes how to get the most value out of the hand. First, let's look at the board. J65 rainbow; You have top set. There are no flush draws. There may be straight draws, but 56 are pretty low so they are a bit less likely to fit in the villains' ranges. In other words this is a pretty safe flop for you, but unlikely to have helped your opponents. Moreover, you are out of position and first to act on the flop. Normally at 2NL leading out with a bet with your strong hands as you did here is the best approach. Betting builds the pot gaining us value and protects our hand from any draws. I would typically bet 50% of the pot on a dry board like this. So, your bet could have been 7c or 8c. Anyone willing to pay 6c will probably pay 8c here. You played the hand fine. However, in this spot, your lead is pretty safe at the moment with top set. So, you might win more money be check-calling or check-raising the flop. If we assume this flop didn't help either opponent, there is a good chance they will fold to a bet by you. It may have been better to check and hope that one of the opponents bets. In particular, the original raiser will often c-bet even when they miss the flop. This will win you an extra bet from the opponent. Note: only use this type of line when you have a very strong hand such as flopping the nut flush or nut straight. On boards that are connected, suited or high cards, leading out with a bet is usually the best choice both for gaining value and protecting your hand. GL and have fun at the tables! Roland GTX

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                        • #13
                          Funny you say that I should have properly go to 8c as that is what I wanted to bet but when I pressed the ½ button it bet 6c for me! Your second point is interesting too, I had considered playing tricky and checking but decided not to use this tactic at the moment as I’m concentrating on bet sizing and pot odds. Its pot odds that I'm having problems working out especially with the time limits with online poker do you have any suggestions that could help me?

                          Thanks
                          Michael

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                          • #14
                            Hi Michae2005, Fantastic! Your next 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 this bonus and you will automatically be credited with the next bonus. Let us know if you hit that target 2) If you lose your this 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. Joss umbup:
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                            • #15
                              Hi

                              It has taken some time but I have finally made it to 10 VPPs. There has been some up and downs and unfortunately more downs than ups

                              Michael

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