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  • [JK] Bankroll builder

    I want to take part in the Bankroll Builder promotion umbup:!

  • #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 DinhThai,

      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!

      John (JWK24)

      6 Time Bracelet Winner


      • #4
        Bet on turn with Straight and get fold by all opponent Am I play right when bet my straight from early position?


        • #5
          i passed the basic course quiz a few days ago!


          • #6
            Hi DinhThai! Congrats on passing the quiz! I'll analyse the hand in post #4.

            98o is not a great hand, so I'd often fold this pre-flop, especially in early position and in the blinds, because it's hard to make money when playing out of position. Here there are a couple of limpers, so you get good pot odds to see a flop for half price, but I wouldn't mind a fold either. The flop comes 766, which is a reasonably good flop for you, as you have an open-ended straight draw. I'd be cautious, however, because with two spades on the board you don't have the full complement of 8 outs, as some of them will make a flush. On a paired board it's also possible for someone to make a full house. Checking to see how much you have to pay for your draw is fine. Occasionally it will get checked around so you get a free card, which is what happened here. The turn comes a 5, so you made the nut straight. Leading out for value is definitely the right move and half pot is fine. You'll be in a tricky spot if someone raises, as they might have you beat with a full house, but they could also have slowplayed trips (which you beat), or made a worse straight. This time, your bet takes it down, and this illustrates the problem of playing out of position. Even when you hit your hand, it's hard to get paid. You drag the pot, but it's not the huge pot your big hand really deserves. Since 98o isn't a profitable hand in the long run, it's generally best to fold it pre-flop.

            Hope this helps!

            Bracelet Winner


            • #7
              Brilliant DinhThai! 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!umbup: John (JWK24)

              6 Time Bracelet Winner


              • #8
                Thank you Arty and John!
                Last edited by DinhThai; Sun Sep 22, 2013, 07:45 AM.


                • #9
                  1 limper preflop, I raised 4.5BB on BT with J5o, then 2 limper check on little wet flop 8JTo, I hit J then Cbet 2/3 pot 1 Opp fold, on turn I bet 2/3 pot when I hit 2 pairs Js and 5s, my Opp fold, did I play this hand right?
                  Last edited by DinhThai; Sun Feb 16, 2014, 02:48 PM.


                  • #10

                    It's good to see that you're playing aggressively, I much prefer to see people making betting and raising mistakes rather than checking/calling mistakes.

                    It's important to note that V9 didn't limp, he posted his blind and then checked. This means that his range could be any two cards, although you can probably exclude some of his stronger hands that he would have raised with.

                    Being no the button is the best position in Texas Hold 'Em, but this doesn't mean you should always play from here no matter what your hand. J5o is a very poor hand, it can't hit straights or flushes and if you hit a pair, it can easily be outkicked. Also with your short stack size of 50BB, you are much more likely to be forced into making a decision for all your stack and there are very few boards that you would be happy to go all in with J5o. This should be a fold.

                    The flop is precisely the reason why I would just fold J5o preflop. You're now multiway and you've hit top pair on a wet board. Having said that I think your CBet is a good play as there will be worse hands that can call. However you should be willing to fold if either of the two players raises your bet. Fortunately they don't and you get to the turn.

                    The turn illustrates one of the other problems I mentioned. You've now got just over a pot sized bet left behind and any future bets will put you all in. Fortunately you spike two pair, which probably now give you the best hand, although villain could easily hold Q9, 97s, JT, 88, maybe even TT and JJ. Having said that I still think you should bet for value and hope he calls with a worse Jx or a straight draw. I think you should just go all in, as you are now never folding. If he did have a straight draw, he might just call your $0.50 bet and then fold when he misses, whereas he would likely call your all in bet anyway and you get paid the full amount when he misses.


                    • #11
                      HI DinhThai!

                      Please let me know when you have passed the cash quiz.

                      John (JWK24)

                      6 Time Bracelet Winner


                      • #12
                        I passed the Cash Quiz!
                        3 reasons why a player may want to make a big bet:
                        - to protect hand against draw
                        - to Bluff
                        - to value bet big
                        Last edited by DinhThai; Sat Mar 22, 2014, 11:12 PM.


                        • #13
                          Great Job!

                          You passed the Cash Game Quiz and know you've shown that you have a great understanding of the fundementals of playing poker. We have now credited your account with your 2nd bonus.

                          Step Three

                          Please play a 1/2 cent Real Money table 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.

                          NB: You must post a Cash Game hand only, tournament hands do not count for this promotion. You must use the Hand Replayer only to post your hand, we cannot accept hands posted in any other way.

                          Once you post your hand one of our Trainers will analyze it for you so please post and intersestig hand where you have questions. Give as much information about the hand as possible, for example, had you any reads on your opponents?

                          Team PokerSchoolOnline


                          • #14
                            I raise with Q4s on Mid position, BB raise 3 times my bet, I called. On flop J high he bet small, I guess his raise preflop just to bluff me so I called, on turn J, he check, So I guess He miss the flop, I bet >1/2 pot to bluff him, he called and check on river again, I bet 2/3 pot to bluff him, he fold, Am I play right here, is my bet size right to bluff, did I bluff right on the turn and river?


                            • #15
                              analyze my hand!

                              please analyze my hands!



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