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    Hi, I want to participate to bankrolln builder.

  • #2
    Originally posted by dragoshdk View Post
    Hi, I want to participate to bankrolln builder.
    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
        bankroll builder What is your opinion about?

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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
            Originally posted by dragoshdk View Post
            What is your opinion about?
            Hi dragoshdk! Interesting hand! Be aware that you were very fortunate here. The line you chose is not the best for play money. One of the most common traits of players on play money and 2NL is that they don't fold. This makes bluffing difficult since you typically have to actually win the hand at showdown. Bluffing becomes unprofitable; whereas, straight forward value betting becomes extremely profitable for the same reason. You can value bet your strong hands (sets or better) and usually expect to get paid by worse hands. Here you have A7s. I would actually fold preflop, or perhaps call behind. Ask yourself what are you hoping to flop with this hand? You wont be drawing to a straight. A 7 will rarely be top pair. A flush draw would be good. And if you flop an A, you run a very real risk of encountering an oppoinent with an A and a better kicker than yours. In other words your hand is tough to play postflop and rates to normally win a small pot or lose a big one. Raising as you did builds the pot, but does not improve your situation by isolating the limper. You miss the flop and turn completely, but bet each street. Again, this is giving away your money. Ask yourself what are you hoping to accomplish by betting. Are you betting with value with ace high and a low kicker against multiple opponents? Are you bluffing expecting all of the opponents to fold? Remember, villains dont fold too often at play money tables. On the river, you get a lucky card. However you only have middle pair. Now you have some showdown value. You should try to get to the showdown cheaply and hope your opponent doesn't have a better pair or Kx hand. Moving all risks getting value owned since there is a good chance that only the hands that will call you are the hands that have you beat. Look through the hand again. You risk more and more of your stack on every street with nothing but high card and finally middle pair on the river in a situation with multiple opponents. This is a very high risk low reward approach! Try to focus on betting for value and cutting out the pure bluffs like this hand. Value betting is the way to make money at 2NL GL and have fun at the tables! Roland GTX

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            • #7
              Super! Let us know as soon as you pass the Poker Basic Quiz Cheers, Raiser umbup:

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              • #8
                Hi, I have passed the test

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by dragoshdk View Post
                  Hi, I have passed the test
                  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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                  • #10
                    QQ vs AK

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                    • #11
                      List 3 reasons why a player may want to make a big bet?

                      -to put pressure on opponents
                      -to bluff people of decent hands
                      -to protect against strong draws

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                      • #12
                        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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                        • #13
                          Hi dragoshdk! I'll analyse the hand in post #10.

                          This one's a bit a cooler, meaning both players made "standard" plays and the result was largely due to luck, but I'd sometimes take a different line to the one you took. Raising to 3bb with QQ UTG is fine, but the 3-bet re-raise by the big blind is concerning. Since you opened in early position, a competent villain will recognise you have a strong hand. A re-raise therefore indicates he has a very strong hand himself. My play here would largely depend on a read. If the villain has been playing very tight, I would expect him to show up with KK+ quite often, and would usually just call to see if I can flop a set of trips. I'd even consider folding if villain is particularly tight. If he's been more loose and aggressive, then I'd commit to getting all in pre-flop if possible, because hands like AK, AQ and JJ - and maybe even some much worse hands - would be in his range. You decided to 4-bet, and that's OK. Your sizing is a bit big however. Villain made it 18c and you re-popped it to 61c, when something like 45c is quite sufficient. One thing that your large re-raise does is that it commits you to the pot. When villain 5-bets, it looks a lot like KK/AA, but you've put too much of your stack in to fold now. You have to shove because of the pot odds and the chance he has AK. You're a slight favourite with QQ vs AK, but villain spikes an ace on the flop this time, so drags the pot.
                          When building a bankroll, I'd recommend being a little more cautious. Although QQ is the third best starting hand in poker, it's not one you should frequently go all in with pre-flop on a full ring table. If you get into a raising war, then you'll usually be up against a range of QQ+/AK and you'll only win about 40% of the time. You got your money in as a favourite this time, but in the long run, you're probably better off only going all in with KK/AA. Try seeing a flop with QQ, so you can evaluate if you're ahead or behind more easily. Then you'll be able to lose the minimum when the flop is bad for your hand, but still win a big pot if you have a set or an overpair.

                          Hope this helps!

                          Cheers,
                          Arty
                          Bracelet Winner

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                          • #14
                            Hi,


                            Thanks for the advice. I have passed the Cash game quiz. What s next?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by dragoshdk View Post
                              Hi, Thanks for the advice. I have passed the Cash game quiz. What s next?
                              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. Raiser umbup:

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