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

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    Welcome to PokerSchoolOnline! Be sure to read THIS just to 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 sc2zerker, 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 watching 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
        Regardless,

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        • #5
          Did I play my hand correctly?

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          • #6
            Hi sc2zerker, 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. Meanwhile just let me know when you have passed the quiz. Cheers! flophitter umbup:

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            • #7
              Hi sc2zerker! With AK and two limpers in front of me (yes, the post counts as a limp), I will make a standard raise to 3BB+1BB for each limper, so I will raise to 100. I want to keep all of my bets and raises standard, as this helps to conceal the strength of my hand. The other problem with betting too small is that I will be giving the opps the correct odds to try to outdraw me... something that I want to avoid. I see an 8-way flop that misses me. Due to the large number of opps that could have a pair, when it checks to me, I will also check and hope to see a free turn. If I did bet, also due to the number of opps, I would need to make a pot-sized bet (nothing smaller). However, this is well over 1/3 of my chips, so I would be pot-committed and need to shove... and I do not want to shove without a made hand. An opp now raises and this creates a problem. If I wasn't pot-committed, I need to fold here, as I have only ace high. However, since I am pot-committed, I need to go all-in. Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.umbup: John (JWK24)
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              • #8
                i have passed the quiz

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                • #9
                  Hi, I've completed the following tasks

                  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.

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                  • #10
                    Hello?

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                      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
                        play 7 joins the game, all-ins on first hand.

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                        • #13
                          Hi sc2zerker, 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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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by sc2zerker View Post
                            play 7 joins the game, all-ins on first hand.
                            Hi sc2zerker! There are several problems with this situation. Firstly, AJo is a bit too weak to be opening from early position. AJs would be the lowest I would even consider. The reason being that AJo does not play well post flop if you get 3bet or multiple callers. Too often you will run into an A with a better kicker, or against multiple opponents someone flops a strong hand. Secondly, you are rather short stacked with less than 30bbs. The shorter our stack, the less options we have and therefore the tigher an opening range we should play. This is another good reason to fold our hand here preflop. Finally, you say the villain just sat down and moved all in. You are assuming he is shoving a completely random hand. He might actually have a hand beating yours such as a pocket pair or a better ace. I see people do this with AA surprizingly often. Even if we assume he has two cards lower than yours, you are only about a 60/40 favorite to win. You are risking your entire stack on a rather marginal advantage. This is too great a risk to take against an unknown opponent when you are trying to build a bankroll. It is very high variance. It is much better to play smart patient poker. Wait until you have a strong made hand postflop such as a set or better before risking your entire stack. At 2NL there are plenty of opportunities to do this and you have a very good chance of stacking your opponent in these spots. Yes, the villain played the hand horribly, but that doesnt mean we should make bad choices too. Stick to playing good hands in good spots preflop. When you flop a strong hand value bet every chance you get GL and have fun at the tables! Roland GTX

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                            • #15
                              Now, sc2zerker, just let me know when you have completed your remaining tasks. flophitter umbup:

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