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    Hello!

    I want to take part in the Bankroll Builder promotion.

    BR
    Bluzons

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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 bluzons,

      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!

      John (JWK24)
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        • #5
          Hi, I have completed all 3 steps.

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          • #6
            Hi bluzons! The first thing I see with this hand is before it even starts. When playing a ring table, I always wait for the BB to start playing. Paying extra blinds over and over is a HUGE drain to a player's bankroll and an easy way to lose it. With a bad hand (K7o), I get a limp (the post), then an abnormally large raise to 10 (std raise is to 3BB+1BB for each limper) and a call of it. With a very bad hand, I need to immediately muck. I do not want to be putting chips into pots when I'm most likely behind. I want my chips to go in when I'm ahead. Patience is a very large key in poker and I need to use this patience to wait for the right situation, one where I expect to gain chips. Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.umbup: John (JWK24)
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            • #7
              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!umbup: John (JWK24)
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                • #9
                  Hi bluzons! I'll analyse the hand in post #8.

                  You ultimately got a nice result with this hand, but there are some ways to improve your play, and it begins pre-flop. T2s might well have won two world championships for Doyle Brunson, but this is a really terrible hand on a full ring table. It doesn't have much high card value, can't make a straight using both cards, and only makes 10-high flushes, which are easily beaten by better ones. For those reasons, you should fold pre-flop. This hand just doesn't win often enough to make it profitable. With any hand that is good enough to play, you should enter the pot with a standard raise of 3bb. Just limping in (calling the 2c blind) is a weak play that doesn't give you an immediate chance to win the pot. With strong hands, you want to start putting pressure on your opponents. With weak hands, you should fold.
                  As played, you limp in and see a flop in position against the blinds. The big blind makes a large bet of 10c into 6c on the AJ4 flop. You have a flush draw, but it's only a draw to the 4th nuts, and this overbet means you're not getting the right immediate price. That said, if the opponent has flopped a monster, you could win his whole stack if you make a flush against his two pairs or a set. I think I'd just fold though. The pot could quickly get very big with this action, and a ten high flush is not something you can feel great about when you hit it. As luck would have it, you turn the flush, and villain bets again, but this time half pot. I would definitely raise for value here, looking to get called by sets and two pairs. Your raise size is too small though. Steer clear of minraises if possible. Use the bet-slider to make it 2.5 or 3 times the size of villain's bet. This will get value when you're ahead and make it a mistake for him to call with a draw. Villain calls, and the river is a 5. This is quite a bad card, because any flopped set (44, most likely, since villain didn't raise pre) just made a full house. When villain checks, I definitely like making a value bet, and my plan is to bet-fold, meaning if villain comes back with a raise, I should fold, because he can beat a ten-high flush. Again your sizing is too small. I'd go with at least 1/3 of pot on the river, but often as much as half pot. I want hands like A4 and AT to call and pay me off. If you don't get max value when you make a hand like a flush, then don't play suited hands in the first place, because they won't make flushes very often. Villain's hand isn't shown, because he called and lost, but whatever it was might have looked you up for 30c or more, so I think you missed value by betting so small on the river.

                  Hope this helps!

                  Cheers,
                  Arty
                  Last edited by ArtySmokesPS; Wed Oct 16, 2013, 11:49 PM.
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                  • #10
                    Please let me know when you have finished the other two steps.

                    John (JWK24)
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                    • #11
                      Hello. I have finished steps 1 and 3. But can't find questions for step2. I have answered to questions from video tutorial "Bet Sizing". That is correct or not?

                      Good luck!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by JWK24 View Post

                        List 3 reasons why a player may want to make a big bet?
                        This is what you must answer (they are in the video).

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                        • #13
                          Players may want to make big bets:

                          1. To bluff people off decent hands;
                          2. To put a lot of pressure on opponents;
                          3. To gain value from very strong hand;
                          4. To protect against strong draws.

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                          • #14
                            Hello bluzons, 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. John (JWK24) umbup:
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