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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
      Hi takerisk597, 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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        All required 3 steps finished.

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          All required 3 steps finished.

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          • #6
            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.

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            • #7
              Hi takerisk597! With AT, I get a limp in front of me. I either need to fold here (AT is a marginal hand from this position at the table) or I can make a standard opening raise to 3BB+1BB for each limper, so a raise to 8. I do not want to call here, as I'll be out of position and have no clue whether I'm ahead or not later in the hand. I see an 8 way flop where I hit top pair on a board with a flush draw. Bets postflop need to be sized based on the size of the pot, number of opps and board texture. With 4+ opps in the pot, I need to and will make a pot-sized bet of 16. I cannot bet less than this, or I can be giving the opps the correct odds to outdraw me... something that I need to avoid whenever possible. I then get two calls, a raise to 36 and a call of it. Here is the key decision in the hand. I now either need to shove or fold, as calling the bet basically pot-commits me. When I'm pot-committed, I cannot fold if I make the bet, so I need to shove.... and will re-raise shove. This hand is a great example of why I do not want to limp preflop. I have the best hand preflop, but because of the limp, the opp with T8 got the correct odds to try to outdraw me and did so. I need to make bets where I expect to gain chips on average, not ones like limping here (where I expect to LOSE chips on average). Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.umbup: John (JWK24)
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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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                • #9
                  put heavy pressure on oppenents
                  bluff oppenents off their decent hand
                  get value from our very strong hand
                  protect against strong draws

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                    • #11
                      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.

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                      • #12
                        Hi takerisk597! I'll analyse the hand in post #10. Pocket jacks are good enough to open in early position, but I'd stick with the standard 3bb open to disguise the strength of your hand. The only caller is the small blind, so you get to play this one in position, which is always advantageous. The flop comes T74, all diamonds. This is a pretty good flop for you, as you have an overpair, but it might be hard to win a big pot, as this board is scary for many worse hands. Instead of checking to the raiser, the villain donks out with a bet on the flop. This is weird, and I would usually just call. Most of the time, a donklead is a sign of a marginal hand such as one pair or a draw. I think it's unlikely the villain flopped a flush, because he'd probably check to you in the hope you'll bet. More likely he just has a ten or a flush draw. If he has a draw, it's likely to be better than yours. A fourth diamond will give you a flush, but you'll still lose to the , and . You decided to raise the flop, and this doesn't make a lot of sense, particularly as you just clicked it back with a minraise. Minraises give opponents with draws the right price to call, so you need to raise more, such as 2.5 or 3 times the bet. But I don't like raising. Think about what that does. If villain has a weak hand, he will fold to your raise, so you don't get value. He'll only put money in the pot with a better hand (sets, flushes) or a better draw than yours. In this way, you "valueown" yourself. Villain calls, so now you're playing a bloated pot with just one pair, which is never much fun. The turn comes a 3d, and this is actually a terrible card for you, because you're either way ahead or way behind. If villain doesn't have the flush, he won't give you any money, but if he has a big flush, he'll try and win your whole stack. That's what eventually happens. After donking and calling your raise on the flop, villain leads the turn. He's not slowing down, because he likes his hand. I would expect him to have the nut flush pretty often, but the king-high flush is also possible, and he wants to get paid. In absolute terms, you have a strong hand with a jack-high flush, but in relative terms, your hand is marginal. I think you should fold on the turn. You have the 4th nuts, but villain must have better to take this line. Raising villain's bet (again with a minraise) is just throwing money away, because he won't call with worse. Amazingly, another diamond comes on the river, so now the whole world has a flush. Villain puts you all in, but there's almost no chance you're good. He knows you have a flush, so his confident bet indicates he can beat it. The lesson you need to learn from this hand is to think about the hands that a villain may hold. If there's a good chance he has one that beats you, then don't play a big pot by raising. Get out of the way as soon as possible to minimise your losses. Hope this helps! Cheers, Arty
                        Last edited by ArtySmokesPS; Sun Oct 27, 2013, 06:55 PM.
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                        • #13
                          Please let us know when you have passed your cash quiz, so we may proceed to the next step!

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                          • #14
                            Hi,
                            Thanks for your analysis.

                            I totally agrees with your analysis. After this hand, I have a review about my action. Actually, in this flop board, JJ in my hand can not be suitable for big pot. Either I should call or just fold in case of big bet from opps. Because I raise 4bb before flop, he just calls. He prably has A,K,Q in hand. It doesn't make sense to just use JJ to make big pot.

                            I think this hand is very valuable and I learned a lot from it. Thx again.

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                            • #15
                              Hi,
                              Cash game course quiz passed.

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