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    I'm new to PSO and I'd like to take part in the Bankroll Builder promotion

  • #2
    Originally posted by GrrrArrg View Post
    I'm new to PSO and I'd like to take part in the Bankroll Builder promotion
    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
        I've passed the quiz and watched the getting started video Could I have gotten more chips out of this hand? After filling up on the river I check it with the intention of a check-raise with no luck, should I have opened or with so many to speak after me is checking the best option?

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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
            Hi GrrrArrg! With A9s from the BB, with 6 limps in front of me, I'm going to check and see a free flop. If I thought that some of the opps would fold, I could also make a standard raise to 3BB+1BB for each limper. The flop totally misses me, so I need to check and hopefully get an A or preferably a 9 on the turn. The turn is a 9 and I need to make a standard value bet. 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 make a pot-sized bet, so I will bet 14. I make the top full house on the river and once again, I need to make a standard value bet. There are still 4 opps in the pot, so I'm going to make another pot-sized bet (74 chips). I do not want to check and have the opps check behind. If I do so, I get absolutely no value for my hand. Slowplaying hands will generally lead to missed value or the opps getting the correct odds to try to outdraw me, so due to this, it's something that I want to avoid doing. Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.umbup: John (JWK24)
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            • #7
              Originally posted by GrrrArrg View Post
              I've passed the quiz and watched the getting started video
              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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              • #8
                Should I have played this differently? Or should I just put it down to bad luck?

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                • #9
                  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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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by GrrrArrg View Post
                    Should I have played this differently? Or should I just put it down to bad luck?
                    Hi GrrrArrg! JJ is a good starting hand, but it can be tough to play postflop due to all the potential overcards. Here opening as you did is great, but you get 3bet. Notice the raiser has position on you. Calling 3bets out of position will rarely be profitable. Normally, I would fold JJ and even QQ here. However, with the extra caller, you can probably call with decent implied odds especially with the deep stacks. Secondly, there is a possible tell with the betsizing of the 3bet. Being slightly smaller than standard is often a sign of a monster hand KK or AA. The flop is unlikely to have helped any of you. It is paired, rainbow and low cards. It is probably better to check-call here. This keeps the villain's range wide and allows him to bluff with AK, AQ hands that you are beating. By leading out pot sized, you will force all the hands you are beating to fold and only get action from those beating you. If I were to lead on such a dry flop, I would make it half the pot. Betting more gets you value owned, moreover, it allows the villain to raise you putting you in a tough spot. As played, once you get called, you need to be very careful. The villain's line looks strong. Furthermore, you are both deep stacked here. You have 150bbs behind. When deep stacked you want to be more careful when playing big pots. Your first goal should be to protect your stack rather than taking risks. Checking the turn is fine since you are getting a bit lost in at this point. However, check-folding would probably be best. The villain is looking very strong and being out of position will not allow you to control this growing pot. You will most likely be facing a new bet on the river. On the river, ask yourself what what hands would the villain have taken this line with and bet the river? The only hands you are beating are bluffs. So folding would be best. Raising all in is a mistake. Even if we assume the villain is bluffing with a missed AK, he will most likely fold to your raise. It is unlikely that you can get more value from any hand you are beating. The only hands calling are the ones beating you. This costs you a significant portion of your stack. Be careful about calling 3bets out of position and don't overvalue single pair hands unless you have a very good read on the villain, especially when deep stacked. I hope this helps GL and have fun at the tables! Roland GTX

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                    • #11
                      Super! Now let us know as soon as you pass the Cash Game quiz and we'll get your next bonus to you Raiser umbup:

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