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    I would like to take part in the bankroll builder promo. Just one question; will I still be able to get the deposit matching 600 dollar bonus down the road?

  • #2
    Originally posted by AriesJupiter View Post
    I would like to take part in the bankroll builder promo. Just one question; will I still be able to get the deposit matching 600 dollar bonus down the road?
    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
        My hands - sufficiently tight aggressive? winning
        Sorry, this hand was deleted by its owner
        losing
        Sorry, this hand was deleted by its owner

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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
            3 steps completed

            I passed the poker basics course, posted some hands, and watched the videos!

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            • #7
              Hi AriesJupiter,
              Hand#1: Don’t be shy to raise we have a premium hand and we want to raise for value, I would make it 70 atleast. 3x +1bb for every limper. You could put the rest in just because this is play money. On real tables we need to becareful when we face so much action multiway preflop with AK
              Hand#2: No reason to raise here. We have a weak hand and I am more than happy to see a flop cheaply. Also your raise size does not accomplish much you will just bloat the pot multiway and play OOP. You have to work on your bet sizing because your flop bet also is bad and wont accomplish anything. Before you bet you have to ask yourself what do I want to accomplish with a bet size.

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              • #8
                Bet sizing and new hand there was just one other hand i was wondering about
                Sorry, this hand was deleted by its owner
                Also in reference to bet sizing, if I was trying to bluff perhaps, I would want heavier bets, perhaps 1/2 the pot size? I am thinking that you are saying, the amount was too little to communicate anything meaningful to my opponents, wasnt building the pot in a meaningful way, nor did it give me useful information. I should concentrate on setting higher value bets in relation to the pot, when my hand is very good, or I want to communicate my hand is good. Only make the minimum bet when there might be useful communication to collect. Would you have checked in this hand to possibly improve then fold, if it was raised?

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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
                    All done

                    Completed all the steps

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                    • #11
                      Hi AriesJupiter! With Q8o from the cutoff, I need to open-fold here as it's not a strong enough hand to play. Folding marginal and bad hands preflop takes patience and is a very large key in playing poker. If I did want to bluff (something that I will not do very often at micro stakes as too many people do not know how to fold), I want to keep all of my bet sizes identical to what I'd bet if I had the nut hand. When players make their bets different, this is a tell that observant opps will pick up on and exploit to be able to beat you.. something that I do not want to happen. Bets preflop need to be sized based on the size of the blind and number of limpers in an unraised pot (3BB+1BB for each limper). If someone raises, then I need to raise to between 3X the previous bet and a pot-sized raise (if the pot raise is larger). Bets postflop need to be sized based on the size of the pot, number of opps and board texture. They will be between 1/2 pot (1 opp) and a pot-sized bet (4+ opps). Consistent bets is the key. I do NOT want to base my bets off the strength of my hand. Notice that I never said min bet nor min-raise. Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.umbup: John (JWK24)
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                      6 Time Bracelet Winner


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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by AriesJupiter View Post
                        Completed all the steps
                        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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                        • #13
                          Making good habits If I may self critique first, I must say although I have read and re read the hand selections and bet sizing I find after 10-15 minutes of playing I start to revert to my preeducation style of poker, which is being blinded with aces with low kickers, and low pairs without thinking too much about what my opponent has. Ive not just been playing premium hands, although to follow good bankroll management, if i only have 2 dollars in my account, i shouldn't be shoving all in even on a very good hand. What kind of practices should i put into place to improve my bet sizing habits and hand selection habits. Obviously discipline and patience are very important, and I am a grown ass man and all; at some point if you foster good habit forming, this sort of stuff should seem like second nature. Is it simply playing enough hands to recognize how likely something is to pay off, combined with studying the material? at this level of play reading your opponents behavior cant be really helpful can it? Anyways, I think ill take a little more time to go through the course material. Thanks for your time
                          Last edited by AriesJupiter; Sat Nov 30, 2013, 10:41 PM. Reason: Posted wrong hand replay

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                          • #14
                            Reasons for a big bet

                            The three reasons you may wish to place a big bet are;

                            To Protect against strong draws - if an opponent has a good drawing hand, and youve got a made hand postflop, or a very good preflop hand, you want to prevent your opponent from improving theirs. Some opponents will pursue a draw regardless of bet size, but thats ookay because big bets also...

                            Add value for strong hands - if you have a strong hand you want to get the most value from it you can. Occasionally opponents will get their draws, but in the long term building a large pot for strong hands will pay.

                            thirdly, you might occasionally big bet...

                            To bluff people off good hands that have good potential to win the pot, but they arent willing to pay a premium to try and make it happen.

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                            • #15
                              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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