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    I want to take part 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 maavvv, 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
        I want your advice on that hand , not sure what to do on the turn . I think I should've fold the 8$ bet on the turn , villain 3 played like he had the king of hearts , check calling the flop , and betting the turn . And the other guy played like a decent flush . Looking forward to know what you are thinking about it .
        Last edited by maavvv; Mon Dec 09, 2013, 02:25 AM.

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        • #5
          And I have watch both videos , and take the qyuz

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          • #6
            Hi maavvv, 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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            • #7
              Hi maavvv! With KQo from UTG, I'm going to immediately fold here as it's not a strong enough hand to be playing from this position at the table. If I had AK or maybe, possibly AQs, then I'd make an opening raise to 3BB+1BB for each limper, but lesser hands are too weak and need to be folded. Also, whenever I'm the first one to get into a pot, I will never limp. If my hand isn't worth raising with, then I need to fold it. Here's why I don't want to limp. I flop top pair/2nd kicker and now I have absolutely no clue whether I'm ahead or not. If I'm ahead, I want to make a standard value bet, which is based on the size of the pot, number of opps and board texture (with 4+ opps is a pot-sized bet). If I'm behind, I want to check and fold to any bet. I also want to keep all of my bets and raises standard, as this helps to conceal the strength of my hand. Players that bet more with better hands and less with worse ones are basically turning their cards face-up to an observant opponent... something that I want to avoid. The turn is an overcard and completes the heart flush. When an opp makes a bet here, I need to fold, as they should have either an A or the flush. I want to be putting my chips in when I'm most likely ahead, not when I'm most likely behind. Also, the K of hearts should not be check/calling any street here. They should be making a value bet on the flop and can also semi-bluff the turn. Checking when I most likely have the best hand is a recipe for disaster. If I give the opps the right odds to be in the pot and they outdraw me, it's my own fault that I lose the hand. Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.umbup: John (JWK24)
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              • #8
                Thank you for the analyze . I take good notes of that .

                What do I do now for the promotion ?

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                • #9
                  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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                  • #10
                    Don't really know how I should've played it on the flop and the river

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                    • #11
                      Reasons to make a big bet :
                      -put a lot of pressure on an opponent
                      -bluff people off a decent hand
                      -gain value from strong hands
                      -protect against strong draws

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                      • #12
                        And I have pass the test so I did the three things

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                        • #13
                          Hi maavvv, Thanks for the hand, we'll have it checked out soon, then I can award your 2nd bonus and we can move to the next step. flophitter umbup:

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by maavvv View Post
                            Don't really know how I should've played it on the flop and the river
                            Hi maavvv! Preflop, I don't think I would raise J10o unless I had a read on the early position limper. Raising can be ok, but calling behind or even folding can be ok too. If I had J10s I would just call behind since it plays very well postflop in a multiway pot. With J10o I don't mind raising if I know more about the players. Postflop, you have two overcards and a gutshot straight draw. I think this is a good spot to lead out with a bet. This is a semi-bluff since you have a good chance to improve, but don't mind getting a fold either. As played, on the turn you have top pair but the board offers several draws. I would bet as you did both for value and for protection. However, I think you bet a bit too heavy. I prefer to bet about 70% of the pot. This would be enough to give drawing hands bad odds to continue, but not so big that all the hands you are beating will fold. Betting big increases the risk of your getting value owned. This means that the hands you are beating tend to fold thus you win less than you could have, whereas only the hands beating you continue with the hand thus you lose more than necessary. Be careful about this in the future. It is an important concept. On the river, you can check if you are unsure if you are ahead, or if you think you are ahead and that the villain will bet. Or, you can make a thin value bet with top pair. I would bet about 30% of the pot. This is small enough that many hands such as AK, AQ or middle pair hands will often call. Again this wins you a bit more, but without risking much. GL and have fun at the tables! Roland GTX

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                            • #15
                              thanks for the tips !

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