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    I want to partake 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 IronManLOL, 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
        Pocket Jacks- Overly aggressive post flop? I think pre-flop I should have raised to 100 instead of 60. I raised post flop because I was the initial raiser but also because someone could have had a straight draw and I wanted them to fold. I raised again on the turn because everyone had checked and I figured I had them beat with my pair but I also had a gut-shot straight. On the river I just checked because there were two over cards now on the board that could beat me and I didn't think it would do much good to raise again. I was thinking if I raised and they called then theres a good chance they have hit on the Ace or slow played the K. So how did I do?

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        • #5
          Completed First 3 steps

          So what do I have to do now?

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          • #6
            Hi IronManLOL, 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 IronManLOL! The first thing that I see with this hand is even before it starts. Whenever sitting at a ring table, I always wait for the BB to start playing. Paying extra blinds over and over to start playing immediately is a huge drain to a player's bankroll and something that I avoid doing. With JJ and 3 limps in front of me (yes, the posts count as limps), I will make a standard raise, which is to 3BB+1BB for each limper. Due to this, I will raise to 120. I want to keep all of my bets and raises standard, as this helps to conceal the strength of my hand. Players that bet more or less based on the strength of their hand are basically turning their cards face-up to an observant opponent... something that I want to avoid. Also, I don't want to raise to less than a standard bet, as this can give the opps the correct odds to try to outdraw me, which is another thing that I want to avoid. I flop second pair into a 6-way pot. When it checks to me, I'm going to take my one shot to win the pot here with a c-bet. Bets postflop need to be sized based on the size of the pot, number of opps and board texture. With 4 or more opps in the pot, a standard bet is a pot-sized bet, so I will bet 360. My plan for the rest of the hand is that if any opps raise, I will fold. If they call, then I'll check unless my hand improves. The turn completes a straight draw and puts more straight draws out there. With 2 opps in the hand, a standard bet is 2/3 pot, however, this bet would be over 1/3 of my remaining chips and would pot commit me. If I'm pot-committed, I would need to shove and here, since I don't know that I have the best hand, I don't want to shove. Due to this, I'll check. The same thing when the ace hits on the river. I will check and go to showdown since my hand does have showdown value, but may not be the best hand. Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.umbup: John (JWK24)
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              • #8
                Hi IronManLOL, Now just let me know when you have passed the Poker Basics quiz and I can award you with your first bonus and we can move onto the next step! flophitter umbup:

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                • #9
                  Poker Basics Quiz

                  I have now passed the poker basics quiz

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                  • #10
                    Thanks John!!

                    Thanks for the help John. Thats a good point about not paying the big blind to get in early. Also thanks for the very detailed response

                    You're a cool guy Mr.John

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                    • #11
                      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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