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    Hi I am new and would like to participate 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:
    Last edited by JWK24; Sat Jan 04, 2014, 09:34 PM.
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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 have passed the quiz and watched the video here is a hand i played: I had AK and did not win this hand I assumed villian 4 had a flush so I fold when in fact he had a weak hand K4 offsuit ,villian 7 won the pot with 99. Was it a good fold by me acording to how it played out?

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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.

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          • #6
            Hi SonicVoom! With AK (or any other hand I'm going to raise with), I'm going to make a standard raise, which is to 3BB+1BB for each limper. With 2 limps, I will raise to 5BB or 50 chips. 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 with better hands and less with marginal ones are basically turning their cards face-up to an observant opponent... something that I want to avoid. I flop top pair/top kicker in a 6-way pot, but there are three spades on the board and I don't have one. This creates a huge problem, as someone most likely has a spade and could already have the flush. While I normally like to c-bet, this is one type of situation where I'm just going to check. 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, a standard bet sizing is a pot-sized bet. In this situation, this creates a problem for me, as it's basically 1/2 my chips, and with it over 1/3 of my chips, I'd be pot-committed and need to shove. Since I'm not sure that I'm ahead now and can easily lose if another spade hits the board, I don't want to shove, so I will check. I also do not want to bet less than a pot-sized bet or I can be giving the opps the correct odds to outdraw me... something else that I want to avoid. When I get a sizable bet by one of the opps, while I do have a pair, I can easily be beat and need to fold. Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.umbup: John (JWK24)
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            • #7
              Brilliant!

              You've passed the basic test and you'll get your first bonus in the next 24 hours, good job!

              Step Two

              The Poker Basics test was easy right? Well, there's a lot more to learn on the road to becoming a profitable poker player.

              Now study the Cash Game course and once you think you have it mastered 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.

              Let us know as soon as you have passed the Cash Game Quiz and we will award you with your next buy-in.

              Best of Luck!

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              • #8
                I have passed the quiz already and await next step.
                thanks

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by SonicVoom View Post
                  I have passed the quiz already and await next step.
                  thanks
                  Great Job!

                  You passed the Cash Game Quiz and know you've shown that you have a great understanding of the fundementals of playing poker. We have now credited your account with your 2nd bonus.

                  Step Three

                  Please play a 1/2 cent Real Money table 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.



                  NB: You must post a Cash Game hand only, tournament hands do not count for this promotion. You must use the Hand Replayer only to post your hand, we cannot accept hands posted in any other way.

                  Once you post your hand one of our Trainers will analyze it for you so please post and intersestig hand where you have questions. Give as much information about the hand as possible, for example, had you any reads on your opponents?

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                  • #10
                    Raised AQ from early position (I think I must be more disciplined since it's not an early position hand to play) with the flop I C-bet ,on turn I C-bet again trying to shake him off and finally on the river I C-bet again so villian thinks I have strong pair or flush and he fold. I think he was looking for straight or a set or even an ace ,this player usually playes draw cards since I have been beaten a few times by him with a higher straight ,weak aces etc. Was this a good play or should I have checked ,since he might have had a king.

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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 SonicVoom,

                        Opening from UTG with AQo is very close, I think it's fine but it's the worst hand I'd open from this position, as you're likely to be out of position postflop and AQ can sometimes be hard to play.

                        Originally posted by SonicVoom View Post
                        with the flop I C-bet ,on turn I C-bet again trying to shake him off
                        You should try to be very disciplined about your reasons for betting. There are two main reasons why you should bet:

                        1) For value - this means you want your opponents to call with worse hands. You want them to pay too high a price to catch their draws or you want to entice them to call with worse made hands.

                        2) As a bluff - you want your opponent to fold stronger hands.

                        There are other additional reasons why you might want to bet (protection, gaining information, taking the initiative), but always first think if you are betting for value, or as a bluff.

                        I think continuation betting this flop is fine as you can expect the villains to call with worse pairs for one bet, or straight draws. However they're not going to fold Kx so you must proceed with caution playing out of position. Your bet size is way too small, particularly if you're trying to "shake them off". Bet about 2/3-3/4 of the pot, whether you are betting as a bluff or with a strong hand, this will make your hand hard to read.

                        Again the sizing on the turn and river is way too small, they look very weak and you're giving your opponent the correct odds to call with all their draws. On the river, a good opponent will just call your tiny bet or raise big against you because you have shown so much weakness throughout the hand.

                        I like your aggressive play, but your bet sizings need to match your betting action to tell a convincing story.

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                        • #13
                          Great!

                          We now have credited your account with your 3rd bonus and You're doing a fantastic job so far!

                          You've still got one bonus to receive.

                          Step Four

                          Attend any LIVE TRAINING session here at PokerSchoolOnline. You must actually attend the session to get your bonus.

                          Please let us know what Live Training session you have attended. NB It must be a live training session that takes place after this post was posted. Past live training sessions do not count.

                          Let us know the Date/Time and Title of the session you attend and we will check your attendance and credit you with your final bonus. If you make a deposit at this stage you will also receive your final bonus.

                          Team PokerSchoolOnline

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                          • #14
                            Hello
                            I attended a live training on 27 january 2014 ,at 1700ET (10pm my time) called big bang.

                            Regards

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by SonicVoom View Post
                              Hello
                              I attended a live training on 27 january 2014 ,at 1700ET (10pm my time) called big bang.

                              Regards
                              Congratulations!

                              We have awarded you with all your Bankroll Builder buy-ins and you have successfully completed the promotion!

                              You are always welcome to post any troublesome hands in the >>Hand Analysis<< section.

                              Also it is a good idea to review some of the content on >>Bankroll Management<< at this point.

                              Keep in touch with us and let us know how your poker journey continues.

                              Team PokerSchoolOnline

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