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    Hey all!

    I'm new to PSO and would like to take place in the bankroll builder promotion.

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  • #2
    Originally posted by avac74 View Post
    Hey all! I'm new to PSO and would like to take place in the bankroll builder promotion. Cheers
    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
        It feels like I did some "overbetting" on this hand. Any advice on that?

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        • #5
          Hello!

          I just finished all 3 steps. What should I do next?

          Thanks in advance!

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          • #6
            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.

            Team PokerSchoolOnline

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            • #7
              Hi avac

              You have QQ on the Button, which is a very strong hand. I like the fact that you chose to raise preflop, but I don't like the sizing. Minraising to 6 chips will not get any of the guys to your right to fold and it doesn't force them to put enough chips in the pot.

              With such a strong hand as QQ, you want to bet large enough so that one of them will call and increase the size of the pot substantially. A typically good raise size would be 3x the raise, + the amount that people have paid to call. The raise size is 4, so I would make my raise to 4*3 + 4 (V9's call) + 2 (V5's call), which would make a total of 12+4+2 = 18 chips.

              As played, you get minraised again. All this minraising is pointless, it's not really adding many more chips to the pot and no-one is going to fold. The villain is just giving you the chance to raise big, so you should! I would raise to something like 40 chips to charge a high price for people to call.

              You go through this cycle once again and finally V3 takes the initiative and goes all in. Because of all the silly minraising earlier, you are all in preflop against 3 opponents. You are going to lose the hand more often than you'll win, simply because there are more opponents that can outdraw you.

              When your hand is strong enough to raise, raise to a good size that will try to get the pot with just one opponent and get more chips in the pot.

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              • #8
                Hi spand,

                Thanks a lot for your analysis, it really helped a lot!

                Definitely, for me, the most difficult part of playing tight-aggressive is the aggressive part of it. I think I must play more games and try to focus on using the right amount of aggressiveness.

                Thanks again!

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                • #9
                  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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                  • #10
                    Hello! Just finished the Cash Game Course Quiz. Please, let me know what my next steps should be. umbup: Cheers!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by avac74 View Post
                      Hello! Just finished the Cash Game Course Quiz. Please, let me know what my next steps should be. umbup: Cheers!
                      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? Team PokerSchoolOnline

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                      • #12
                        Hello, I have just played this hand here: I had played just a few hands when I came up to this one but, it seemed to me that Villain_7 is a calling station. Villain_1 looked very aggressive but it is not possible to say if V1 was tight or loose as no showdowns happened before this hand. Trying to analyze my own choices here, it seems to me that trying to make a CBet out of position was my main mistake. Maybe I should have just checked? Or even folded? Is it correct to say I had 10 outs here (3 aces, 3 kings and 4 J's)? Should I have gone all-in? Thanks a lot! Cheers

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                        • #13
                          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.

                          Team PokerSchoolOnline

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by avac74 View Post
                            Hello, I have just played this hand here: I had played just a few hands when I came up to this one but, it seemed to me that Villain_7 is a calling station. Villain_1 looked very aggressive but it is not possible to say if V1 was tight or loose as no showdowns happened before this hand. Trying to analyze my own choices here, it seems to me that trying to make a CBet out of position was my main mistake. Maybe I should have just checked? Or even folded? Is it correct to say I had 10 outs here (3 aces, 3 kings and 4 J's)? Should I have gone all-in? Thanks a lot! Cheers
                            Hi avac74! Preflop looks perfect. On the flop, you are out of position against two opponents and have missed the flop. But you do have potential to improve. Also, this flop fits well with the calling ranges of the two villains. I suggest checking your option with the intention of calling a reasonable bet. You do have 10 outs, but you can't assume they are all good. The ace, king and jack of hearts all make a flush possible. Moreover any ace or king may give someone else a straight or two pair. So, you need to be careful here. The only "good" outs you have are the 3 non-heart Js for the nut straight and even then a flush card might come on the river. If you are going to c-bet on a wet board like this, which we might do against a single opponent, then you want to bet enough to give drawing hands poor odds. So, about 70% of the pot. Betting 4 into a pot of 20 is not enough to get anyone to fold, nor will it give you good value from the hands you are beating. Good fold to the huge overbet. I hope you noted that raised all in. Dont make bad plays like that yourself. GL and have fun at the tables! Roland GTX

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                            • #15
                              Hi RolandGTX,

                              Thanks a lot for your analysis. One point that you mentioned that I realize I definitely need to improve a lot is identifying the calling ranges of my opponents. I basically do it by taking advantage of my position and by guessing. If my opponents just limp, I suppose they haven't connected (and once or twice I went into trouble, as they were just slowplaying me). If they start raising a lot, I suppose they connected and usually I fold. But I think this is not the best approach, identifying ranges is probably more accurate (of course, limited by the information we have during the hand). I will check materials here on PSO about this and will study them.

                              The other thing is the betting, I still must get used to make quick calculations on odds, raising and things like that.

                              Once again, thanks a lot for your feedback, it was really helpful.

                              avac74

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