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bankroll builder - Sat Nov 10, 2012, 07:34 AM
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Hi there,
I want to know if I qualify for this promotion.
Can anyone help? Thank you.
 
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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 07:40 AM
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Hi there,
I want to know if I qualify for this promotion.
Can anyone help? Thank you.
Hi Goal1813,

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>>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.

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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 10:17 AM
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Hi Goal1813,

You are eligible for the Bank Roll Builder promo!

The next thing that you will need to do is to attend one of the 'Getting Started With Pokerstars' live training sessions. Please let me know after you have attended this session.

Also, you can be practicing on the play money NL ring tables and please post a hand that you were not sure about, using the hand replayer. Here's a short video on how to use the Hand Replayer


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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 10:33 AM
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Should I continue my aggression on the flop after 3-betting light with 88? Or should I just check/fold the flop? Thank you for any advice.
 
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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:33 PM
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Hi Goal1813!

With 88 from the BB, I have a call by the CO and a standard raise by the button to 800. Since the stack that I'm on is plenty deep enough to setmine, I'm going to call the button's 800 bet here and hope to get an 8 on the flop. I wouldn't raise, as I don't want to bloat the pot with a marginal made hand when I'm out of position. Being out of position being the key, as it makes playing the hand much harder to play. If I was in position and wanted to raise, then I would make a standard raise to 2400 (3X the opp's bet).

Now is why I wouldn't want to raise preflop. I'm in a 3-way pot out of position, miss it and because of 3-betting preflop, I'm basically obligated to make a c-bet. By flatting preflop, I could check here and if the opps make any sizable bets, I can get out of the hand without it costing me anything.
Because of the raise preflop, I'd have to make a bet like I had a Q here and was trying to price two opps out for a straight or flush draw, which would make my c-bet have to be 2/3 pot (4867 chips), which I'd rather not do, because either of the opps could be ahead of me (by being out of position and having to act first, I have no information about their hands).
When both opps call a c-bet here, I basically know that my 88 is no good and I'm going to need to check/fold (like I would have done on the flop if I had called preflop).

Being aggressive is a good thing, but being overly aggressive when out of position is something that will cost me a ton of chips in the long run. This hand's a good example of it, as by 3-betting preflop then making a c-bet on the flop with a marginal hand, it cost me an extra 5600 chips that I should still have in my stack.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:36 PM
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Hi Goal1813!

Please let us know when you have attended the Live Training session and we will move you onto the next step.

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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:57 PM
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I have attended one of the 'Getting Started With Pokerstars' live training sessions. Wait to see what next.
 
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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:09 PM
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Hi Goal1813!

Now we want to get you playing on the real money tables. Next up, and spend some time on this one , study the Poker Basic Course and take the basic assessment quiz at the end of that course.

Once you have passed this quiz, please let us know and your first buy-in will be credited into your account within 24 hours of passing it. Remember you can earn up to a total of $8 with this promotion.

Use this first buy-in to then play the 1/2 cent real money FULL RING tables only on PokerStars. Post back here when you get your first buy-in and start playing these games and we'll continue on from there.

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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:45 PM
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I completed the Poker Basics Course. What should I do next?
 
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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:24 PM
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Hi Goal1813!

Congrats on passing the quiz. Your first buy-in will be credited into your account within 24 hours. Remember you can earn up to a total of $8 with this promotion.

Use this first buy-in to then only play the 1/2 cent real money FULL RING tables on PokerStars. Do not play any other type of game other than this. Don't worry if you lose this first buy-in as you will be able to earn another buy-in should this happen.

Use all that you have learned so far to try some real money games (1/2 cent tables). Post any hands that you have difficulty with here in this thread using the hand replayer and we will analyze them for you.

Also, please attend the 'Bet Sizing' live training session. This session can be found daily in the Live Training section.

Please let me know when you receive the buy-in and attend the training session.

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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:53 AM
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I have been doing well in the cash game. My bankroll is now up to 9.94 in the first session.



This is the first hand I want to ask. I limped in with 88 because I wanted to do a little balance on the hands though I know it is not necessary at this level. The main question here is whether I should raise on flop. My thought was to control the pot a bit.
 
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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 01:28 AM
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This is the second hand I was not sure I played it well or not. First raiser is quite a TAG and a raise in MP like that may mean a pretty strong hand. CO was between LAG and TAG. CO tried to steal my blinds a few times but I 3-bet him twice, of which one he folded and the other one he call/fold after my cbet on flop. Both hands were quite obvious and the first raiser may notice it.

Several cases were in my mind.
If I min-raise 4-bet here, first raiser might think I was light 4-betting on CO and might

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raise large with QQ/KK, (1) CO shoved all-in and I called or (2) CO called and I shoved all-in and first raiser probably called due to the large amount of money out there.

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call with JJ/TT to see what happen next, CO probably would go tilt and went all-in with JJ+ or even AK. Then I shoved all-in and first raiser's money would be dead even he did not call my all-in.

Anyway, I guess CO would definitely go all-in, just wanna see if this way of trapping first raiser's money is a good approach or not.
 
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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 09:36 AM
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I have attended the bet sizing lesson. What should I do next?
 
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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 11:15 AM
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Hi Goal1813!

It's time to now attend the Cash Basics live training session.

Also, 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.

Once you've passed the quiz and attended the live training session, post back here and we'll continue.

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