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Bankroll Builder - Thu Jan 03, 2013, 12:14 AM
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Hi,

I haven't made a deposit yet so am I eligible for the promotion?

Thanks
 
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Thu Jan 03, 2013, 06:39 AM
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Hi,

I haven't made a deposit yet so am I eligible for the promotion?

Thanks
Hi,

Welcome to PokerSchoolOnline!

>>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.

Thank you for being a member of www.pokerschooline.com and best of luck to you at the tables!


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Thu Jan 03, 2013, 11:20 AM
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Hi kraxx0r,

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 Jan 05, 2013, 11:08 AM
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Hi, here's a hand that made me wonder if I played it correctly.



The players at the table seemed to be rather loose so I figured they would call a $10 bet with almost any hand. I re-raised because I thought my opponent would raise with Ax so I'd be ahead. I thought if he had a high pocket pair he would play more aggressively and raise more.

On the flop I was sure I was behind so I folded.

Was it a mistake to raise this high pre-flop? Is it better to wait and see the flop before committing this many chips?

Thanks.
 
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Sat Jan 05, 2013, 02:04 PM
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Hi kraxx0r!

With AK or any hand, I want to make standard raises. Varying the bet sizes is the largest tell that many players have, as they bet more with a good hand and less with a bad or marginal hand. A standard opening raise is to 3BB+1BB for each limper. With no limpers, I will raise to 3BB or 6 chips.
I then get 4 callers and a smaller than normal raise to 40. If I think that the opps that called my raise will fold, I will re-raise and size my re-raise at the top end of my standard size (between 3X the previous bet and a pot-sized raise), so I would raise to 130.... but there is a problem with this, as that amount is over 1/3 my stack, which pot-commits me, so I would need to shove.
Since I would need to shove, I will call the extra 30 and hope to see a flop.
When the opp re-raises to 200, I need to shove or fold. I've put too many of my chips into the pot to call and then fold the flop, so I need to shove or fold preflop.

Standard raise sizes are a big key in poker and will be something that you will get into much more with this promotion.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

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Sat Jan 05, 2013, 02:06 PM
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Hi kraxx0r!

Please let me know when you attend the live training session, so that we can move onto the next step.

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Sun Jan 06, 2013, 02:33 AM
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Hi, before posting my hand I've attended a "getting started" session and watched some of the daily game.
 
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Sun Jan 06, 2013, 10:57 AM
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Hi kraxx0r!

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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Tue Jan 08, 2013, 05:04 AM
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Hi,

I've just passed the quiz with a 14/15 result. However, in the beginning of the quiz it said "Your account is not eligible for this promotion. You are still welcome to take the quiz."

Is that a different promotion?

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Tue Jan 08, 2013, 10:35 AM
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Hi kraxx0r!

I'm not sure why it did that, never seen nor heard of that happenning before.

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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