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Hello - Sat Jan 05, 2013, 04:27 PM
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Do I qualify for the bankroll builder promotion?
 
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Sat Jan 05, 2013, 08:19 PM
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Do I qualify for the bankroll builder promotion?
Hi,

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We will advise within 24 hours as to whether or not you will be eligible for this promotion.

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Sat Jan 05, 2013, 10:38 PM
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Hi SetMonkey27,

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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Sun Jan 06, 2013, 10:27 AM
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Thanks. I've signed up for tomorrow's session.
 
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Mon Jan 07, 2013, 02:21 PM
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I have attended the getting started training.
 
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Wed Jan 09, 2013, 10:52 AM
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Training was attended 2013-01-07.
 
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Wed Jan 09, 2013, 12:07 PM
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Hi SetMonkey27!

Per my first post in the thread, please play the full ring (9-player) play money cash tables and use the hand replayer to post a hand that you had problems with so that it can be analyzed, so that you can learn from it. This needs to be done before we move onto the next step.

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Fri Jan 11, 2013, 06:28 PM
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I'm not sure about how I played this hand after the flop.

 
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Sat Jan 12, 2013, 01:25 PM
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Hi SetMonkey27!

The first thing about this hand, when playing cash tables, wait for the BB to start playing. Paying the extra blinds will be a big drain to your bankroll over time.

With KK, I'm going to make a standard raise (3BB+1BB for each limper). With 3 limpers, I'll raise to 12. I want to keep my raises standard, as it helps to conceal the strength of my hand and keeps the opps guessing as to what cards I'm playing.

The flop gives 3 undercards and a spade flush draw. One opp makes a very small bet that is called by two others. I need to raise here, both for value and to protect against the flush/straight draws. If there was one opp in the hand, I'd raise to 1/2 the size of the pot, but with 4 opps, I'll up this to a pot sized raise, so I'll raise to 114.

The turn 8 only helped the opps if they had 88 or 67, so when it gets to me, with 2 opps still with chips (and 1 all in), I'll make a 2/3 pot value bet here (224).

The river pairs the 8 and since there is now only 1 opp with chips left, I'll make a 1/2 pot value bet (294).

I try to keep my bet sizes standard and will make the post-flop bets the same % of the pot, as this is another way to conceal the strength of my hand.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

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Sat Jan 12, 2013, 01:34 PM
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Hi SetMonkey27!

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 and notifying us. 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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Sat Jan 12, 2013, 02:00 PM
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I passed it.
 
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Sat Jan 12, 2013, 02:49 PM
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Hi SetMonkey27!

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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Sat Jan 12, 2013, 04:38 PM
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Did I play this hand correctly?

 
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Sun Jan 13, 2013, 01:55 PM
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Did I play this hand correctly?

Hi SetMonkey

Preflop was perfect. You flop top pair top kicker (tptk). However, the board is fairly wet. There is a flush draw and straight draw. A read on the villain would help us to know how realistic the straight draw is. You definately want to c-bet here so that the villain does not get to see a free card to make his draw. However, on a draw heavy board, we want to raise about 70% of the pot rather than the standard 50%.

Firing a second barrel on the turn looks good, but when you get reraised, I agree that folding is best. The villain may be aggressively playing a draw, or overplaying Ax or even KK. However, in general, when someone calls preflop, calls the flop, then wakes up and reraises on the turn or river, then they have a strong hand which would beat your tptk.

Minimizing your losses in spots like this is an important lesson. If you read my goals for 2013, you will see I am still prioritizing it myself Great job folding

GL and have fun at the tables!

Roland GTX
 

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