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Bankroll builder - Fri Jan 11, 2013, 11:14 PM
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I've never made a deposit and I am very eager to learn. Am I eligible for this promotion?
 
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Sat Jan 12, 2013, 01:22 AM
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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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Sat Jan 12, 2013, 03:11 PM
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Hi cubic feat,

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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Mon Jan 14, 2013, 04:44 PM
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Hi again

I attended a live "getting started session" today.

also, here is a hand I am unsure of, I'm guess it was really obvious mis play or something but I'd like some input.

I re-raised because I've heard it's a good idea to "defend your blind" with a reraise... but i guess I i should have noticed the initial person raising was in mid position....

After seeing the flop I felt "ok" about the hand, thinking I had either a Q or a 7 to hit my straight, so I made a small bet to see how things played out.

Then I was stuck on what to do when he pushed all in. Even if he had a high pair, I had 2 shots at 8 possible cards to hit a straight, or even an A.

The replayer is below.



All input is appreciated! So what's next?
 
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Wed Jan 16, 2013, 09:25 PM
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Since I had some issues with the getting started session the first time, I just attended another one with TheLanolier. Something about the LIVE training where i'm not always getting video in Chrom on my Mac.

Anyhow, "getting started" complete, the whole thing this time.
 
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Wed Jan 16, 2013, 09:49 PM
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Hi cubic feat!

Defending your blinds without a much better hand can be a big chip leak.

With AJ, I get a limp, a raise to 3BB, then a call. With having a marginal hand (any of them could have a bigger ace) and having to play the whole rest of the hand out of position, I'm mucking AJ to this action. If I did 3-bet, I would need to make a standard raise, which would be to 3X the previous bet (900). I would not want to raise less than this, as it will give the opps the correct odds to try to outdraw me.

The flop gives me an OESD and I have 2 choices, check or bet. If I bet, my bet needs to be in relation to the size of the pot and I'd bet 1/2 pot. However, I'm going to check and hope to get a free turn card. Smaller bets than 1/2 pot will not really help me, as it makes the opps have a good play by calling.

When the opp shoves, what determines whether I call or not is to see if I'm getting the correct pot odds. I need to call 1085 into a pot that will be 4220 (25.7%). I have 8 outs to my straight and since I get to see both cards, each out is worth 4%, so my hand is worth 32%. Since my hand is worth more, I'm calling the shove.

The key in this hand is to muck marginal hands out of the blinds, as being out of position the rest of the hand is a huge disadvantage.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

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Wed Jan 16, 2013, 09:51 PM
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Hi cubic feat!

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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Fri Jan 25, 2013, 08:51 PM
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Alright, I've passed the quiz, let's get this started!
 
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Sat Jan 26, 2013, 09:28 AM
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Alright, I've passed the quiz, let's get this started!
Hi cubic feat,

You've passed the basics quiz, congrats on that!

Your first buy-in will be credited into your account within 24 hours.

Use this first buy-in to then play ONLY the 1/2 cent full ring real money tables only on PokerStars. Playing any other game format will disqualify you from being able to obtain further buy-ins through this promotion.

Post back here when you get your first buy-in and start playing these games, along with a hand that you had problems, or that cost you money, while playing with this buy-in.

Also, please attend an 'Bet Sizing' live training session. This should help too.

Good luck!

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Sun Jan 27, 2013, 04:48 PM
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Well, I got my deposit but I made some bad plays and lost the majority of it.

I have just under 0.80 now, so I can't even sit down at the 0.01/0.02 tables any more.

I am very frustrated by this, and my actions.

I chose to play at a time when I couldn't give my full attention to the game, and this led to poor decisions and losses on my part.

here is the hand where I lost the most.

I had JJ, and there is no way I should have called here. I think people bluff WAY less than I think they do.



It was difficult to come back here after loosing that and being unable to play, but I need to put that behind me and just focus on improving my game.

I have not had time to attend a Bet Sizing training session, but I will let you know when I do.
 
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Mon Jan 28, 2013, 03:12 PM
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Well, I got my deposit but I made some bad plays and lost the majority of it.

I have just under 0.80 now, so I can't even sit down at the 0.01/0.02 tables any more.

I am very frustrated by this, and my actions.

I chose to play at a time when I couldn't give my full attention to the game, and this led to poor decisions and losses on my part.

here is the hand where I lost the most.

I had JJ, and there is no way I should have called here. I think people bluff WAY less than I think they do.



It was difficult to come back here after loosing that and being unable to play, but I need to put that behind me and just focus on improving my game.

I have not had time to attend a Bet Sizing training session, but I will let you know when I do.
Hi cubic feat

Calling 3-bets preflop is a typical leak that many players have. JJ is a very strong starting hand. However, there are so many overcards that can come on the flop that it is a difficult hand to play postflop. Opening with a raise as you did was great. When you get 3-bet by a guy with position on you, you just have to fold.

If you knew the villain was reraising way too often, then I would suggest 4-betting all in rather than calling. If he is raising light, he will often fold preflop since 4betting looks super strong. So, folding or reraising are better options than calling.

As played, when the A comes on the flop, I suggest check-folding. Not too many players 3-bet bluff at 2NL. It happens a bit in blind vs blind hands, but not ep vs mp as here. He either has QQ, KK, AA or AQ or AK. Whatever his hand, the A pretty much gauarantees that we are now behind.

Hope this helps!

GL and have fun at the tables!

Roland GTX
 
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Mon Jan 28, 2013, 04:33 PM
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Hi cubic feat!

Please let me know when you attend the taining and we'll move onto the next step.

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