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Bankroll Builder - Tue Jan 15, 2013, 06:49 PM
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Hi I was wondering if I am eligible for this promotion?
 
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Tue Jan 15, 2013, 06:56 PM
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Hi I was wondering if I am eligible for this promotion?
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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Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:39 AM
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Hi,

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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Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:42 AM
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Thanks for that. Do you know how long approximately the live training goes for?
 
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Wed Jan 16, 2013, 08:16 AM
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Thanks I have enrolled in a live training session a couple of days from now.

In the meantime I have played a few play money hands



In this one, I'm not certain I played it right at all and perhaps got a bit lucky. Can you give advice on how to play lowish pocket pairs? Should I have raised more post flop? I was a little scared to see the 4 on the turn but the large bet trying to represent the straight felt a bit fake to me which is why I called.
 
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Fri Jan 18, 2013, 04:19 PM
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Hi,

I have just completed the Getting Started live training. What is t he next step now?

Thanks
 
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Fri Jan 18, 2013, 05:47 PM
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Hi,

I have just completed the Getting Started live training. What is t he next step now?

Thanks
Hi,

Nice to see that you know how to use the hand replayer!

That's an interesting question regarding how to play low pocket pairs, ideally we want to play a low pocket as affordable as possible to see a flop in the hope of flopping a set(3 of a kind) which is a really strong hand, as most board textures will present us with to many difficult situations were over cards are present and ultimately we'll never really feel comfortable betting for value if we do not spike a set or flop some equity to an open ended straight draw..

On the other hand, once you are able to adjust to the table dynamics and feel confident hand reading/ranging villains post flop, you can start open raising low pocket pairs (keep in mind your position at the table and the stack depth of the villains) and betting (1/2 pot, a pot control line) for value with 77 to 99. Opening for a raise of 3x the big blind thins the field down and increases your hand strength/equity significantly, we want to be playing a pot with as few players involved as possible (hopefully heads up, 1 on 1)

Did you find the Getting Started Live Training helpful?

The next step in your Bank Roll Builder, please take the Basic Assessment Quiz, once you have passed it please let me know and your 1st Bank Roll Builder buy-in will be awarded to you!

Good luck!



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Fri Jan 18, 2013, 11:48 PM
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Hi,

I have just passed the Basic assessment quiz.

And thanks for the advice, yes the Getting Started live training was useful, I did not know about the option to automatically save hand histories which will prove very useful if I forget to cut and paste out of instant hand history.


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Sat Jan 19, 2013, 04:12 AM
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Hi,

I have just passed the Basic assessment quiz.

And thanks for the advice, yes the Getting Started live training was useful, I did not know about the option to automatically save hand histories which will prove very useful if I forget to cut and paste out of instant hand history.


Thanks
Hi,

Well done on the quiz!

Your first Bank Roll Builder will be awarded to you within the next 24 hours! Please use this buy-in at a full table of 1/2c 9-Max NLHE as your Bank Roll Builder training is focused on this game format. If you encounter any difficult situations, post a hand replay here and I'll assist you!

Best of luck to you at the tables!



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Sat Jan 19, 2013, 04:51 PM
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Hi,

Thanks, I've had a great time playing at the 1/2c tables.

Here is a hand im not sure about:



How did you think I played it? When the villain went all in after the flop should I have called? Would you have thought he made the straight?

Thanks
 
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Sun Jan 20, 2013, 04:55 AM
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Hi,

Thanks, I've had a great time playing at the 1/2c tables.

Here is a hand im not sure about:

How did you think I played it? When the villain went all in after the flop should I have called? Would you have thought he made the straight?

Thanks
Hi,

Let's start with the pre-flop raise sizing, given the opening action ahead of us and the stack depths of the villains I'd elect to raise 30c or 39c. I'd like to get maximum value and build a pot to get stacks in either pre-flop, on the flop or turn, if I click back min raise to 15c it's effectively giving the villains a bargain price to call with just about any holdings and out flop the best starting hand in holdem.

The main thing we need to take into consideration on the flop, did they flat call with a low pocket pair pre?

When the villain shoved all-in I'd rule out any sets or a straight, as those strong hands would have called your cbet on such a dry board texture. A more plausible range..maybe some speculative hands like top pair/2nd pair + redraw to a gut shot, or even 88+.


Very nice pot! Stack em up!



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Tue Jan 22, 2013, 06:07 AM
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Hi,

Thanks for the advice, its been really helpful.

Am I still eligible for the next bank roll builder stage?

Thanks.
 
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Tue Jan 22, 2013, 06:47 AM
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Hi,

Thanks for the advice, its been really helpful.

Am I still eligible for the next bank roll builder stage?

Thanks.
Hi,

How are you cash game sessions going? Have you encountered any difficult situations? If so, post a hand replay here in your thread and I'll analyze it.

Yes you are still eligible for the next Bank Roll Builder stage.

Please >>click here<< to take the Cash Game Quiz. When you have passed it, let me know and your 2nd Bank Roll Builder buy-in will be awarded to you!

After completing the 2nd stage, there are 3 ways that you can earn the two additional buy-ins for your training.

1.) Earn 10 VIP Player Points (VPPs) at PokerStars $0.01/$0.02 FR NLHE tables and we will automatically release your next buy-in.

2.) If you lose your buy-in before earning the required VPPs, you will need to post the key hands from your losing session in your forum thread. Your PSO instructor will review your play and, where necessary, suggest additional training before sending you back to the tables with your next buy-in.

3.) At any point, you can make a deposit and all remaining buy-ins from the promotion will automatically be released.


Good luck on the quiz!



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Tue Jan 22, 2013, 07:45 AM
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Hi,

The cash games have been going great. I guess the only really difficult situations I have faced is how to extract the most amount of value from a drawing hand.



In this hand, I flop second pair with a flush draw but I still find myself a little uncertain as to how to extract the maximum value, yet not lose so much if the draw does not come off and the opponent has a better hand. Any tips?
 
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Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:40 AM
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Hi,

I have just passed the cash games quiz. It was quite difficult but I have learned alot from it.

Thanks.
 
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Wed Jan 23, 2013, 09:17 AM
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Hi,

The cash games have been going great. I guess the only really difficult situations I have faced is how to extract the most amount of value from a drawing hand.
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In this hand, I flop second pair with a flush draw but I still find myself a little uncertain as to how to extract the maximum value, yet not lose so much if the draw does not come off and the opponent has a better hand. Any tips?

Let's start with the pre-flop raise size, I'd make it the sizing 6 to 8c, as our stack depth is deep and we can easily get away from the hand if the action get's re-opened with a 3 or 4bet ahead of us, also if we do hit a pair or spike some equity to a flush draw or straight draw.

When it comes to extracting value, it lays with these factors, player tendencies and bet sizing. The optimal amount to be betting is 1/2 pot with 2nd pair or draws combos and 3/4 pot with top pair(depending on board textures). By betting half pot on the flop, turn and river it set's up the pot size to get more value. Very nice hand.

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Hi,

I have just passed the cash games quiz. It was quite difficult but I have learned alot from it.

Thanks.
Well done on the quiz! Your 2nd Bank Roll Builder buy-in will be awarded to you within the next 24 hours!

Best of luck to you at the tables!


CannonLee



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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 05:50 AM
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Hi,

Thanks, that's great advice, hopefully I'll be able to use it soon.

I have gotten the 2nd Bank roll builder buy-in, I've also got more than 10 VPP will I also get the bonus from that as well?

Thanks.
 
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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 09:40 AM
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Hi,

Thanks, that's great advice, hopefully I'll be able to use it soon.

I have gotten the 2nd Bank roll builder buy-in, I've also got more than 10 VPP will I also get the bonus from that as well?

Thanks.
Hi,

Did you accumulate the 10VPPs with the 2nd Bank Roll Builder buy-in? Or are the 10VPPs combined with the the 1st and 2nd buy-in?



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Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:45 AM
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Hi,

It's a combined of both 1st and 2nd buy in. Do I need to get 10VPP after the 2nd buy in?

Thanks.
 
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Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:10 AM
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Hi,

It's a combined of both 1st and 2nd buy in. Do I need to get 10VPP after the 2nd buy in?

Thanks.
Yes. Please let me know when you have accumulated 10VPPs with the 2nd Bank Roll Builder buy-in and you'll be awarded with a 3rd buy-in!



Good luck at the tables!



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