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Bankroll Builder - Fri Jan 18, 2013, 09:55 PM
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Hi there,

I've just signed up to PokerSchoolOnline and I want to know if I qualify for this promotion?

Can anyone help?

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Sat Jan 19, 2013, 03:53 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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Sun Jan 20, 2013, 06:48 AM
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Hi there,

I've just signed up to PokerSchoolOnline and I want to know if I qualify for this promotion?

Can anyone help?

Blindsniper
Hi,

You are eligible for the Bank Roll Builder promo!

Bookmark this page so that you can find it easily in the future.

Next Step

The next thing that you will need to do is to attend one of the 'Getting Started' live training sessions.

These sessions can be found daily in the Live Training section.

Please let me know after you have attended this session.

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Wed Jan 23, 2013, 03:59 AM
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Hi,

I have participated in a "Getting Started" live training session (14:00 -14:20 ET) with Horror.


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Wed Jan 23, 2013, 07:02 AM
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Hi,
I have participated in a "Getting Started" live training session (14:00 -14:20 ET) with Horror.
Hi B!indsniper,

We can see that you did attend the session yesterday. Did you find it useful? Did you learn something from it that you didn't know before?

Next Step

Next up play some 9-handed full-ring play money tables. Make sure the tables have no empty seats.

Find a hand that caused you difficulty or cost you chips and using the hand replayer post it here in the Forum.

Here is a video on how to use the hand replayer.


Once you've posted your hand we will analyse it for you and then continue on from there.

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Fri Jan 25, 2013, 06:58 PM
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The information from the getting started session about saving all hand history to my computer was quite useful amongst the other advice provided during the session.

Below is a hand I had trouble with recently, I did end up winning the pot but only by pairing my Jack on the river when he had be beat.

How should I have played this hand? folded to his raise? checked on the flop?



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Sat Jan 26, 2013, 11:53 AM
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Hi b!ind,

With just under 10bb's I would shove preflop, you don't have enough chips to raise a standard amount and fold later in the hand. So your decision now is to either fold immediately or shove to maximize the chance everyone else folds to the pressure. AJo is quite marginal in early position but with your short stack and the blinds coming, beggars can't be choosers, this is good enough to push and pray imo.


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Sun Jan 27, 2013, 05:49 AM
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The information from the getting started session about saving all hand history to my computer was quite useful amongst the other advice provided during the session.
Hi B!indsniper,

Next Step

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 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 only play the 1/2 cent fullring real money tables only on PokerStars. Post back here when you pass the quiz, get your first buy-in and start playing these games and we'll continue on from there.

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Sun Feb 03, 2013, 02:13 AM
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Hi,

It appears that I have completed the basic poker skills quiz successfully prior to starting the bankroll builder promotion and it wont let me redo the quiz.

It has also been longer than 24 hours and I haven't received my first buy in yet.

Could you please review the situation and advise what the next step is.


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Sun Feb 03, 2013, 09:22 AM
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It appears that I have completed the basic poker skills quiz successfully
Hi B!indsniper,

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.

Good luck!

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Fri Feb 08, 2013, 08:38 PM
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Hi,

Thanks for the first buy in,

Here are a few hands from while I was playing at a 1/2 full ring money table:


1) I imagine that folding in the big blind with 8/9 off suit was the right call here, what about if it was 8/9 suited?
(I also wanted to include a hand with all players present)


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My opponent didn't seem to be representing a strong hand or top pair, so I felt comfortable I had the strongest hand. Could I have played this hand differently to maximise my winnings?



3) (even though it shows there are people are missing, this was because some players sitting out this particular hand)
I was about to leave the table in the small blind and no one had called or raised, I raised in order to try and take the blinds, however was called and eventually raised with a pot sized bet, which I folded to, did I play this hand correctly?



Thanks

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Sat Feb 09, 2013, 12:24 PM
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Hi,

Thanks for the first buy in,

Here are a few hands from while I was playing at a 1/2 full ring money table:


1) I imagine that folding in the big blind with 8/9 off suit was the right call here, what about if it was 8/9 suited?
(I also wanted to include a hand with all players present)
Hi B!nd,

I would fold this yes. Suited it would be worth a speculation call if your opponents are loose and prone to paying off big with just 1 pair hands, so that when we do hit a big hand we can have some optimism about actually getting paid. Just the straight equity isn't enough though, we need the flush potential too in order to consider it imo. Folding is never a bad option here regardless.


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Sat Feb 09, 2013, 12:24 PM
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My opponent didn't seem to be representing a strong hand or top pair, so I felt comfortable I had the strongest hand. Could I have played this hand differently to maximise my winnings?

I think you did about as good as you can here. Calling preflop is fine. When the opponent calls your flop bet on a totally dry board (no draws) we have to assume he's doing it with some kind of pair, and a weak king is certainly a concern. I don't mind check/folding the turn. When he fails to bet the turn it increases the chance he was calling you with just a 6 or some other pair, no problem with making a token value bet on the river (a small bet of 1/3rd the pot seems about right) which will get paid off more frequently by weak pairs.


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Sat Feb 09, 2013, 12:25 PM
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3) (even though it shows there are people are missing, this was because some players sitting out this particular hand)
I was about to leave the table in the small blind and no one had called or raised, I raised in order to try and take the blinds, however was called and eventually raised with a pot sized bet, which I folded to, did I play this hand correctly?
Preflop raise sizing is a bit big, when you're stealing in the blinds just raise your standard amount. I would follow through with a continuation bet on the flop, even though we missed, the opponent will have missed quite a bit too and we can sometimes take it down with a c-bet... including getting some better hands to fold like KT, A9, etc. As played I think you do have to fold once he bets, the steal failed and we gave up, no sense getting stubborn imo.


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Sun Feb 10, 2013, 07:13 AM
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Hi,
Thanks for the first buy in,
No problem, you earned it

Next Step

Next up please watch this video and then answer the questions below.


Q1. List 3 reasons why a player may want to make a big bet.

Q2. What's the definition of a medium bet?

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Mon Feb 11, 2013, 04:27 AM
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Thanks for the feedback Langolier,I really appreciate it.

1) I will keep the speculation call for straight flush draws open in the future, I am normally concerned about not connecting with the flop and being stuck with 9 high.

2)Thanks for the tip about bet sizing on the river. I should have been more concerned with the weak king, I have been caught out by opponents slow playing the best hand in the past.

3) My bet on this hand was my standard 3.5 big blinds, it does seem more substantial from the small blind with it rounding up to 7, I will keep that in mind.

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Mon Feb 11, 2013, 05:11 AM
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Q1. List 3 reasons why a player may want to make a big bet.
1) To bluff people off decent hands
2) To gain value from very strong hands
3) To protect against strong draws

Q2. What's the definition of a medium bet?
A bet between half and three quarters of the pot size.

Please let me know if you would like a more detailed answer.
 
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Mon Feb 11, 2013, 05:55 AM
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Please let me know if you would like a more detailed answer.
Hi B!indsniper,

Perfect!

Now it's time to 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 post back here and we'll continue on tomorrow.

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Sat Feb 16, 2013, 05:53 AM
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Hi,

I have now completed the cash game quiz and the mini quizzes in each section.
They were quite fun and challenging.

Looking forward to your response
 
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Sat Feb 16, 2013, 07:19 AM
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Hi,

I have now completed the cash game quiz and the mini quizzes in each section.
They were quite fun and challenging.

Looking forward to your response
Brilliant! Your second buy-in will now be awarded within 24 hours.

Use all that you have learned so far to again play 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 analyse them for you.

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