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Bankroll Builder - Mon Feb 11, 2013, 04:39 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?
 
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Mon Feb 11, 2013, 07:07 PM
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Welcome to PokerSchoolOnline!

Be sure to read THIS just to be be sure of exactly what's on offer with the Bankroll Builder promotion.

>>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. Please check back this time tomorrow!

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



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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 06:18 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?
Hi loza24,

You are eligible for the Bankroll Builder promotion, good job!

Hot Tip#1 : Bookmark this page so that you'll find it easily in the future

First Step

First up please watch the following video and pay special attention to the tips on retriving and saving your hand history from PokerStars. This will be important for the rest of your promotional journey.


Let me know as soon as you've had a chance to watch it.

Cheers,

Raiser


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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 08:41 AM
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Thank you

I watched the video and now I know how to save a hand history...
 
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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 06:25 PM
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Thank you
I watched the video and now I know how to save a hand history...
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.

Raiser


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Fri Feb 15, 2013, 12:21 PM
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Sat Feb 16, 2013, 10:20 AM
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Hi loza24!

With AK from UTG, I'm going to make a standard opening raise (3BB+1BB for each limper). Due to this, I'll raise to 60.
I then get a call, raise to 160 and 3 calls of it. Since I don't have a made hand, but do have one with potential, I'll call the 160 (if I had QQ, KK, AA, I would re-raise).

The flop gives me top pair/top kicker and a straight draw, but with this many players in, someone could have hit two pair or even a straight. Being out of position, I'm going to make a lead bet here both for value, but to try to get information about the opp's hands. I'd normally size my bet with 5 opps at a pot-size bet, but here, due to my stack size, it would pot commit me. Due to this, I'll make the bet slightly smaller, at 3/4 pot (728).

The turn 9 gives anyone with a J a straight and now the first opp bombs over 2k into the pot. This is almost always going to be an opp with a J and a made hand, so I'm going to muck here since I can't beat a straight.

I want to be putting my chips into the pot when I'm most likely ahead and not behind, so when there are 4 to a straight on the board and I can't beat the straight, I need to muck and save my chips for a better situation.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


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Sun Feb 17, 2013, 09:56 AM
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Hi loza24,

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, 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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Mon Feb 18, 2013, 04:49 AM
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I passed the Poker Basic Course quiz
 
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Mon Feb 18, 2013, 05:18 AM
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I passed the Poker Basic Course quiz
Hi loza24,

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.

For beginners it's not advised to play short handed tables, so if 2/3 seats become empty it's a good idea to stand up also. As you become better at ranging opponents and playing an aggressive game you will feel more comfortable playing short handed tables but for now try to stick to the full ones.

Good luck!

Raiser


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Mon Feb 18, 2013, 08:36 AM
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I've got your buy-in. Thank you
And here is one bad hand...
 
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Fri Feb 22, 2013, 08:44 AM
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I've got your buy-in. Thank you
And here is one bad hand...
Hello,

Thanks for posting this hand. I have asked one of the Hand Analysers to take a look at it for you and offer some feedback. He should do this later today.

Once the hands have been analysed we can continue on from there.

Raiser


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Fri Feb 22, 2013, 05:11 PM
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Hey loza

Good news, I think you played this hand perfectly on the flop and before the flop.

Preflop raising in the big blind is an option, I would say you should definitely do it with ATs, but it is not mandatory.

Flop: great lead, builds a pot and goes for value

Turn: I think we have to bet bigger here. I think betting is the right play so your mistake is not in your action, but your sizing. You are not pricing anything out, which means you could get more value out of your top pair.

River: Similarly I don't think betting so small is going to either encourage bluffs or raises from worse. I think if your opponent raises he/she pretty much has a better hand. The problem is that they raise so small, giving us a good price. I think we could have avoided all this by betting half pot on the river and folding to any sized raise.

Hope this helps. On the turn, the main idea is that there are still a lot of 2nd best hands that can call a 14 cent bet, so you should bet larger.
 
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Sat Feb 23, 2013, 08:05 AM
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I've got your buy-in. Thank you
Next Step

Please watch the following video and answer the question below.



Q. What is the definition of a large bet?

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Sat Feb 23, 2013, 12:09 PM
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Large bet - more than three quarters of the pot
 
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Sun Feb 24, 2013, 07:47 AM
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Large bet - more than three quarters of the pot
Cheers,

Next Step

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.

Raiser


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Sun Feb 24, 2013, 10:22 AM
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I have passed the cash game quiz
 
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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 08:06 AM
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I have passed the cash game quiz
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). Remember not to use Bankroll Builder money for any games other than 1/2c cash tables only.

Post any hands that you have difficulty with here in this thread using the hand replayer and we will analyse them for you.

Raiser


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