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Bankroll Builder - Mon Feb 25, 2013, 04:13 PM
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Hi there,
I made my account a few weeks ago and have passed the basic poker exam, I'm working on passing the cash one at the moment.I haven't made a deposit yet. I hope I am eligible as it sounds like a great opportunity

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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 04:33 PM
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Hi volkzero,

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 full 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 Mar 04, 2013, 09:53 AM
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Hi JWK24,

I have attended the getting started, bet sizing and cash basics live training sessions. I've also posted a hand That I was unsure about.

I seem to be doing well overall on the play money tables, I've managed to turn the initial 1000 into 10,000
 
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Mon Mar 04, 2013, 10:46 AM
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Hi volkzero!

All of the items for this promotion need to be put here. Please post a hand that you had trouble with on the play money full ring tables.

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Mon Mar 04, 2013, 02:46 PM
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Sorry, I forgot to put a link to it =)

Was I right to play the way I did with this hand? I thought it was a win for sure. Maybe I was just unlucky?

 
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Mon Mar 04, 2013, 04:37 PM
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Hi volkzero!

With AK on the button, there is a min-raise and a call. I'm going to 3-bet (re-raise) here and I'll size it at a pot-sized raise to 15.

I flop top pair/top kicker, but this board is very coordinated. There are many striaght draws and also a possible made straight already. Also, two pair is well within the opp's range. Here is where being in poaition is a big help to me, as I can see how the opps react to this board.
The first opp bombs the flop with a very large overbet. A std value bet against 2 opps here would be to 2/3 pot (10), but the opp makes a huge overbet to 74. While this could be a bluff (only from a really bad opp), this is most likely going to be from a made straight or possibley two pair.... both of which have me crushed. Due to this, I'm folding right here.

I was suprirsed when the opp turned over AA instead of a straight or AT, JT, AJ. I'd definitely be making a note on this opp that they do not know how to value bet, as if it were me with them... I'd make a standard raise preflop, then standard bets on every street. If I would get raised, then I'm pushing back and re-raising.
I would expect to be behind with AK here, which it was, due to the very coordinated board, but was not expecting AA.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

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Mon Mar 04, 2013, 04:39 PM
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Hi volkzero!

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 Mar 04, 2013, 06:27 PM
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Thanks for the advice on that hand John, I think because I had AK after folding so many trash hands previously, an alarm just went off in my head making me feel that this was my time to win the pot, so I wanted to take the opposition all the way to a showdown. I didn't even notice the potential straight, I just got too excited to win I guess.

I have already completed both the basic and cash game quiz =)
 
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Mon Mar 04, 2013, 06:33 PM
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Hi volkzero!

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 in the Live Training section.

Please let me know when you receive the buy-in and attend the training session.

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Tue Mar 05, 2013, 06:30 PM
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I've already attended the bet sizing session last Saturday. Also I just checked and I have received the $2 in my account =)
 
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Wed Mar 06, 2013, 03:49 PM
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I played a few games earlier and had difficulty with this hand, I was hoping you could analyse it for me John, thanks =)

 
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Thu Mar 07, 2013, 01:35 PM
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I played a few games earlier and had difficulty with this hand, I was hoping you could analyse it for me John, thanks =)

Hi volkzero

This is a typical preflop situation. You have a strong hand with 1010 and position. But, you are facing a 5x raise and several players yet to act. A read on V6 would help here. Is he super tight and likely has a big hand, or loose raising light.

Either way, I don't think calling is best here. 1010 is going to be hard to play post flop. There are so many overcards that can come you will have a hard time. Far too often you will be forced to fold on the flop unless you get lucky and hit nail a set. This will be especially true if more players stay in the hand.

I suggest folding or raising. Knowing which to do is read dependant. Folding turns your hand a bit into a bluff, but sets you up nicely for c-betting no matter what comes on the flop. Folding is the safest approach. Without a read, and with the limpers yet to act after you, I would think folding would be best. This situation is similar to getting 3-bet from my point of view.

With more experience at postflop play, 3-betting starts looking like a better choice.

For the time being I would just keep it simple and avoid unclear situations even though your starting hand is pretty strong (and likely ahead at this point).

I hope this helps!

GL and have fun at the tables!

Roland GTX
 
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Sat Mar 09, 2013, 10:22 AM
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Hi volkzero!

It's time to now attend the Cash Basics live training session.

Also, 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 and attended the live training session, post back here and we'll continue.

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Thu Mar 14, 2013, 06:03 PM
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Hi, I have attended this live training session already and have also passed the quiz
 
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Thu Mar 14, 2013, 06:49 PM
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Hello volkzero,

Fantastic!

Your second Bankroll Builder bonus is on it's way to you, great job so far.

There are three ways in which you can earn your next bonus.

1) Earn 10 VPPs AFTER receiving your 2nd bonus and you will automatically be credited with your 3rd bonus. Let us know if you hit that target
2) If you lose your 2nd bonus at the tables please post the hands where you lost the money with here in this thread. As soon as you post the losing hands we will advise on the next step.
3) If you make a first deposit at PokerStars you will automatically be awarded your remaining bonuses from the Bankroll Builder promotion.

Best of luck to you at the tables and we are here to help you should you have any questions.

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