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This is my title - Fri Mar 01, 2013, 04:44 PM
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I wish to take part in the promotion if possible.

Thank you.
 
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Fri Mar 01, 2013, 04:48 PM
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I wish to take part in the promotion if possible.
Thank you.
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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Fri Mar 01, 2013, 05:16 PM
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Thank you!
 
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Sat Mar 02, 2013, 06:14 AM
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Thank you!
Hi Decadent Ham,

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,

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Sun Mar 03, 2013, 06:24 PM
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Thanks mate I'll have the chance to watch it tonight.
 
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Mon Mar 04, 2013, 07:42 AM
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Thanks mate I'll have the chance to watch it tonight.
Brilliant, now that you have watched the video you now know how to save hand histories from both real and play money games

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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Mon Mar 04, 2013, 05:56 PM
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Thanks Raiser.
Embarrassingly I wasn't exactly sure what a 9-handed full-ring play money table was. If the following isn't correct please let me know.

 
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Tue Mar 05, 2013, 06:06 AM
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Thanks Raiser.
Thanks for posting!

One of the hand analysers will look at ths for you later today and after that we'll let you know what is the next step.

Cheers,

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Tue Mar 05, 2013, 01:41 PM
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Hi Decadent Ham!

With K7 from early position, I'm going to muck this preflop. It's not a strong enough hand to be playing from even late positon, let alone early position. When playing from early positon, I only want to be playing stronger hands, as after the flop, I will have a severe positional disadvantage that can cost me a large number of chips. Due to this, I only want to be playing premium hands when out of position.

Also, any hand that I'm playing from early position, I want to be raising with preflop (3BB+1BB for each limper). I need to do this to lessen the number of opponents in the hand. Any hand that is not worth raising with, I need to muck.

If I was in the hand, I flop two pair with a really bad kicker. Due to not raising preflop, I have absolutely no clue whether someone may have a K with a bigger kicker or a 4. I could easily be behind here, but when it checks to me, due to the very large number of players in the hand, I need to make a pot size bet of 90. My plan for the rest of the hand is... if I'm raised, I'm folding. If I'm called, I'm not putting another chip into the pot unless my hand improves.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

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Tue Mar 05, 2013, 06:23 PM
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Thanks Raiser.
Hi Decadent Ham,

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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Fri Mar 08, 2013, 09:22 PM
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Thanks for that Raiser I'm ready to rock and roll!
 
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Sat Mar 09, 2013, 07:01 AM
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Thanks for that Raiser I'm ready to rock and roll!
Let me know when you pass the quiz!

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Mon Mar 11, 2013, 05:17 AM
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Hi Raiser I managed to pass the quiz with flying colours after three attempts.
Cheers!
 
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Mon Mar 11, 2013, 06:12 AM
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Hi Raiser I managed to pass the quiz with flying colours after three attempts.
Cheers!



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!

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Mon Mar 11, 2013, 07:05 AM
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Thanks for that Raiser so far I have $2 in my account. Do I get the remainder later on?

A few extra questions if I may?

If I deposit my own money do I still get the PokerStars sign-up bonuses? For instance at the moment it's 1,000FPP Bonus.

If I decide to deposit my own money how do you tell what was originally given to me via promotion and myself when I play at the tables? This is regarding what you said at the start of your last post.

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Playing any other game format will disqualify you from being able to obtain further buy-ins through this promotion.
Thanks for your assistance.
 
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Mon Mar 11, 2013, 07:30 AM
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Thanks for that Raiser so far I have $2 in my account. Do I get the remainder later on?

A few extra questions if I may?

If I deposit my own money do I still get the PokerStars sign-up bonuses? For instance at the moment it's 1,000FPP Bonus.

If I decide to deposit my own money how do you tell what was originally given to me via promotion and myself when I play at the tables? This is regarding what you said at the start of your last post.

Thanks for your assistance.
Hi Decadent Ham,

1. Yes, there's more bonuses to get after you complete more steps (see post above for your next step).
2. The 1,000 FPP promotion only applies to players that use the bonus code when creating an account. Please use the Forum for any questions relating to promotions.
3. Our system will be able to tell us how much money you have recieved via the Bankroll Builder promotion. Alternatively you can at any stage request an audit from support@pokerstars.com and it will show up there.

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Mon Mar 11, 2013, 08:01 AM
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That's perfect Raiser I appreciate the quick reply.

I played the .01-.02 tables and didn't go as well as I hoped. Fortunately I know exactly where I went wrong and learnt a good lesson.
One of those lessons is not to play after shift work.
Plenty of small but costly mistakes were made.

The first one I completely ignored the aggressive betting of my opponent and the Ah on the flop. Instead I concentrated on what I might get. Looking back I might have still played until the flop and then decided what to do from there. However I could use some help with that one.


Once again I concentrated on what I had rather than noting the higher Jh on the table. I think it was a good idea to play the pair I had but should have folded when my opponent played as aggressively as they did.
 
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Mon Mar 11, 2013, 08:05 AM
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Once again I concentrated on what I had rather than noting the higher Jh on the table.
Thank you for posting this hand for review and I have asked one of the Hand Analysers to take a look at it for you.

He will do this within the next 24 hours and once it's been analysed I will advise on the next step.

Cheers,

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Mon Mar 11, 2013, 12:06 PM
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Hi Decadent,

It looks like you posted your BB instead of waiting till you were in the BB. I don't recommend this, as you'll probably be folding whatever hand you get dealt about 85% of the time. All those blinds add up.

With QJs in late position, I sometimes want to see a cheap flop and see if I can hit a big flop (2pr+) or a decent draw, but I usually only do this when I have a 100bb stack. "Drawing hands" like suited connectors play best when you're deep. With only 80c, you should stick to pairs and AJs+, trying to make good top pairs and sets.
I don't recommended re-raising (3-betting) like you did, because you're not going to get action from a worse hand. When villains open raise at these stakes, they usually have a pocket pair or a decent ace. QJs is in bad shape against that range. In addtion, a minraise to 10c isn't going to scare off any of those hands, as villain has good pot odds to play with anything decent.
As played, you make middle pair on a two tone board and villain leads out. He nearly always has the ace here. Make a disciplined fold, as you have very few outs to improve, especially as some of them make a flush possible. When you do call, you could pick up a draw, but it's going to get expensive and you don't have the odds to chase it if villain makes a decent bet.

With 88, you're very short stacked, on 68c in the SB. If you can see a cheap flop multiway, then you can go set-mining here. The plan should be to call pre-flop and then donk or check-raise if you hit trips. If you don't hit a set, don't put another cent into the pot, as you'll get value-owned by a better hand.
As played, you led out on this dry flop. If villain missed, you win the small pot, but if he calls or raises, you're in bad shape. Villains don't bluff post-flop very often at these stakes. When villain makes a hefty raise on this flop, you simply have to fold. You're losing to 99+ and any jack or 4. You only have 2 outs to improve to a boat, so you can't call.

So the three main lessons to learn here are:
1. Only play a speculative hand if it's cheap to do so, you are deepstacked, and you have position.
2. Don't lead out on the flop with a weak hand that has little chance to improve.
3. Fold your marginal hands when you get raised. Villains are seldom bluffing.

Hope this helps.


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Mon Mar 11, 2013, 09:24 PM
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ArtySmokes that helped immensely, thank you.
 

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