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"My bankroll swole and I just can't fold it..." - Sat Mar 02, 2013, 06:40 PM
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I wanna take advantage of this Pokerstars offer and use it to start building my bankroll swole.

I wanna take part in the Bankroll Builder promotion.

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Sat Mar 02, 2013, 09:15 PM
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Hi EliÁs,

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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Sat Mar 02, 2013, 10:00 PM
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Thank you!
Now I'm gonna play and then I'll come back with a hand that I was not really sure about.
 
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Not well played or just lack of luck? - Sat Mar 02, 2013, 11:40 PM
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Hey guy!
Here's my first hand.
Do you think I played it correctly and what happened was just a lack of luck?
Could I have avoided that somehow?

I kept on betting because I thought I was gonna win for sure and I wanted to get the maximum chips possible out of that guy, but unfortunately he was kinda trapping me.

 
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Sun Mar 03, 2013, 12:55 PM
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Hi EliÁs!

With AKs (or any other hand that I want to make an opening raise with), I'm going to make a standard open-raise, which is to 3BB+1BB for each limper. With no limpers, I'll raise to 3BB or 60. I want to keep my raises standard, as this helps to conceal the strength of my hand.

I flop two overs and a flush draw (but I do NOT have a made hand yet). When the opp checks to me, I'm going to make a standard c-bet of 1/2 pot (56). This way I can start to build a pot and also have a chance to win the pot right now.
The opp now min-raises me. My decision here would be based on my read of the opp. I could either 3-bet them (raise to 3X their amount, 360), or I can call and see the turn. If I know the opp is loose, I'll raise and if the opp is tight, I'll call.

The turn gives me a flush, but it does pair the board. When the opp checks to me, I'd normally make my standard value bet here of 1/2 pot.... however, this would be for the majority of my stack, so I'm going to shove the turn.
I don't want to bet less, as by doing so, I give an opp with 5x the correct odds to try to outdraw me.

When the opp shows Q5s, I'd definitely be making a note that they will play any two suited cards so that I can use that info against them in the future.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

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Sun Mar 03, 2013, 05:28 PM
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Hey, guy, what's up?
SO, I have attended the live training "Sunday Special - Sunday GTD MTTs".
Is this what you wanted me to attend?
Or do you want me to do the Poker courses?
 
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Sun Mar 03, 2013, 07:59 PM
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Hi EliÁs!

The items in this promotion have to be followed specifically. You need to attend the 'Getting Started' live training session. It is the only one that will work for this step.

Once you earn your first buy-in, if you play any other cash table than what's specified, you will be ineligible for any further buy-ins.

Please let me know when you attend the training session.

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Wed Mar 20, 2013, 08:11 PM
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Hey guy!
I've attended the Getting Started live training session.
 
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Wed Mar 20, 2013, 08:30 PM
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Hi EliÁs!

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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Wed Mar 20, 2013, 08:40 PM
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I've already passed this quiz.
 
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Wed Mar 20, 2013, 09:20 PM
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Brilliant EliÁs!

You've done all 3 tasks and you'll get your first bonus in the next 24 hours, good job!

Step Two

Use your first buy-in to only play the 1/2 cent real money FULL RING tables on PokerStars. Do not play any other type of game other than this. Post one hand that you had difficulty with here in this thread using the hand replayer and we will analyze it for you.

Please watch the following video and answer the question below.



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

Then 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.

So you have 3 things to do to earn your next bonus.

1) Play the 1/2 cent Real Money tables and post an interesting hand here in the Forum using the Hand Replayer.
2) Watch the Bet Sizing video and answer the question below it.
3) Study and pass the Cash Game quiz.

Let us know as soon as you have all 3 tasks complete and we will award you with your next buy-in.

Best of Luck!

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