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Hello everyone - Thu Jan 16, 2014, 05:41 AM
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Hi there. Well, i just registered here (and on ps) so id like to join this promotion thing.

But i do have a few questions first, i plan to make a small deposit soon (20 to get this 20+14 promo i think its too good to pass even for a newbie like me) so i was wondering if id still be able to take that first deposit bonus on ps if i join bankroll builder program here?

Also, even if you decide im not able to join this program, id love to have a personal poker instructor (or not so personal, doesnt matter, as long as there would be someone to help me get better at playing poker, when you have free time of course. im willing to learn :P).

cheers and thank you in advance,
Turtlesaur
 
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Thu Jan 16, 2014, 07:35 AM
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Welcome to PokerSchoolOnline!


Please 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.pokerschoolonline.com and best of luck to you at the tables!

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Thu Jan 16, 2014, 11:17 AM
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Hello Turtlesaur,

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

NB: Bookmark this page so that you'll find it easily in the future.


First Step


Let's begin with the basics. Please take some time to study the Poker Basic Course and pass the quiz at the end of the course.

Let us know as soon as you have passed the quiz and we will credit your account with your first Bankroll Builder bonus.


flophitter

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Thu Jan 16, 2014, 12:17 PM
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wow that was quick, thank you flophitter I already passed first 3 or so quiz(es?). what is plural of quiz anyways

only failed sng quiz so far, but then again i havent really played any sngs yet and it looks like its a bit different to normal cash game/tourney play (bet sizing and stuff?).
 
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Fri Jan 17, 2014, 11:30 AM
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Hi Turtlesaur

Yes, we see that you've already passed the basic test and so you'll get your first bonus in the next 24 hours, good job! (And the plural of quiz is quizzes )

Step Two

The Poker Basics test was easy right? Well, there's a lot more to learn on the road to becoming a profitable poker player.

Now study the Cash Game course and once you think you have it mastered 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.

Let us know as soon as you have passed the Cash Game Quiz and we will award you with your next buy-in.

Best of Luck!

flophitter

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Fri Jan 17, 2014, 06:33 PM
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Thank you, got my 1st bonus today.

Cash quiz is done, in fact i think i have passed most of those quiz(z)es.

But to be perfectly honest, my main reason of signing up here wasnt to get a few bucks for free, but to learn something new, but it looks like ill have to get some VPPs to join most interesting live sessions.

im not completely new to poker, played on one other network before but i still am a newbie when it comes to many things, so cant wait to join live training sessions.

so i want to say ty all for your help, i think its really nice of you guys to offer free live training for so many people.

Turtlesaur
 
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Fri Jan 17, 2014, 10:06 PM
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Thanks for your kind comments Turtlesaur

And... Great Job!

You passed the Cash Game Quiz and so you've shown that you have a great understanding of the fundamentals of playing poker. We have now credited your account with your 2nd bonus.

Step Three

Please play a 1/2 cent Real Money table at PokerStars and using the Hand Replayer post a hand here in this thread that you have questions about.

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



NB: You must post a Cash Game hand only, tournament hands do not count for this promotion. You must use the Hand Replayer only to post your hand, we cannot accept hands posted in any other way.

Once you post your hand one of our Trainer will analyze it for you so please post and intersestig hand where you have questions. Give as much information about the hand as possible, for example, had you any reads on your opponents?


flophitter

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Last edited by flophitter; Fri Jan 17, 2014 at 10:25 PM.. Reason: typo
 
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Mon Jan 20, 2014, 04:28 PM
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Umm was a bit busy so forgot about this one :/

So ehm does zoom count, i tried normal cash games but it was so hard to get any action going so i gave up after like 15 mins :/ but if it has to be normal cash game, just let me know and ill play a few hands and post my worst one here :P

cheers,
Turtle. Turtle Saur
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Mon Jan 20, 2014, 11:37 PM
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Hi Turtlesaur

Yes your play for this promotion does need to be on normal 9-player cash (ring) game tables as zoom requires modified techniques. I am surprised you are finding little action - at what time of day and in which time zone do you normally play?

flophitter
 
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Wed Jan 22, 2014, 05:52 AM
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Ok umm this is the hand im sure i played it totally like totally bad but i was kinda scared of just about everything lol, because yesterday i lost with AT with trip T's vs full house 6's full of T's, then lost with my AK vs AQ and AA vs KK so now if someone is really agressive i just assume the worst :/

If he raised again id just flat call again but i wasnt confident enough to reraise or shove at any point. Figured many people go with 66+ (and especially 99-TT) so i almost immediately put him on T's once turn showed T lol Also my minraise or whatever it was preflop, i just wanted to make sure people dont go with like 39o, someething that happened to me 2 days ago when i flat called with KK maybe i should have raised a bit more preflop? Not sure really, i could really use some help here :p




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Wed Jan 22, 2014, 09:58 AM
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Hi Turtlesaur,

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!

flophitter
 
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Wed Jan 22, 2014, 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Turtlesaur View Post
Ok umm this is the hand im sure i played it totally like totally bad but i was kinda scared of just about everything lol, because yesterday i lost with AT with trip T's vs full house 6's full of T's, then lost with my AK vs AQ and AA vs KK so now if someone is really agressive i just assume the worst :/

If he raised again id just flat call again but i wasnt confident enough to reraise or shove at any point. Figured many people go with 66+ (and especially 99-TT) so i almost immediately put him on T's once turn showed T lol Also my minraise or whatever it was preflop, i just wanted to make sure people dont go with like 39o, someething that happened to me 2 days ago when i flat called with KK maybe i should have raised a bit more preflop? Not sure really, i could really use some help here :p



Hi Turtlesaur!

With AA you should almost always bet or raise for value every chance you get preflop. Here you are facing a raise. 3betting si perfect, but you definately want to raise more. A standard 3b would be 3x the original raise. Make it 18c here. This gets you value for your strong hand. It also protects your hand from getting a string of callers. Also, min raising gives the villain great odds to call and outdraw you.

On the flop I suggest making a standard half pot bet. Again this is for maximizing your value. Anyone willing to call your smaller bet will call a half pot bet.

The flush draw becomes possible on the turn and the villain leads out. A read would help here. Often we can raise, but against a tight passive villain calling may be best. Against an unknown I would more often raise. A standard raise would be about 2.5x.

The river pairs the board and the villain checks to you. I would go for a small bet of about a third of the pot. Many one pair hands that you are beating will call.

GL and have fun at the tables!

Roland GTX
 
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Wed Jan 22, 2014, 11:24 PM
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Great!

You're doing a fantastic job so far!

Step Four

Attend any LIVE TRAINING session here at PokerSchoolOnline.

Please let us know what Live Training session you have attended. NB It must be a live training session that takes

place after this post was posted. Past live training sessions do not count.

Let us know the Date/Time and Title of the session you attend and we will check your attendance.

flophitter

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Thu Jan 23, 2014, 07:39 AM
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well i think i watched all available sessions since i joined, so that wont be a problem :P

ill post next one here, ah and btw i already deposited not sure if thats good thing or not, but i was kinda impatient ... and stuff

now working on releasing my daily $1 bonus edit: should mention that i usually lose 2 trying to get 1, but c'est la vie

i still want to complete this thing though, as im up for anything that will help me become a better player, so thank you guys for this opportunity
 
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Thu Jan 23, 2014, 07:52 AM
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Hi Turtlesaur

That's great that you made a deposit, that automatically released your remaining Bankroll Builder bonuses so you we won't have a further bonus for you for attending the training, so you don't have to do that step if you don't want to. It looks like you are already very keen

But as they say, poker can be learned in an hour but takes a lifetime to master, so we can all learn something new.

You are always welcome to post any troublesome hands in the >>Hand Analysis<< section.

Also it is a good idea to review some of the content on >>Bankroll Management<< at this point.

Keep in touch with us and let us know how your poker journey continues.

flophitter

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