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Bankroll Builder FAQ


Please note that from Feb 1st, 2015, the Bankroll Builder promotion will no longer be available at PokerStars School. However, don't despair, you can still check out our Poker Bonus page for other great offers 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How do I find the $0.01/$0.02 full ring no limit Texas Hold'em cash games?
A. Launch the PokerStars client and select 'Hold'em' -> 'No Limit' -> 'Micro'. Scroll down to the bottom of the list and select $0.01/$0.02 NL. For a more detailed guide visit the
Find Real Money Games section.

Q. How do I earn VPPs?
A. VPP'S are earned by playing real money games on PokerStars. For full information, please visit the section "
How do I earn VPPs".

Q. What other tasks may I be asked to do?
A. Your Personal Instructor may ask you to attend a Live Training session or post a Hand History for review in your Bankroll Builder thread. You will need to complete each step closely as directed by your instructor in order to qualify for any bonuses.

Q. How do I find the forum?
A. Click through to our
Bankroll Builder Forum, where you can ask any questions related to the promotion. You can also post hand histories and invite feedback on your play.

Q. How do I find my play money hand histories?
A. Play money hand histories are not stored by PokerStars and you must indicate that you wish to store them locally on your computer prior to playing a hand. To do this you must access the Instant Hand History pane. When viewing a play money table, the link in the upper right corner with the Hand ID number will open your Instant Hand History pane. This is also available from the top navigation, but only when you are seated at a play money table. Simply click 'Requests' -> 'Instant Hand History'. Once the pane is open you can access the Options and indicate that you wish to save your hand histories. By default these will be stored in your PokerStars program folders within the Hand History folder. You can change this here if you desire.

Q. How do I find my play money hand histories?
A. Real money hand histories are stored and can be retrieved through the top navigation in the PokerStars client, click 'Requests' -> 'Hand History' -> and select the appropriate option. These will then be emailed to your registered email address.
Save your hand histories before you enter them into the Hand Replayer to prepare for posting in the forum.

Q. How do I post hand histories?
A. Use our
Hand Replayer tool to make your Hand History clear and easy to view.

Q. How do I use the Hand Replayer tool?
A. Click through for full
Hand Replayer Instructions.

Q Who is eligible for this promotion?
A. The promotion is designed to help new players build their first bankroll and start enjoying real money poker. Existing real money players are not eligible to earn promotional funds through the Bankroll Builder but can take advantage of all the educational material; courses, trainings, hand analysis Forums etc. Existing real money players can also still enjoy studying the courses and passing the quizzes here at PokerStars School and also avail of the other great Promotions the school has to offer.

Q. I earned the required 10 VPP's but did not recieve my bonus?
A. Your bonus will be credited to your account within 24-hours of earning the VPP's. If you were already awarded a bonus you will need to earn an additional 10 VPP's to release your next bonus. VPP's earned before you were awarded your last bonus do not count. * Failure to play at only this limit will result in your being ineligible to earn for further buy-ins.

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