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    hi there! I'm still fairly new to the PSO, I have taken some of the courses, but have never deposited, and I'm not sure if I have passed the basic evaluation quiz or not, do I qualify for this promotion?

  • #2
    Originally posted by Tteradactyl View Post
    hi there! I'm still fairly new to the PSO, I have taken some of the courses, but have never deposited, and I'm not sure if I have passed the basic evaluation quiz or not, do I qualify for this promotion?
    Hi Tteradactyl,

    Welcome to PokerSchoolOnline.

    We'll advise within the next 24 hours if your eligible for the Bankroll Builder promotion.

    In the mean time feel free to browse www.pokerschoolonline.com. >>click here<< for a complete overview of what PokerSchoolOnline has to offer.


    Thank you for being a member of PokerSchoolOnline and best of luck to you at the tables!

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    • #3
      Hi Tteradactyl,

      Yes, you are eligible and welcome to the Bankroll Builder.

      To get you started we'd like you to play some play money games (In the PokerStars lobby go to Hold'em > Play Money > No Limit) and using the Hand Replayer please post a hand that you have found difficult here in this thread.

      Doing this will ensure that you know how to use the hand replayer tool and if you've any questions on it just ask us.

      Also please attend one each of the 'Getting Started at PokerStars' and 'Bet Sizing' live training sessions. You'll find these sessions daily in the Live Training section.

      Please post back here when you have done both these things and we'll move you on to the next stage.

      John (JWK24)
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      • #4
        I am having trouble with the hand replayer, it doesn't have the "quick save" option at the bottom, only cancel. Is there a glich in the system?

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        • #5
          There sometimes can be a glitch, becuase it's really picky with the spacing. Please try posting the hand history you are trying to use and we'll see if we can find out why it's not working (make sure it's in English).

          John (JWK24)
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          • #6
            Here's a couple of hands I played, did I play them well?
            Last edited by Tteradactyl; Fri Oct 12, 2012, 06:28 PM.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Tteradactyl View Post
              Here's a couple of hands I played, did I play them well?
              Hi Tteradactyl, I have asked one of the Hand Analysers to look at this hand for you. Once he has done this we can continue on from there. Raiser umbup:

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              • #8
                Hi Tteradactyl I think you could have improved your play in these spots a bit. Let's talk about the AJ hand first. I think you are right to raise before the flop here, because you have a good hand. But more than that, you have a hand that is worth more than 4 chips in this situation. Raising to 4 is going to allow a lot of opponents to come and see the flop with us. Usually when we raise before the flop we would be best served seeing the flop heads up with another opponent, or we could win the pot preflop! Neither of these things are going to happen if we make it 4 here, we are likely to see a flop 4 or 5 ways. I think it would be best to raise to something like 24... quite a bit bigger. The reason is that there are already a lot of limpers in the pot and we want to make it hard for all of them to call. If we see a flop heads up we are likely going to be able to win the pot sometimes when we miss the flop -- a key thing we would like to accomplish in this situation. I hope that all makes some sense. Let's move on to that A5 hand. I think calling before the flop is optional. You certainly would not be wrong to fold before the flop, but this is a minor point compared to the flop. What do you notice about the flop? I notice that there are so many people to the flop. Its a party and everyone is invited! The thing we need to remember when a lot of people see the flop is that it is MORE likely that someone has a strong hand. The more people, the better chances someone has flopped a monster. So when we flop second pair top kicker against one opponent, we might want to put some confidence in this hand. But in a pot with this many players, our hand becomes quite marginal. This means I would shy away from calling all-ins with our hand for example, in particular when this opponent goes all in. I think giving him credit for at least a jack makes sense, so I would be happy to let it go. umbup:

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                • #9
                  Hi Tteradactyl! Now it's time to study the Poker Basics course and after you've studied it, try to pass the quiz. Once you've passed it we'll award you your first buy-in and continue on from there. Please let me know when you do this. Good luck!umbup: John (JWK24)
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                  • #10
                    I have finished the basic course, and passed the basic assessment quiz with 67%

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                    • #11
                      Hi Tteradactyl! Congrats on passing the quiz. 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. Also, please attend an 'Entering a Cash Game Pot' live training session. This should help too. Good luck!umbup: John (JWK24)
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                      • #12
                        I have received the first $2. thank you. I have lost the first $1 already...Here is the last hand that I lost

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                        • #13
                          Hi Tteradactyl

                          Mouthful of a name you got there

                          I think given the stack size you started this hand with you played it just fine. We flopped two over cards and a flush draw. That is quite a strong hand and when we are short on chips we should be more willing to commit those chips to the pot in terms of our hand strength. If it didn't work out this time well that's just unlucky.

                          One point I would make though is that you could be better served by buying in for a larger amount, or keeping your stack topped up. I understand that you don't get too much wiggle room at 2nl with 2$. I would probably suggest you buy-in for 1.20 or something like that but have the auto-top feature on so that your stack is continually topped up to that level as you play.

                          That way you can get used to playing a bit deeper stacked and should you double up it will be for a good amount as opposed to when you bleed down to 40 cents. If that makes sense

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                          • #14
                            how would you have played this had differently?

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                            • #15
                              Hi Tteradactyl

                              I think this hand could have been played better at a few stages.

                              Let's talk about your decision to re-raise before the flop. I think calling is best here. We are out of position and are getting a good price to see the flop. If we flop well we can try to put more money in out of position, but we should look to minimize our commitment to the pot sometimes.

                              If we were to re-raise before the flop I would prefer a much bigger size, because it would mean that our opponent could fold some amount of the time. If we make it something like 14c then we can pick up the pot some amount of the time without confrontation.

                              As played I would simply check and fold this flop. What is the best case scenario, do you think, if we check and call this flop with three overcards? If someone has a J or a T in their hand they will have lots of opportunities to make a pair or a straight, if they don't already have one, and will have lots of opportunities to bluff us out of the pot on the future.

                              This is a good example of a situation on the flop where you need to consider what is going to happen on the turn and the river. Do you see any good possibilities for those streets with our hand?

                              Hope this helps

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