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    Hi! I have created an account on Pokerstars, have not made a deposit yet, what should I do to take part in the promotion?

  • #2
    Originally posted by hardtoobey7 View Post
    Hi! I have created an account on Pokerstars, have not made a deposit yet, what should I do to take part in the promotion?
    Hi hardtoobey7,

    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!

    Raiser
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    • #3
      Thank you, I'll be waiting for further instructions!

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      • #4
        Hi hardtoobey7,

        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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        • #5
          I have 2 hands here. Maybe I shouldn't have continued with AK after the flop but they were making so smallish bets, and there was a chance to catch a queen.
          Sorry, this hand was deleted by its owner
          And this one was kinda river bluff but it turned out well as no one had an Ace
          Sorry, this hand was deleted by its owner
          Today I have also attended the training sessions you mentioned, they were hosted by Ahar and were very useful! umbup:
          Last edited by hardtoobey7; Sun Oct 14, 2012, 01:37 PM.

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          • #6
            I've also passed the Basic Quiz, what should I do now?

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            • #7
              Hi hardtoobey7! With AK from the SB (worst position at the table), I'm going to make a standard raise, which is to 3BB+1BB for each limper. Due to having 3 limpers, I'll raise to 12 preflop. The flop brings three diamond undercards. Not a good flop for my AK, since I don't have the A of diamonds. Due to not having a made hand and only a gutshot straight draw (which may not end up being the best hand), I'm checking the flop and hoping that the opps will check behind so that I can get a free turn card. When the button makes an abnormally small min-bet, I will call this and see the turn (same for the abnormal raise). After the flop, I want to size my bets on the size of the pot, not the size of the blinds. The turn is a blank. I'll check again here and if either opp makes another abnormally small bet, I'll call. If they make a larger bet, then I'll fold. I don't expect to be ahead in the hand here (why I'm not lead betting), but if they bet small enough to price in my draw, I'll gladly do so. The river is another blank for me, so I'll check/fold here. As it turns out, I was behind a pair of twos. With KJ from UTG, I need to either make a standard raise (to 3BB+1BB for each limper) or muck. In most situaions, this is a muck for me, as I don't want to be playing a marginal hand out of position. If any of the opps have been playing aggressively, I'm definintely mucking it here. The flop gives me 2nd pair and an opp from the blinds that called a preflop raise leads into me for just under 1/2 pot. This is most likely going to be an ace and since I'm behind, I'm mucking. I don't want to be putting chips into a pot when I do not have the best hand (or at least a +EV draw). The turn is another blank for me and the blind now makes just under a pot-sized bet. Second pair will basically never be good here against a competant opp, so it's an easy muck. I do not want to be chasing and putting chips into a pot where I'm basically always beat. The river completes the spade flush and now the aggro opp checks. That tells me that they are scared of the flush and being in position on them, it's acutally a good card to bluff at if they are actually scared of the flush. I need to size my bet so that it looks like a value bet, because I absolutely do not want a call as I expect the opp to have Ax almost every single time here. I'd size my bet between 3/4 and a pot-sized bet... IF AND ONLY IF I THINK THE OPP WILL FOLD. If I think the opp would call, then I'm checking here 100% of the time. Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.umbup: John (JWK24)
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              • #8
                Hi hardtoobey7! 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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                • #9
                  I have been at the Cash Game Pot session today. Have also received $2, thank you There is a hand I have a question about. Maybe I should not have raised the flop?
                  Sorry, this hand was deleted by its owner
                  And this was a huge hit, poorly played hand. Now have only $0.61 left so can't play so far
                  Sorry, this hand was deleted by its owner
                  One more thing: I've just reread JWK's last message and it seems I should have played full ring while I played 6-max. Yeah, not very smart of me, should have payed more attention. Hope this will not lead to banning from the promotion!
                  Last edited by hardtoobey7; Sun Oct 14, 2012, 10:51 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Hi hardtoo,

                    In the KK Hand definitely I think you should be betting this flop after he checks to you, this is a very strong flop but there's no reason to give a free card to a medium or small diamond, just go ahead and bet for value like you did, it's perfect.

                    In the AK hand, 3-bet more to about .32c would be better. You followed the beginner course guideline here of 3x the raisers total bet (.08c and you made it .24 to go), which is good, but there is another player who has cold called the .08c raise as well... so similar to the recommendation for adding 1x for every limper when you open raise, here add some more money for the additional caller... about 1x the raise size more is a good basic guideline.

                    On the flop, either check it back and take a free card, or bet and fold to a raise, once you get check-raised all in you are in bad shape either facing a pair like you were, or a big draw which has good equity anyway (and occassionally a set which has you destroyed)... so just lay it down to the check-raise is the way to go imo.
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                    • #11
                      Thank you, Dave, I'll try to keep that line next time I'm in a hand like the second one.

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                      • #12
                        So what should I do next?

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                        • #13
                          Hi hardtoobey7,

                          Now your ready to study the Cash Game course. Spend some time studying the content of this course and this will help you greatly.

                          When you feel you are ready have a go at attempting the quiz.

                          Also, please attend one of the 'Entering A Cash Game Pot' live training sessions.

                          Please post back here when you have completed both of these items.

                          John (JWK24)
                          Super-Moderator



                          6 Time Bracelet Winner


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                          • #14
                            Hi JWK! I've passed the Cash Game Quiz, and as for the training, I have attended it last Sunday.

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                            • #15
                              Hi hardtoobey7!

                              Congrats on passing the course. The next buy-in will be credited to your account within the next 24 hours. Remember to use the information learned in the course and training sessions when you use this buy-in to play the 1/2 cent full ring tables ONLY.
                              Playing any other type of format will prevent you from being able to receive any additional buy-ins from this promotion.

                              Good luck at the tables and please let us know what happens while playing, especially if there are any hands that you have problems with or lose the buy-in with.

                              John (JWK24)
                              Super-Moderator



                              6 Time Bracelet Winner


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