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    Hi there, I've just signed up to PokerSchoolOnline and I want to know if I qualify for this promotion? Strahinja93umbup:

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    Hi strahinja93, You are eligible for the Bank Roll Builder promo!umbup: 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 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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    • #3
      I would like to know if these were correct decisions? I don't know if my decision on the flop to call that big raise was a good one. I called because I think I had better hand than a player on the button. He has bigger range of cards that he can play so I thought his cards were not very strong and that he didn't have much advantage in this hand. Need help with this hand. If I made a mistake I would like to know what was it because I do not want to make the same mistake again. Thank you. p.s. I didn't watch a live training yet. But I will today and will inform you when I do.

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      • #4
        I have attended Getting started with pokerstars live training.

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        • #5
          Hi strahinja93! I think the key to this hand is acuatlly preflop, not on the flop. With QTs, I'm more than happy to limp behind here and see a flop, however, I could also raise here. If I did raise, I would use my standard raise of 3BB+1BB for each limper, so I would raise to 12. When the opp on the button makes a large over-sized raise to 64 from a bet of 2, when it gets back to me after 3 callers, I'm going to muck this preflop. The reason for this is that my queen high is NOT going to be the best hand as of now (someone will have an ace, king, better queen or pair) and I don't want to be putting a large number of chips into a pot when I know that I'm behind. The flop gives me top pair with a bad kicker and the opp makes an abnormally small bet. Bets on the flop and after should be as a % of the size of the pot. This small bet looks like the opp is on a draw (either a 10 or a 9 needed for a straight). If I was still in the hand here, I would raise to 3/4 the size of the pot (210). By raising here, if the opps call this bet, they will be making a negative play by drawing to a straight.. a play where they will lose chips on average, each and every time they chase here. I'm also hoping to lower the number of opponents, as my hand will play much better against less opps. The turn gives me top pair along with a straight and flush draw. When the opp checks to me, I need to make a value bet here and will size it at 3/4 pot. I need to make the opps have the wrong odds to draw at me and I want to get value for my hand. The river completes my flush and once again, I'm going to make a value bet when it's checked to me and I will size this bet between 1/3 and 1/2 the size of the pot. This should be a small enough bet that some of the opps would call (so that I can get value). Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.umbup: John (JWK24)
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          • #6
            Hi strahinja93!

            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 your first buy-in will be credited into your account within 24 hours of passing it. 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 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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            • #7
              I already have passed the quiz. Am I still getting $8?

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              • #8
                Did I play this hand correctly? similar situation like previous Should I have called this one?
                Last edited by strahinja93; Tue Oct 30, 2012, 01:57 AM.

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                • #9
                  A lot of action before me

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                  • #10
                    Should I have called this one? Read more: PokerSchoolOnline Forum - Reply to Topic http://www.pokerschoolonline.com/com...#ixzz2AjjpMCvX
                    Hello strahinja93, I have to point out that even if seems useful to call in short, you did the right thing in long term. Yeah you lost the chance of triple up but you have to consider the fact that you had only 2 outs to improve your hand and someone will probably take your chips almost 90+% of the games in the future if you bet all-in with pocket 4. Luck can be king in short term, but if you want to be a good player and going to the final table at much of the tournaments, you did the right thing. (But this is just my opinion and i am not a poker pro )

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                    • #11
                      Hi strahinja93!

                      Congrats on passing the quiz. Your first buy-in will be credited into your account within 24 hours. Remember you can earn up to a total of $8 with this promotion.

                      Use this first buy-in to then only play the 1/2 cent real money FULL RING tables only on PokerStars. Do not play any other type of game other than this. Don't worry if you lose this first buy-in as you will be able to earn another buy-in should this happen.

                      Use all that you have learned so far to try some real money games (1/2 cent tables). Post any hands that you have difficulty with here in this thread using the hand replayer and we will analyse them for you.

                      Also, please attend the 'Bet Sizing' live training session. This session can be found daily in the Live Training section.

                      When you've done all this we will move you onto the next stage.

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                      • #12
                        had to lay this hand down? I have already attended bet sizing live training

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                        • #13
                          Hi,

                          Without reads, I think it's a good laydown of the AQ. It's tempting to get it in against a shorter stack like this since that's an indicator the player may not be good and thus may spew with weak hands, but without knowing they are capable of showing up light here it's ok to pass this spot, as I do think we'll see a medium or big pocket pair, or AK a great deal here and AQ plays terribly against that range specifically.
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                          • #14
                            lost nearly my entire stack

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                            • #15
                              got back my start stack from about $0.2... had nice reads on opponent, knew he was bluffing and took a nice pot

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