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    Hi, sign me up!?

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    Hi p.more247, 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
      hi, i have attended a 'getting started' training session, here's a hand i wasn't too sure about:

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      • #4
        Originally posted by p.more247 View Post
        hi, i have attended a 'getting started' training session, here's a hand i wasn't too sure about:
        Hi p.more247 Nice pot Normally, I would recommend folding Q10o from mid position. It is fine to open with from late postion but a bit weak, especially when unsuited, from mid or early postion. When facing the all in reraise we have to fold every time. Most hands moving all in here will be ahead of us. Moreover, even when we are ahead, as in this spot (horrible shove by the villain), we are rarely more than a 60% favorite. Wait for a better spot. Being patient is a big part of poker. GL and have fun at the tables! Roland GTX

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        • #5
          Hi p.more247!

          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, please let us know and 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 FULL RING 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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          • #6
            I've now passed the poker basics assessment quiz umbup: What next?

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            • #7
              Hi p.more247!

              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 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 analyze them for you.

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

              Please let me know when you receive the buy-in and attend the training session.

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              • #8
                buy in has been recieved( and lost ) and i have now attended the 'bet sizing' training session

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                • #9
                  Hi p.more247!

                  Please post a hand or two that you had problems with or lost the buy-in with using the hand replayer.

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                  • #10
                    heres a hand i wasnt too sure about, maybe a tip on betting sizes?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by p.more247 View Post
                      heres a hand i wasnt too sure about, maybe a tip on betting sizes?
                      Hi p.more247, nice pot I actually recommend folding A9s preflop in this spot for several reasons. The raise was larger than normal. You are going to be out of postion all hand, there is a player still left to act who might 4-bet and A9s is a dangerous hand to play. With A9s we have no straight possibilities, and we have a fairly weak kicker. If we flop an A, we will often end up with the second best hand and get out kicked. If we flop a 9, it will not usually end up being top pair. So, with this hand our only good flop is for a flush draw. Luckily that was exactly what you got in this hand. On the flop, you lead out with a min-bet. This is not a good bet size as it doesn't accomplish anything good for us. If you are going to bet, make it the standard 50%, or about 70% if you have a strong hand like a set and want to give a chaser bad odds to continue. The villain reraised 18 making it a 16 cent call for us in a pot with 43 cents. The villain has raised enough that it is slighly unprofitable pot odds for you to call in this spot. The turn was great giving you the nut flush. The villain has raised every street, so check-raising as you did seems fine. However, your bet size was too small for several reasons. Firstly, mini-reraises on the turn or river are often a tell of a very strong hand. So, an observant player would understand you just made your flush. Secondly, a flush can still lose to a full house or quads, I never let people see a card cheaply when I have a made hand. Finally, the villain has raised every street. He seems to like his hand. Therefore, he is more likely to pay off a larger raise from us. Raising more gives us better value for our made hand. The standard reraise size is 3x the original raise. The villain bet 42 and you have 147 remaining. I would probably have just moved all in. I definately would have moved all in on the river. You had very little remaining compared to the pot. Don't be afraid of betting your strong hands. GL and have fun at the tables! Roland GTX

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                      • #12
                        Hi p.more247!

                        It's time to now attend the Cash Basics live training session.

                        Also, study the Cash Game course and once your happy 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.

                        Once you've passed the quiz and attended the live training session, post back here and we'll continue.

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                        • #13
                          Hey, i've passed the Cash Game course and attended the live training session.

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                          • #14
                            Hi p.more247!

                            Which day did you attend the Cash Basics training session, as I don't have you on the list of attendees?

                            Please advise.

                            John (JWK24)
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                            • #15
                              It was quite a while ago, maybe last week or the week before.. i was disconnected for part of the session so i guess i could attend it again?

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