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    Hi. I've just signed up to PokerSchoolOnline and I want to know if I qualify for this promotion?

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    Originally posted by Maxsig View Post
    Hi. I've just signed up to PokerSchoolOnline and I want to know if I qualify for this promotion?
    Hi, Welcome to PokerSchoolOnline! >>click here<< for a complete overview of what PSO has to offer. We will advise within 24 hours as to whether or not you will be eligible for this promotion. Thank you for being a member of www.pokerschooline.com and best of luck to you at the tables! Raiser umbup:
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    • #3
      Hi Maxsig, 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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      • #4
        I've attended 'Getting Started With Pokerstars' live training session with horror77 today at 14:00 ET.

        Could you please tell me what I have to do next?
        Last edited by Maxsig; Tue Dec 04, 2012, 10:40 PM.

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        • #5
          Can you help me with this hand? I was playing a tournament and this was one of the first hands. I thought that pair of Jacks is a strong hand to start with but not strong enough to reraise to a guy from EP3 who bet 4BB so i just called to see what comes out. The flop didn't seem very loaded and i just felt that he would act with K only. I decided to bet around 1/2 of the bank to see his answer and i folded as he raised. Now i feel like i t was pretty stupid thing to do as i was first to act... What can you say about it?

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          • #6
            Hi Maxsig! I'll gladly help you with the hand, but this will not help you with the bankroll builder promotion. The steps for this promotion need to be followed specifically or you could make yourself ineligible for future buy-ins from it. Please play the play money FULL RING tables and post a hand that you had problems with. These are the only tables that are to be played for this promotion and playing any other type of cash table or cash tourney WILL make you ineligible. I'll assume that this is from a skill league game, which will have a totally different strategy from a cash tourney or especially a cash table. Early in a league game, I need to be extremely cautious and never be all-in unless I know that I will have the best hand after all 5 cards are on the board. The amount of chips that I could gain will NEVER be worth more than the league points that I will lose for an early exit. When a mid position player makes an abnormally large raise (a standard raise is to 3BB+1BB for each limper) and it folds back to me in the SB, I'm mucking here. The only hands that I want to play out of position and 3-bet with this early in a league game are QQ, KK, AA (and I could easily fold QQ or KK here if the opp is playing tight). Anything less, I'm going to muck and look for a better spot when I know that I'll be in position or have a premium hand. If I was in the hand, when the flop has a pair and an overcard, I'm going to check/fold. I do not want to take a chance with a hand that may not be ahead. Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.umbup: John (JWK24)
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            • #7
              Thanks a lot for your analisis I really get confused when i have to decide on how to play in tournaments because it is so different from other games... I have a new hand to show. I m not sure about it because i think that i shouldnt have even entered it. The thing is that i saw those opponents entering big pots with cards like 9Jo and even worse so i thought that my cards wouldnt be that bad. At the flop i thought that it would be good to check to see what people do. As they also checked i thought that my top pair with 9 kicker wouldnt be that bad and decided to raise. As a result the guy had 2 pairs and slow played them. Are there any suggestions that would help me to lose less money in the future in such situations?

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                New hand

                Hi, I posted a new hand for review. Can you have a look at it? Thanks.

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                • #9
                  Hi Maxsig! UTG raises from 10 to 113, then the button shoves by raising to 601. With ATo, I'm going to muck this hand preflop, as I do not want to play a marginal hand that could easily be behind when I'm out of position. The flop gives me top pair and since I'm out of position, I will make a 1/2 pot lead bet here. I need to try to find out information about the opp's hand and to get value for my ace. If the opp raises me, then I'm most likely beat and I will muck my hand. By checking, if the opp bets, I have no clue whether I have the best hand or not, so I won't know whether or not to call. Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.umbup: John (JWK24)
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                  • #10
                    Hi Maxsig!

                    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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                    • #11
                      Hi! I have passed the basic assessment quiz and I am ready to receive my first buy-in Does it matter with what stake I enter the tables(40BB, 100BB, etc)?

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                      • #12
                        Hi Maxsig!

                        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 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. It's always best to buy-into a table with the maximum that you can. That way, you can get paid more for your monster hands.

                        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.

                        John (JWK24)
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                        • #13
                          Thanks, I received the 2$. Now, can you look at this hand plz? The opp who called me was new to the table and I didn't know what his style was. After flop I decided to make a small bet for info but he just called, which seemed strange to me because the table wasn't wet. I decided to make small bet once again on turn and he just called once again. I got second pair on river and decided to make med size bet, which he called and I won the hand. But the thing is that he had AKo and was just value calling me from what I can see. I feel like I got a little lucky here, so can you tell me whether I played this hand well?

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                            Originally posted by Maxsig View Post
                            Thanks, I received the 2$. Now, can you look at this hand plz? The opp who called me was new to the table and I didn't know what his style was. After flop I decided to make a small bet for info but he just called, which seemed strange to me because the table wasn't wet. I decided to make small bet once again on turn and he just called once again. I got second pair on river and decided to make med size bet, which he called and I won the hand. But the thing is that he had AKo and was just value calling me from what I can see. I feel like I got a little lucky here, so can you tell me whether I played this hand well?
                            Hi Maxsig Nice pot! You played this hand fine, however, there are a few points worth noting. Firstly, I actually fold A10o from the first three positions. It gets easily dominated by opponents with Ax and a better kicker. This hand is playable, but I tend to be quite cautous preflop. If you are going to play the hand, then opening with a standard 3x raise as you did is just right. You flopped top pair against only 1 opponent. This looks like a good spot for a c-bet. Your bet size was fine, but you could have gone to 7 or 8 as well. When you get called we need to adjust the villain's range. It look like he may have a medium pocket pair or Ax. Betting the turn looks good. And you get top two pair on the river. Take a look at the river. There are several hands that beat us. A straight with 79 is possible, but seems very unlikely. A flush is possible as well as trips and a full house. We are beating any most pocket pairs and all Ax hands that didn't improve. I like betting on the river for value. I would recommend betting smaller though. Firstly, we want all the hands we are beating to call our bet. Secondly, the villain's stack is so short a smaller bet might get him to reraise all in with a second best hand. Finally, in unclear river situations like this we want to be careful not to bet so much that only the hands that are beating us will call while all the hands we are beating will fold. Your bet was ok, but verging on being too large. Finally, look at how the villain played this hand. His play is an excellent example of why passive play is bad and why we never want to slowplay top pair top kicker hands. Had he reraised preflop or on the turn, you should have folded. You took advantage of his mistakes and won a nice hand.umbup: GL and have fun at the tables! Roland GTX

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                            • #15
                              Hi Maxsig!

                              Please let us know how you're doing with the buy-in.

                              John (JWK24)
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