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    Hello,

    I am signed up to PokerSchoolOnline and have completed the Poker Basics and Cash Game Quizzes. I have yet to make my first cash deposit. Do I qualify for this promotion?

    Saladannie
    Last edited by Saladannie; Sat Jan 26, 2013, 12:42 AM. Reason: I added my name to the title to make the post easier to find.

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    Originally posted by Saladannie View Post
    Hello,

    I am signed up to PokerSchoolOnline and have completed the Poker Basics and Cash Game Quizzes. I have yet to make my first cash deposit. Do I qualify for this promotion?

    Saladannie
    Hi,

    Welcome to PokerSchoolOnline!

    Be sure to read THIS just to be be sure of exactly what's on offer with the Bankroll Builder promotion.

    >>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. Please check back this time tomorrow!

    Thank you for being a member of www.pokerschooline.com and best of luck to you at the tables!

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    • #3
      Eagerly awaiting your reponse...

      thankyouverymuch
      Saladannie

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Saladannie View Post
        thankyouverymuch Saladannie
        Hi, You are eligible for the Bank Roll Builder promo!umbup: Bookmark this page so that you can find it easily in the future. Next Step The next thing that you will need to do is to attend one of the 'Getting Started' live training sessions. These sessions can be found daily in the Live Training section. Please let me know after you have attended this session. Raiser umbup:

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        • #5
          Live Training Session

          Hello,

          Have just attended one of the Getting Started Live Training Sessions (with ChewMe).

          "Save Hand Histories" options is now enabled

          Saladannie

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Saladannie View Post
            Hello, Have just attended one of the Getting Started Live Training Sessions (with ChewMe). "Save Hand Histories" options is now enabled Saladannie
            Hi Saladannie, We can see that you did attend the session yesterday. Did you find it useful? Did you learn something from it that you didn't know before? Next Step Next up play some 9-handed full-ring play money tables. Make sure the tables have no empty seats. Find a hand that caused you difficulty or cost you chips and using the hand replayer post it here in the Forum. Here is a video on how to use the hand replayer.
            Once you've posted your hand we will analyse it for you and then continue on from there. Raiser umbup:

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            • #7
              Bankroll Builder Hand for Analysis The table was full when I joined, but there was an empty seat by the time I played this hand. I've gone ahead and posted it anyway - hope that's OK. As you'll see, I got lucky, risking 10 chips on a marginal hand from the small blind and flopping a straight. Do you think I should have bet bigger on the flop to try and force out the opponents and avoid the possibility of being beaten by a diamond flush? Funnily enough, the hand that immediately followed this also ended with me holding a winning Ten to Ace straight. I've posted this one below. Here I started with Qs Ac on the button and opened the betting pre-flop. I think I should have bet bigger, at least by adding another 80 for all the limpers. I feel I could have got more money into the pot by the end. Perhaps I should have bet on the flop and turn instead of checking - what do you think? Again there was the risk of being beaten by a diamond flush, but I guessed that the opponents were betting on two pairs at most. I look forward to your feedback - thanks in advance! Salad_Annie

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Saladannie View Post
                The table was full when I joined, but there was an empty seat by the time I played this hand. I've gone ahead and posted it anyway - hope that's OK. As you'll see, I got lucky, risking 10 chips on a marginal hand from the small blind and flopping a straight. Do you think I should have bet bigger on the flop to try and force out the opponents and avoid the possibility of being beaten by a diamond flush? Funnily enough, the hand that immediately followed this also ended with me holding a winning Ten to Ace straight. I've posted this one below. Here I started with Qs Ac on the button and opened the betting pre-flop. I think I should have bet bigger, at least by adding another 80 for all the limpers. I feel I could have got more money into the pot by the end. Perhaps I should have bet on the flop and turn instead of checking - what do you think? Again there was the risk of being beaten by a diamond flush, but I guessed that the opponents were betting on two pairs at most. I look forward to your feedback - thanks in advance! Salad_Annie
                Hi Saladannie First hand 810o: In general you want to be careful about playing marginal hands from bad position like the small blind. Completing from the small blind is a common leak. In this spot is was fine though since so many limpers were in the hand. This becomes a prosective hand. You will not win often with this hand, but usually win a big pot when you flop a set, straight or flush. This works best with pocket pairs, suited connectors or Axs. Nice flop! I would suggest pot sized bets on the flop and turn. You don't want to scare away the hands you are beating. The river is a scare card since anyone chasing a flush just made it. At real money tables, with an all in raise and a caller, I would expect one of the villains to have a flush and folded. Second hand AQ: Here you have a good starting hand and great position. I like that you raised preflop. However, I suggest raising more. The standard bet size is 3x plus 1x for each limper. Let's say 160 or so. Checking the flop and turn was smart. Don't try to c-bet or bluff against multiple opponents. The river gives you a straight, but it also makes a flush possible. I would suggest just calling the bet rather than reraising. This keeps you safe in an unclear spot. Nice pot though GL and have fun at the tables! Roland GTX

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                  Next Step 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 only play the 1/2 cent fullring real money tables only on PokerStars. Post back here when you pass the quiz, get your first buy-in and start playing these games and we'll continue on from there. Raiser umbup:

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                  • #10
                    Poker Basics Quiz

                    Hi Paul,

                    I have already studied the Poker Basics and Cash Games courses and completed both quizzes (some time around October/November I think).

                    thankyouverymuch,
                    Salad_Annie

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Saladannie View Post
                      Hi Paul, I have already studied the Poker Basics and Cash Games courses and completed both quizzes (some time around October/November I think). thankyouverymuch, Salad_Annie
                      Hi Saladannie, You've passed the basics quiz, congrats on that! 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 'Bet Sizing' live training session. This should help too. Good luck! Raiser umbup:

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                      • #12
                        Bankroll Builder Funds

                        Received!

                        thankyouverymuch
                        Saladannie

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                        • #13
                          Bet Sizing Live Training Session

                          Hello,

                          Just letting you know that I attended a Bet Sizing Training today. It was a very helpful reminder.

                          I'm currently playing on a 1/2 cent full ring table and doing pretty well - shall post hands forthwith

                          thankyouverymuch
                          Salad_Annie

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                          • #14
                            Real Money hands for analysis I lost this hand and wondered if I should have folded pre-flop. I was using the Starting Hand Chart and trying to figure out what "Call 20" is all about. Were the stacks too small to bet pre-flop? In retrospect I think I should have folded on the flop... Do you agree? The following hand I flopped an A-10 straight - nice! Although I won it, I felt I could have made more of the hand and got more money into the pot. What do you think? thankyouverymuch, Salad_Annie

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Saladannie View Post
                              I lost this hand and wondered if I should have folded pre-flop. I was using the Starting Hand Chart and trying to figure out what "Call 20" is all about. Were the stacks too small to bet pre-flop? In retrospect I think I should have folded on the flop... Do you agree? The following hand I flopped an A-10 straight - nice! Although I won it, I felt I could have made more of the hand and got more money into the pot. What do you think? thankyouverymuch, Salad_Annie
                              Hi Saladannie First hand 88: A read would help to know how to best play this preflop. Calling is one option, this creates a spot where you typically have to fold to a missed flop or use your position to bluff the villain into folding. Reraising is the other option. Reriaing can be very good. It looks strong. However, you made a min-raise rather than the standard 3x. You made it 10 rather than 18cents. This gave the villain incentive to call you and continue with the hand. had you reraised to 18 and the villain had come over the top with a 4-bet, then you have an easy fold. As played, there are two overcards on the flop. Calling as you did is only good if you intend to bluff the turn. When the villain checked the turn a solid 50% pot bet may very well have got the villain to fold second best pair. I suggest folding since you missed your set. I would suggest waiting with bluffs as described above until you get more experience. Playing your hands honestly is profitable at 2NL. Bet/raise your strong hands and fold your missed hands. Let your opponents make the mistakes for you Hope this helps! Second hand J10o: Preflop I suggest sticking to standard bet sizes. Make it 3x rather than when opening. When you get 3-bet J10 is not strong enough to call with. You should fold here every time. Getting a perfect flop like you did just won't happen often enough to make it profitable. Moreover, too often you will flop top pair and lose a big pot to a villain with a better kicker, such as A10 or AJ. As played, nice flop, and the villain bets. Again, I strongly recommend sticking to the standard bet sizes. Don't get fancy. It becomes obvious you have a strong hand AND gives an opponent a cheap chance to catch a lucky card. 3x the bet which means just put the villain all in. Notice also that you do not have a lock on the hand. With boards like this we often end up splitting the pot. Or if they have two pair or a set, they get a full house by the river. Finally, you got the villain's entire stack. So, there was no more value to be gotten out of this hand. GL and have fun at the tables! Roland GTX

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