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    Hi,

    After a few years of being out of playing poker I decided to give it another try and also signed up here to try to improve my game overall.
    I've completed the Poker basics session and now see that the bankroll builder is available.
    I was hoping I could qualify. What can I do?

    Thanks.

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    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
      Originally posted by Mbizz44 View Post
      Hi, After a few years of being out of playing poker I decided to give it another try and also signed up here to try to improve my game overall. I've completed the Poker basics session and now see that the bankroll builder is available. I was hoping I could qualify. What can I do? Thanks.
      Hi Mbizz44, You are eligible for the Bankroll Builder promotion, good job! Hot Tip#1 : Bookmark this page so that you'll find it easily in the future First Step First up please watch the following video and pay special attention to the tips on retriving and saving your hand history from PokerStars. This will be important for the rest of your promotional journey.
      Let me know as soon as you've had a chance to watch it. Cheers, Raiser umbup:
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      • #4
        Hi Raiser,

        I have watched video, what next?

        Thanks.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Mbizz44 View Post
          Hi Raiser, I have watched video, what next? Thanks.
          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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          • #6
            Hi Raiser, I've got a hand here that I ended up winning but I'm not sure about my bet sizes based on what I had and what the other guy was doing. I raised pre-flop because people at this table had a habit of limping around but folding to most raises but after that I wasn't sure if/how much to bet.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Mbizz44 View Post
              I've got a hand here that I ended up winning but I'm not sure about my bet sizes based on what I had and what the other guy was doing.
              Hi Mbizz44, Cheers for posting this. I've asked one of the Hand Analysers to take a look at this for you and post some feedback. He should do this later today and after that I'll let you know about the next step Raiser umbup:
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              • #8
                Hi Mbizz44! While I do like the idea of raising to punish a table of limpers, I want to be doing it from either late position or with a better hand. J5s is not a hand that I want to be playing from mid position, as it's just not strong enough. Honestly, at an almost full table, the only position that I'd be playing it from is if I can see a free flop from the BB with it. Just because I have an A or suited cards, if the hand is not strong enough, I should not be playing it. When I do make a raise, the other thing that I want to be doing is to make a standard opening raise, which is to 3BB+1BB for each limper. This will help to conceal the strength of my hand, as I'll make the same raise with AA, 88, 22, AK, JTs or any other hand that I want to play. By making the same play with my entire range, I will keep the opponent guessing as to the cards that I'm playing. On the flop or turn, I want my bet sizes to be based on the pot size, the board texture and the number of opponents. I do not want to bet less than 1/2 pot, especially with multiple opps or a board with a straight or flush draw, as then the opps could be getting the correct odds to call me. I want them to have to call a bet that will have them lose chips on average, not gain chips from me on average. If I was in the hand, on the flop, due to 3 opps, a straight, flush and even combination draw avaialble, I'll make a pot size bet here. On the turn and river, I have two choices when the opp checks to me. I can either make a 1/2 pot bet or I can check behind. With a hand with showdown value, but a weak hand with the board that is showing, I'll check behind and hope to get to a cheap showdown. I do not want to make a bet less than 1/2 pot for a number of reasons. First, I may be behind. Secondly, the opp will be getting the correct odds to draw if they are on a draw and thirdly, it gives them a perfect opportunity to bluff me. If the opp makes a large raise, my hand is nowhere near strong enough to call it, so I'll lose the chips that I just bet. Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.umbup: John (JWK24)
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                • #9
                  Hi John, Thanks for the analysis. I entered a freeroll and tried to apply your tips where I could. I've included another hand below where I tried to bet properly. What I want to know is if I did something wrong or just got unlucky. The only thing I can think of is that I might have bet the turn instead of trying to check-raise all my chips in but I don't think he would have folded anyway, and I did achieve my goal of getting all my chips in. Thanks.

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                  • #10
                    Hi Mbizz44! Tournament strategy is different from cash ring game strategy and one of the biggest differences is with the preflop standard bet sizes. In a tourney, I start with 3BB+1BB for each limper, then lower to 2.5BB+1BB for each limper when the blinds hit 100/200, then lower again to 2.2BB+1BB for each limper at 1k/2k blinds. With the blinds here being 100/200 and 2 limpers, I'll raise to 2.5BB+2BB, which is 4.5BB or 900. I see the flop 4 ways and get a min bet and a call. These bets can easily be a bet tell for a draw and I definitely want to raise. I would normally make a pot-sized raise here, to 4380, BUT... since I have over 1/3 of my stack in the pot, this means that I'm pot-committed and due to this, I'm SHOVING the flop. Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.umbup: John (JWK24)
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Mbizz44 View Post
                      I entered a freeroll and tried to apply your tips where I could.
                      Hi Mbizz44, Remember that this is a cash game promotion only so tournament hands will not count. 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, please let us know and your first buy-in will be credited into your account within 24 hours of passing it and notifying us. 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. Raiser umbup:
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                      • #12
                        Hi Raiser,

                        I have completed the Poker Basics course.

                        Thanks.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Mbizz44 View Post
                          Hi Raiser, I have completed the Poker Basics course. Thanks.
                          Hi Mbizz44, 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. Raiser umbup:
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                          • #14
                            Hi Raiser and John, Thanks for the deposit. I have been playing some $.01/.02 hands with some mixed results (good one day, not so great the next) and I have a couple hands I'd like some help with. With this hand I have no idea whether I played it well, poorly or what. I know it was about as good a flop as I could have asked for but I wasn't sure at all how to play it. This one ended up pretty well, I'm just not sure whether just calling pre-flop was right there and then if I got a bit too aggressive on the flop. Thanks!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Mbizz44 View Post
                              I have been playing some $.01/.02 hands with some mixed results (good one day, not so great the next) and I have a couple hands I'd like some help with.
                              Hi Mbizz44, Thanks for posting these hands for review. I have asked one of the hand analysers to take a look at them for you and offer some feedback. He should do this later today and once he does we can continue on from there. Cheers, Raiser umbup:
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