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    Hi there,

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

    Can anyone help?

    DV8

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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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      Thanks

      Thankyou, I will check back tomorrow.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by DV8666 View Post
        Thankyou, I will check back tomorrow.
        Hi DV8666, 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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        • #5
          Hey there, thanks for the quick response.

          I have watched the video now, and changed my hand history folder to go to an easier to find place.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by DV8666 View Post
            I have watched the video now, and changed my hand history folder to go to an easier to find place.
            Brilliant, now that you have watched the video you now know how to save hand histories from both real and play money games 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
              Hey again. So far I have been trying to play tight agressive, and all of the tables I have been playing I am the tightest player on the board. Im slightly concerned im playing a touch too tight, where im playing roughly 25-30% of my hands. I am noticing with the play money tables there are the occasional tight agressive players such as myself but mostly there are people who are playing really loose but not agressive which I am finding it real easy to go up against, but the times I run into difficulty is when im playing up against loose agressive players. Last night I played 29 hands, out of them 29 hands all but 6 I folded right away or after a cheap flop/turn and of them 6 I lost 2. As I said before, I think im playing a touch too tight. Below is hands from last nights game that I struggled a little with.
              Sorry, this hand was deleted by its owner
              This first one I landed a weak ace so chose to limp into the flop, which concerned me to start with as normally when I have something I open with a set amount so that people cant guess what I have from my bets. Limping in made me overly nervous to start with that people would know im weak. On the Flop I land another Ace and my table had been fairly agressive so I chose to then bet something to scare away the weaker players and to see if the agressive players would stick in the hand, which they did. In the end all but the two agressive players folder, which I expected and since I landed the flush which I think he was going for aswell and I had Ace high I rebet his bet and took the hand.
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              In this hand im unsure to if I made a mistake or not. I chose to limp in, as im in early position. No big bets and I land a pair on the turn but im nervous being in early position and expecting someone to bet, which never came. On the turn a Queen lands which makes me nervous but again no bets, so on the river when another Queen lands I bluff that I have something better then two pair and bet and everyone folded. Was this a good way to play this hand, or should I have not even bothered with the bet ? So these where two of the four hands that I won from last night, I lost two aswell but I dont want to give you too much to start with. Those hands I felt like I shouldnt of played them anyway. Many thanks for all the help... DV8
              Last edited by DV8666; Tue Mar 05, 2013, 04:30 PM. Reason: Got a detail wrong...

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              • #8
                Hello, Thanks for posting these hands. I have asked one of the Hand Analysers to take a look at it for you and offer some feedback. He should do this later today. Once the hands have been analysed we can continue on from there. Raiser umbup:

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by DV8666 View Post
                  Hey again. So far I have been trying to play tight agressive, and all of the tables I have been playing I am the tightest player on the board. Im slightly concerned im playing a touch too tight, where im playing roughly 25-30% of my hands. I am noticing with the play money tables there are the occasional tight agressive players such as myself but mostly there are people who are playing really loose but not agressive which I am finding it real easy to go up against, but the times I run into difficulty is when im playing up against loose agressive players. Last night I played 29 hands, out of them 29 hands all but 6 I folded right away or after a cheap flop/turn and of them 6 I lost 2. As I said before, I think im playing a touch too tight. Below is hands from last nights game that I struggled a little with.
                  Sorry, this hand was deleted by its owner
                  This first one I landed a weak ace so chose to limp into the flop, which concerned me to start with as normally when I have something I open with a set amount so that people cant guess what I have from my bets. Limping in made me overly nervous to start with that people would know im weak. On the Flop I land another Ace and my table had been fairly agressive so I chose to then bet something to scare away the weaker players and to see if the agressive players would stick in the hand, which they did. In the end all but the two agressive players folder, which I expected and since I landed the flush which I think he was going for aswell and I had Ace high I rebet his bet and took the hand.
                  Sorry, this hand was deleted by its owner
                  In this hand im unsure to if I made a mistake or not. I chose to limp in, as im in early position. No big bets and I land a pair on the turn but im nervous being in early position and expecting someone to bet, which never came. On the turn a Queen lands which makes me nervous but again no bets, so on the river when another Queen lands I bluff that I have something better then two pair and bet and everyone folded. Was this a good way to play this hand, or should I have not even bothered with the bet ? So these where two of the four hands that I won from last night, I lost two aswell but I dont want to give you too much to start with. Those hands I felt like I shouldnt of played them anyway. Many thanks for all the help... DV8
                  Hi DV8! Play money tables are much looser than real money tables. Nevertheless, I strongly suggest sticking to tight aggressive play. As a point of reference, I am quite tight. I only play about 12%-14% of my hands, and I used to play even less being down around 10%. Playing only good starting hands makes postflop play much easier. You are not playing too tight. So, don't stress that First hand A2s: Limping in as you did is perfect. You always want to open with a raise when you are the first to enter a pot, but this spot is different. You have a speculative hand. This means it doesn't win often, but when it does you have a good chance of winning a very big pot. Smallish pocket pairs, suited connectors, and Axs fall into this group of hands. With a speculative hand you want to have the following criteria: 1. See the flop cheaply 2. Be in late position 3. Have multiple opponents in the pot 4. Have deep stacks In this hand all the points are in place. Remember though, with speculative hands we are hoping to flop a set or a strong draw to a straight or flush. Don't get too excited when you flop a pair because you will often get out kicked. You flop top pair, you have a nut flush draw and a weak straight draw. This is about as good a flop as you can hope for. Personally, I would have kept raising (4-bet) on the flop rather than calling the 18 cent 3-bet, but calling is fine. If a club comes on the turn, it might shut down the action from many of the opponents. Therefore, I would 4-bet now. The turn doesn't give you a flush, but it does give you three more outs to a straight. You played the rest of the hand nicely. This is exactly what we are hoping for with speculative hands. Nice oneumbup: Second hand A6o: I am glad you posted this hand. Let us compare it to the previous hand. A6 is mathematically a stronger hand than A2 because of the higher kicker. Nonetheless, A2s is much more playable than A6o. With A2s, you have flush and straight possibilities. Remember, flopping an A often just costs us a big pot because we have a low kicker. With A6o your cards are not connected and not suited. What type of flop are we hoping to get? Not too many flops will help us. This makes A6o very hard to play post flop. It is not a speculative hand! Review these two hands and make sure you understand this difference. I actually suggest folding the A6o preflop. It looks "cheap" to call the min-raise, but you will win so seldom that it will just cost you money in the long run. This is an example of too loose a starting range As played, I would also suggest checking down on the river. Your middle pair has some showdown value. However, if someone comes over the top with a raise you will be forced to fold your hand. Your hand is not strong enough to raise for value against so many players here. You seem to be on the right track. Keep it upumbup: GL and have fun at the tables!

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                  • #10
                    Wow thanks for the excellent advice, i appreciate it. Im glad im not playing too tight, I was kinda concerned that I was. I was playing last night and I was on a real agressive table, where everyone was big betting pre-flop and I just never got any hands that I thought was worth me putting a big bet in to see the flop so I never actually played a single hand. In the end I just gave up with the table as I wasnt getting anywhere.

                    Thanks again for the excellent advice.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by DV8666 View Post
                      Wow thanks for the excellent advice, i appreciate it.
                      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
                        Ok so I did the test and its passed now, although I didnt do as well as I would of liked. Even with it completed can I go back and do the test again at a later date ? Or is a pass good enough for now and I should expect to improve with the upcoming lessons ?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by DV8666 View Post
                          Ok so I did the test and its passed now,
                          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. For beginners it's not advised to play short handed tables, so if 2/3 seats become empty it's a good idea to stand up also. As you become better at ranging opponents and playing an aggressive game you will feel more comfortable playing short handed tables but for now try to stick to the full ones. Good luck! Raiser umbup:

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                          • #14
                            Hey there, I have run into a slight problem with age verification and its going to take me a couple of days to get verified. I have spoken with customer support so as soon as I get that sorted I will contunue with this course.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by DV8666 View Post
                              Hey there, I have run into a slight problem with age verification and its going to take me a couple of days to get verified. I have spoken with customer support so as soon as I get that sorted I will contunue with this course.
                              No problem at all, just let us know when you get sorted and we'll continue on, in your own time Raiser umbup:

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