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    Hi there,

    Here Rafał, from Poland. I've just signed up to PokerSchoolOnline and I want to know if I qualify for this promotion?

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    Hi Sirthesurfer, 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 full 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
      Hey! Here is my hand about which I had some doubts. I've also already attended one of free getting started sessions as you suggested. What do you advise to do next?

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          If I only knew how to delete my posts... Was it right decision to go all in with such hand?

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          • #6
            Hi Sirthesurfer! The first thing that I see with these is that they are NOT full ring tables, they are 6-max. Once you receive a bonus from this promotion, if you play anything other than FULL RING (9 player), you will be ineligible for any additional bonuses. The instructions for this promotion need to be followed specifically. With 75o on the button, I'm going to fold when it gets to me. It's way too weak of a hand to call bets with. I want to be betting when I'm ahead in the hand, not when I'm behind. With 69o from the BB, I'll gladly check and see a free flop since this is a very weak hand. The flop is a total miss and when it's checked to me, I'll check behind and hope to see a free turn card. If any of the opps bet, I will immediately fold. I only want to be putting my chips into the pot when I'm ahead, not when I'm behind. With 8Ts from the button, there is a min raise in front of me. Once again, this is nowhere near a strong enough hand to be playing, so I will immediately muck it. I want to be playing stronger hands, so that I can be ahead of the opponent when putting chips into the pot, not when I'm behind. I would never call a very large all-in with a trash hand like this. This type of bet should be made by a player with a premium hand and not anything else and every premium hand has 8Ts crushed. The keys in these hands is to fold marginal-at-best hands preflop and to wait for better situations with better cards. Patience is a HUGE key when playing poker and must be used at all times. Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.umbup: John (JWK24) P.S. Please let me know when you have attended the training session.
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            • #7
              Hey! Now I see my mistake was due to my poor poker vocabulary. Sorry for that! Though I really appreciate your advices. Especially one about patience. - I already know about it but sometimes I am not fully aware of its importance. I've already attended getting training session. My coach nickname was Garret~ American who had so nice accent that I decided two more of his lectures :P Here is yet another hand of which I was dubious ( This time full ring) I don't want to sound like a spoiled child but I do wonder intently when I'll finally receive my bankroll bonus?
              Last edited by Sirthesurfer; Fri Mar 22, 2013, 01:39 AM.

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                Hi Sirthesurfer! With pocket 10's, there are 6 limps, then a raise to 56. I'm going to re-raise here and I will make it a standard 3-bet size (3X the previous bet or 168). The opp now shoves and here is where a read on the opp is needed. If the opp is playing very tight, I'll muck. If the opp is playing loose, I'll call. Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.umbup: John (JWK24)
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                • #9
                  Hi Sirthesurfer!

                  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.

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                  • #10
                    Hey, I've passed quiz.

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                      Brilliant Sirthesurfer! You've done all 3 tasks and you'll get your first bonus in the next 24 hours, good job! Step Two Use your first buy-in to only play the 1/2 cent real money FULL RING tables on PokerStars. Do not play any other type of game other than this. Post one hand that you had difficulty with here in this thread using the hand replayer and we will analyze it for you. Please watch the following video and answer the question below. List 3 reasons why a player may want to make a big bet? Then 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. So you have 3 things to do to earn your next bonus. 1) Play the 1/2 cent Real Money tables and post an interesting hand here in the Forum using the Hand Replayer. 2) Watch the Bet Sizing video and answer the question below it. 3) Study and pass the Cash Game quiz. Let us know as soon as you have all 3 tasks complete and we will award you with your next buy-in. Best of Luck!umbup: John (JWK24)
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                      • #12
                        Hey! I've just finished cash game quiz. My result was 72 % Also I've lost my entire bankroll already. Although I don't cry over it because I've learned an awful lot before losing it and paradoxically I feel more confident now. I know that I'll do much better with my next buy-in. I won't do same mistakes and I'll put my new knowledge and tools into use. I've managed to gain 8.4 FPP points before losing my bankroll. Is that good score taking into consideration that I am complete beginner? Here is one hand thanks to which I won pretty big pot although I had doubts while playing. Was it right decision in the long run? I knew that it was a bald move but I knew that the villain was loose-aggresive. Taking into consideration that the board was dry and I had top pair with top kicker I've decided to give it a shot. I am giving you answer for question regarding big bets: -to protect against strong draws -to gain value from strong hands -to bluff people off decent hands

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Sirthesurfer View Post
                          Hey! I've just finished cash game quiz. My result was 72 % Also I've lost my entire bankroll already. Although I don't cry over it because I've learned an awful lot before losing it and paradoxically I feel more confident now. I know that I'll do much better with my next buy-in. I won't do same mistakes and I'll put my new knowledge and tools into use. I've managed to gain 8.4 FPP points before losing my bankroll. Is that good score taking into consideration that I am complete beginner? Here is one hand thanks to which I won pretty big pot although I had doubts while playing. Was it right decision in the long run? I knew that it was a bald move but I knew that the villain was loose-aggresive. Taking into consideration that the board was dry and I had top pair with top kicker I've decided to give it a shot. I am giving you answer for question regarding big bets: -to protect against strong draws -to gain value from strong hands -to bluff people off decent hands
                          Hi Sirthesurfer Interesting hand! There are several ways to play AJs in this spot depending on your read on the villain. Against an unknown, I would have folded preflop actually. An ep raise usually means strength and you will often be facing a pocket pair 88+ or AJs+ hand. This means that you are behind pretty much all the standard range. Additionally, the villain made it 4x which is bigger than normal. If you flop an A in this spot you may lose a big pot to a better kicker. So, I am usually cautious and fold. Note, if another player called, then I would call since you are in good position and may flop a strong draw to a straight or flush. Against a loose aggressive player, calling as you did can be ok. However, you will need strong postflop skills in order to win the hand, or alt. get away from the hand. You are more or less planning on turning your hand into a bluff if you miss the flop. Don't do this too often. You need to gain more expience first! As played, calling the c-bet is only good if you are intending to bet/raise the turn if you miss. This is a bluff, but it works well against many opponents. Again, do not use this too often because it can quickly backfire costing you a bundle. Since you caught a J on the turn, you are probably ahead against a loose aggressive player. Calling the turn is your best option now. It keeps the pot under control. More importantly, it will let the villain fire another barrel on the river with a weaker hand thus earning you more profit. Calling on the river is good. Had you raised, most hands you are beating will fold. So you can't expect to win more money on the hand. If you are beat you will lose more money by raising though. This is another example of pot control. GL and have fun at the tables! Roland GTX

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                            Hi Sirthesurfer!

                            Please let me know when you have passed the test and we'll then move onto the next step.

                            John (JWK24)
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                              Hey, I've passed the test!

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