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    I'm new to poker and pokerstars, am I eligible?

  • #2
    Originally posted by AviCKter View Post
    I'm new to poker and pokerstars, am I eligible?
    Welcome to PokerSchoolOnline! Please 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.pokerschoolonline.com and best of luck to you at the tables! Raiser umbup:

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    • #3
      Hello, You are eligible for the Bankroll Builder promotion, good job! NB: Bookmark this page so that you'll find it easily in the future First Step Watch the following video and pay special attention to the tips on retrieving and saving your hand history from PokerStars. This will be important for the rest of your promotional journey. After wacthing this please play some PLAY MONEY FULL-RING (9-Handed) tables at PokerStars and using the Hand Replayer post a hand here in this thread that you have questions about. Here is a video on how to use the hand replayer. Then when you have that done please have a go at the Poker Basic Course and pass the quiz at the end of the course. So you have 3 steps to do to begin with and when you have all 3 done we will award you with your first bonus. 1) Watch the 'Getting Started' video 2) Post a 'PLAY MONEY' hand here in the Forum using the Hand Replayer 3) Pass the Poker Basic course. Let us know as soon as you have all 3 steps completed. Best of Luck! Raiser umbup:

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      • #4
        Hi Raiser, 1) Watch the 'Getting Started' video. umbup: 2) Post a 'PLAY MONEY' hand here in the Forum using the Hand Replayer. I made a straight on the turn, but there was a flush draw and it completed in the river. Was my play right? 3) Pass the Poker Basic course. umbup: thanks, AviCKter

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        • #5
          Thank you for posting this hand for review and I have asked one of the Hand Analysers to take a look at it for you.

          He will do this within the next 24 hours and once it's been analysed I will advise on the next step.

          Cheers.

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          • #6
            Hi AviCKter! With T9 on the button and only one limper, I'm going to make a standard raise to 3BB+1BB for each limper, so I will raise to 40. I'm doing this to try to be heads-up against one opponent, IN position. I flop an open-ended straight draw and when it checks to me, especially with having raised preflop, I'm going to make a standard value bet. Bets postflop need to be sized based on the size of the pot, number of opps and board texture. With 3 opps, I need to bet 3/4 pot (30 chips). I don't want to bet less than this, or I can be giving the opps the correct odds to stay in the hand with me. I turn the low end of a straight and once again, when it checks to me, I need to make a standard value bet. With 2 opps, this needs to be 2/3 pot (61 chips). Once again, I cannot bet less than this or I can be giving the opp the correct odds to draw. If I give them the right odds and they hit, it's my own fault that I lose the hand. The river completes the flush and once again, when checked to, I will make a standard value bet. For only 1 opp in the pot, a standard bet sizing is 1/2 pot, so I will bet 92. I want ALL of my bets to be standard, as it helps to conceal the strength of my hand. Players that bet more with better hands and less with marginal ones are basically turning their cards face-up to an observant opponent... something that I do NOT want to do. Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.umbup: John (JWK24)
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            • #7
              Originally posted by AviCKter View Post
              Hi Raiser, 3) Pass the Poker Basic course. umbup: thanks, AviCKter
              Brilliant! 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!

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              • #8
                Can you help me with this hand? I won, but am not sure if the other player was on a draw or he had a J, and with OOP, it was difficult to get him off. Was the play right? Or do I need to take into consideration some other factors? Thanks!

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                • #9
                  3 reasons to make big bet:

                  1. To make a value bet with good hand
                  2. To make a bluff with strong draws
                  2. To put pressure on opponent

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                  • #10
                    Hi,

                    I also passed the cash game quiz with distinction (100%)


                    thanks!

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                    • #11
                      Thank you for posting this hand for review and I have asked one of the Hand Analysers to take a look at it for you.

                      He will do this within the next 24 hours and once it's been analysed I will advise on the next step.

                      Cheers.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by AviCKter View Post
                        Can you help me with this hand? I won, but am not sure if the other player was on a draw or he had a J, and with OOP, it was difficult to get him off. Was the play right? Or do I need to take into consideration some other factors? Thanks!
                        Hi AviCKter! Interesting hand! Preflop, calling the original raise with AQs is fine. Normally I would recommend folding to a 3-bet when you are out of position. Here however, calling is great. The 3-bet was just a minimum raise and we have a caller. You are getting great odds to continue. The flop is pretty good for you since you can improve to the nuts with a flush or straight, and an A might be good. You have plenty of options on the flop, check-calling, check-raising and leading out with a bet. Knowing which is best is a bit player dependant. As played, I like your check-raise in this spot. Firstly, the small bet by V1 looks weak. Unless he is really fishy, he is not going to be slow playing AA or even KK on this wet board. His raise looks more like a weak blocking bet. Your raise size looks good too. You get V6 to fold. Now the question becomses can V1 fold a pair or drawing hand? Many players at 2NL can't findd the fold btn. The 4 on the turn is unlikely to have helped either of you with all the preflop action. You still have outs, but we have to assume that you are actually behind at the moment. When you bet the turn, it is a semi-bluff. Wwe want to bet the least amount that we believe the villain will fold to. Your bet is pretty small. I would normally make it about 70% of the pot here. Betting only a third of the pot encourages the villain to stay in the hand. So it doesnt work well as a bluff. Moreover, if you do make a straight or flush on the river, we want to have built the pot. I don't normally recommend bluffing at 2NL, but here you are semi-bluffing drawing and the villain appears weak. I like your lead bet, just make it a bit bigger next time. On the river, barreling again is fine only if you have reason to believe the villain will fold. Your line looks very strong, but again your bet is on the small side. Be careful about this in the future. Many players at 2NL just won't fold a pocket pair, or Jx hand here. Depending on the villain, I would either have checked down the hand or bet about half the pot to force a fold. GL and have fun at the tables! Roland GTX

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by AviCKter View Post
                          Hi, I also passed the cash game quiz with distinction (100%) thanks!
                          Fantastic! Your second Bankroll Builder bonus is on it's way to you, great job so far. Watch this video that will help you on the cash game tables There are three ways in which you can earn your next bonus. 1) Earn 10 VPPs AFTER receiving your 2nd bonus and you will automatically be credited with your 3rd bonus. Let us know if you hit that target 2) If you lose your 2nd bonus at the tables please post the hands where you lost the money with here in this thread. As soon as you post the losing hands we will advise on the next step. 3) If you make a first deposit at PokerStars you will automatically be awarded your remaining bonuses from the Bankroll Builder promotion. Best of luck to you at the tables and we are here to help you should you have any questions. Raiser umbup:

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