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    I would like to participate in this promotion.

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    Welcome to PokerSchoolOnline! Be sure to read THIS just to 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! John (JWK24) umbup:
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    • #3
      Hello jzacs, 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 watching 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! flophitter umbup:

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      • #4
        Session Feedback: AA vs. K8 Hello! I have fully watched the getting started video and successfully completed the poker basics quiz on my first try! Here is a hand that I was not so sure if I played correctly: I think I could have been safer and not lost that much chips?

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        • #5
          Hi jzacs, 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! flophitter umbup:

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          • #6
            Originally posted by jzacs View Post
            Hello! I have fully watched the getting started video and successfully completed the poker basics quiz on my first try! Here is a hand that I was not so sure if I played correctly: I think I could have been safer and not lost that much chips?
            Hi jzacs! Actually, "playing it safe" is indirectly what got you into trouble here. Preflop looks great. You make a solid raise. Now, on the flop there is 500 in the pot on a dry board. You opted to slowplay calling an insignificant bet of 20. With your strong hands it is important to bet every chance you get both for value (build the pot) and for protection so you dont get sucked out on. Here you should bet at least 250 perhaps even as much as pot size since players call so light on play money. The same is true again on the turn. Make another solid bet. Had you bet the flop, your turn bet would now be quite big. As played, even calling the 160 is too small compared to the pot. These small bets on the flop and turn allowed the villain to cheaply outdraw you on the river. Note, on the river a straight is now possible. This is the only street where I would have been more cautious. I would suggest calling rather than raising here. Remember, bet/raise your strong hands every chance you get. This is true for KK and AA preflop. It is true for overpairs, sets and better postflop. GL and have fun at the tables! Roland GTX

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            • #7
              Hi jzacs, Now just let me know when you have passed the Poker Basics quiz and I can award you with your first bonus and we can move onto the next step! flophitter umbup:

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              • #8
                Passing Poker Basics Quiz

                Hello Flophitter!

                I believe I have actually already passed the quiz by mistake because I thought you had to do it earlier

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                • #9
                  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! flophitter umbup:

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                  • #10
                    Step two Hello! Sorry, I did not realize that we couldn't play other games; so I did unfortunately lose all my chips. But I did study and pass the cash game course so... Here is a hand I won but was not sure if I played it right: Also, I have watched the bet sizing video and a player may want to make a big bet because: 1. They want to bluff someone off a decent hand. 2. So they can protect against strong draws. 3. Also, so they can gain value from very strong hands.

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                    • #11
                      Hi jzacs, Thanks for the hand, we'll have it checked out soon, then I can award your 2nd bonus and we can move to the next step. flophitter umbup:

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by jzacs View Post
                        Hello! Sorry, I did not realize that we couldn't play other games; so I did unfortunately lose all my chips. But I did study and pass the cash game course so... Here is a hand I won but was not sure if I played it right: Also, I have watched the bet sizing video and a player may want to make a big bet because: 1. They want to bluff someone off a decent hand. 2. So they can protect against strong draws. 3. Also, so they can gain value from very strong hands.
                        Hi jzacs! AKo is strong enough that it is usually better to 3bet preflop rather than calling. 3betting helps build the pot and also discourages others to call behind. AKo plays best against a single opponent. On the flop, you get top pair, but there is a flush draw. You can call or raise here. If you are going to raise though, make it slightly bigger, about 2.2 x or 2.5 x works best. When the villian checks the turn, I would bet rather than check behind. You will normally have the best hand, but since the board offers draws we want to bet now both for value and protection. If the villain is chasing a flush, we want him to call a bet now while we are ahead but he believes he can catch a card on the river. If we wait to the river he wont call with a missed flush draw. I would bet about 70% of the pot. On the river, the flush draw gets there. Since the villain checked to you it is less likely that he has a flush. It is more likely that he has a pocket pair or top pair with an ace and a worse kicker than yours. Betting about half the pot is perfect here. You can fold if he raises, but will often get called by the hands you are beating making this quite profitable. GL and have fun at the tables! Roland GTX

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                        • #13
                          Hello jzacs, 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. flophitter umbup:

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                          • #14
                            Lost again... I have watched the cash game introduction video but it has not helped me as I have lost my bonus again. I lost most of it in this hand and afterwards it it just slowly withered away. I earned 10 vpps on my first bonus, not this one

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                            • #15
                              Hi jzacs Not to worry, once this hand has been analysed I can top you up with a further bonus. flophitter umbup:

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