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Old Aug 12, 2003, 9:42pm   #1
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Does anybody know much about www.pokerschool.com?

One person says that the competition is really good since you are rated and you don't use real money.

So its as good a learning tool as playing with real money.

But its like $14.95 a month.

But you don't just play (i think) you get 'taught' from knowedgable pros.
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Old Aug 12, 2003, 9:48pm   #2
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I have never played there, but I am a bit skeptical. Without the money factor, most poker games are trash. Also, for $14.95 a month, how much will these guys really help you? You can give a try...it isn't that much money...but poker isn't something that seems to be taught well in a school setting, especially with play money.
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Old Aug 13, 2003, 2:03am   #3
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I downloaded the software and have been there a few times.
Have not played because their tournys have not fit my schedule.
I "got help' from a live person,who was not overly interested in my questions, just kept telling me to try the table.

I would love to hear what anyone else has to say about this site.

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Old Aug 16, 2003, 2:52pm   #4
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I have been an active member since May and it has helped my game,
both online and at my friend's house, a lot. There is also tons of NLHE
which is my favorite game. First time a tried online for money, my
$100 evaporated in 2 days. After the Poker School I tried again with
$150 ($50 each on 3 different sites) and quickly doubled my money. I took the $150 back out and have been trying ti build bankrolls from
there. Still I play a lot at the schoool - it keeps me centered.

The PSO software is very pretty and comfortable to use. The only
snags are unnecessary delays during multi-table tournaments for
"balancing" and the lack of breaks in long tournaments.

The online forums and instructional material are excellent. There are
5 outstanding pros online that field questions and I have learned from
all of them.

The rating system and the limited refill of the "play money" bankroll
keeps the play fairly honest. Newbies can be loose, but the players
that stick around tend to get better quickly. You can and should keep
notes on the regulars.

There are cool incentives too. Do well and you can earn "Sponsorship
Dollars" which are good for buy-ins at casino tournaments. In fact, the
whole thrust of the school is to help it's players compete and win at the
casinos and especially the big buyin tournaments. I certainly have that
as a goal and I feel the school has moved me closer in that direction.
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Old Aug 16, 2003, 8:17pm   #5
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First of all, Thanks for the info...

Just to clarify, you are a member of the school?...or do you just go a play in the free section?
I am loking for as much info and solid free practice that I can get in order to make the most out of my time and money.

Thanks for the info

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Old Aug 16, 2003, 11:38pm   #6
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I actually play in all 3 sections, but mostly in Poker School Online.
Yes I am a member.

Poker Pages (the free area) is pretty much like any other play money
site except the mix of tournaments is generally better and the software
is nice (except for the *$#*@? "balancing".) I play there for games
that I am not that familiar with such as Omaha/8.

Bugsy's Club (the real money area) actually has some cool freerolls
and I managed to win a $7 buyin tourney there for $201 once. In
general the regular players are pretty tough though. Be careful.

Poker School is the one for people who are serious about improving.
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