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DragTheBar Review

DragtheBar is one of the newest entries into the ever growing poker training scene. Offering a variety of videos in all genres, cash games, tournaments, sitngo’s, Hold’em, Omaha, and even Backgammon training videos, Drag the Bar is looking to become one of the top all around poker training sites. Dragthebar has since acquired the training site PokerSwat and its 240 poker training video library. Announcements on how the videos will be integrated will be detailed shortly. Detailed Drag the Bar review is now complete.

DragTheBar has added significant value to players who play on Carbon and Party Poker with their DTB4FREE program. This is a special free training program because anyone, including existing players on Party and Carbon, can join. There is no new poker room signup required. Raking $500/month on Carbon will get the player a free DragTheBar membership, and earning 1,000 party points will earn it as well (players keeps the points). There are no deductions anywhere, not to the player’s rakeback or bonuses.

Membership Options :

**No Sign-up Fee on all Memberships!**
7 Day Free Trial
1 Month: $29.99
3 Months: $89.97
(Buy 3 months get 1 month FREE!)
6 Months: $179.94
(Buy 6 months get 3 months FREE!)
1 Year: $359.88
(Buy 12 months get 6 months FREE!)

Payment Methods :

Credit Card, Paypal, Poker Site Transfer (contact for options)

Videos Streaming? Downloadable? Hand Replayer? Forums
1100+

Instructors

  • Hunter “BeachJustice” Bick
  • Dusty ‘Leatherass’ Schmidt
  • Owen “QTip” / “BigOwen” Gaines
  • Emil “darkhorse” Jonsson
  • David “HeyImDro” Rowan
  • Brent “El Rubio” Sheirbon
  • James “JamesD282″ / “hellopuppy” Davis
  • Ross “Milwaukee2″ Hartung
  • Eric “DiscoBisco” Larson
  • Charles “Rakes” Lei
  • Bill Robertie
  • Jared Tendler
  • Adam “Squee451″ Sherman
  • Jeremy “Chipsteela” / “EndlessJ” Menard
  • Matt “Mbolt1″ Bolt
  • Cody “Bwammo” Kaiser
  • Stosh “Hatebicycles” McConnell
  • James “boardrider68″ Romero
  • Paul “GiantBuddha” Hoppe
  • Nathan “Blackrain79″ Williams
  • Greg “zerosum79″ Jones
  • Dustin “dcook77″ Cook
  • Natalie “fishyfish12″ Ratchford
  • Jade “gaygambla” Lane
  • Paul “Vulcans” Ratchford
  • Nathan “BlackRain79″ Williams
  • Katie “hotjenny314″ Dozier
  • Gareth “Sledghammer” Allen
  • Nick “Hood” Jones

Guest Pros

  • Jake “7delux7″ Wilkins
  • Ian “IggyMcfly” Gordon

Video Variety

Sit-N-Go: 112 Videos
Omaha: 67 Videos
Poker Math: 15 Videos
Backgammon: 35 Videos
NL Holdem: 550 videos
Limit Holdem: 122 Videos
Tournaments: 178 Videos
Release Schedule: Averaging about 7 video releases per week
Notes :

Looking like a mixed variety based training site at the moment, with a good diversity of pros instructing each field. Currently all are viewable through streaming media and every single video is downloadable in DRM-Free MP4 format as well as ipod versions. 27 Backgammon strategy videos. They have added quite a few videos by acquiring PokerSwat which has helped their library a lot. Added DTB Academy, “Variance-Free Poker Training” intended as more poker school oriented training. There is now a schedule for video releases for subscribers.

Ratings :

Cash Games
NLHE – 6 Max Pro : Hunter Bick, QTip, Milwukee2, James Davis, Leatherass, Paul Ratchford Notes :

Majority of the 6max cash videos are at the small and mid stakes levels ranging from 0.50/1.00 to 3/6. They have since added a variety of micro stake videos. High stake videos remain sparse.

NLHE – Full Ring Pro : James Davis, Jade “gaygambla” Lane, DiscoBisco, BlackRain79 Notes :

More and more full ring cash game videos have been added primarily at the small and mid stakes levels. There are also rush poker strategy videos.

NLHE – Headsup Pro : Hunter Bick, darkhorse, GiantBuddha Notes :

Headsup video section continues to grow. Over 60 videos here including a Hunter Bick vs Barny Boatman series. Very promising section as several LHE headsup videos have been added.

LHE – 6 Max Pro : GiantBuddha, darkhorse, La Peste, Sledghammer and Hood Notes :

Limit Holdem cash game videos are now a very strong point for DragTheBar. With over 90 videos at various stakes, this section is a very solid library of videos.

Ratings :

Multi Table Tournaments (MTT)

Pro : ChipSteela, HeyImDro, Brent Sheirbon, boardrider68, Squee451, hotjenny314 Notes :

Currently an assortment of MTT videos including freezeouts, rebuys, and various strategy videos differentiated by various stages of a tournament (early, mid, late, final table). The tournament videos are now well balanced with the rest of the cash game and SNG videos. Each instructor describes a synopsis of the video to be played and goes through their thought processes very well when play begins. There are mixed hand replayer and live recording videos.

Ratings :

Sit-N-Go’s (SNG)

Pro : Rakes, bwammo, boardrider68, zerosum79, and hotjenny314 Notes :

The SNG selection now stands by itself in terms of quality content. With over 100 videos and some great up and coming pros you will get a lot of value just from the SNG section even if you are a cash game only player.

Ratings :

Other Games (Stud, Omaha, Razz, etc.)
Notes :

IggyMcfly has 2 omaha videos out including one 6max mid stake PLO video. How DragtheBar differentiates from other poker training sites is with the addition of Backgammon training videos. Bill Robertie, co-authour of the popular Holdem on Harrington series, has now provided a full series of backgammon lessons. Staring off with Backgammon basics, Robertie is releasing about 2 videos per month on backgammon strategy.

Ratings :

Weaknesses

Drag the Bar has minimized most of their weaknesses by acquiring PokerSwat and signing some big name players. We were a bit unsure on how they would grow but Drag the Bar has doubled in size in the past two months and is poised to impress for a long time coming.

Strengths

The poker training videos on Dragthebar are all excellent quality. The production value is top notch, you will notice it right away when you watch your first video. Site navigation is simple, choose your game type, choose your limits, and choose your table size. So far the instructors have all done an excellent job in poker training. No noticeable audio or video qualities, and are all professionally presented. The addition of 240 videos from PokerSwat will definately be a bonus for both Dragthebar and Swat members.

Expected Value: Is DragTheBar worth it?

If your looking to tryout a new poker training site with a bevy of different videos, give it a shot. A low price point without any sign-up fees is very attractive. Also prepaying for a year and getting a half year free is not too shabby as well. As long as they follow their release promises of approx 40 per month, that should be more than enough and worth while to subscribe. Even if you try it out for a month, that’s only a little less than $.10 a video. DTB has also strengthened their original weaknesses to provide an all around great poker training site. You can find video content for all your poker training needs here.

Drag the Bar Review : 8.5/10

Sample Video

Please follow the above link to the DragtheBar home page and press play on the sample video. While your there click join and become a registered guest for free access to the video library, instructor blogs and forums.

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