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Grinder School Review

Grinderschool provides high quality poker training specifically design with the small stakes player in mind. They provide in depth strategy and instruction for small and micro stakes players through videos, podcasts, articles, and a private forum. Each week, Grinderschool releases a free high rated poker podcast in addition to daily video releases. They have over 1200 poker videos with superb search functionality and they work continuously on upgrading the site to provide the best experience. In addition, if you are not completely satisfied, Grinderschool will provide a no-hassle pro-rated refund. Please continue to read the review below for more information on Grinderschool Poker Training.

Membership Options :

12 Months: $120
3 Months: $34.99
1 Month: $19.99
Micro 1 Month: $10

Payment Methods :

Credit Card, Paypal, MoneyBookers,

Videos Streaming? Downloadable? Hand Replayer? Forums
1000+

Instructors

  • Steven “Colossos159″ – Micro 6-max
  • Jeff “CodeRedRulez” Lipsey
  • Carroters
  • UCDLaCrosse
  • Nitreg
  • S1x
  • Ghost
  • InsaneSteve
  • Faulkdogg
  • Betgo
  • Ben “Reasons14″ – SNG
  • Rob “Nakamura” – SNG
  • Sami “Piratos14″ – MTT/SNG
  • Brent “Probrdr94″ – MTT
  • Ben “MrPadawan” – PLO
  • Natan “TLR” – Mixed Games
  • Jeffrey “JGB146″ – Owner/SNG/Cash
  • Juan “Asdpikas” – Limit Hold’em

Guest Pros

  • Adrian “Chardrian” Dresel-Velaquez
  • Peter “Marshall28″
  • Adil “AAPoker”
  • Jim “Jyms”
  • Cullen “Spenda”
  • Andrew “Shrewdabom86″
  • John “Fjuanl”
  • Matt “Glitlr”
  • Jeff “Lengthy”
  • Sutton “Gametight”
  • Tarek “SugarNut” – 6-max Instructor
  • Brian “DWBH” – 6-max Instructor
  • Jose “KillsAids” – Full Ring
  • Ryan “Micro2Macro” – Full Ring/HU
  • Chris “Sykedupp” – MTT
  • Steve “Insane Steve” – Heads-up SNG

Video Variety

NL Holdem 1200+ videos
Pot Limit Omaha 47 videos
Tournaments Over 187 videos ranging from $1 buy-ins up to $215. There are also satellite specific videos.
Sit-N-Go Over 234 videos ranging from $1 buy-in up to $55.
Heads Up 31 Videos
Lecture Videos 25 videos
Free Videos 5 Videos
Release Schedule: 6 weekly video releases + weekly podcasts. New Mixed Game Videos: ~ 20% of our current releases are non NLHE Full Ring, 6-max or Tournament. This includes: Heads-up (1/month), HUSNG (1/month), PLO(2/month), and Mixed game(2/month)
Notes :

The video variety is pretty much limited to NLH in its different forms. A few PLO and Limit holdem videos are thrown in for good measure but the main thrust of the site is the No Limit Micro stakes games. In this they succeed very well with the instructors pretty much covering all forms in the micros stakes category.  If you are a micro stakes NLH player you will receive the most from this site. Monthly calender outlining video releases for the month is available. Training videos do not have DRM and are playable on your ipod or your ipad.

Ratings :

Cash Games

NLHE – 6 Max Pro : Carroters, Nitreg, Colossos159 Notes :

Good analysis and presentation. Multiple “series” videos to walk you through specific aspects of the game. They alos have a wide variety of different articles that breaks down the hands and games even further.

NLHE – Full Ring Pro : UCDLaCrosse, S1x, Nitreg, Colossos159 Notes :

The most full ring poker training videos anywhere

NLHE – Headsup Pro : Carroters Notes :

Not too many headsup videos at the moment

LHE – 6 Max Pro : Asdpikas Notes :

The Limit videos are lacking here. Would be more beneficial if more micro limit videos were added as many new “micro grinders” are limit players.

Ratings :

Multi Table Tournaments (MTT)

Pro : Betgo, Probrdr94, Faulkdogg Notes :

The MTT section is also very well covered with over 40 videos covering everything from $2 MTT’s up to $55 buyin tournaments. There are even some satellite videos thrown into the mix. Most of these are in “series” formats ranging from 3 to 9 part series. The instructors appear to have a very good grasp of organizing the format of the videos, rather than just throwing in a stand alone video which would have been out of context for the most part. Any aspiring player can benefit from the different video series if they are wanting to get their feet wet.

Ratings :

Sit-N-Go’s (SNG)

Pro : Reasons14, Againstime, Nakamura, Betgo, Ghost Notes :

The Sit & Go section covers buyin ranges from as low $1 going up to $60 for both 6 max and full ring, and up to $57.50 for the headsup variety. Ben “Reasons14″ tends to do the bulk of the SNG videos & does a very good job with them. His breakdown and analysis of the SNG format is great and his presentation is very professionally executed. Players are taken from absolute beginner levels to more advanced ICM type discussions for every possible SNG scenario. One of the sites strongest categories.

Ratings :

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

Notes :

An increasing number of PLO cash videos, a couple 7card stud video, a stud hi/lo video, and some Razz videos. Definately more content could be added for the micro limit mixed game player, but are now moving in expanding this library.

Ratings :

Weaknesses

Perhaps the sites only weakness is their lack variety when it comes to games. The main thrust of the site is the No Limit Holden games. If you only play NLH then this is not even a concern. Though they have recently released some introductory videos for mixed games.

Strengths

The strength of the site is its focused coverage of the No limit holdem categories. They cover every conceivable format for NLH and display them in a very cohesive fashion. The instructional series are all very well put together. Whether you are into playing cash games, MTT’s or SNG’s they have it covered and they are instructed very well.
Another strength which might come surprising for a low cost site with no membership fee, is how well the video’s are produced. The quality is extremely professional in every sense of the word. You do not have interruptions during the videos, and both the audio and video quality is good. Grinderschool does not have any DRM on their videos and all new videos are released in Flash, WMV and iPod format. Grinderschool works hard to convert their existing library to support all formats and additional iPod formats are available by request.

Expected Value: Is GrinderSchool worth it?

GrinderSchool is a gold nugget at this price range. If you are a micro stakes player looking to grind your way up to higher limits, then this site is perfect for you. The instruction and professional production is unbelievable at such a low price. Definately a +EV investment for an aspiring player. Give them a try, a huge thumbs up for this site!

GrinderSchool Review : 8.5/10

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  1. Ralph Tallman says:

    Does your school offer a rake-back program. If so, please explain how it works. Thanks.

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