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PokerVT Review

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PokerVT is the newest poker training site that is the brainchild of poker pro Daniel Negreanu, but with a new perspective to teaching. Poker Virtual Training features some of the top pros offline and online coming together to teach poker in a way that has not been done before. Our PokerVT review is very comprehensive.

The concept behind Poker Virtual Training is somewhat similar to other training sites but with an added component for live play. This live component is what set PokerVT.com apart from the rest of the training sites currently online. The live footage will consist of pros and amateurs playing poker with Daniel Negreanu commentating and stopping the play to discuss learning opportunities as they arise. His commentary will not be for entertainment purposes at all. Daniel will discuss the thinking behind the plays before he gives the proper advice to learn from.

Right now there are lessons involving tournament play, sit and go play, Headsup action, and No Limit Holdem Cash videos for both short handed and full tables. Nothing on other styles of poker as of yet. Please continue to read our full PokerVT review now. We also have special promotions with PokerVT from time to time so please check back for a PokerVT Promo Code.

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Videos Streaming? Downloadable? Hand Replayer? Forums
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Instructors

  • Daniel “KidPoker” Negreanu
  • Adam Junglen
  • Paul “Kwickfish” Wasicka
  • Justin “Booosted J” Smith
  • JC “PrtyPSux” Alverado
  • Professor Charley Swayne
  • Annette “Annette_15″ Obrestad
  • Jason “JCarver” Somerville
  • Bryan “Devo” Devonshire
  • Nick “Sinko_Mikko” Rainey
  • Matt “Ch0ppy” Kay
  • David “HighRollin44/GrinDeR444″ Redlin
  • Jon “soccermom5″ Ettinger
  • Josh “TheNorfMan” Norris
  • Grayson “SpaceGravy” Physioc
  • Jon “PearlJammer” Turner
  • Alex “Kadabra” Keating
  • Peter “Breeth” Turmezey
  • Derek “Derk” Williams
  • Aaron “abarone68″ Barone

Guest Pros

  • Kirk Morrison
  • Alex Outhred
  • Josh Arieh

Daniel Negreanu aka Kid Poker

Instructs: Basic & Advanced Strategy, Headsup Sit & Go, NL Cash

As the backbone behind the PokerVT training program, Daniel Negreanu provides in depth analysis on various areas of his expertise. The main category is his “Custom Course on Hold’em”. In it features some basic strategies and philosophies, his advice on playing small ball poker, rules & etiquette of the game, and also even a Q&A with KidPoker himself. The small ball poker lesson is nicely categorized by action, ie starting hands, betting, flop play, river play, etc.

The next section of Daniel’s training is the “Hand Analysis” playbook. Here each hand is played out in “live video” format where the hand is played live, filmed, and narrated and analysed by Daniel. There are lessons on both cash games and tournaments here. Negreanu provides some invaluable commentary on each hand, and often pausing action to fully explain his thoughts on what was done right, and what moves were -EV. His hand analysis also includes discussion on classic hands such as his infamous bluff on Freddy Deeb at the Championship Poker at the Plaza 2004, and hands that other people played including Joe Hachem’s debatable mucking of his 2nd nut straight vs Jordan Morgan’s top set.

The online instruction for Daniel Negraenu features mostly headsup matches, either in a sit and go format or straight cash game. There is also a unique feature when he plays headsup with Adam Junglen. The audio pans back and forth during the action, and provides a fantastic opportunity to hear thoughts from both players while the action takes place. In addition there is also a high stakes NL 6max cash table video. The online section is a collection of standard training videos, not unlike any of the other training sites.

Annette Obrestad aka Annette_15

instructs: Tournaments

2007 WSOPE winner Annette Obrestad makes her video debut with PokerVT, teaching what she knows best, tournament play. In her tournament series “Learn To Pick Your Spots,” Annette provides her insights on when to steal, when to raise, when to fold in various mtt scenarios during her live play. As expected, her instructions are top notch. One issue about Annette_15 videos is that they will all be played on Betfair due to her sponsorship deal with them.

Adam Junglen aka AdamJunglen

instructs: Tournaments

Online tournament pro Adam Junglen provides a mathematical approach to various tournament scenarios. His lessons include considering stack sizes, playing positional poker, picking battles, analyzing betting patterns, and also varying up your play. In Adam Junglen videos’, his detailed approach to decision making is enough proof as to why he is considered a force to be reckoned with in the tournament world.

APaul Wasicka aka Kwickfish

Instructs: Headsup Tournaments

Paul Wasicka is best known for being the 2006 WSOP runner up to the infamous Jamie Gold. Though significantly less financially rewarding, but possibly a greater achievement was his victory in the 2007 NBC Heads Up Poker Championship. So who better than to instruct on heads up tournament play but Kwickfish himself! In this series Paul talks through his thought process on key hands vs each opponent enroute to his win. Though this section is intriguing, there is definite room to grow, as it is only 5 hands in total. At least a complete headsup tournament video would be expected in here.

Justin Smith aka Booosted J

Instructs: NLHE 6max Cash Games

Online cash pro Booosted J finally decides to reveal his cash game secrets, providing in-depth analysis from low to mid stake games. Lessons including beginner basics, taking advantage of the fish, stack building, and not forcing your play. The audio in BooostedJ lessons are often muffled, not sure if its his mic or just not good voice projection. There are times when he is too silent, but when he does talk, his thoughts are relayed well.

JC Alverado aka PrtyPSux

Instructs: Cash games full table and short handed

The unorthodox cash strategies of JC Alverado are revealed in his 3 series, 46 part, cash game adventures in mid and high stakes. His topics include using all the tools, creating table image and playing with your instincts, and a special section of playing with pros and money management. You really get a change of pace here, as PrtyPSux has a style that definitely differs from that of other online cash pros you may have watched videos from. Though not unlike all the successful pros as they all have the same strategy in mind, that being aggression.

Professor Charley Swayne

Instructs: Math

An interesting addition to the PokerVT lineup is that of Professor Charley Swayne and his lessons on the mathematics in poker. His lessons include the basics of math in different areas of a poker hand, the calculation of numbers and odds, and relative strength. This is very unique and it adds another dimension of training not available on any other site. Reading books about Math is most likely boring for the majority of players out there. Video lessons the boredom, but to many, math is still math.

Other Instructors

instructs: Tournaments

Matt “Ch0ppy” Kay is a Sunday Millions winner and a runner up in the Carplayer Online Player of the Year race, currently has currently has 2 MTT video series up. One of them is a 12 part series on approaching the final table and the other is a Rebuy Satellite into the PCA on PokerStars. His videos are rather disappointing as they are filled with long spans of no comment whatsoever from him, at times leaving you wondering if the video is not properly working then suddenly you hear a noise and eventually him talking. Some of these spans run as long as 2:30 and make the videos extremely difficult to sit through and are very disappointing considering the caliber of player he is. Definately can improve as an intstructor on video.

Grayson “spacegravy” Physioc is a recent addition coming over from an SNG only site and his SNG videos are pure gold. He has a combination of videos ranging from replayer videos to 4 tabling live play on PokerStars where he is a SuperNova Elite player. All his videos are filled with good commentary and instruction. One of his replayer videos features him commenting on a hand history review of a student/protege of his and is a very good SNG video series. He has definately come a long way as an instructor and is a worthwhile addition for PokerVT in the SNG department. Very much looking forward to more training videos from spacegravy.

Josh “theNorfman” Norris has done all his MTT video series as hand history replayer videos. Unlike Matt Kay’s videos theNorfman videos are full of colorful commentary. One good thing about his commentary is that on the hands he is not involved in he will still comment on other players hands and the moves they make and whether or not he believes they are good plays etc. The MTTs range from rebuys to bounty games and are a very good look behind the thinking process of theNorfman. Very good instructional videos and a good addition for PokerVT’s MTT department, adding further depth to this area.

David “GRinDer444″ Redlin, 2008 Online Player of the Year, currently has 5 different series of MTTs with some being extremely long. One of his series, perhaps the longest one has him playing the Absolute Poker $75K and while simultaneously multi tabling on Poker Stars. It’s a very good and different series in that you see him not only spanning both sites as he is playing but explaining thoroughly his moves in real time which is very interesting for those aspiring multi tabler’s out there. David is a very good instructor and his live videos are very well done and do not have much dead time on them. Definately a must watch for MTT players.

Nick “Stinko_Mikko” Rainey has several SNG video series on the site. His videos feature a nice variety ranging from a beginner’s series on SNG’s, bounty videos, PokerStars steps, hand history replayer vids, software tools and even a cash video thrown in for good measure. Clearly this is a man with no shortage of material to provide for the site. All his videos are full of information pertinent to the videos and all his commentary is very well done with very little dead time. Clearly he is at ease in the instructional setting and very willing to share the wealth of experience and knowledge he possesses with the subscribers to this site. Definately a good addition to the SNG department.

Jason “JCarver” Somerville has several MTT series that range from full ring to 6 max tables and vary in presentation style from replayer videos to live player video. Jason is among the best MTT instructors out there in how he delves into the different factors involving in coming to a decision during a hand. His explanations are in depth with him fully discussing hand ranges, pot odds and positional play. His discussions on hand ranges during tournament play are among the most detailed as there is no lightly glossing over decisions but rather a very clearly defined explanation as to his thought process. Clearly a top notch instructor that is probably underrated. Do not miss out on his videos.

Bryan “Devo” Devonshire rounds out the MTT dept at PokerVT with HORSE and Omaha 8 or Better videos. He has several series and all of them are single table presentations played at PokerStars. Clearly a solid overall player he covers the decision making process rather eloquently and clearly. Devo covers other aspects of play other than decision making such as how to approach a new table and adjust to players strengths etc. Very solid videos for those who like to play games other than No Limit Holdem.

John “SoccerMom5″ Ettinger has several NLH Cash videos. His videos are all 6 max cash and vary from live play to power point presentations. Among his videos is a very good power point presentation on 3 betting basics which is a must see for any 6 max players out there. He clearly covers, 3 betting, “poker math”, hand range explanations and how to exploit both aggressive and passive opponents at your table using position. This young man is clearly one of the best 6 max instructors at any site.

Tanatloc has several series covering poker software, specifically Poker Tracker 3. He covers everything from installing the PT3 to setting up a HEM, reviewing hand histories, backing up and restoring your database, and using it during tournament play. Very good and clearly explained videos. It would be nice to see the same thing with Holdem Manager but for PT3 users these are must watch videos, especially if you are new to PokerTracker3.

Weaknesses

Because of PokerVT.com’s Virtual training platform, one major problem that arises is system resource hogging. Though there are poker applications that are far worse, PokerVT does require a lot of memory, and at times your computer is working in overdrive. There has also been some instances of freezing and crashing, especially when using IE. In general the audio is decent, but there are times when the instructors/players mumble when they talk making it difficult to hear what they are saying. This is especially the case with the “live video” sessions. There is a test you can take (even without a subscription) called the N-Spat. Good idea, except for the fact that most questions are just confusing and irrelevant. Being a new site, the content is also relatively small in quantity, but hopefully will not be a problem in the future. One small suggestion for future live videos though it may only be for personal satisfaction, more female players please!

Strengths

The biggest selling point of PokerVT is that it is simply a more enjoyable way to learn. The site is layed out beautifully, and the live video lectures and lessons are not only informative, they are simply a pleasure to watch. The quality of instructors is definitely key here, and we will look forward to viewing more videos from this team. There are also a couple of side games to play: D’s nuts, and poker jargon which are fun for a few minutes. Also remarkably, even with all the resource issues, the loading times of this site are very fast. Even faster than some of the regular basic html based sites out there.

Expected Value: Is PokerVT worth it?

PokerVT is entering a now crowded market, but to its credit, entered with a bang and with an unparalleled vision. Everything visually with Poker VT is top notch, but right now the focus is on the beginner and intermediate level players. We expect PokerVT to add more advanced strategies and different levels of play in the future to compete with the other top training sites, especially in the live video sections. Right now the price is on the hefty side, but not unexpected due to the heavy resources required to put this project together. Now no activation fee.  In conclusion, if you are looking for a new way to learn, look no further, the future is bright for PokerVT, and we strongly feel that the quality will only get better. With the recent additions of some very strong online players and even more to be announced soon, PokerVT is looking to establish itself amongst the top of the poker training class.

PokerVT Review: 8.5/10

Sample Video

Please follow the link to the PokerVT home page and choose your free sample video. While you are there, fell free to take the absolutely free Poker VT N-SPAT test to see how you score.

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