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PokerXFactor Review

PokerXFactor is a training site developed on the strengths of poker pros Eric “Sheets” Haber and Cliff “JohnnyBax” Josephy, and backed by the some of the biggest names of online poker today. PokerXFactor is more of a resource based poker training site, rather than just a gathering of videos, with the addition of hand histories, lectures, and quizzes. With the recent acquisition of PokerFox, the video and talent base will grow tremendously, something both current and future PokerXFactor members should be very excited about. After reading our PokerXfactor review please take a look at the new Tournament Poker Edge training site as they are exclusivily shooting MTT videos and will compete with PokerXfactor.

Membership Options :

Full: $24.95/month with $119.95 Sign-Up Fee

Payment Methods :

Poker Site Transfer (UB), Credit Card, Paypal

  
Videos Streaming? Downloadable? Hand Replayer? Forums
1054+
  

Instructors

Guest Pros

  • Eric “Rizen” Lynch
  • Kevin “BeL0WaB0Ve” Saul
  • Chris “brsavage” Savage
  • Jon “PearlJammer” Turner
  • Jon “Apestyles” Van Fleet
  • Mike “inissint” Glasser
  • Joe “Hoodini10″ Udine
  • “aaaaaaaa”
  • Alex “AJKHoosier1″ Kamberis
  • Paul “uclabruinz” Smith
  • Adam “hatfield13″ Stemple
  • Chris “PokerFox” Wallace
  • Chris “beanmo” Mozingo
  • Scott “Big Riskky” Clements
  • Mark “MScell” Scellato
  • Jerry “Sandler1860″ Payne
  • Dave “Doubledave22″ D’Alesandro
  

Video Variety

MTT Freezeouts 526 videos
MTT Rebuys 165 videos
Cash Games 129 Videos
Sit-N-Go 164 Videos
Other 56 Videos
Release Schedule: No Set Schedule but between 10-15 videos are released each month. Mostly geared towards MTT’s/SNG’s
Notes :

PokerXFactor was once mainly a tournament based training site, but with the acquisition of PokerFox, that will all change. Expect a nice mix of all areas of poker. The fact that there is a huge instructor list of top name pros, means that there is a wide assortment of playing styles taught. Learning all spectrums, from the TAG styles of Pearl Jammer / Rizen vs the extreme LAG styles of BeL0WaB0Ve, you are able to determine which method fits you best.

Ratings :

 

Cash Games

NLHE – 6 Max Pro : Rizen, Fox Notes :

Most of the Cash games are instructed by Rizen. Even though there aren’t too many, the actual quality learned is excellent. Ranges from low limit to $5/10

 
NLHE – Full Ring Pro : Rizen, Sheets, PokerFox Notes :

Ranges from low limit to $5/10. Addition of PokerFox helped grow this area.

 
NLHE – Headsup Pro : Rizen Notes :

Rizen $1/2 and $2/4 headsup series

 
LHE – Full Ring Pro : Rizen Notes :

Only 1 limit video and it is on a full ring table at $2/4

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Multi Table Tournaments (MTT)

Pro : Sheets, Rizen, JohnnyBax, Belowabove, PearlJammer, apestyles, brsavage, AJKHoosier10, aaaaaaaa, UCLABruinz, mscell Notes :

Out of all the training sites, PokerXFactor probably has the best “instructors” of the game. The coaches of each video often explain in detail the reasoning behind their actions, and also explore “what if” scenarios that might come across. A wide array of playing styles are covered, and also a broad range of limits. The tournament traing section of pokerxfactor is definately top notch.

Ratings :

  

Sit-N-Go’s (SNG)

Pro : Sheets, JohnnyBax, Inissint, Beanmo Notes :

The above noted pros are the authors for the majority of videos that range in limits from $1 – $2000. Sheets plays SNGs for a living and is known as one of the best in the world. The addition of Inissint only adds to that as he also is known as one of the best. SnG pro Beanmo was just added to the lineup as well.

Ratings :

  

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

Notes :

Right now there are tons of PLO videos for both cash games and multitable tournaments. The addition of Hatfield13, BigRiisky, and others should add to this mix. No other games are covered.

Ratings :

  

Weaknesses

The biggest weakness of PokerXFactor is probably the release frequency. Tournament series videos are released in parts of 40-60mins each. Some series go as long as 10 parts, but unfortunately they are not all released at once. Sometimes you can wait a month from part to part, and you pretty much forget what went on the previous episode. For such a top of the line training centre, releases aren’t as frequent as others, especially considering the price is the highest in the industry. The lack of sorting options is also a pain, as searching for specific videos is tough. There are currently only 3 sorting options: author, media type, and game type. So you cannot search for example 6max cash games only, or even PLO games.

  

Strengths

With a huge video library, finding videos that interest you should not be too difficult. The site also keeps track of the videos you have already viewed, so you can go through them all one by one. One big plus about PokerXFactor is its growing community. Because of the Freerolls, leagues, pxf branded store merchandise, and other giveaways, forum traffic is pretty strong, and various pros are often participating in discussions. It’s not only limited to pxf instructors, big name players such as Annette15, and Kenny Rap are often participating and submitting hand histories! Also Since hand histories are loaded into the PXF built software, picture quality is top notch. Beginning June 1 2009, PXF will be releasing downloadable videos in .m4v and/or .mp4 formats with no DRM for use with your ipod or other portable device. All new single table videos will be released in that format, and gradual conversion of previously released 2009 videos, as well as the most popular ones pre 2009.

  

Expected Value: Is PokerXFactor worth it?

PokerXFactor is definitely the one of the top training videos that will provide an invaluable resource of all levels of players, especially on the tournament and sit&go side. The level of instruction is unbelievable, making them great teachers. The initial signup fee is a hefty one for those without a large bankroll, but I’d recommend going outside your bankroll to pay for this. I would rather have 1 month of pxf, than HOH volumes 1-5!

  

PokerXFactor Review : 8.5/10

  
  

Sample Video

Please follow the above link to the PokerXFactor home page and check out the demos.While your there click join and become a registered guest for free access to the PXF Hand Viewer tool. Subscribe to become a full member for full access!

  

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