Pokernews officially launched their entry into the increasingly crowded instructional poker video niche on Thursday, as the company unveiled their new product "PokerNews Strategy". They will enter the fray and attempt to compete against sites such as Cardrunners, PokerXFactor and Deucescracked.
The site boasts an impressive array of well-known poker talent that will be creating instructional videos, including: Patrik Antonius, Lex "RaSZi" Veldhuis, Christopher "Genius28" Lee, Corwin "Mig.com" Mackey and Tony "Tony G" Guoga. Tony G is a major stakeholder in Pokernews, so his involvement shouldn't be surprising. The biggest draw will undoubtedly be Patrik Antonius, however the videos from "Genius28" and "mig.com" should be very popular as well.
The site's slogan? "Learn from the best. Beat the rest."
Pokernews Strategy seems to be trying to one-up their competition by providing viewers with a webcam shot of the instructors as they teach and play. I'm not really sure what the point of this is, though I'm sure that some people will get a kick out of watching Patrik Antonius play $200/$400 Pot Limit Omaha with a huge headset on.
I believe that there are a total of 12 videos up so far.
The cost? There is a "Daypass" available for $5.00 - if you want something more than a day, then you can buy a monthly membership for $29.00 per month. You can also buy a three month, six month or 12 month membership - a year on the site would cost you $314.00. It appears that Pokernews will eventually be charging a $99 signup fee, but for now, that fee is waived.
There are a couple of sample videos up right now that some people might be interested in, one of which is Patrik Antonius playing $200/$400 Pot Limit Omaha.
A link to the site can be found below.
Source: PokerNews Strategy
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