In recent days, a brand new poker coaching site entered the marketplace, PocketFives Poker Training. The site absorbed what was formerly PokerPwnage and offers high-end MTT instruction from several of the game’s top pros. PocketFives is one of the largest online poker communities around and was founded in early 2005.
A press release issued by PocketFives explains what makes the new site so unique: “PocketFives Training, which incorporates PokerPwnage, fields arguably the deepest and most talented roster of tournament specialists on the internet. Collectively, our instructors have amassed over $28 million in online winnings, earned more than a dozen Triple Crowns, and are some of the most feared and respected players in the MTT community.” The site will focus, for the most part, on MTT instruction.
We know you’re dying to find out who the PocketFives Training instructors are. The group includes David “Ghettofabolous” Randall, who has over $2 million in earnings from tournaments tracked by PocketFives to his name. Randall won the PokerStars Super Tuesday four years ago for $80,000 and, on the live scene, made a splash by taking third place in a $1,500 No Limit Hold’em event during the 2010 World Series of Poker for $270,000. In that tournament, Tom “durrrr” Dwan finished second.
Also on the team is Ben “NeverScaredB” Wilinofsky, who owns a pair of online poker Triple Crowns. He has multiple victories in the challenging PokerStars $100 Rebuy and has also recorded a runner-up finish in the Full Tilt Poker $750,000 Guarantee for $82,000. Wilinofsky has been a casual sit and go grinder since 2007 and is the 11th ranked tournament player in all of Canada according to PocketFives.
Among the top MTT players in the business is Russell “rdcrsn” Carson. He owns the 25th spot in the PocketFives Rankings and is one of only 18 players on the site to have registered over $4 million in lifetime online poker earnings. To top that off, Carson has three Triple Crowns and his largest online poker cash to date, $88,000, came after a win in the weekly PokerStars Sunday 500 in January 2010.
Other PocketFives Training instructors include Kevin “1SickDisease” Eyster, Andres “andressoprano” Pereyra, Jon “apestyles” Van Fleet, Alex “Assassinato” Fitzgerald, Adrian “chardrian” Dresel-Velasquez, Mike “Gags30” Gagliano, Jerry “herschelw” Watterson, Nate “nsinger” Singer, Jon “Sketchy1” Eaton, Grayson “the_dean22” Nichols, Zack “Trash370” Koerper, Tom “TitanTom32” Braband, Tony Guerrera, and Damien “zedveron” Elsing.
The investment required for PocketFives Training is in line with other coaching sites you’ll find. The standard rate is $29.95 per month, which comes with a $35 sign-up fee. If a player registers for six months, it’ll set them back $179.70 and the sign-up fee will be waived. If players prepay for one year of PocketFives Training, then they’ll get a month free and the sign-up fee will also be waived.
As an added bonus for paying members of PocketFives Training, text found on the site trumpets, “In addition to the latest releases at P5s Training, premium members will also have access to the entire library of what was formerly PokerPwnage. This library includes over 400 videos covering tournament strategy in various stakes and forms of poker.” A two-day free trial is available.