By Tim Ryerson
Tim is from London, England and has been playing poker since the late 1990’s. He is the ‘Editor-in-Chief’ at Pokerology.com and is responsible for all the content on the website.
The day has finally arrived and the caps lock is going on because I’m delighted to OFFICIALLY RE-LAUNCH POKEROLOGY.COM. It’s bigger, it’s bolder, it’s better!
The re-launch is more than a year late and I’m extremely embarrassed that it’s taken so long. Deadlines have continuously been missed, so much so that I stopped making deadlines. If you’ve visited the site at any point over the past year or so, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the site was dead. Well, I’m happy to report that it’s now alive and kicking!
The website has been completely re-built from the ground up. All the old poker lessons have been re-edited. Some only required a few tweaks here and there, but many have been partially re-written or replaced entirely. Tons of new content has been added. In fact the poker school section has more than doubled in size. There are videos too…. and lots of them.
Before I start rambling on about the site, there are some people I would like to thank. I’ll start with the excellent team of writers who have all been a pleasure to work with… Tom “TIME” Leonard, Lou Krieger, Ashley Adams, Barbara Connors, Donovan Panone, Gerald Hanks, David Sasseman, Kelli Mix, Rick “RyckyRych” Perlini and Jennifear.
As many of you will know, Lou Krieger is sadly no longer with us. I just wrote a tribute to Lou, which includes a video compilation that I hope you’ll all enjoy. Lou played a huge role in the development of Pokerology and I showed Lou sneak previews of the new-look site as it was being developed. Even so, I’m sad that he didn’t get to see it go live. We worked together closely and his final contribution to the site was the foreword he penned for the poker school section. Lou was a class act and a good friend.
A special thanks to Ashley Adams (the voice of Pokerology) for his excellent vocal work, continued support and enthusiasm for the site. Also, thanks to Doug Weischadle for his splendid audio production and for providing studio time.
Finally, to all the Pokerology forum members who provided assistance… thank you.
The recently updated ‘about us’ page provides a rundown of what we’re about, including the objectives of the site and a bit of background information. Our video tour guide also provides a brief overview of the new site.
The changes to the site should be obvious to our regular visitors. Firstly, the ‘Pokerology Course’ has been replaced. If you recall, it was set up with different levels; beginner, intermediate and advanced, along with three modules of five lessons in each level. It was good for a while, but the structure was too rigid. It’s been replaced by a study guide that neatly brings together the really important lessons on the site – the fundamental concepts that a beginner really needs to know.
Although the majority of our poker lessons are aimed at beginners, there’s still something for everyone. If I had to pick out a favourite, it would probably be ‘Understanding Tilt’ – it’s brilliantly written, in my opinion. We also had some fun with the video that accompanies it, so be sure to check that out.
The introduction of video content is perhaps the biggest change of all. It was also the most time consuming part of the re-development. There’s literally hours of video content to enjoy, both within the lessons and also the additional content in the video library section. There’s still a lot of unpublished video content to be added to the site.
In fact, there’s much more of everything still to come. A few months ago a decision was made to scale things back a little bit to speed up the re-launch. To make sure you don’t miss anything, please sign-up and register – it’s completely free to join. Please be aware that you’ll need to register for the main site even if you’re already a member of the forum. I know it’s not ideal, but they are running on two separate systems. Likewise, if you register for the main site then be sure to join the forum – and then pop in and say hello.
I hope you all enjoy the new-look Pokerology. Your feedback is appreciated and with so much content I’m pretty certain there are going to be minor errors here and there. Hopefully there aren’t any major clangers. If you do happen to spot any typos, factual errors, missing images, broken links, inaccessible content, etc, then please do me a favour and use the contact form to let me know. Thank you.
Finally, as the late, great Lou Krieger would say…. go forth and raise your game!
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