Final Table Poker with Phil Gordon 2007 NR

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FINAL TABLE POKER brings you inside the mind of Poker Pro, Phil Gordon as he plays at the final table of a high stakes No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament. Learn Phil's secrets on pot odds, dominated hands, bluffing, tells and much, more!

Starring:
Phil Gordon, Chris Ferguson
Runtime:
1 hour 39 minutes

Final Table Poker with Phil Gordon

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Product Details

Director Michael Keller
Starring Phil Gordon, Chris Ferguson
Supporting actors Bruce Buffer, Matt Savage
Studio CreateSpace
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

Plus, it's fun and entertaining.
River Rat
Getting inside the mind of Phil Gordon really offers you a lot of insights on just what goes through a Pro's head as they're making their step-by-step decisions.
Mathew Benjamin Scheeren
This is a great DVD for beginners and intermediate players.
VFT

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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By J. Rubino VINE VOICE on November 26, 2005
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Mostly, I liked it. It is above average in both content and production quality. It is geared toward the intermediate
player with some tips for the advanced player, and the best short-cut on figuring pot odds I have seen.

Note- it is not a real tournament- but as far as an instructional video I'm okay with that but you should be aware of that before you buy it. It is a scripted final table with six players-three actors, boxing announcer Michael Buffer's brother Bruce Buffer, Chris Ferguson and Phil Gordon. They used inexpensive generic quality non denominated chips which sound cheap every time they are thrown into the pots. It's a little bit "Hollywood"( I knew exactly when the "young gun" was going to be eliminated on the flop of the hand he went broke on) but again it's an instructional video.

What irritated me: the "young gun" player is wearing a hat with the logo "Let's Get Ready to Rumble" (the catch phrase made famous by Michael Buffer in championship boxing), the background is literally inundated with "Expert Insight" posters and large screen monitors with that logo( the company that produced the DVD), and they insert the "Full Tilt" television commercials into the tournament broadcast four times. So essentially it is a commercial for Expert Insight and Full Tilt Poker disguised as a poker tournament video. I still gave it four stars because the tutorial value for beginner to intermediate players is above average. I personally buy and watch DVD's so I won't have to watch commercials but that is really just a personal issue. Overall good quality.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By VFT on October 13, 2005
Format: DVD
This is a great DVD for beginners and intermediate players. This will help you tighten up your tournament and final table strategy. It also gives reminds you of all the things that you have to be thinking about when playing in a tournament.

For advanced or expert players, there are a few things in here that might help you improve your game. I like Gordon's advise on how to "attempt" to keep yourself from going on tilt after taking a bad beat. We've all been there before, it's nice to know a pros strategy.

But for the most part, the strategies laid out, advanced and above players already know, i.e short stack strategy, odds, pot odds, implied odds, dominated hands, etc. That being said there are some tidbits that might help you fine tune your tournament game and help you improve.

If you like playing loose and always pushing the action, this DVD might help you realize the benefits of reeling your game in a little. But if loose is your style then this DVD is not for you, it preaches playing tight and being selective aggressive. This style just doesn't work for some people.

The other thing that this does is it really helps you see how the pros (Phil Gordon anyway) see and think about the game. Seeing this can really help you rethink your strategy and help you place higher in a tournament.

Also, the on screen hand graphics are the same as you see on TV with the big exception being you only see Gordon's hand. This is a great way to simulate the thought processes of analyzing hands and trying to figure out what an opponent has. Good forethought on this!

The entertainment value is good and the lessons it teaches doesn't come across as blah blah blah. Gordon keeps you interested, with his humor and his tone.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By River Rat on October 4, 2005
Format: DVD
I bought this DVD from the Expert Insight website a few weeks ago, and I was blown away. It looks and feels like a WPT event (better actually). I just bought Phil's new book (Little Green Book) and it echoes the same principles, but in much more detail and also it has stuff that the DVD doesn't. However the DVD seems to have all of the really important concepts and it explains them perfectly. Plus, it's fun and entertaining. Chris "Jesus" Ferguson is in it, and if you are a fan of the old WSOP coverage, Matt Savage is the tournament director. I like how they didn't go for the sappy Hollywood ending either, but that's all I'll say, don't want to spoil it.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jon Mittelhauser on March 6, 2006
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The first DVD by Expert Insight shows exactly how effective the concept of "getting inside the mind of an expert" can be. I have watched a number (10+) poker DVDs and think that this one is, by far, the best. Phil is a gifted teacher. The video is incredibly informative and enjoyable. The production quality is extremly high. What else can I say? Buy it...
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Bernard Chapin on April 11, 2006
Format: DVD
This is a teaching DVD as opposed to a live action one; a contrived simulation of a final table in which Gordon addresses viewers as he plays. The exercise certainly helps one understand how to play at the final table of a No Limit Hold `Em tournament. Of course, it expounds on a good deal more than that. Phil goes through many of the poker rules and concepts here which are also found in his Little Green Book, but the video does a fine job illustrating his points independently. He doesn't show you the hole cards of the other players which is helpful because it forces viewers to think along with him, and go through the decision making of a professional.

Overall, this DVD is sound and you'll certainly get more out of it than what's in a random WPT video. Some of the lessons like, "don't play dominated hands," are well-developed. It's a good teaching tool and it's always nice to see Chris Ferguson on television in any capacity-even if he's essentially acting. The Butch, "internet punk," character is overdone but amusing. The only annoying thing here are the commercial breaks for Full Tilt Poker. Personally, I think it's dirty pool to subject us to those after we paid in advance for a product; although, I admit the one with Howard Lederer was witty.
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