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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Poker Players
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Poker Players
by Ashton Cartwright
Edition: Paperback
Price: $11.99
8 used & new from $11.99

3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Fake reviewers gaming the Amazon system, June 25, 2015
Clearly this author has asked 80 people who don't even play poker to write favorable reviews of his book--even the very best and most popular books on poker on the market don't have 80 reviews after 15 years in print, let alone 80 5-star reviews for a book that hasn't even been on the market for a week. This kind of gaming the system is reprehensible and isn't the tactic of a "highly effective" author, it's the desperate tactic of a nut case. If the book has any merit it will be lost to the wave of revulsion this dirty manipulative tactic is going to generate among REAL poker players...
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Phill Hellmuth's Texas Hold'em Supercourse
Phill Hellmuth's Texas Hold'em Supercourse
DVD ~ Phil Hellmuth
3 used & new from $4.04

5.0 out of 5 stars Use these as supplements to Hellmuth's books, April 13, 2015
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The various titles in this video series have received a lot of negative comments, which most poker materials produced for beginners and novices do, for being too simple or unrealistic in practice. I believe a large part of the negativity comes from the poker community's dislike of Phil's public persona, as well as from the disdain young internet players have toward any material below their skill level or toward material that isn't presented in the jargon of internet no-limit hold'em. My perspective is that these 4 videos make excellent supplementary material to Phil's books, especially his book on Hold'em, which is primarily about Limit Hold'em. Phil's book and these videos do a good job of helping a novice live-table player find a way to reason through the strategy of the game. If you read his book from cover to cover you'll realize he doesn't recommend playing only 10 hands ever, he recommends that a raw beginner confine themself to those 10 hands while becoming comfortable with the game. He gives expanded starting hand ranges in later chapters and good hand examples and playing strategy which is comprehensible in a live-game setting where reading betting patterns is more useful than trying to imagine the computer-data specific concept of playing against an unknown player's "hand range" or persistently taking countermeasures against potential bluffs that aren't ever going to happen at a low-stakes limit hold'em table. I gave this set 5 stars because when used with his books the viewer, who would mostly be a novice live-table player, gets an excellent starting education.


Poki's Poker Academy - PC
Poki's Poker Academy - PC
4 used & new from $15.95

4.0 out of 5 stars This version can't be activated any more, go to the web for the latest edition, February 24, 2015
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I bought this hoping that the software would still work with the key but it doesn't--it apparently needs to talk to the mother ship on the web, and that company is out of business. Fortunately the software still lives as the program "Poker Genius" which you can still buy, and is much improved over this original version, so I recommend it. It's especially good for practicing limit hold'em with quality AI opponents...


[3-Pack] SUPERSHIELDZ- Anti-Glare & Anti-Fingerprint (Matte) Screen Protector For Nextbook 10.1" Quad Core Windows 8.1 Tablet + Lifetime Replacements Warranty [3-PACK] - Retail Packaging
[3-Pack] SUPERSHIELDZ- Anti-Glare & Anti-Fingerprint (Matte) Screen Protector For Nextbook 10.1" Quad Core Windows 8.1 Tablet + Lifetime Replacements Warranty [3-PACK] - Retail Packaging
Offered by Supershieldz
Price: $24.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars These succeeded where Birugear failed, February 8, 2015
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This material succeeded after I wasted an entire package of the Birugear sheets which were impossible to apply without dirt and bubbling. This product had proper instructions on the package and allowed the bubbles to be entirely squeegeed away, which is a about all you can ask for with such a tricky material to work with. I'll warn anyone who's never worked with these protectors before that you will waste at least one sheet and possibly an entire 3-pack before you get the hang of it if you're at all fussy about how things look. Additionally, I used lcd screen wipes to thoroughly clean the screen before using the included cleaning cloth, which turned out to be very helpful.


Card Player Digest: The Best of Card Player 1988-1994
Card Player Digest: The Best of Card Player 1988-1994
by Mike Caro
Edition: Paperback
17 used & new from $2.83

2.0 out of 5 stars Defective binding makes issues for reading, January 3, 2015
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This is an entertaining and informative collection of magazine articles from Card Player, and I would normally have given it 3 or 4 stars, but this is one of those books bound with cheap glue which turns to powder over time (as my copy did instantly the moment I began turning pages). If you get hold of one expect to send your copy off to a commercial binder before trying to read it or all your pages will fall out. I'm pretty sure 100% of the print run of this book will prove to be defective over time...


BIRUGEAR Nextbook 10.1'' Windows 8.1 Tablet (NXW10QC32G) Screen Protector, (2-Pack) Premium HD Crystal Clear LCD Screen Protector for E FUN Nextbook 10.1 inch Windows 8.1 NXW10QC32G Detachable Tablet
BIRUGEAR Nextbook 10.1'' Windows 8.1 Tablet (NXW10QC32G) Screen Protector, (2-Pack) Premium HD Crystal Clear LCD Screen Protector for E FUN Nextbook 10.1 inch Windows 8.1 NXW10QC32G Detachable Tablet
Offered by BlueMall
Price: $4.95

2.0 out of 5 stars Good for business use, bad for home use, December 26, 2014
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I deducted one star immediately from this product for not including any instructions for installing what is very tricky material to work with. In the end it may not matter much because this material is impossible to apply satisfactorily outside of a factory clean room--every tiny speck of dust in the environment lands on the screen as the material is being applied and adds to the dozens of air bubbles which form between the screen and material, most of which don't allow themselves to be squeegeed away with the little plastic clip which comes in the package. The problem is the thickness of the plastic; the peel-off protective coating is much thinner and I was tempted to use that instead of the main piece since it probably wouldn't have had the bubbling problem, but unfortunately that plastic seemed to hold all finger grease. I wouldn't recommend this material for home use since it spoils the experience of seeing videos and images on a sharp tablet screen, but for business use it would probably be very satisfactory because it protects heavily used equipment and you probably don't worry about how your employees feel about the aesthetical experience of viewing air bubbles on the screen. The product needs to be redesigned with a slightly thinner plastic and instructions on how to use them...


Blackjack Basic Strategy Charts - Set of Six
Blackjack Basic Strategy Charts - Set of Six
by Maverick Sharp
Edition: Cards

4.0 out of 5 stars Nice contrast, somewhat large, not quite waterproof, October 16, 2014
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These are nice high-visibility cards and I like that the multi-deck card has the few "infinite deck" variations I like to use. I haven't given it 5 stars because there are some things I would want done differently: 1. Nice high-contrast color printing against black background, but the charts read from bottom up, the opposite of what I'm used to; 2.Good laminated surfaces top and bottom, but the exposed edges of the cardboard mean they might not last any longer in your wallet as they absorb sweat (and you will sweat if you play this game!); 3. the cards are the size of poker cards with rounded corners, but that size is slightly too large for a wallet, so they will get crinkled eventually (good size for a man's shirt pocket, but only if you wear that kind of shirt). 4. Part of each chart runs to the back of the card. It's hard to balance size against readability; the makers of this card chose readability, but I go for small and stealthy when I can get it...


Military Strategy Classics of Ancient China - English & Chinese: The Art of War, Methods of War, 36 Stratagems & Selected Teachings
Military Strategy Classics of Ancient China - English & Chinese: The Art of War, Methods of War, 36 Stratagems & Selected Teachings
by Shawn Conners
Edition: Paperback
Price: $16.90
26 used & new from $16.07

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding readibility in an English translation, August 14, 2014
The Chinese translator Chen Song is to be congratulated for producing such fluid and readable versions of these Chinese classics. I'm not qualified to judge their technical accuracy, but the naturalness of the language is not found consistently in other English translations. This is a unique collection well worth owning for English-language readers who want to read for the ideas without getting tripped up by awkward translation...


REPLICA 1907 Saint Gaudens $20 Gold Piece. Big Huge Large 3" Metal Coin REPLICA
REPLICA 1907 Saint Gaudens $20 Gold Piece. Big Huge Large 3" Metal Coin REPLICA

4.0 out of 5 stars The ultimate Americana paperweight series, August 5, 2014
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I've already said what I had to say about these big coins at the Indian head penny, but since a disgruntled customer gave this one a single star I'll weigh in--this replica is metal (somewhat thinner than the true proportion of the original, probably not a bad thing) with medium heft and a finish which suggests aged gold (remember, we're not talking about premium materials here for the price). I found the sharp features on the eagle on the reverse especially pleasing. I don't know what to say about the ultimate $3 paperweight--if you're expecting more in terms of quality or materials for that price, you're not very worldly wise...


NEW Loc8tor Pet Handheld Finder Locator Cat
NEW Loc8tor Pet Handheld Finder Locator Cat
Offered by Lowest Price online
Price: $99.99
6 used & new from $91.99

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Survived underwater, July 21, 2014
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A lot's been said about this device already, so I'll just share some useful details: 1. After having it 3 days we found the handset sitting in the cat's water dish--it had fallen off the fridge magnet. We removed the battery, dabbed it all dry, let it sit out in the sun for an afternoon, and when we put the battery back it worked properly--how great is that! 2. Don't hold down the button for the tag you want--just press it firmly and quickly. Otherwise, it thinks you're trying to initialize a new tag and it won't search for signal. 3. I tested this with a clear line of sight to the collar from a distance of at least 500 feet and it did clearly and strongly indicate direction--excellent results beyond the manufacturer's given range. 4. Don't forget to aim UP or DOWN if your signal weakens--it will point out that your cat is upstairs above you under a bed or down under your deck, but only if you understand where the signals are telling you to look!


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