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Good Directions 913P Hummingbird with Flowers Weathervane, Polished Copper
Good Directions 913P Hummingbird with Flowers Weathervane, Polished Copper
Price: $247.99
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Too big for a garage, metal too soft, March 17, 2016
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Please be aware that the item description is being optimistic about where you can use this: it's really too large for a garage or shed cupola (one member of the family derided the oversize hummingbird as a "buzzard"). We had to return ours because we didn't check the measurements closely enough (and it cost $35 to return the big box, so do choose carefully). I was dubious about whether the pole attachment system would prevent strong wind from pulling the bird off and also surprised at how soft the metal was; most of the flower petals will probably get bent in shipping if it isn't packed perfectly. Some may find this a beautiful design, but I felt that the busy clusters of flowers give an orb-like shape that may not look the way you thought it would on a cupola. This design is going for outrageous prices across the web and even the lower Amazon prices might not be low enough if your flowers come all bent...


Poker, a reflection on the game
Poker, a reflection on the game
by Robert A McCarty
Edition: Unknown Binding

3.0 out of 5 stars Omar Khayyam redressed for the West, November 13, 2015
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I had occasion to read this from a library--it's probably scarce and not likely to be seen on the market very often--it's a booklet published by the author resembling a comic book in which a series of scenes of poker-playing in the old West is narrated below each picture by a quatrain of poetry loosely modelled on Omar Khayyam's Rubaiyat (the Fitzgerald translation of which was very popular at that time). The pictures are nicely drawn and a good snapshot of poker players and other people as they looked in their Western clothing and saloon settings at the turn of the 20th century, and the poetry is, well, not too painful to read...


Practical Poker, By R.F. Foster.
Practical Poker, By R.F. Foster.
by R. F. Foster
Edition: Hardcover
3 used & new from $55.00

5.0 out of 5 stars The bleeding edge of poker theory for 1905..., October 20, 2015
Practical Poker is a showcase of the state of the art of poker as it stood on the turn of the 20th century. Written by an expatriated Scotsman for a British audience that was apparently getting much more serious about the game than Americans realized, the author painstakingly researched every aspect of the game from history to rules to advanced mathematics and probability. Though primarily about 5-card draw poker, the author describes the popular variations and now-forgotten special hands. This work was cutting-edge for its time and touches on almost every known aspect of poker theory, including position, pot odds, game-theory principles, psychology, and shuffle-tracking (!). The mathematical discussions will be intriguing to anyone wondering when skilled players began to understand the mathematical complexity of the game and craft it into usable theory for their edge in place of blunt cheating techniques.


Mathematics: From the Birth of Numbers
Mathematics: From the Birth of Numbers
by Jan Gullberg
Edition: Paperback
Price: $36.11
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Impenetrable mishmash of information without narration, October 5, 2015
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I gave this book low marks not because the content is defective--I'm not qualified to judge that--but because it is a true miscellany, a mishmash collection of entries devoid of any unifying discussion (other than chronology) that a non-expert reader could use to extract some meaning from it all. Had the Amazon page for the book had a preview at the time I bought it you wouldn't be reading this because I would have sensibly steered clear of it as not useful to me. I can only feel disappointed that none of the other reviewers gave even a hint or clue as to how impenetrable this book would be to non-experts. I'm not even sure how useful this format is for a library reference collection, but what value there is to somebody will require reading many other books first in order to make sense of it all.


Winning in Tough Hold 'em Games: Short-Handed and High-Stakes Concepts and Theory for Limit Hold 'em
Winning in Tough Hold 'em Games: Short-Handed and High-Stakes Concepts and Theory for Limit Hold 'em
by Nick "Stoxtrader" Grudzien
Edition: Paperback
Price: $24.23
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good practical examples of how game theory is applied to hold'em, October 2, 2015
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This book is an excellent collection of pragmatic examples of how advanced players use probability calculations and game theory principles in no-limit hold'em. The discussion and examples show the smooth flow of decision-making and how the important elements of theory fit together through the game as played at that level. I give it four stars rather than five because I think even the intended audience of advanced players needs some kind of chapter on theory at the beginning of the book in order to benefit the most from what the authors are analyzing. It's also a drawback that the book was written for [six-max] limit hold'em when game theory is actually more relevant as applied to no-limit, but the analysis is beneficial to anyone familiar with the underlying theory. In any event this book is a must for your library if you are familiar with game theory principles and probability calculations and want to see how they are applied in practice as part of a whole method of play. (game theory is the theory of how to make deliberate use of plays not justified by pure probability [usually bluffing or raising] in order to make your play unpredictable to exploitive opponents)...


Catching Fish: Your Practical Guide TO Beating $1/$2 No-Limit Texas Hold'em Games
Catching Fish: Your Practical Guide TO Beating $1/$2 No-Limit Texas Hold'em Games
by Ed Scimia
Edition: Paperback
Price: $9.95
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5.0 out of 5 stars Biggest bang per page for your pokerbucks ever!, August 19, 2015
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You would be right to be skeptical of these under-100 page self-published pamphlets but Catching Fish is the exception; in 64 pages there's more detailed instruction on modern low-limit no-limit hold'em theory and practice than in many books three times as big. I frankly don't know where some of the other critics here are coming from (actually I do; they're young online players who haven't read any other poker books, maybe haven't read any other books period, and don't have a realistic clue about what to expect from a book on subject). I'm impressed with the amount of detail clearly presented in such a short work and if you could only have one battle manual in your backpack this would be the one...


The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Poker Players
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Poker Players
by Ashton Cartwright
Edition: Paperback
Price: $14.99

18 of 53 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
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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
7 used & new from $4.12

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.


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