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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: $17.96
23 used & new from $15.25

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
Offered by S & P Emporium
Price: $2.99
2 used & new from $2.99

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 Dog Keys
NEW Loc8tor Pet Handheld Finder Locator Cat Dog Keys
Offered by Prime Discount
Price: $96.28
9 used & new from $93.00

1 of 1 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!


Rikki KnightTM Casino theme Back Pack
Rikki KnightTM Casino theme Back Pack
Offered by Rikki Knight LLC
Price: $79.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Nice product being marketed to the wrong audience, July 12, 2014
I kind of like these and will eventually buy one, but I feel compelled to criticize the disingenuous marketing of this item--it's absurdly inappropriate to market backpacks with adult gambling themes to school children or teenagers; in many American schools your kid will be sent home or given a detention for violating the dress code. On the other hand, it's entirely appropriate to market these to adults as daypacks for a casino visit or poker players who need to keep their stuff with them for a long tournament day. Don't beat around the bush, market these to your real audience and you'll sell quite a few...


Trademark Texas Hold?em Pre-Flop Winning Odds Calculator (Silver)
Trademark Texas Hold?em Pre-Flop Winning Odds Calculator (Silver)
Price: $14.20
2 used & new from $14.20

4.0 out of 5 stars In case you were wondering how to use it..., July 12, 2014
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If you're wondering how to make effective use of this unique gadget, my suggestion would be 1. Decide what hand range you're trying for in percentage terms--say, staying in the top 50% in limit hold'em and 25% in no-limit. If you're playing online and you choose a starting combo that rates as 130 out of 169, you're playing junk. If your middle-range hand is 84 or lower, you're in the top half, which is a mathematically sensible minimum standard. It can help you get a feel for what types of combinations fall within your range if you don't have a scheme strictly memorized...


Texas Hold 'em Game Watch with Official World Poker Tour Playing Cards
Texas Hold 'em Game Watch with Official World Poker Tour Playing Cards
Offered by Beka's Toy Shop
Price: $12.70
2 used & new from $12.70

2.0 out of 5 stars programming errors kill a device with great potential, June 26, 2014
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If this watch had been a faithful mini-copy of the excalibur keychain hold'em game it would have been an awesomely cool training device for serious poker players, but the maker took away some of the best features of the keychain and handheld versions (no betting status icons such as "raise" or "check" showing what each algo player did before the hand gets to you) and made a couple of big goofs on the software through misunderstanding the rules of the game. It seems the programmer wasn't familiar with hold'em and confused some of the rules with draw poker: betting on this device begins with an ante by all players, and after the blinds are posted play begins with the dealer rather than the under-the-gun position, altering the game strategy in a significant way not seen in hold'em in the real world. It's regrettable that this unique device wasn't configured properly or it would have been an all-time great collectible piece of training gear. I doubt we'll see a corrected version now that the era of handheld devices is over, sigh...


World Series of Poker Texas Holdem Handheld Video Game (399)
World Series of Poker Texas Holdem Handheld Video Game (399)
Offered by ausmotinique
Price: $15.00
32 used & new from $4.75

5.0 out of 5 stars Serious training device for LIMIT holdem, June 25, 2014
This device plays limit hold'em; if you want pot-limit and no-limit capability find its cousin 399N unit in black. This device is easy to use for an experienced player but inexperienced players will probably find it inscrutable because it goes too fast and doesn't have enough graphics. The best use of this device is as a training device for serious players and if you fit that category you may be surprised at how realistic the play can be (each algo player has a hand range and they will fold even on the turn or river in response to betting)...


REPLICA 1877 Indian Head Penny or Cent. Big Huge Large 3" Metal Coin
REPLICA 1877 Indian Head Penny or Cent. Big Huge Large 3" Metal Coin

4.0 out of 5 stars Cool blowup coin!, June 25, 2014
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It's hard to rate something like this: if you're a serious coin collector you might be disappointed that the edges weren't polished up to perfection before the finish was applied, but if you're just looking for a display item or, like me, a different sort of paperweight, then you might be impressed with the very precise outlining of the raised designs and how much the finish makes it look like a real aged penny. I think it might even be possible to use this (and the 2 dozen other coin designs in this series) as a drink coaster, but I wouldn't bet on the finish holding up under an onslaught of cocktail chemicals. In any event, given that there's nothing else like this on the market, for the price I'm well satisfied...


Homestead 16 oz Nectar Gem Hummingbird Feeder - 4245
Homestead 16 oz Nectar Gem Hummingbird Feeder - 4245
Price: $5.71

5.0 out of 5 stars Clever feeder stops evaporation and leaks, keeps nectar sterile, June 13, 2014
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We had to go with this feeder when our decorative glass feeders got to be a hassle because of leaks and a high rate of evaporation in the hot sun. If you make your nectar by boiling water to sterilize it and dissolving the sugar or concentrate into it after it cools a bit then using this feeder (after it's been rinsed in very hot water) keeps the nectar clean and sterile until it's used up. If you're hanging this on a glass window you may need to buy a medium-large suction hook at your hardware store, but it's fun to watch the birds very close up near the glass (twist the perch a little to the side so you can see them in profile)...


Wsop Texas Hold 'Em Casino Keychain Game
Wsop Texas Hold 'Em Casino Keychain Game
Offered by Scott's Wholesales
Price: $9.28
14 used & new from $4.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mighty mite sparring partner for LIMIT holdem, June 12, 2014
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This brilliant little device is the tiny twin of its larger sibling Excalibur 399 unit which is also a Limit holdem device; if you want no-limit holdem you'll want the Excalibur 399N or Miles Kimball devices, which appear to be the same operating system but play either limit or no-limit. (For tournament practice look for the Sharper Image rectangular device with the talking dealer). All of these handhelds are excellent training devices for an experienced player as the algo players do bet, raise, and fold according to some hand range, making them reasonably tough to play against (you're not playing with 6 calling stations). The operating system of the game isn't beginner-friendly, but an experienced player who watches which player gets the button will be able to make choices based on position and be able to follow visually the round of betting as it arrives to you. You'll be surprised at how effectively the table full of algos steal your cash if you mess around playing junk hands. With this little trainer your bathroom breaks and bus stop time will now all be applied to your next WSOP bracelet...


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