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  • Summary: 2 CD's filled with in-game expert play recommendations, loads of scenario tips, and numerous quiz questions with thoroughly explained answers, all from the world's winningest poker player, T.J. Cloutier. The replay mode allows you to see all your opponents' hole cards as well as each person's probability to make his or her hand. Includes no limit, limit and satellite tournaments, heads up play, as well as Texas Hold'em, Omaha, 7 Card Stud and 5 Card Draw games. The most comprehensive poker strategy tutorial ever created doesn't just teach you how to play Texas Hold'em, you'll learn what to play, when, where and why. [Masque Publishing] Expand
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  1. Fiendishly addictive to newcomers and realistic enough for advanced players, World Class Poker with T.J Cloutier is an essential purchase for anyone wanting to take their game further.
  2. Not only does it help train you to play like a pro, but it offers enough features to make it a worthwhile investment for the serious poker player.
  3. The A.I. is better than average and will get tougher when you start getting to some of the hot games. A good selection of menus and helpful suggestions. The game teaches you as much as you are willing to learn.
  4. The clips provide great primers for how you should approach many of your starting hands, and for that reason alone, World Class Poker can be a valuable learning tool. [Dec 2005, p.96]
  5. For those of you looking for a PC title to hone your poker playing skills then this may not be a bad title for you. If you are looking to play with other people, then I suggest getting a few of your friends together and playing around the table with some real cards, nothing beats the real thing.
  6. For $20, this game is a great investment for any casual poker player looking to push their game to the next level.
  7. There's no doubt that this game is a great investment for any casual poker player looking to push their game to the next level, and it's certainly one of the very best poker titles available for your PC.
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  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. JonWu
    Jan 16, 2006
    Fantastic game! As a newbie it really helped a lot of my game. I think this simulation is real enough to teaches you the basics of Poker: principles and disapline. The moment that I won the tournament in game is one of the most exciting moment of my life, and I have done a lot. Expand
  2. JonW.
    Sep 20, 2005
    In a word Excellent!!
  3. JohnD.
    Feb 3, 2006
    Good AI and a nice assortment of games. TJ's tips can turn a novice into a pretty good player. The interface is also very easy and you have the ability to save tournaments and return to them later. The AI is pretty good, although sometimes they will be too predictable (i.e. that loose players are easily identifable). The only thing I question is the replayability; I don't think this will be a "keeper' game that I'll play for months, but just something to pass the time. Expand
  4. ClairB.
    Jun 7, 2006
    Never, never has a game been so in favor of the computer. I rarely (1:200 Hands) better than a 2 & 3, while the computer gets full houses, 4 high of a kind, and so many royal flushes it is unbieleveable. I have delt manually over 300 hands (with 6 players and the flops) and the most that I ever got was a pair.. It's about time that Texax Hold "em for the computer gets real. Expand