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Wednesday, April 9, 2008
 
Texas Hold'em For iPod Reviewed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

The iPod Observer recently posted a review of Texas Hold'em for Apple's iPod. The game challenges players to win a high stakes poker tournament against a variety of computer generated players. The iPod Observer gave the game a score of 2 out of 5.

From the review:

The maximum number of players at a table is 6, which requires an entirely different strategy than a table with 8, 9, or 10 players -- the table size in most Texas Hold 'em tournaments.

Furthermore, the artificial intelligence of the computerized players is not particularly intelligent. They mostly act predictably and unrealistically which makes it easy to tell when they're holding good cards or bluffing. And, you can usually bluff them out with a small bet or raise if they're not holding a superb hand.

Another negative is that there is no "advice" mode, so if you're a beginner you'll get no help from the game, which is too bad.

Finally, you're limited to a single type of poker game -- Texas Hold 'em -- and a single betting variation -- no-limit. If you want to play other poker game types such as 7 card stud, 5 card draw, Omaha, or any other (there are many), or if you would rather play in a tournament with a fixed (or pot) betting limit, you're out of luck. It's no-limit Hold 'em or nothing.
Head over to the site below to read the rest of the review.

iPod Observer: Texas Hold'em Review
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