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Final Table Poker with Phil Gordon
Final Table Poker with Phil Gordon
Actors: Phil Gordon, Bruce Buffer, Chris Ferguson, Rachael Huntley
Director: Michael Keller
Genres: Special Interests, Educational
NR     2005     1hr 40min



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Actors: Phil Gordon, Bruce Buffer, Chris Ferguson, Rachael Huntley
Director: Michael Keller
Genres: Special Interests, Educational
Sub-Genres: Special Interests, Educational
Studio: BCI
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 01/01/2005
Original Release Date: 01/09/2007
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 40min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

The Best Educational Poker DVD Available!
Dancin Phil | Utica, New York | 07/05/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This really is a fantastic DVD for both seasoned Hold Em players and those new to the game. Among the piles and piles of dull, boring, and uninformative poker DVDs this video is leaps and bounds above the competition and here's why:

+ The production value is top notch. It's a simulated final table similar to what you'd see watching the WPT or WSOP on TV, so you really feel like you're just watching poker on TV and it's quite entertaining.
+ Phil Gordon is an exceptional instructor. His commentary throughout the video is very clear and easy to understand while at the same time being very detailed, in-depth, and accurate. He also has a great sense of humor and make the learning experience a fun one.
+ The video offers two viewing modes: commentary for beginners, which explains the play of the game along with strategy, and truly is great for beginners; and commentary for advanced players, which skips the boring gameplay explanations that we already know and gets right to the strategy aspects that we bought it for. It's very well organized.
+ The advanced commentary, while not really introducing new concepts, is still a great refresher for a seasoned player. It's a great way to rethink your game, and solidify some of the basic concepts of playing great poker.
+ If you're just a casual player looking to improve your home game performance this is exactly what you need. The "final table" format is basically exactly how your average home game is set up.

Now there isn't much negative to say about this video, but here are some minor gripes:

- If you're familiar with Phil Gordon's books and teachings then this video can feel a little like a dull review. He basically goes over everything that he details in his books.
- This is a SIMULATED final table, that is, all the hands are scripted with the purpose of teaching a specific lesson, or making a specific point. (I really would've loved to hear some of Phil Gordon's commentary from an actual live event, like his WPT 1st place finish at Bay 101.) The scripted format works for this video, but real poker situations aren't always quite as "textbook" as they appear in the video.
Very Good Presentation
Daniel Welker | South Florida | 06/19/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Final Table Poker is an excellent presentation of beginner to intermediate concepts. Phil Gordon doesn't waste any time getting to the heart of the matter with each hand that he plays, and each hand covers a specific and important topic that must be learned if the novice (that's me!) wishes to advance his or her game. If you pay close attention to Phil, you will readily understand his point on chapters such as #5 The Gap Concept, or #10 The Texture of the Board, #17 Don't Go Broke with One Pair!,
#24 Semi-Bluffs, and #34 Playing Your Opponent.

Because of this video, i have added Phil Gordon to my list of Favorite Authors along with Ed Miller & Dan Harrington. Seven Stars!"
I'am not one of phil's friends
Ronald R. Taylor | 01/31/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"i am amazed at the reviews people give poker dvd's here on amazon. i guess they want phil g. and phil m. and ect. to climb thru the tv and play the games for them. this dvd is very good. you see a game being played while listening to a great player tell you what he was thinking at the time of the hand. he then stops the game and explains concepts to you.thought for thought- idea for idea.he tells you why he made the winning move and why he made the loosing move."