Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Masters of Poker Presents Annie Duke's Conquering Online Poker|
Actor: Annie Duke
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Sports
Let WSOP Tournament of Champions winner Annie Duke shows you how to win big at poker from the comfort of your own home! In this latest edition of her smash DVD series, World Champion poker player, Annie Duke will teach yo... more »
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"Conquering"? Online poker...
J. Rubino | Simi Valley,Ca USA | 03/02/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This was a tough review to write; after her "Advanced Texas Hold'em Secrets" DVD I was amped up for another advanced course for "online" poker... It's very tough to be unbiased after watching her excellent advanced DVD; it delivered more than I had expected and I was hoping to hit another jackpot with this one.
Unfortunately it is not as good as the advanced DVD. That said, this is an acceptable DVD for playing online. It covers the expected basics like how to set up an account and play for "play" money until you become familiar with the software and the site. She goes through live cash play as well as several varieties of tournament play- multi table tournaments, satellites and the Sit and Go's or SNG's as well as online tells and betting patterns. What she covers is good but because I have been playing a long time I found very little in the way of "secrets" or "conquering" online play.
If you are somewhat new to online play it delivers an adequate overview and will help you to get started playing online. If you have purchased the "Advanced Holdem" DVD and are expecting similar "advanced" concepts here you will probably be disappointed. Most new players will find some value, just be sure not to compare the two. I gave it four stars because I think it delivers if you are somewhat new to online play; if you have been playing for a while online already it is probably a two or three and I would consider renting it first as you will probably not need to re-watch it numerous times as I did with her advanced DVD."
Trim the fat and you get a really, really short DVD.
Robert P. Beveridge | Cleveland, OH | 05/18/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Annie Duke's Conquering Online Poker (Big Vision Studio, 2005)
Okay, so everyone knows that sex sells. Everyone also knows (everyone, at least, who watches the World Series of Poker) that Annie Duke is one fine-lookin' lady. Given those two facts, I cannot help but think that someone hit upon the bright idea for this DVD, which is... sixty minutes of Annie Duke (in, at least, a good outfit) talking while sitting in the dealer's chair at a Hold'em table. I can't swear to it, because I am extremely thick sometimes, but I'd also say that it counts as an extended infomercial for UltimateBet.
Now, as long as you're simply looking for some eye candy and don't mind infomercials-- Annie Duke is sure easier on the eyes than Billy Mays or Ron Popeil-- go for it. If you're looking for information on playing online poker, however, you've come to the wrong place. At least half the video is spent discussing tips, tricks, and techniques for setting up an account with an online poker site; I'm not entirely sure, but I'm guessing that the people who are going to be the target market for this video have already done so. This is not necessarily an uncommon problem; almost every book on Thoroughbred handicapping published, no matter how advanced, includes at least a couple of pages on how to read past performances. But there you're talking about two or three pages of a three-hundred-plus-page book; here; you're talking about fully 50% of the content. One's excusable if annoying. The other is hard to swallow, especially at MSRP. There's some interesting stuff to be found in the latter half, but nothing that really goes into depth, and a surprising lack of visual aids; no diagrams, charts, screencaps, etc.
Rent this one if you must, but it's not worth your hard-earned dollars, and it's not got much rewatch potential. **"
Red Ivan | 03/09/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Annie Duke's "Advanced Texas Hold'em Secrets" was a genuinely original and high caliber DVD, with a few presentation flaws. This new DVD has all the flaws and none of the virtues of her previous one.
To start, this shares the same "talking head" format as Advanced Texas Hold'em Secrets. There are no graphics, no diagrams, nothing but Annie Duke sitting behind a table and talking. The whole thing could have been put out as an audio CD at half price, and listeners would lose not one bit of valuable information.
Second, a lot of time is taken up with Annie's verbal descriptions of how to set up an online account. I'm not sure who the target audience is, but if they're already playing online poker for real money, they don't need this information,and if they aren't already playing for real money, Annie Duke isn't going to be able to "talk" them through signing up.
Finally, there's really not much new here that you can't get from her other DVD's. A short discussion of why you play faster in online sit-and-go tournaments, but that's all that comes to mind.
Summary: there's a great DVD waiting to be made about online poker, but this isn't it. Buy her other DVD's, but don't waste your money on this one."
Not worth the time or money.
E. Fortner | Belleville, MI USA | 03/14/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I don't know exactly what I was expecting when I ordered this DvD, perhaps some some expert info on the different strategy involved in on-line poker play vs. in a live game. Maybe some examples of what's recommended in this position, etc. Well if this is what you expected don't waste your time. In fact, if you EVER played in one of the hundreds of on-line poker sites you more than likely know everything that is going to be covered in this DvD. Basically, this DvD tells you how to set yourself up with an on-line poker room, what kinds games you'll find, and that all on-line games are looser. As I said, if you ever played on-line you know all of this. The only good advice Annie Duke gives on this DvD is to treat the money on-line with respect and try to avoid falling into the traps of playing to many hands to loose. That's the only thing to really pick up from this DvD. Ultimately this is an advertisement for the poker site she supports. Please don't waste your money."