Guest Author - Rick Carruth
No Limit Texas Hold 'Em Poker from Salexo Software is an ideal game for both the experienced player looking for competition, and the beginner wanting to learn the basics.
Have you wanted to try Texas Hold'em online, but felt a little intimidated because you didn't fully understand the game, or fear holding up the game. With Salexo's Texas Hold'em you can learn the basics at your pace, take as long as you want to analyze each hand, and generally, wreck havoc - without fear.
Facing seven other players on each hand, you begin your path to fame at the local bar level and work your way through a series of tournaments to the big time in a Las Vegas casino. Each player is programmed with artificial intelligence, which gives them distinct playing characteristics. As in real life play, some love to bluff, some don't. Some are slick players, others are as dumb as dirt..
You will even encounter some of the same characters climbing the ladder of success with you..
Salexo's version is perfect to have on your computer when you don't have an internet connection. Practice when you want, as much as you want, and don't worry about the time. (until you realize it's one-thirty in the morning and you have to work tomorrow!)
Various features let you select your level of play at any given time and a help section gives you a boost when you aren't sure what to do.
Shareware - you can download a free one hour trial version that will give you a full feel for the sophistication of the game before you commit to the $12.95 version.
I also recommend downloading HoldemHelper ( www.holdemhelper.com ) HoldemHelper is a free downloadable calculator that positions itself on the lower left portion of you screen and allows you to quickly enter your hand and determine the exact odds of winning or losing.
Usable with online or offline games, learning to calculate hand odds is essential if you want to be a good player. This simple, ad free, small download is well worth the couple of minutes it takes to add it to your screen.
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