Alan Gilmore

Helpful votes received on reviews: 89% (59 of 66)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 89,125 - Total Helpful Votes: 59 of 66
Harrington on Modern Tournament Poker: How to Play&hellip by Dan Harrington
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
I was eagerly awaiting this one. Like so many, I owe a lot to the authors for the original trilogy, which were a great starting point for anyone starting to try and think seriously about the game. It has been clear for years that they were "of their time", and that the game, especially on-line, has moved on to the point where anyone playing "Harrington Poker" was unlikely to survive. I hoped that his considerable analytical powers would give new insights to the modern game.

The first disappointment was the amount of overlap with the original books. It does not pick up where the others left off, but has considerable material aimed at near beginners, so I found… Read more
2.0 out of 5 stars Not a snug enough fit, 22 April 2014
Delivered quickly and cheap. It looks well but unfortunately is not quite a perfect fit. I bought it for my daughter. She likes it well enough that she wants to keep it, but the corners of the phone pop out occasionally.
Thor [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Natalie Portman
Thor [DVD] DVD ~ Natalie Portman
3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
The only positive thing that I could say is that it is visually fabulous. It must have wasted a fortune.

The plot is laughable, with so many unconvincing turns of events that I hardly know where to start. One example is Thor (missing his powers and therefore reduced to cowboy-fight haymakers and kicks), brawling his way into a high tech secured area, past dozens of government agents without any of them using their weapons, and then being released by the agents when it is explained that he is just a scientist who was upset at his research being interfered with. The scientists' confiscated research materials have been left conveniently on a table outside, so Thor can trouser… Read more

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