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World Class Poker with T.J. Cloutier

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World Class Poker

Masque Publishing

The Bottom Line

This program is an excellent learning tool with tips and video clips from professional player T.J. Cloutier covering most playing situations. You have a choice of tournaments or side games at all limits. The program comes on two CD’s but is very affordable with a price lower than other poker tutorials making it an excellent value. It is educational as well as fun to play.
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  • Play several different poker games and tournaments
  • Learn while playing with tips form TJ Cloutier
  • 2,000 different opponents with unique playing styles.
  • Very affordable price.
  • Available for Windows or Macintosh


  • Does not run analytical simulations


  • Side games include No Limit, Pot limit or limit Texas Holdem, Omaha, 7 Card Stud and 5 Card Draw.
  • Several different tournament options including multi-table tournaments and single table shootouts.
  • Final table and heads up play allows you to practice short handed play.
  • Strategy tips and video clips from T.J. Cloutier.
  • Poker quiz to test your knowledge for certain playing situations.
  • 2,000 avatars with their own artificial intelligence and unique playing style.
  • Options to display statistical information including hand probability and pot odds.
  • Replay feature allows you to replay a hand or even the entire tournament.
  • Poker terms used in tips hyper-linked to poker dictionary.
  • Excellent graphics and animation.

Guide Review - World Class Poker with T.J. Cloutier

Masque Publishing is known for its high quality award winning gaming software and World Class Poker with TJ Cloutier is no exception. This program lets the user play and learn with tips from one of the top players in the world. The program features all the popular poker games including; Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Seven Card Stud, and even Five Card Draw Poker. All of these can be played as limit, no limit or pot limit games.

You can choose several tournament options. You can play the main event which is the $10,000 No Limit Texas Hold’em tournament or choose to play a limit or pot limit tournament. You have the option to play the final table only if you want or select a single table shootout. There is even a heads up tournament where you can hone your skills playing against TJ Cloutier one on one.

Along with the strategy tips, there are several features to help you learn the game. You can set an option to show you the probability of winning the hand. When it is your turn to bet it will show you the pot odds and the number of outs you have to make your hand.

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