The Bottom Line
- Seven different poker games included.
- You can play on your computer or play live online.
- Poker site is free to play on.
- Good Graphics
- Limited use as a tutorial proram to learn how to play.
- Help screen was a little hard to find.
- Seven Games to play: Limit and No Limit Texas Hold'em Draw, Omaha, Chicago, Tournaments
- Free online play at Phantom's exclusive poker site
- Single or Multi player modes.
- Integrated MP3 player
- Kepp notes and statictics
- Varitety of learning tools.
Guide Review - International Poker Tour Live
The tutorial portion of the game consists of showing you the percentages for winning the hand. They call this leaning tool the “Cheat” mode and you can set it to four different levels. None will let you play on your own with no help. The low level will show you percentages based on your hand and the board cards. The medium level is the same as the low level but allows you to put your mouse over the opponent’s hole cards to see what they have. The highest cheat level gives you the percentages but also deals the cards face up.
You can log on to Phantom’s Poker site and play against other players from all over the world. There are tables for all the poker games that are in the software as well as special online No Limit Texas Hold’em tournaments. players of all ages. Unlike most online poker sites which have age restrictions the site is completely free and is open to players of all ages.
The tables online will accommodate eight players. I was pleasantly surprised at the number of players who were online. I was able to join a full game each time I logged on to the site.