Great Poker Instructional DVD's
After the poker boom in 2003, a plethora of poker material has become available both in print and on DVD. Unfortunately, many poker DVD’s tend to be redundant or very simplistic with their approach. In some cases, many seem to be carbon copies of other DVD’s. Today, I would like to introduce you to some DVD’s that can indeed help your poker game or that may be good for beginning players.
The first DVD will probably come as a surprise to most people, but Howard Lederer’s Secrets of Limit Holdem is a great introductory video to the game of Limit Texas Holdem. Howard is one of the best Limit players on the planet and he breaks down the game into very simplistic fashion. The only downside is that his presentation is a little dry. However, after watching his DVD, I was able to make a deep run in my first Limit Holdem live tournament and cashed in three of my next 4 events, including Event #4 at the 2006 World Series of Poker.
Phil Gordon put together a fantastic DVD called Final Table Poker. This DVD plays out a final table in a format very similar to the World Poker Tour, but does so in a very structured format that is both informative and entertaining. While you know that the DVD is scripted, the outcome of the final table is actually very realistic. The section on calculating odds and pot odds is actually worth the price of the DVD.
David Sklansky’s DVD title Sklansky is a solid introduction to poker and covers several variations of the game. I won’t lie and say that the material is not dated, but the video does give you insight to one of the greatest poker minds in the game.
The last set of DVD’s that I will recommend comes from Expert Holdem. Ed Miller teaches a series of lessons on Limit Holdem. This DVD set should be part of any Limit Holdem player’s library. Miller is one of the better Limit minds on the planet and he provides solid instruction on this video.
Not all poker DVD’s are created equal. With so many choices out there, you should really be selective with what you put your money down to watch.