EDMONTON, Alberta (PRWEB) September 13, 2005
Poker Academy, a leading developer of poker software products (http://www.poker-academy.com), today announced that it received an ÂexcellentÂ rating by PC Gamer magazine in its October 2005 issue for the title Poker Academy Pro Texas HoldÂem 2.0, which utilizes world-renowned artificial intelligence developed over more than 10 years.
According to PC Gamer, games that receive an ÂexcellentÂ rating are those which Âare excellent games. TheyÂre well worth buying, and each one is likely a great example of its genre.Â
In the review, editor Rob Smith wrote, ÂLetÂs get this out of the way upfront: this game is a $129 buy. You read that right. And letÂs get this clear, too: itÂs probably the best investment you can make if you want your poker playing to improve, your knowledge of the game to deepen, and your confidence against all kinds of opponents to grow.Â
Designed for the serious rounder, Poker Academy Pro 2.0 is the first Texas HoldÂem poker software product to feature free online play and chat as well as multi-table tournament simulation. Network play enables users to play online and chat with friends. Multi-table tournament enables users to simulate and practice the major tournament events.
Using advanced artificial intelligence, Poker Academy Pro 2.0 adjusts to each individual player as they improve, providing escalating challenges. The gameÂs greatly expanded players statistics package enables users to research and evaluate every aspect of their game based on hands played, position, and opponent.
Another comment by Smith: ÂGetting your hands dirty with the bots that you can tweak to attack your own play style will ultimately make you a better player. And then you can head to Vegas.Â To read the full review, pick up your copy at the newsstand.
ÂWeÂre thrilled to receive such praise by the worldÂs best-selling PC games magazine,Â said Kurt Lange, president of Poker Academy. ÂItÂs a great honor, and we are committed to continue delivering on our mission of enabling holdÂem players around the world to win at any level.Â
Other Distinguishing Components of Poker Academy Pro Texas HoldÂem 2.0 include:
Intelligent advisor offers suggestions in real-time while you play for every scenario
Pop-up alerts warn of potentially bad decisions
WorldÂs most advanced artificial intelligence pits you against computer opponents who think and adapt like real players
Play heads-up against demanding bots
Choose from popular rake formats to more accurately simulate real-life ring games
Freeze your position and cards to practice playing in different scenarios
Real-time tournament standings, summaries and graphs
Ability to generate random tables and line-ups
Hide player names and practice figuring out your opponents
Simulate game play and see the result of your decisions
Difficulty progresses with you, providing escalating challenges that test your new skills
Track your luck with the Luck-o-meter
Review winning and losing sessions; learn what you did right and wrong
Examine and track ring games and tournaments separately
Use sharks and fish tables to see who is beating who
Playback your Hand Histories to study and re-evaluate your play
Discover your weaknesses and refine your game
Poker Academy Pro 2.0 is available for sale online at http://www.poker-academy.com and select retailers.
About Poker Academy
Poker Academy is a leading poker software developer. The Company develops the worldÂs most advanced Texas HoldÂem poker learning tool, utilizing world renowned artificial intelligence developed over 10 years. Poker Academy software is designed to help players learn, adapt and improve their poker skills. Poker Academy includes No Limit, Limit and Tournament play along with many feature-rich components. Poker Academy is headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, and has U.S. offices in Minnetonka, MN. For more details, please visit http://www.poker-academy.com.