Poker Book Review – All In – An E-guide To No Limit Texas Hold’em by Amarillo Slim Preston

I am really not much of a book reviewer but I would like to share this with you. While visiting Amarillo Slim’s new website http://amarilloslim.org I came across Amarillo Slim’s new ebook, All In: An E-guide To No Limit Texas Hold’em, I believe it to be the greatest and most educational book on poker yet. With so many books about poker on the market at first I was skeptical, figuring old Slim was just trying to cash in on the poker craze like everyone else but then I read the book and found It is just simply written and easy to understand. The chapter on hand odds is worth the price of the book, much less the starting hands and tells chapters that give a special insight to a great poker mind at work and a story you will not want to miss. this book also dives into many other aspects of poker including psychology, table position, and of course finding games you can beat. This book was not only informative but very entertaining.

So if you are looking for some good reading or a poker lesson that you actually learn something from, this is the book for you.

Amarillo Slim Preston is a true poker legend, member of five halls of fame, winner of five WSOP bracelets, including the WSOP Championship in 1972. Besides poker, he is also known as a world class billiard’s player and one of the most publicized proposition gamblers in history, making him one of the most successful and recognizable gamblers the world has ever known.

SWTOR Sith Warrior Class Review

This will be a quick SWTOR Sith Warrior Class review. If you ever wanted to play Darth Vader then the Sith Warrior is for you. They are the Empires strong arm and use their lightsabers along with heavy armor that is equipped with experimental technologies that enhance their strength and powers to get the job done. The Sith Warrior uses their negative emotions to fuel their powers and can effortlessly defeat multiple opponents at once.

The starting abilities of the Sith Warrior are:

  • Assault: A series of quick melee attacks.
  • Vicious Slash: Deals high damage to a single opponent.
  • Force Charge: Jump to a target stunning them and dealing low damage.
  • Channel Hatred: Restores health over 15secs (must be out of combat).
  • Unnatural Might: Increase your own and any party member’s melee, ranged, and force abilities for a limited time.

The Sith Warrior has 2 advanced classes, the Juggernaut and the Marauder.

The Sith Juggernaut wears heavy armor and uses a single light saber. They use the Force to become almost invulnerable in combat and to manipulate their opponents with their Fear and Darkside auras. The Juggernauts have 2 main skill trees, Vengeance and Immortal.

Vengeance is the dps tree. This tree gives you the ability to use the Force to charge your lightsaber to unleash heavy damage or to make your Force Charge grant Unstoppable which reduces damage by 20% and gives immunity to movement impairing effects for 4 seconds.

Immortal is the tanking tree. This tree has Invincibility which reduces damage by 60% for 9 seconds and Revenge which has a 50% chance to reduces the rage cost of your next Force Scream or Smash by 1 after a successful parry, deflection, shielding or resisting an attack.

The Sith Marauder wields dual lightsabers and is a pure dps class. They have 2 main skill trees, Annihilation and Carnage.

Annihilation has Annihilate which is an instant ability that hits the opponent with both lightsabers and decreases the cooldown of your next Annihilate by 1.5 seconds. They also have Inescapable Torment which inflicts extra damage from bleed effects to choked opponents for 15 seconds.

Carnage has the Ataru Form which increases your accuracy by 3% and successful melee attacks have a 20% chance to grant an additional force strike. Their other ability is Gore which causes Impale to attack with both lightsabers.

Both classes share the Rage skill tree that gives greater control of the Force and mastery of the Shii-Cho form.

All the classes in SWTOR have up to 5 companions that act as their crew. They can be assigned task such as crafting gathering, and going on missions to supply your character with resources to use or sell. The Sith Warrior Class companions are:

Vette

  • Species: female Twi’lek
  • Planet: Korriban
  • Role: Ranged DPS
  • Armor: Medium
  • Weapon: Dual Pistols or Blaster Rifle
  • Crew Skills: +5 Underworld Trading Efficiency, +5 Treasure Hunting Critical

Lieutenant Pierce

  • Species: male Human
  • Planet: Taris
  • Role: Ranged Tank
  • Armor: Heavy
  • Weapon: Blaster pistols or Rifle, Shield Generator
  • Kit: Grenade
  • Crew Skills: +10 Cybertech Efficiency, +2 Research Critical

Malavi Quinn

  • Species: male Human
  • Planet: Balmora
  • Role: Ranged DPS/Healer
  • Armor: Medium
  • Weapons: Blaster Pistol and Shield Generator
  • Default Kit: Medkit
  • Crew Skills: +10 Armstech Efficiency, +10 Diplomacy Efficiency
  • Jaesa Willsaam
  • Species: female Human
  • Planet: Hutta
  • Role: Melee DPS
  • Armor: Light
  • Weapon: One-Handed or Doublebladed Lightsaber
  • Default Kit: Shockwave
  • Crew Skills: +5 Archaeology Efficiency, +5 Synthweaving Critical

Broonmark

  • Species: male Talz
  • Planet: Hoth
  • Role: Melee Tank
  • Armor: Heavy
  • Weapon: Vibrosword, Shield Generator
  • Default Kit: Energy Shield
  • Crew Skills: +10 Scavenging Efficiency, +2 Bioanalysis Critical

This was a short SWTOR Sith Warrior Class Review so you can determine it this is the type of character you would be interested in playing in the new SWTOR MMO.

SWTOR Jedi Consular Class Review

This will be a short SWTOR Jedi Consular Class Review. The Jedi Consular is very powerful with the Force and is a fast and nimble warrior. They do not wear heavy armor, instead the wear robes and expect to deflect or parry and aggression with their double bladed lightsaber. They also use the Force to lift objects and throw them at their opponents. The Consular can spec for either tanking or dps. Their starting abilities are:

  • Saber Strike: Deals weapon damage over 3 quick melee strikes.
  • Project: Throws debris at a target. Weak opponents are stunned for 3 seconds.
  • Meditation: Restores health and Force (cannot be used during combat)
  • Revive: Revive an incapacitated player or companion.
  • Weapon Proficiency Vibroswords: Able to equip single bladed vibroswords, conventional swords, and other bladed weapons
  • Armor Proficiency Light: Able to equip light armor.

The Jedi Consular has 2 advanced classes, the Sage and the Shadow.

The Jedi Sage uses a single bladed lightsaber and has 2 main skill trees.

  • Telekinetics: Focuses on improving their Force abilities for ranged dps
  • Seer: Enhances the powers of the Force to heal and protect allies.

The Jedi Shadow uses a double bladed lightsaber and has 2 main skill trees.

  • Infiltration: Masters of stealth and burst melee damage
  • Kinetic Combat: Tank spec that uses the double bladed lightsaber to protect themselves and allies.

Both advanced classes share the Balanced skill tree which increases the Sage’s Force attacks and enhances the Shadow’s Force and lightsaber skills.

All the classes in SWTOR can have up to 5 companions who will act as their crew. They can be assigned to do various tasks such as craft items, gather resources and go on missions. The Jedi Consular companions are:

Qyzen Fess

  • Species: Male Trandoshan
  • Planet: Tython
  • Melee tank with heavy armor
  • Uses Electrostaff or Vibrosword
  • Crew skills: +5 Biochem Critical, +15 Archaeology

Nadia Grell

  • Species: Female Mirialan
  • Planet: Belsavis
  • Melee DPS with light armor
  • Uses Doublebladed Lightsaber
  • AOE melee kit
  • Crew skills: +10 Synthweave Efficiency, +2 Diplomacy Critical

Theran Cedrex

  • Species: Male Human
  • Planet: Nar Shaddaa
  • Ranged healer/techie with medium armor
  • Uses a Pistol and Healing kit
  • Special: Toggleable healing mode
  • Crew skills: +10 Cybertech Efficiency, +10 Slicing Efficiency

Zenith

  • Species: Male Twi-lek
  • Planet: Balmorra
  • Ranged DPS with heavy armor
  • Uses a Sniper Rifle and AOE damage kit
  • Crew skills: +15 Investigation Efficiency, +1 Underworld Trading Critical

Lt. Iresso

  • Species: Male Human
  • Planet: Hoth
  • Ranged tank with heavy armor
  • Uses a Blaster Rifle or Pistol and a tanking/taunting kit
  • Crew skills: +2 Armstech Critical, + 2 Scavenging Critical

This was a quick SWTOR Jedi Consular Class Review to provide you with information that you can use to see if this is the type of character you would be interested in play with.