Review of the WPT Season 3 DVD Set
World Poker Tour Best of Season 3 DVD Set
from SHOUT! Factory
This four-disk DVD set contains 8 episodes from the World Poker Tour season 3. Each disk contains two episodes of
about 1 hour and twenty-five minutes in length. There are no commercials and very little 'extras' included with this
DVD set. It's almost exactly the same show that you see on television except for a couple deleted hands that are included.
Unlike the previous DVD set, there are no voice-over commentaries by professional poker players.
Watching, and re-watching these DVD's over and over again will probably help your poker game more than most poker
books will. Keep in mind that the play of these professionals is much better than what you will find at any home
game! Don't expect your average home poker player to play at the same skill level.
The price of the 4 disk WPT Best of Season 3 DVD set is $39.98.
I was somewhat disappointed with the lack of voice-over commentaries in this
DVD release. The insight gained from hearing why the professional players played poker hands the way that they did is
invaluable as a learning tool. There were, however, some excellent episodes in this season 3. Some of the final tables
and winners are truly spectacular. Many of the games are very close, hard-fought, and unpredictable.
There are about 6 deleted hands that were not shown on the television broadcast. There's nothing really
spectacular about the deleted hands that are shown. There are sixteen 'Poker Corners' where Shauna Hiatt gives poker advice.
There are also about two minutes of Shauna Hiatt bloopers, again, nothing special.
Here is a breakdown of the different episodes ...
Bicycle Casino's Legends of Poker Los Angeles, CA
Joe Awada, Doyle Brunson, Grant Helling, Peter Lawson, Tom Lee, Lee Wilkinson
Borgata Poker Open - Atlantic City
Josh Arieh, Phil Ivey, Brandon Moran, Daniel Negreanu, Chris Tsiprailidis, David Williams
Grand Prix de Paris - Paris
Dave Colclough, Tony G., Jim Overman, Ben Roberts, Peter Roche, Surinder Sunar
Foxwoods' World Poker Finals - Mashantucket, CT
Bradley Berman, Humberto Brenes, Temp Hutter, Tuan Le, David "The Dragon" Pham, JC Tran
World Poker Open - Tunica, MS
Chan Giang, Raja Kattamuri, Mike "The Grinder" Mizrachi, Daniel Negreanu,
Scotty Nguyen, John Stolzmann
L.A. Poker Classic - Los Angeles, CA
Ted Forrest, Harley Hall, Hung La, Erick Lindgren, Mike "The Grinder" Mizrachi,
Bay 101 Shooting Star - San Jose, CA
Corey Chereznick, Gus Hansen, Jay Martens, Danny Nguyen, Men "The
Master" Nguyen, Shandor Szentkuti
WPT World Championship - Las Vegas, NV
Hasan Habib, Rob Hollink, Phil Ivey, Paul Maxfield, Tuan Le, John Phan
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