Although I have stated this to be a truly superb game, I have dropped 1 star purely because of the following two points. Please note though that one of these may be issues with my network, and the other could be all in my head!! I still would not hesitate to buy the game again though if my UMD were ever to get damaged or lost. Issue#1 - When trying to join an online game (done via a WiFi connection which goes out to the Internet), if the game has more than a few players, I get a failed connection. If joining a game with one player waiting, or just start my own, I have no issues. Issue#2 - This may be all in my head, but it seems like when I play against the PSP built in players (in a tournament), I can be doing really well, and when in a heads up, the table suddenly turns, I get naff hands, and the opponent gets just the cards that he/she wants at the right time. This is quite consistent and almost seems as though it's rigged! Could just be me though as I have won a large amount over time.
All in all though, the game is superb, and I play it for hours on end. The Internet based games are best as you know you are playing against a "real" person somewhere in the world (who knows where!). You can almost hear them screaming when you win their entire stash!! I go by the Internet game name of Belcher incase anyone fancies a round or two.
This is certainly the best PSP game I have ever bought, despite my reservations on a couple of points.