German developer Pit Garbe has already seen significant success with his digital version of Texas hold 'em poker (enough to buy himself a Mac to further develop the game, he tells us), and has now put his talents to bringing a full release to the iPhone.

It seems Garbe's main objective is to keep the screen as clear and concise as possible, which is a worthy task when it comes to this kind of game as it's very easy to clutter the table or to leave out vital information the stony-faced card sharp might need. It also features some unique, and highly intuitive controls perfect for Apple's touchscreen handest.

A guide to playing the game has come online at THTouch's official page, but Garbe informs us that his poker adaptation plays a lot easier than the length of the instructions suggest. You can never have too much information, I guess.

The game falls sweetly within the budget price range on the App Store, but if you're still not quite convinced, here's a gameplay video.

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