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Old 03-04-2010, 02:56 AM   #151
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Ah, so you have already read and paid for the book.
I haven't got the book but I have seen it.Please read my other posts before making assertions which may make you look stupid.
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Old 03-04-2010, 05:45 AM   #152
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I haven't got the book but I have seen it.Please read my other posts before making assertions which may make you look stupid.
Ah, Ok.
So I guess a very close personal friend of yours paid for the package and showed you a page or two of the book.

Not the whole thing of course, that would be copyright infringement - that would be stupid.

How did your friend find the coaching package that he paid for?
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Old 03-04-2010, 08:17 AM   #153
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Sounded Simple.

Try not to be impertinent.I have stated my view that the book is ok but no more and that Improva should publish his results if he's a coach.I get more out of some of the better training vids tbh.
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Old 03-04-2010, 08:45 AM   #154
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Ah, so you have already read and paid for the book.

I assume you asked these questions during your coaching with Oliver? His ebook is only available to paying customers as part of a coaching package, unless I'm mistaken he does not sell it separate (if you did pay for it this way please correct me).

How did you find the book complemented this part of the package you paid for?
Did you feel that you got good value for money for what you paid for?
Did you let Oliver know how you felt about the value for money during the coaching sessions that you paid for to get the book?
During the coaching sessions that you received (since you paid for the book) were you able to point out any flaws or gaps in the understanding? What was Oliver's response?

lmFao, well said, well put

fwiw, i have listened to his free puzzles, and holy ****, the amount of free information on this is amazing, really hoping he gets a series on DC soon! coz imo, his thought process is outstanding
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Old 03-04-2010, 11:36 AM   #155
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Re: Improva's Solving the Poker Puzzle!

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Sounded Simple.

Try not to be impertinent.I have stated my view that the book is ok but no more and that Improva should publish his results if he's a coach.I get more out of some of the better training vids tbh.
yeah, no-one likes a wise-ass.
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Old 03-05-2010, 07:46 AM   #156
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fwiw, i have listened to his free puzzles, and holy ****, the amount of free information on this is amazing...
Are you talking about the podcast on DC?
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Old 03-07-2010, 09:46 PM   #157
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I'm curious as well. I listened to all three and while informative I wouldn't say it was really "holy ****" worthy.
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Old 03-07-2010, 10:33 PM   #158
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where can we find the "free puzzles"?
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Old 03-11-2010, 07:40 AM   #159
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bump. are the free puzzles/pieces available?
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Old 04-12-2010, 07:23 PM   #160
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"Oh no, the author is down at 25/50."

If you found out your Math professor failed his 600-level Logic class, would you not trust him to teach you 100-level Calculus?
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Old 04-17-2010, 04:28 PM   #161
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Sounded Simple.

Try not to be impertinent.I have stated my view that the book is ok but no more and that Improva should publish his results if he's a coach.I get more out of some of the better training vids tbh.
So how did your friend find the coaching that comes with the book? You still haven't let us know his opinion.......
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Old 02-17-2011, 11:19 PM   #162
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Awesome! 161 posts and 1 year later we've no idea about the book. Good? Bad?
For one guy saying "It's OK" there are few guys repeating themselves "SNs! WRs!" like some drunk parrots.
Seriously, can we speak about THAT book this time?



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Old 02-18-2011, 12:31 AM   #163
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best ebook was baluga volume 1/2
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Old 02-20-2011, 11:57 AM   #164
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There is a three part podcast interview with Improva at DC. It's a good interview and Improva certainly gives the impression that he is super sharp and very knowledgable about poker. I think he is a mathematician originally.
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Old 02-20-2011, 01:46 PM   #165
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There is a three part podcast interview with Improva at DC. It's a good interview and Improva certainly gives the impression that he is super sharp and very knowledgable about poker. I think he is a mathematician originally.
Improva is a Danish Maths graduate. As such, he is plugged into the Scandi poker culture which first thinks about what the GTO line would be, and then analyses how to diverge from that line to exploit specific opponent habits. Considering the disproportionate number of successful scandi-players, they may have stumbled across a good idea.

The DC podcasts frame this trait very well. It shows him as being a very fluent speaker on poker, particularly since he's speaking in a second language. For a while, I didn't understand how he could be so fluent, but it makes sense if you think about the GTO/balanced approach, and list the ways a villain might diverge from this.

Improva uses the Poker Puzzle as an intro to coaching lessons. Google for it, and an old version shows up on Scribd.

Finally, anyone who says "Show your results" is demonstrating stupidity. Does anyone ask for Brunson's results? Sklansky's PTR graph? Malmuth's tax return? It just shows that the speaker is sufficiently confident in their own gullibility that they don't believe they'll have the ability to assess the quality of what they're reading or hearing. Were I going to scam people with a ****** book or ****** coaching, I'd arrange a fake PTR graph/account. And I'm not even basically dishonest. Grow up, assess the advice rather than worshiping an image on a website.

Considering that Improva is under (possibly unjust) accusation of fraudulent recommendation, anyone trusting a graph is just hilariously stupid.
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Old 02-20-2011, 01:57 PM   #166
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Re: Improva's Solving the Poker Puzzle!

I was wondering about this Scandi poker culture. Is there a forum they all frequent? If so, whats it called and how many members does it have? How is it structured? How many casinos are in each country? etc.

Does anyone know?
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Old 02-20-2011, 02:19 PM   #167
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Well I'm on 2+2...
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Old 02-20-2011, 06:45 PM   #168
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Awesome! 161 posts and 1 year later we've no idea about the book. Good? Bad?
For one guy saying "It's OK" there are few guys repeating themselves "SNs! WRs!" like some drunk parrots.
Seriously, can we speak about THAT book this time?



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Didn't really like the book. Thought it was written in an overly (and unnecessarily) complicated manner and therefore difficult to access. Especially compared with Baluga's Easy Game which I would rate as the best poker book I have ever read.
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Old 02-21-2011, 04:00 PM   #169
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Well I'm on 2+2...
Exactly. Do you speak 'Scandinavian' (sic)?

I think this whole Scandi poker culture is a myth. Like in Internetpokers god-awful blog post about Isildur v Durrrr.

Unless you know the secrut Inga.
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Old 02-21-2011, 08:07 PM   #170
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Anyone know how to contact Oliver? I want to move my book to a different laptop and think I need to reset the DRM, havent been able to get a hold of him through the e-mail address associated with the book.
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Old 02-22-2011, 06:40 AM   #171
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Anyone know how to contact Oliver? I want to move my book to a different laptop and think I need to reset the DRM, havent been able to get a hold of him through the e-mail address associated with the book.
Pm him on dc?
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Old 02-22-2011, 07:33 AM   #172
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Anyone know how to contact Oliver? I want to move my book to a different laptop and think I need to reset the DRM, havent been able to get a hold of him through the e-mail address associated with the book.
his website/forum.
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Old 02-22-2011, 09:50 AM   #173
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Ive contacted him through his website a few times, didnt hear back. I'll try to PM him on DC. Oliver if you see this and could PM me here Id appreciate it.
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Old 02-22-2011, 10:28 AM   #174
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Ive contacted him through his website a few times, didnt hear back. I'll try to PM him on DC. Oliver if you see this and could PM me here Id appreciate it.
I ll ask him to pm u if i see him online
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Old 02-22-2011, 10:57 AM   #175
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Thanks. He's been very responsive in the past, so he's probably just not getting my message for some reason
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