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Old 08-26-2020, 09:16 PM   #26
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Re: PLAY OPTIMAL POKER 2: RANGE CONSTRUCTION

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Hi Trust, thanks for your interest in the books (and thanks to Mason for fielding these questions already).

The math is not complicated, nowhere near what you'd find in MoP. Mathematical reasoning is important, but computation is not. I sometimes use algebra to demonstrate the proof of a concept, but even that is not essential if you're willing to take my word for it :-)

As Mason, it's a dense book, but I don't think a lot of background knowledge is required other than rudimentary math (high school algebra is plenty) and poker/hold 'em familiarity. The original POP especially is more about explaining things conceptually than getting into the details. There's more detail in POP 2, but even there the conceptual is front and center.

This is also, I think, the fundamental difference from Modern Poker Theory. I think MPT is a great book. I reference it often for my own playing purposes, and I cite it in POP 2. But MPT emphasizes the details much more than the concepts. You'll get fewer pie charts and more explanation of the "why" in the POP books.

I reduced the price of the POP e-book by 67% when POP 2 came out, so essentially, the answer to your question about a discount is yes. In fact, you get the discount even if you don't buy POP 2 :-)

The paperbacks are only available through Amazon, so I'm not able to offer a unilateral discount on those.
Thank you for the breakdown. I will order both of them. I prefer paperback and will order them as such. Amazon.ca does seem to indicate that there are only a few paperback available? I'm assuming it was just recently published and you are waiting on the first print run?
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Old 08-28-2020, 09:48 AM   #27
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Re: PLAY OPTIMAL POKER 2: RANGE CONSTRUCTION

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Thank you for the breakdown. I will order both of them. I prefer paperback and will order them as such. Amazon.ca does seem to indicate that there are only a few paperback available? I'm assuming it was just recently published and you are waiting on the first print run?
I can't explain that. As far as I know they are print on demand, so I don't know why there would be a limited number.
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Old 08-31-2020, 03:42 PM   #28
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I can't explain that. As far as I know they are print on demand, so I don't know why there would be a limited number.
It could be an Amazon sales trick: get them while you can.
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Old 09-07-2020, 09:30 AM   #29
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It could be an Amazon sales trick: get them while you can.
Yes, it's a marketing trick. See Robert Cialdini's book Influence, chapter 7 named "Scarcity". It triggers you to make an impulse purchase in order to avoid missing out. This will almost never happen because Amazon generally reload their stock very quickly.
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Old 09-07-2020, 02:23 PM   #30
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Yes, it's a marketing trick. See Robert Cialdini's book Influence, chapter 7 named "Scarcity". It triggers you to make an impulse purchase in order to avoid missing out. This will almost never happen because Amazon generally reload their stock very quickly.
Thank you for this. It is good to have scholarly confirmation of an intuition.

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Old 09-11-2020, 05:39 PM   #31
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Do you know when this book will be available in amazon in kindle? Been seeing Item Under Review sign on the page for awhile.
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Old 09-16-2020, 01:46 AM   #32
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Do you know when this book will be available in amazon in kindle? Been seeing Item Under Review sign on the page for awhile.
Hi Rocky, both Part 1 and Part 2 are available on Kindle. I see it clearly as an option on Amazon (both .ca and .com) so not sure what you are looking at.
Alternatively, I think you can also purchase the e-books directly from Andrew on his website.
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Old 09-16-2020, 10:12 AM   #33
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Hi Rocky, both Part 1 and Part 2 are available on Kindle. I see it clearly as an option on Amazon (both .ca and .com) so not sure what you are looking at.
It is now, but as late as yesterday, it was not.
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