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Frequently Asked Questions - Advanced PLO Theory
$2500 is a lot for a book. Why is it so expensive and will the price ever be lowered?
The book initially grew from a structured coaching package taught to several students. Advanced PLO Theory has been likened by multiple highstakes players to a graduate textbook and is most successfully mastered when studied as such.
Its 850 pages are dense and cover PLO's structural foundations, pre-flop decisions, flop texture, and post-flop situtations in deep detail. In the fonts and page sizes typically used in poker books, it would be well over 1500 pages.
Part of the value of a book at this price point is exclusivity of the information. Buyers are entitled to know that the price will not be lowered and the information will thus remain exclusive.
Unlike poker books written for a particular set of game conditions, the theory contained is timeless and the price for the full two volumes and workbook will remain $2500.
Can I buy only Volume 1 or Volume 2?
Yes. You can buy Volume 1: Theory Foundations for $1000 and Volume 2: Six-Max Strategy for $1500.
Is there a way to buy only a small portion of the material at a more affordable price?
Yes. Advanced PLO Theory was divided into 32 modules, each between 20-40 pages and covering a self-contained topic. Module pricing is designed to facilitate affordable access to all content.
The comparison above to a graduate text is one major reason for splitting the material into modules. It enables a reader to go through the material as a series of lessons.
The book is designed as a complete course, but the module structure allows the reader to be selective about which lessons are most important to them and to do so at a lower price point if they choose.
Can I get a free sample?
Yes. 4 of the 32 modules are provided as a free preview. It is roughly 100 pages total, including each volume's introductory essay, all of Chapters 1 and 2, and sections from Chapter 8: Advanced Board Texture and Chapter 10: Flop Theory.
How does the module pricing work?
Of the 28 for-sale modules, the first four you purchase cost $25 each, the next six cost $50 each, the next eight cost $75 each, and the next ten cost $100 each.
You can purchase any of the modules in any order, which enables cherry-picking specific topics or working through the entire book as a pay-as-you-go course.
Anyone who buys all the modules can be upgraded to the full book for an additional $500. This would entail e-book access to the entire volume in two files rather than many modules, mailed paper copies, and the workbook.
The book was written in 2009-2011. How relevent is it to today's games?
The majority of the work is theory-driven. It builds from mathematical truths about PLO (starting hand frequencies, hand-flop combination frequencies, etc) and analysis that is indifferent to game conditions or applicable to any set of game conditions.
Volume 2 creates a core six-max strategy from the fundamentals in Volume 1 and then addresses how to adjust to different opponents and game conditions from that base.
The examples and other nuances would probably be somewhat different if the book were written today, but the core approach would be the same.
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