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November 11th, 2015 at 4:33:15 PM permalink
Quote: MrV

Hmm, the Wiz just gave him a warning, but you nuked him?



You sort of got answered in the thread, but since you're asking me:

He posted his ad for the book as his first post.

The Wizard warned him about posting sales ads without permission.

He acknowledged the warning and apologized.

He then started a new thread offering his system for sale, and again advertised the book.

It was the second ad that got him nuked by me. Apparently his apology and acknowledgement meant nothing.
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November 11th, 2015 at 8:25:05 PM permalink
I have heard there is a pirated soft copy of CAA out there but I don't know of anybody that admits to having it. Rumor is that it is an early version from before it was published.
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November 12th, 2015 at 5:22:56 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard


For the average advantage player, I think that Advanced Advantage Play by our own Eliot Jacobson would be much more useful.



I'll second this. Bought this book a few months back and it has pretty much everything you need to know. I only found 1-2 places where I wanted to know a number that wasn't in the book, but Eliot gave me those almost immediately after I emailed him.

I think the best part about AAP was it got me and my teammate thinking about AP in a completely different light. Once you realize almost every game at a casino is beatable, you can start scouting for your own opportunities and coding your own simulations which ends up being immensely valuable.
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November 12th, 2015 at 9:53:44 PM permalink
Just the one sentence James writes about Frank Scoblete, Jerry Patterson and some other guy is worth the price of the book alone!
DUHHIIIIIIIII HEARD THAT!
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November 13th, 2015 at 7:43:08 AM permalink
Quote: Ibeatyouraces

Just the one sentence James writes about Frank Scoblete, Jerry Patterson and some other guy is worth the price of the book alone!



Please share via PM.
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November 13th, 2015 at 8:45:06 AM permalink
Quote: HowMany

Please share via PM.


It's basically a warning to never purchase anything from those individuals. I can name a few others like John Patrick, Rob Singer, etc., to add to that list. In fact, I think that topic would be a great entry in his blog.
DUHHIIIIIIIII HEARD THAT!
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November 13th, 2015 at 9:34:42 AM permalink
Quote: DRich

I have heard there is a pirated soft copy of CAA out there but I don't know of anybody that admits to having it. Rumor is that it is an early version from before it was published.



I received a pirated copy several years ago from a AP friend from another site. It was among a number of pirated material that he sent to about a dozen of us, that were on his network list. I opened the file and took a look before deleting it. It was really poor quality. The pages were all out of alignment, and parts of paragraphs were even slightly distorted (bad quality scanning).

I had read CAA before and having a copy to refer to and look things up would have been beneficial, but I couldn't do it like that. While I am a huge fan of Mr Grosjeans abilities, I am not a big fan of his attitude, the way he talks down to some in the community, particularly on the message boards. He doesn't seem to be much of a fan of mine as well, having singled me out in a number of post and blogs. I am a lowly card counter that he seems to despise. But even with that being the nature of our relationship, I would never consider stealing from him. No author deserves that, and that's what accepting a pirated copy amounts to.
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November 13th, 2015 at 9:51:18 AM permalink
Quote: kewlj

I received a pirated copy several years ago from a AP friend from another site. It was among a number of pirated material that he sent to about a dozen of us, that were on his network list. I opened the file and took a look before deleting it. It was really poor quality. The pages were all out of alignment, and parts of paragraphs were even slightly distorted (bad quality scanning).

I had read CAA before and having a copy to refer to and look things up would have been beneficial, but I couldn't do it like that. While I am a huge fan of Mr Grosjeans abilities, I am not a big fan of his attitude, the way he talks down to some in the community, particularly on the message boards. He doesn't seem to be much of a fan of mine as well, having singled me out in a number of post and blogs. I am a lowly card counter that he seems to despise. But even with that being the nature of our relationship, I would never consider stealing from him. No author deserves that, and that's what accepting a pirated copy amounts to.

So you sampled it and then tossed it in the trash. At least you didn't put it back on the shelf (-;
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
kewlj
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November 13th, 2015 at 10:01:08 AM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

So you sampled it and then tossed it in the trash.



Yes, I did. Guilty as charged.
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November 13th, 2015 at 10:25:44 AM permalink
Quote: kewlj

But even with that being the nature of our relationship, I would never consider stealing from him. No author deserves that, and that's what accepting a pirated copy amounts to.



Which is just another reason why you are respected by many people who have never met you and probably never will.

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