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Two-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Bill Chen exposes the underlying mathematics at work in the game of poker. Easily one of the more advanced poker books available, THE MATHEMATICS OF POKER will prove problematic for those who haven't recently taken a college math class, but for those who truly seek to understand the game, this book will be enlightening.
Thirty years ago the bond and option markets were dominated by traders who had learned their craft by experience. By the mid-1990s the old school grizzled traders had been replaced by a new breed of quantitative analysts, applying mathematics to the ?art? of trading and making of it a science. A similar phenomenon is happening in poker. The grizzled ?road gamblers? are being replaced by a new generation of players who have challenged many of the assumptions that underlie traditional approaches to the game. One of the most important features of this new approach is a reliance on quantitative analysis and the application of mathematics to the game. This book provides an introduction to quantitative techniques as applied to poker and to a branch of mathematics that is particularly applicable to poker, game theory, in a manner that makes seemingly difficult topics accessible to players without a strong mathematical background.
Number of Pages: 382
Sub-Genre: Gambling / Card Games, Card Games / General
Street Date: November 30, 2006
Item Number (DPCI): 248-11-1779
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