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Information

Syllabus

Poker Software

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Lecture Notes

Introduction (PDF - 1.3MB)

Analytical Techniques (PDF - 3.0MB)

Basic Strategy (PDF - 3.3MB)

Pre-flop Analysis (PDF - 3.6MB)

Tournaments (PDF - 4.9MB)

Poker Economics (PDF - 2.6MB)

Game Theory (PDF)

Decision Making (PDF - 1.8MB)

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Video Lectures

Introduction to Poker Theory

Analytical Techniques

Basic Strategy

Preflop Analysis

Tournament Play

Poker Economics

Game Theory

Decision Making

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Assignments

Case 1: Basic Strategy (PDF)

Case 2: Preflop Analysis (PDF)

Case 3: Tournament Play (PDF)

Case 1: Basic Strategy - Solutions (PDF)

Case 2: Preflop Analysis - Solutions (PDF)

Case 3: Tournament Play - Solutions (PDF)

Poker Theory and Analytics

About

A hand of Texas Hold'em poker from the point of view of a player holding an ace high straight flush.

A Texas Hold'em game from a player's point of view. (Courtesy of Peter Hopper on Flickr. License CC BY-NC.)

Instructor(s)

Kevin Desmond

MIT Course Number

15.S50

As Taught In

January IAP 2015

Level

Graduate

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Course Features

Educator Features

Course Description

This course takes a broad-based look at poker theory and applications of poker analytics to investment management and trading.

This course is offered during the Independent Activities Period (IAP), which is a special 4-week term at MIT in January. IAP provides members of the MIT community including students, faculty, staff, and alums with an opportunity to organize, sponsor and participate in a wide variety of activities and topics that are often outside of the regular MIT curriculum.

Faculty Advisor: Paul Mende

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