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

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Poker Theory and Analysis MIT

    • Education

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

License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
More information at http://ocw.mit.edu/terms
More courses at http://ocw.mit.edu

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    Lecture 1: Introduction to Poker Theory

    Lecture 1: Introduction to Poker Theory

    An overview of the course requirements, expectations, software used for tournaments, advanced techniques, and some basics tools and concepts for the class are discussed in this lecture.

    • 30 min
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    Lecture 2: Analytical Techniques

    Lecture 2: Analytical Techniques

    Guest Joel Fried demonstrates the tools of the PokerTracker software in this lecture.

    • 1 hr 8 min
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    Lecture 3: Basic Strategy

    Lecture 3: Basic Strategy

    Position, pot odds, implied odd, fold equity, and semi-bluffing strategies are discussed in this lecture, and several examples are analyzed.

    • 1 hr 11 min
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    Lecture 4: Preflop Analysis

    Lecture 4: Preflop Analysis

    This lecture focuses on how to play the pre-flop as close to optimally as possible by analyzing several scenarios.

    • 43 min
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    Lecture 5: Tournament Play

    Lecture 5: Tournament Play

    In this session Kevin Desmond discusses the tournament life cycle, flop-turn-river play, poker psychology, bankroll management, and the class league results.

    • 46 min
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    Lecture 6: Poker Economics

    Lecture 6: Poker Economics

    Guest Aaron Brown discusses the history of poker, its influence on futures trading in nineteenth century United States.

    • 1 hr 20 min

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