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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

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    • 3.4 • 95 Ratings

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.

    • 1 sec
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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.

    • 4 sec
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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.

    • 4 sec
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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.

    • 2 sec
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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.

    • 2 sec
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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.

    • 4 sec

Customer Reviews

3.4 out of 5
95 Ratings

95 Ratings

Rfitz535 ,

Interesting

Will write another once applied

BadDNA94 ,

Camera ruined Kevin’s material

Imagine learning Chemistry without ever seeing a chemical structure, or Calculus by audiobook, painting blindfolded, or… so many examples. The presenter Kevin is fine. Nice guy, speaks clearly, not too fast, not too slow. However, the camera work is awful. When 50% of your lesson is in slides rarely shown and a single camera follows only the speaker for most of the lecture, the vital visuals (that clearly were developed with education in mind and from no small expense of time or effort by Kevin) — they only make rare brief visits to the lesson. Had this been presented split-screen, or PIP (picture in picture for the slides OR the lecturers), it would have been worthy of MIT. And of the audience’s time.

I learned something from the lecturer, so thank you Kevin. I paid nothing for an MIT-level course, and am grateful for that tuition waiver via iTunes. But I wouldn’t likely pass the class for being denied the crux of the lesson plans, blind to the materials made with this teacher’s sweat equity. MIT — you are supposed to be the cream of the crop for technical prowess, for education. You get a ‘D’ in my book on this offering. Do everyone involved a solid, and re-create this course, presented as it should be. Or at the very least, whoever was responsible for this release needs to be forced to sit through it — more than once.

las_vegas_best ,

Good info bad camera position

Don’t understand why camera move with moderator and not pointed at screen with info and cards. Is the moderator a narcissist?

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