Poker Theory and Analytics

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.)


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January IAP 2015



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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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Kevin Desmond. 15.S50 Poker Theory and Analytics. January IAP 2015. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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