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buddha01 04-22-2008 01:06 PM

Poker and Game Theory.
 
Are there any dvd's or books which explain to a non math person the important aspects of how Game Theory relates to poker.

Id like to invest some time in this area, should I just cram the books on the general subject or is there a better in depth book on it direrctly relating to hold'em.

I believe I already play with these concepts naturaly in mind but Id like to understand at a more conscious level, situations and this aspect of poker.


Thank you

Bud

Fen23 04-22-2008 03:03 PM

Re: Poker and Game Theory.
 
You can check the local community college for a class on game theory if you really want to get into it. I also found "Poker Strategy: Winning with Game Theory " by Ankeny, Nesmith.... but it ain't cheap.

Neku 04-23-2008 08:25 AM

Re: Poker and Game Theory.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Fen23 (Post 3774645)
You can check the local community college for a class on game theory if you really want to get into it. I also found "Poker Strategy: Winning with Game Theory " by Ankeny, Nesmith.... but it ain't cheap.


I looked up that book: it's from 1981 and it's about 5 card draw... not especially useful imo.

I'd be interested in a good primer on game theory though. Especially how to run analysis oneself.

jcl 04-23-2008 10:15 AM

Re: Poker and Game Theory.
 
game theory's application to poker is way overrated...you won't be able to develop models to tell you what to bet where because such a model requires soooo many assumptions. what game theory does do is give you certain intuitions, the most obvious one being to play a mixed strategy with your holecards. in normal terms we just call this balancing your range and mixing it up..don't need game theory for that...

if u really r interested, pick up Mathematics of poker by bill chen it's pretty much wat ur looking for. kill every1 by lee nelson also has a nice section on game theory by the looks of it tho ive not sat down to read it yet. it seems very solid though


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