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Old 04-02-2020, 06:34 PM   #26
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This looks interesting, something a little different - definite buy
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Mason, other than the Amazon site, is there a link to table of contents and/or more details on what the book is about?
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Mason, other than the Amazon site, is there a link to table of contents and/or more details on what the book is about?
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I'll get the Table of Contents up in about a month. In the meanwhile, this should help answer your question:

https://www.twoplustwo.com/magazine/issue180/

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In the May issue of our Two Plus Two Online Poker Strategy Magazine the Table of Contents as well as a couple of excerpts will appear.

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I love history and poker so I look forward to the book

Who is the hot piece of tail in upper left? Wowza
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Old 04-11-2020, 12:32 AM   #31
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Hi Scotch:

See my opening post for information about the cover pictures.

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Mason you have good eye movement.
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That's a super cool cover.
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The Table of Contents is now available in the May issue of our Two Plus Two Online Poker Strategy Magazine:

https://www.twoplustwo.com/magazine/issue185/

as well as our first excerpt:

https://www.twoplustwo.com/magazine/...-the-world.php

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Here is the final cover:





and for those of you who might want to preorder from Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1880685620...s=books&sr=1-1

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This looks fantastic. I'll have to snag it in the near future!
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that excerpt is suberb... basically, trotsky did a few things dastardly and completely inconsistent with bolshevik principles as a "means to an end"

1) did the russians stay in WW1 after the bolsheviks took over?... i'm very confused on that and i just read a book on it.

2) did trotsky explain his reasoning to many followers/comrades or did he just do it?

3) what happened to those white ---> red generals after the civil war. did they have a peaceful existence?

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that excerpt is suberb... basically, trotsky did a few things dastardly and completely inconsistent with bolshevik principles as a "means to an end"

1) did the russians stay in WW1 after the bolsheviks took over?... i'm very confused on that and i just read a book on it.

2) did trotsky explain his reasoning to many followers/comrades or did he just do it?

3) what happened to those white ---> red generals after the civil war. did they have a peaceful existence?

thx in advance
Hi river:

First, Trotsky quickly realized that he needed to use non-Bolshevik ways to save Bolshevikism / communism. The gamble was that he could get the other Bolsheviks to accept that.

As for your questions.

1. "The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk (also known as the Brest Peace in Russia) was a peace treaty signed on March 3, 1918, between the new Bolshevik government of Russia and the Central Powers (German Empire, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, and the Ottoman Empire), that ended Russia's participation in World War I."

2. I think the answeer to #2 yes to both.

3. I don't know the answer to this question. But Trotsky was a different person from Stalin, whose rise to power lagged that of Trotsky, and I've never heard of any unnecessary slaughter of the Whit forces or theit leaders.

Also, thanks for the positive comments on the excerpt.

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Mason, thank you for the answers.

have you read "A Gentleman in Moscow"? one of the best books i've ever read. somewhat touches on question #3...

i read recently that as bad guys, lenin and stalin rate 5 and 10. trotsky 7... on scales of 1-10
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Mason, thank you for the answers.

have you read "A Gentleman in Moscow"? one of the best books i've ever read. somewhat touches on question #3...

i read recently that as bad guys, lenin and stalin rate 5 and 10. trotsky 7... on scales of 1-10
Hi river:

I have not read that book.

In my opinion, Lenin was worse than Trotsky and I would reverse their numbers. I think the best way to describe Lenin, and to a lesser degree Trotsky, is "The end justifies the means." However, Trotsky in my limited reading of him seems to be more pragmatic than Lenin. And, of course, Stalin was completely evil.

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Hi Everyone:

To give a better idea of the material in A History of the World from a Gambler's Perspective, the index is now finished and here it is below:

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Note: Page references in italics refer to illustrations.

accelerator, linear, 55
Acuña, Diego de, 94–95
Adrisi, Mustafa, 247–48
AFL (American Football League), 16–17
African National Congress (ANC), 73–74
Aguilar, Geronimo de, 82
Akasaka, Battle of, 77–78
the Alamo, 127, 185
al-Andalus (Iberian Peninsula), 165–67
Alexander VI, Pope (Rodrigo Borgia), 32, 256
Alexandra, Empress, 208
Alfonso, Prince, 30–31
Alfonso V, King of Portugal, 30, 32, 34
Alfonso VI, King of León, 165–67
Ali, Muhammad, 281–83, 282–83
Allenby, Edmund, 233, 233
Almagro, Diego de, 37–38, 40–42, 42
Alvarado, Pedro de, 41, 85
American Broadcasting Company (ABC), 16
American Civil War. See also Army of Northern Virginia
...American Indians’ role in, 190–92
...Atlanta Campaign, 193–95, 194
...Battle of Antietam, 48, 103, 103, 138–39
...Battle of Atlanta, 147, 147
...Battle of Chancellorsville, 140–43, 141
...Battle of Chickamauga, 106–9
...Battle of Fredericksburg, 265–68, 266–67
...Battle of Gettysburg, 14–15, 107n
...Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, 193–94
...Battle of Murfreesboro, 104, 107
...Battle of Pea Ridge, 189–92
...Battle of Perryview, 104–5
...Battle of Seven Pines, 131
...casualties in, 137, 145
...and the Emancipation Proclamation, 46–49, 48, 101–3
...end of, 195
...to end slavery vs. preserve the Union, 46–49
...Lee defends Richmond, 3–4, 131–37, 136, 144–45
...Lee in Maryland, 101–3
...Lee’s battle plans found, 102
...Seven Days Battles, 136, 136
...trench warfare in, 275
...in the West, 145, 193
American Indians
...Cherokee people, 106, 180–82, 190
...Five Civilized Tribes, 180
...forced relocation of, 181–82
...role in the American Civil War, 190–92
...role in the American Revolutionary War, 178–80
American Revolutionary War, 178–80
Amin, Idi, 246, 246–49
Ancona, SS, 50
Andagoya, Pascual de, 37
Andre the Giant, 24, 24
Anjou, Renato d’, 169
Antietam, Battle of, 48, 103, 103, 138–39
apartheid, 73–74
Arab-Israeli War, 234–35, 235, 243
Argentoratum, Battle of, 159–60
Army of Northern Virginia
...at Antietam, 138
...Bragg reinforced by, 105
...at Chancellorsville, 140–43
...defeat at Gettysburg, 107n
...at Fredericksburg, 266–68
...in Maryland, 101–2
...naming of, 133
...Richmond defended by, 134
...successes of, 104
Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN), 69
Atahualpa, 38–41, 40
Atlanta Campaign, 193–95, 194
atomic bomb, 55–58
Austerlitz, Battle of, 123
Aztecs, 83–86, 89

Babson, Roger, 279
Balboa, Vasco Nœ–ez de, 36–37, 82
Balfour Declaration, 233
Baltimore, British attack on, 100
Baltimore Colts, 17–18
barbed wire, 275–76
Begin, Menachim, 71–72, 72
Behan, Johnny, 269, 271–72
Benedict III, Pope, 163
Bennington, Battle of, 178
Bermejo, Juan Rodríguez (a.k.a Rodrigo de Triana), 174
“The Beverly Hillbillies,” 289, 289–90
Black Monday, 279–80
Black Thursday, 279
Bladensburg, Battle of, 99
Blanca de Navarra, 29–30
Bloss, John, 102
Boccaccio, Giovanni: De Mulieribus Claris, 163
Bolsheviks, 52–54, 209, 211–13
Borgia, Rodrigo (Pope Alexander VI), 32, 256
Borodino, Battle of, 124–25
Botha, P. W., 73
Brady, Mathew, 186
Bragg, Braxton, 104, 104–9
Brannan, John M., 107
Breckinridge, John C., 188
Brusilov Offensive, 207–8
Buckner, Simon B., 106
Buell, Carlos, 105
Bun’ei, Battle of, 77–78
Burgoyne, John (“Gentleman Johnny”), 177, 177–79
Burns, Tommy, 203
Burnside, Ambrose E., 265, 265–68
Bush, George W., 284–85
Bustamante, Anastasio, 126
Butler, Benjamin, 47

Calvinism, 255
Camp David Accords, 71–72, 72
Capitulations of Santa Fe, 173
Carter, Jimmy, 71–72, 72
Castilian nobility, 29–35, 31, 33. See also Isabella I, Queen of Castile
Castro, Fidel, 153, 153–54
Cavalieri, Giovanni, 159
Chacón, Gonzalo, 29
Chamberlain, Neville, 59, 214, 214–16
Chappel, Alonzo, 182
Charles V, Emperor, 38, 83–85, 87, 89, 91, 92n
Cherokee-American War, 180
Cherokee people, 106, 180–82, 190
Cherokee Reservation (Arkansas), 180
Chickamauga, Battle of, 106–9
China, 237–39
Christianity
...vs. Islam, 165–67
...in the Roman Empire, 159, 161
Christopher of Olid, 86–87
Churchill, Winston, 60–61, 61, 216
Claiborne, Billy, 271, 273–74
Clanton clan, 270–72
Clay, Henry, 44
Clinton, Bill, 286
Clinton, Hillary, 15, 284–86, 286
Cochise County Cowboys, 269–74
Cockburn, Sir George, 99
Colombo, Domenico, 169
Columbus, Bartholomew, 169, 173
Columbus, Christopher, 35, 169, 169–75
Compromise of 1850, 44–45
Concord of Segovia, 33
Confederate army. See American Civil War; Army of Northern Virginia
Confederate Army of Tennessee, 104–5, 145, 193
conscription, 52–53
Córdoba, Francisco Hern‡ndez de, 82
Córdoba, Gonzalo Fern‡ndez de, 36
Cortés, Hernán, 36, 39, 80, 80–90
Cortés, Martín, 83
Cos, Martin Perfecto de, 127–28
Cotton Whigs, 43
Coulon the Elder, 169
Council of the Indies, 87
Cowboys (Cochise County Cowboys), 269–74
Crimean War, 275
Crockett, Davey, 183–85, 184–85
Ctesiphon (near present-day Baghdad), 160
Cuauhtémoc, 86
Cuban Missile Crisis, 152–56, 155, 239
Cuitláhuac, 86
Curtis, Samuel R., 189, 189
Cuzco, 41
cyclotron, 55
Czechoslovakia, 214

Daladier, Edouard, 215, 215
David, Jacques-Louis, 123
David and Goliath, 23–25
Dávila, Pedrarias, 37
Davis, Jefferson, 101, 131–32, 146, 194–95
DeArment, Robert K.: Knights of the Green Cloth, 149–51
de Klerk, F. W., 73, 73–74
de la Cueva, Beltrán, 30
Democratic National Convention (1860), 188
De Mulieribus Claris (Boccaccio), 163
Dias, Bartolomeu, 172
Dickinson, Charles, 121–22
Dien Bien Phu (Vietnam), 240–42
Divine Wind (kamikaze), 78–79
Don Carlos, Prince (Carlos, Prince of Asturias), 91, 91–96
Don John of Austria, 95–96
Douglas, Stephen A., 186, 186–88
Dow Jones Industrial Average, 278–80
Drake, Sir Francis, 256, 256, 262

Earp, Morgan, 269–74, 271
Earp, Virgil, 269–74, 270
Earp, Wyatt, 149, 149–51, 269–74
Earth, sphericity/circumference of, 169–70
Egypt–Israeli Peace Treaty, 71–72
Egypt vs. Israel, 243–45
Einstein, Albert, 55–58, 57
El Alamein, Second Battle of, 1–2
Elizabeth I of England, 255–58
Elizabeth of Valois, 93
Emancipation Proclamation (Lincoln), 46–49, 48, 101–3
England
...vs. the Netherlands, 257–58
...vs. Spain, 258–64
English Eighth Army, 1–2
English piracy, 255–57
Evans, Ernest E., 64
Everett, Edward, 15
expectation (expected value; EV)
...absolute value of, 11
...defined, 9
...positive, vs. luck, 195, 287
...positive vs. negative, 68
...as proportional to number of events, 11–12
...standard deviation relative to, 2–4
...and variance (luck factor), 2–4
expectation bias, 213
expert gambles, overview of, 22
extroverted vs. introverted personality, 14–15

Famous Thirteen, 37
Farnese, Alexander, 257–58, 260–61
Farouk, King, 71
February Revolution, 207–8
Federal Reserve, 278
Ferdinand II of Aragon, 32–35, 33, 92n, 172
Fermi, Enrico, 55–56
Fillmore, Millard, 43–44
Finlay, Carlos, 200, 200–201
First Indo-China War, 240–42
Five Civilized Tribes, 180
Flamingo Hotel (Las Vegas), 231–32
Fletcher, Frank, 113, 114
Fontanarossa, Susanna, 169
football, 16–19
Foreman, George, 281–83, 282–83
Franco-Prussian War, 196
Franz Joseph I, Emperor, 197
Frazier, Joe, 281
Freeport Doctrine, 187
French Army, 196–97, 241–42
Frumencio, 162
Fugitive Slave Laws, 47

gambling. See also poker
...action, craving for, 178–79, 229, 268
...bankroll, 195
...betting when you have no edge, 188
...defined/characterized, 11–12, 80, 287
...expectation bias, 213
...expert gambles, overview of, 18–19
...foolish gambles, overview of, 158, 288
...as large standard deviation relative to expectation, 2–4
...“live ones,” 229–30
...losing streaks and foolish risks, 194–95
...luck required for, 9, 22, 76
...not understanding your opponent, 215–16, 218–19, 242
...opponent’s character, considering, 182
...risks of changing strategy, 245
...risk vs. reward equation, 201–2
Gambling Theory and Other Topics (Malmuth), 13
Game Theory, 22n, 118n
Gandhi, Mohatma, 66–68
Gay, George H., 114
Genghis Kahn, 77
Gerbert, 162
Gettysburg, Battle of, 14–15, 107n
Gettysburg Address, 15
giantism, 23–24
gold rush (Arkansas), 180
Gore, Al, 284–85
Gôring, Hermann, 224
Granada, 34–35, 173
Grande Armée, 123–25, 160
Grant, Ulysses S., 104, 139, 146n, 193, 198
Gravelines, Battle of, 261, 263
Great Britain, U-boat campaign against, 51
Great Depression, 278, 280
Greater Poland Uprising, 211
Great Western Schism, 163
Green Bay Packers, 16
Grijalva, Juan de, 82
Guzmán, Nuño de, 87

Hahn, Otto, 56
Halsey, William F., Jr. (“Bull”), 62–64, 63
Hammann, USS, 115
Hardee, William J, 106
Harrison, William Henry, 43
Hawkins, John, 256, 262
Hellyer, S., 177
Henlein, Konrad, 214
Henry IV, King of Castile, 29–33
Hill, A. P., 138
Hiroshima, 58, 219, 219
Hiryŭ, 115, 116
Hitler, Adolf
...and the Battle of Stalingrad, 222–26
...becomes chancellor of Germany, 55
...and Chamberlain, 214–16
...military strategy of, 59–60
...and Mussolini, 227–29, 228
Ho Chí Minh, 240, 240
Hold ’em Poker (Sklansky), 130
Holliday, Doc, 270, 271–74
Holzendorff, Henning von, 51
Home-by-Christmas Offensive, 238
Hood, John B., 146, 146–48, 195
Hooker, Joseph (“Fighting Joe”), 140, 140–43
House of Representatives, 284
Houston, Sam, 126–29, 127
Howard, Charles, 259, 259, 261
Howard, Oliver O., 142
Huáscar, 38–40
Huayna Capac, 38
Huitzilopochtli, 84
Hunt, Thomas, 97

Iberian Peninsula, 165–67
Incas, 37–42, 40, 287
India, 66–68
Indian Removal Act (1830), 181, 183
Indochina under the French, 240–41
Inquisition, 34
introverted vs. extroverted personality, 14–15
Isabella I, Queen of Castile, 29–35, 31, 92n, 172–73
Isabella of Portugal, 29
Israel, 234–35, 243–45, 247
Italian fascism, 227–28
Italian Socialist Republic, 227
Italy under Mussolini, 227–30

Jackson, Andrew, 120, 120–22, 181–83
Jackson, Rachel, 121
Jackson, Thomas (“Stonewall”), 47, 132–35, 141–42
Jammu and Kashmir, 67
Japan
...in the Battle of Leyte Gulf, 62–65, 64, 287
...in the Battle of Midway, 110–16, 116, 287–88
...vs. the Mongols, 77–79
...Pearl Harbor attacked by, 110–11, 218
...US drops atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 58, 219, 219
...US imposes economic sanctions on, 218
Jerusalem, 159, 233–35
Joan, Pope (a.k.a. John Anglicus; Pope John VIII), 162–64
Joanna la Beltraneja, 30–31, 34
Joanna the Mad, 91, 92n
Joan of Portugal, 30
John I, King of Portugal, 29
John II, King of Aragon, 32, 34
John II, King of Castile, 29
John II, King of Portugal, 172–73, 175
Johnson, Andrew, 197–98
Johnson, Bushrod, 107, 108
Johnson, Jack, 203, 203–6, 205
Johnston, Joseph E., 131–32, 145, 145–46, 193–95
Jovian, Emperor, 161
Juârez, Benito, 197–98
Juárez, Catalina, 81–82
Julian, Emperor, 159, 159–61
Justinus of Nassau, 261
Jutha, 162

Kaine, Tim, 284
Kansas City Chiefs, 16–19
Kansas-Nebraska Act (1854), 186–87
Kennedy, John F., 152, 152–56, 239
Kerensky, Alexander, 208, 209
Kerensky Offensive, 52, 208–10
Ketchel, Stanley, 203–6, 204–5
Key, Francis Scott, 100
Khrushchev, Nikita, 152, 152–56
Kiev Offensive, 212, 212
Kim-Il-sung, 236, 236
King, Don, 281
Knights of the Green Cloth (DeArment), 149–51
Korean Armistice Agreement, 236, 239
Korean War, 236–39, 237
Kublai Khan, 77, 77–79
Kurita, Takeo, 63–64
Kyũshũ (Japan), 77–78

La Rábida (Palos de La Frontera, Iberian Peninsula), 172–74
Las Vegas Strip, 231–32
Lazear, Jesse William, 201–2, 202
Lee, Robert E., 3, 47, 131, 287. See also under American Civil War
...at Antietam, 138–39
...army commanded by (see Army of Northern Virginia)
...at Fredericksburg, 266–68
...on gambling, 132n
...as greatest gambler, 289
...Richmond defended by, 3–4, 131–37, 136, 144–45
...successes of, 104
...withdraws after Antietam, 48, 103, 138
Lenin, Vladimir, 52–53, 211, 211
Leo IV, Pope, 162–63
Lepanto, Battle of, 254–55
Leyte Gulf, Battle of, 62–65, 64, 287
Lima, 41
Lincoln, Abraham, 15, 15, 46
...assassination of, 49
...and Burnside, 265–66
...election of, 187–88
...Emancipation Proclamation, 46–49, 48, 101–3
...meets with McClellan, 139
...reelection of, 145–46, 193, 195
Lincoln-Douglas debates, 187–88
Longstreet, James, 105, 106, 107
Longstreet, Peter, 267
luck. See also variance
...occurrence of very lucky events, 289–90
...in poker, 119, 121n
...vs. positive expectation, 195, 287
...and probability theory, 76, 80
...as required for gambling, 9, 22, 76
...and skill, 110–16, 287–88
...vs. skill, 104–9, 287
Luftwaffe, 59, 223–25
Luque, Hernán, 37–38
Lusitania, RMS, 50

MacArthur, Douglas, 58, 62, 237, 237–39
machine guns, 275–76
Magruder, John B., 135, 135–36
Malinche, 83, 88
Malmuth, Mason: Gambling Theory and Other Topics, 13
Manco Inca, 41
Mandela, Nelson, 73, 73–74
Manhattan Project, 55, 58
Manstein, Erich von, 224–25
Mao Zedong, 237
Maria Manuela of Portugal, 91–92
Marshall, John, 181, 182
Marx, Karl, 52
Mary of Aragon, 29
Mary Stuart, Queen of Scotland, 94
Maximilian I, Emperor, 197, 197–99
Mayans, 82
McClellan, George B., 3, 102, 102–3, 132–39, 139, 145, 265
McClusky, C. Wade, Jr., 114
McCulloch, Ben, 190–91
McKinley, William, 152
McLaury, Frank, 272, 273
McLaury clan, 270–73
Medina Sidonia, Duke of, 258–61
Meir, Golda, 243, 243
Meitner, Lise, 56, 56
Mendoza, Bernardino de, 258
Mexican Army, 126–29, 185
Mexico, French invasion of, 196, 198–99
Midway, Battle of, 110–16, 116, 287–88
Miller, Ed: No-Limit Hold ’em, 128
Minnesota Vikings, 17–19
Mitchell, Barton W., 102
Mitchell, Charles E., 278
Mobutu Sese Seko, 281
Moctezuma, 39, 82–85, 89
Mongols, 77–79
Monis de Perestrello, Felipa, 169
Monroe Doctrine, 197–99
Montejo, Francisco de, 87
Montgomery, Bernard, 1, 1–2
Morgan, Edmund, 178
Morris, Ike, 150–51
Moscow, 125
mosquitoes, disease transmission by, 201–2
Munich Conference, 215, 228
Murder, Inc., 231
Mussolini, Benito (“Il Duce”), 215, 227–29, 227–30
al-Mutadid, 165
al-Mutamid, 165–67
al-Mutawakkil, 166

Nagasaki, 58, 219, 219
Nagumo, Chūichi, 112–13, 113
Namath, Joe, 17, 17
Napoleon I, Emperor, 123–25, 160
Napoleonic Wars, 99, 123
Napoleon III (Charles-Louis Napoleon Bonaparte), 196, 196–99
Narváez, Pánfilo de, 84–86, 89
Nà Sàn, Battle of, 241
Nasser, Gamal Abdel, 71
National Broadcasting Company (NBC), 16
National Fascist Party (Italy), 227
Navarre, Henri, 241
the Netherlands, 255, 257–58
New York Jets, 17–18
NFL (National Football League) bet, 16–19
Nicholas II, Tsar, 207, 207
Nimitz, Chester, 112, 112, 287–88
Niña (ship), 174, 174–75
no-limit hold ’em, 154–55
No-Limit Hold ’em (Sklansky and Miller), 128
non-self-weighting strategies, 13–15, 252, 258, 263–64, 274, 276–77, 283, 285–86
Northern Democrats, 188
North Vietnam, 240–42
Norton, Ken, 282
nuclear reactors, 55
Nyerere, Julius, 248, 248–49

Oakland Raiders, 16
Obote, Milton, 246
Ocean, uniqueness of, 169–70
Ojeda, Alonso de, 36
O.K. Corral shootout, 149, 269, 271–73
Olid, Christopher of, 86–87
Operation Barbarossa, 220
Operation Entebbe, 247
Operation Uranus, 224
Operation Winter Storm, 224
Ordinances of Granada, 87
Ovando, Nicolás de, 36, 81
Overton, Thomas, 121
Ozawa, Jisaburo, 62–64

Pacheco, Juan, Marquis of Villena, 30, 32–33
Pacification of Libya, 228
Palestine, 233–35, 247
Parker, Fess, 185
Partition Plan, 234–35
Patuxet tribe, 97
Paulus, Friedrich, 222, 222, 226
Pearl Harbor attack, 110–16, 218
Peel, William, 233
People’s Army of Vietnam (PAVN), 70
Pérez, Juan, 173
Peru, expeditions to, 37–38, 41
Philip II, King of Spain
...Anglicanism opposed by, 257
...Armada planned by, 258–59, 262–63
...and Don Carlos, 93–96
...vs. English control of the Atlantic Ocean, 255
...foreign policy of, 254
...marriage to Maria Manuela of Portugal, 91–92
...vs. the Netherlands, 255
...vs. the Ottoman fleet, 254–55
power of, 91
Philip the Handsome, 92n
Pike, Albert, 190–91, 191
Pilgrims, 98
Pilsudski, Józef, 211–12, 212
Pinta (ship), 174
Pinzón brothers, 173–75
piracy, 255–57
Pizarro, Francisco, 36, 36–42, 40, 287
Pizarro, Hernando, 40–41
poker
...acting last, 121
...aggressive vs. conservative players, 133–34
...bluffing, 118
...conveying confidence, 133
...countering the counter strategy, 125
...exploiting your opponent’s strategy, 124
...game selection, 124
...Hood’s playing of, 147–48
...luck factor, 119, 121n
...meta-game, 70, 129, 148, 188
...no-limit, 126–29, 153–54
...semi-bluffing, 130–37, 141–43
...staking players, 232
...steaming (on tilt), 148
...strategy and psychology in, 118
...tells, 135
...threat of future bets, 154–55, 239
...tight vs. loose players, 133, 137
...tough guys in the cardroom, 149–51
...winning by retreating, 123–25
...winning the battle of mistakes, 128–29
Polish-Soviet War, 211–13
Polk, James K., 186
Polk, Leonidas, 106
Polo, Marco, 169
Ponce de Leon, Hernan, 38
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine–External Operations (PFLP-EO), 247
popular vs. electoral vote, 284–86
Portuguese navigators, 169, 171
probability theory
...as counterintuitive, 4, 12, 288
...gambling theory as based on, 1, 8
...and luck, 76, 80
Ptolemy, 169–70

Quarry, Jerry, 281
Quetzalcoatl, 83, 89

racism, 203–4
rake (vigorish; betting fee), 13, 49
Rasputin, Grigori, 208, 208
Red Army, 52–54, 211–13, 220–21, 224, 228
Reed, Walter, 201, 201
Republican Party, 187
Reynolds, Joseph J., 107
Rhee, Syngman, 236
Ridgeway, Matthew, 239, 239
Rios, Pedro de los, 38
Roman Empire, 159, 161
Rommel, Erwin, 1–2
Roosevelt, Franklin D., 57–59
Roosevelt, Theodore, 152, 217
Rosecrans, William S., 104–8, 105
Ross, Robert, 99
Rumble in The Jungle, 281–83, 282–83
Russian Army, 123–25, 160, 207–11
Russian Civil War, 52–54
Russian Provisional Government, 208–9

Saavedra, Alvaro de, 87
Sachs, Alexander, 57–58
Sadat, Anwar, 71–72, 72
Sagrajas, Battle of, 166
Salamis, Battle of, 26–28, 28
SAMs (surface-to-air missiles), 243–45
San Jacinto, Battle of, 126–27, 129
Santa Anna, Antonio López de, 126, 126–29
Santa Cruz, Marquis of, 257–59
Santa María (ship), 174–75
Santángel, Luis de, 173
Saratoga, Second Battle of, 178–79
Sasanian Empire, 160–61
Saudi royal family, 249
Sebastiano del Piombo, 169
Second Polish Republic, 211
Sedgwick, John, 143
...self-weighting disasters, 15, 252–53, 263–68, 273, 276–77, 280, 283, 286
...self-weighting strategies, 14, 258, 263–64, 276–77, 279–80, 282–83, 286, 288
Seventh of March Speech (Webster), 44
Seward, William, 48
Shapur II, 160–61, 161
Sharon, Ariel, 244
Sheridan, Philip, 198, 198
Sherman, William Tecumseh, 104, 108, 146, 146–48, 193–95, 194
Sicily, 228–29
Siegel, Benjamin (“Bugsy”), 231, 231–32
Six-Day War, 243
Sklansky, David, 16
...Hold ’em Poker, 130
...No-Limit Hold ’em, 128
Slany, John, 97
slavery, 43–44, 46, 187
slot machines, 9
slow strategy, 28
smallpox, 86, 89, 97, 106
Smiley, Allen, 232
Smith, Lucien B., 275
socialism, 52
Soldier National Cemetery (Gettysburg), 14–15
Soto, Hernando de, 38
South Africa, 73–74
Southern Democrats, 187–88
Soviet Union. See also Red Army
...Battle of Stalingrad, 222–26, 225
...and the Cuban Missile Crisis, 153–56, 155
...formation of, 54, 209–10
...German invasion of, 220–21
...“Not a Step Back” policy, 220, 220–21
...Polish-Soviet War, 211–13
Spain vs. England, 258–64
Spanish-American War, 200–201
Spanish Armada, 258–64
Sprague, Clifton, 64
Spruance, Raymond, 113–14
Squanto (Tisquantum), 97–98, 98
Stalin, Joseph, 220–21
Stalingrad Airlift, 224–25
standard deviation, 2, 4, 10–12, 65, 80, 164, 287
stars, study of position/movement of, 169n
“The Star Spangled Banner,” 100
statistical self-weighting surveys, 13–14
Stock Market Crash (1929), 278–80, 279
Stram, Hank, 18, 18
Strasman, Fritz, 56
Stuart, J.E.B., 134, 134, 141
Sudetenland, 214–15
Sumner, Charles, 45
Super Bowl, 16–19
Syria vs. Israel, 244–45
Szilard, Leo, 55, 55–58

tanks, 277
Tanzania, 248–49
Tasufin, Yusuf ibn, 165–67
Taylor, Zachary, 44
Tenochtitlan (Mexico), 84–86, 89
Tet Offensive, 69–70, 70
Texan War of Independence, 126–28, 185
Themistocles, 26–28
Third Hindu-Muslim Unity Fast, 67
Thomas, George, 108
Tlaloc, 84
Tlaxcala (Mexico), 84–85
Tojo, Hideki, 217, 217–19
Tombstone (Arizona), 269, 269–70
Torikai-Gata, Battle of, 77–78
Toro, Battle of (1476), 34
Toscanelli, Paolo del Pozzo, 170
Totonacas, 83–84
Trail of Tears, 181–82
Treaty of Ghent (1814), 100
Treaty of Portsmouth, 217
Treaty of Tellico, First, 180
Treaty of Tordesillas, 256
Treaty of Velasco, 129
Treaty of Versailles, 214
trench warfare, 275, 275–77
Trotsky, Leon, 52, 52–54
Truman, Harry, 237–38
Trump, Donald, 15, 284–86, 285
Tupac Hualpa, 41
Tyler, John, 43

U-boat Campaign (1914–18), 50, 50–51
Uganda, 246–49
Ukraine, 211–13, 212
Umayyad Caliphate, 165
Union Army. See American Civil War
United Nations, 234, 237
uranium fission, discovery of, 56
U.S. Supreme Court
...Cherokee Nation v. Georgia, 181
...Dread Scott Decision, 187
...Andrew Jackson’s defiance of, 181–82
...Worcester v. Georgia, 181

Van Dorn, Earl, 189–92, 190
variance (luck factor), 2–4, 9–10
Velázquez de CuŽllar, Diego, 81–82, 86, 88–89
Veracruz (Mexico), 83–84
Vesalias, Andreas, 93
Victory Disease, 217–19, 236–39
Viet Minh, 240–42
Vietnam War, 69–70, 70
vigorish (rake; betting fee), 13, 49
Villena, Juan Pacheco, Marquis of, 30, 32–33
Vo Nguyen Giap, 241, 241
Von Neumann, John, 22n
vote, popular vs. electoral, 284–86

War of 1812, 99–100
War of Castilian Succession (1475–79), 34
Warsaw, Battle of, 213
Washington, D.C., 99–100
Webster, Daniel, 43, 43–45
Westmoreland, William, 70
Whigs, 43–44
White Russians, 52–54
Wigner, Eugene, 56–57
Wilkerson, William R., 231–32
Wilmot Proviso, 186
Wood, Thomas J., 107
World War I, 50, 50–52, 207–11, 275, 275–77
World War II
...Armistice, 216
...Battle of Britain, 60
...Battle of Leyte Gulf, 62–65, 64, 287
...Battle of Midway, 110–16, 116, 287–88
...Battle of Stalingrad, 222–26, 225
...Britain bombs Berlin, 60
...Dunkirk evacuation, 59
...Germany attacks Rotterdam, 60
...Germany bombs London (The Blitz), 59–60, 60
...Germany invades Poland, 59
...kamikaze attacks used in, 62, 78–79
...Pearl Harbor attack, 110–11, 218
...Policy of Appeasement, 215
...US drops atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 58, 219, 219
Wyman, Fred, 281

Xerxes, King, 26–28

Yamamoto, Isoroku, 110, 110–11
yellow fever, 200–202
Yom Kippur War, 71, 243–45, 244
Yorktown, USS, 114–15
Yuan dynasty, 77
Yusuf, Ali ibn, 167

Zaire (now Democratic Republic of the Congo), 281
Zhou Enlai, 237
Zhukov, Georgy, 222, 223
Zinn, Walter, 55–56
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