Archive for the ‘variance’ Category

Breaking down the A9 call of Russell Thomas

October 30, 2012 | 4:35 am | Derk

I have been working with Russell Thomas the past couple of months on short stack play and ICM issues.  I am doing an entire series of videos about my work with him over on PokerVT.com where I make poker training videos. You can also check out more of his training he did with Jason [...]

Gambling theory problem/puzzle solution

June 1, 2011 | 2:07 pm | Derk

I originally posted a problem about a week ago here and an update with a hint here. If you haven’t read those, please do and give it a try before reading the solution.
Here’s a restatement of the problem:
You deposit $400 in an online casino and are given a $100 bonus immediately, so you have [...]

Theory problem update

May 30, 2011 | 11:49 am | Derk

It’s been a few days since I first posted my puzzle. If you missed it, you can find it here. Aside from the comments there, there is also some discussion about it going on over at Poker VT which you can see here (no account needed). People have also talked to me [...]

Interesting gambling theory question/puzzle

May 27, 2011 | 9:01 pm | Derk

I saw a discussion the other day that reminded me of a problem I came up with and I posed it to a bunch of friends. None of them were able to get the right answer and reasoning, so I figured it would make a good blog post.
I originally thought of this [...]

Variance in SNGs

May 23, 2011 | 11:29 am | Derk

So, one of the cooler videos I did for Poker VT a while back was on variance.  I don’t think most people truly appreciate how crazy variance can get.  In one of my earliest videos I showed off a program written by RVG (who later went on to create HEM) that was an ROI simulator.  [...]

Well, at least it doesn’t say Jackie Chan

June 7, 2009 | 7:42 pm | Derk

This is JCarver if you don’t know.
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