Winning big at holdem requires practical math knowledge, which is precisely what this book will teach you. The ability to make quick and accurate mathematical decisions is crucial for your winnings at the table. The mission of this book is to drill these important poker math skills into you, giving you a distinct advantage over the other players at your table. Both of the authors of this book graduated with degrees in Mathematics from Caltech. Collin Moshman is the best-selling author of Sit-n-Go Strategy and Heads-Up No-Limit Holdem. Douglas Zare is a mathematician and poker coach famous for his in-depth analyses. The authors use their extensive math, poker, and coaching backgrounds to present the most important hold em math concepts designed to immediately increase your winrate at the tables. You will learn to: – Understand the fundamental probabilities and statistics underlying Hold em – Count hand combinations while playing – Master expected value calculations – Play optimally with game theory – Seize full advantage of the latest software – Utilize deductive logic to put your opponent on a specific hand range – And more… Poker is a fun game, but it is even more fun when you win. Whether you play cash games or tournaments, high-stakes or low-stakes, online or live poker, The Math of Holdem will give you the significant edge you need over your opponents.
About the Author
Collin Moshman graduated from the California Institute of Technology in 2003 with an honors degree in theoretical mathematics. After depositing $50 onto an online poker site, he studied the game extensively, soon turning professional through his mathematical background. Collin wrote strategy books on the first two game types he specialized in, Sit-n-Go Strategy and Heads-Up No-Limit Holdem, both of which became instant poker bestsellers. He produces videos for Cardrunners and heads Team Moshman, an international team of staked and coached players. Collin has personally coached hundreds of students into beating their games through his mathematical-based approach to hold em, and spends much of his time playing many different poker variations. Douglas Zare earned a Ph. D. in theoretical mathematics from the California Institute of Technology in 1999, and taught mathematics at Columbia University. Douglas played backgammon competitively before starting poker and writes a column on backgammon theory for GammonVillage. He mainly plays cash games, but also enjoys tournaments, and wrote the program ICM Explorer for studying decisions at the final table. Douglas makes videos for PokerStrategy and coaches several professional SNG players. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.