Quantitative Aspects of Games of Chance in General, and Tournament Poker in Particular


Dr. DeWayne Derryberry

Department of Mathematics

Idaho State University


The notion of skill in games of chance will be discussed briefly. Once it is established that skill plays a major role in poker, ideas from game theory and probability can be used to characterize a general approach to both tournament and non-tournament poker (these are different games). A few common scenarios, which illustrate these ideas, will be presented.   

Presentation slides in PDF format are available HERE