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Quick Math Part 1: Introduction and Heads Up Win Percentages in Hold ‘Em

It is impossible to fully implement Bayes’ Theorem in all but the simplest circumstances, so we must settle for approximations. The key in most things is not to be exact but to avoid mistakes that can lead to large errors. … Continue reading

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The Objective of Poker

Rather than start with the rules themselves, the story of Rationalist Poker will begin with the objective. The objective of poker is the same as the objective of everything else: To gain utility. While playing poker, this utility will usually … Continue reading

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