Remember the movie 21?
Yes, the same one in which Kevin Spacey (mis)leads a group of MIT geniuses to beat Las Vegas casinos at the game of Blackjack. Well, it was actually inspired by a real story. Even Bollywood tried to do something similar with the game of Teen Patti and made an eponymous movie with Ben Kingsley and Amitabh Bachchan in the lead (what a waste of talent!!). Both the movies had the same message – to bring down the house, you need Mathematics more than luck.
Well, there is a way you can join the league. MIT is offering an Open Course on Poker, one that “takes a broad-based look at poker theory and applications of poker analytics to investment management and trading.”
Will a few mathematical equations really turn you into a gambling pro? Well, Nick Greene, who took the class, decided to test it. Read his experience (and our Needull) at Secrets of the MIT Poker Course.
P.S: Poker Theory and Analytics is an open course and available for free. Access the full Open Course from MIT here.