When: MWF 2:30PM - 4:00PM, Jan 11th to Jan 29th, 2016 (no class Jan 18th)
Where: E62-276, except Jan 22nd class moved to E25-111
Instructor: Will Ma, willma at mit dot edu
League Manager: Leigh Marie Braswell, braswell at mit dot edu
Guest Speakers: Jennifer Shahade (Fri Jan 22nd), Bill Chen (Fri Jan 29th)
Professor: Paul Mende, mende at mit dot edu
Credits: G 3 units
  • Poker Concepts - preflop ranges, 3-betting, continuation betting, check-raising, floating, bet sizing, implied odds, polarization, ICM theory, data mining in poker
  • Math Concepts - probability and expectation, variance and the Law of Large Numbers, Nash Equilibrium
  • General Concepts - decisions vs. results, exploitative play vs. balanced play, risk management
Grading: Pass / Fail. To pass, you must do all of the following:
  • Attend at least 6 out of 8 lectures
  • Complete the 2 homeworks
  • Accumulate 10 points in the online Pokerstars league for MIT 15.S50
Daily Tournament Schedule:
  • 6:00 PM - Daily 6-handed
  • 7:00 PM - Daily Major
  • 8:00 PM - Daily Turbo
  • 9:00 PM - Daily Deepstack
  • 10:00 PM - Daily Shortstack
  • 11:00 PM - Daily Hyper-turbo
Prizes for Top Participants in League:
  • iPad Air Wi-Fi 16GB, courtesy of Jane Street Capital
  • $200 Amazon gift certificate, courtesy of Akuna Capital
  • (9) subscriptions to poker training website Cardrunners, with durations (in months) 6,4,3,2,2,1,1,1,1
  • (2) one-hour private coaching sessions from Mike "Timex" McDonald, and myself
  • (2) ifidelity Groove Bluetooth Speakers, courtesy of Jane Street Capital
  • (2) BOOMPODS headpods, courtesy of Jane Street Capital
  • (2) $50 Amazon gift certificates, courtesy of Akuna Capital
  • (10) $20 Amazon gift certificates, courtesy of Akuna Capital (will be given during class and office hours)
Thanks a lot to our generous supporters!
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