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Poker: A Game of Mathematics

This course listing applies to a Spring 2016 course. To find current courses, check out the Find a Course page.

Spring 2016
Math 98/198
2 Unit(s)



About the Course:

Welcome to Poker: A Game of Mathematics! In this class, you will learn the basic techniques in Texas Hold’em and have a basic understanding of other variations of Poker. As famous Texas Hold’em poker legend Doyle Brunson said, “Texas Hold’em is the Cadillac of Poker,” we will be focusing mostly on the fundamentals and strategies in Texas Hold’em. Throughout the course, we will learn poker from a mathematical perspective. So please be prepared to review your probabilities and statistics.

The class will be comprised of lectures, discussions, homework, tournament plays, and exams.

We will also play every time in lecture. The amount you earn/lose will be added/subtracted to your exam score. We award winners far more than punishing losers. So don't worry.

How to Enroll:

The class size will be around 40 people.

Due to the amount of people wanting to take this class, you will have to send me an email showing your interest. 

Please send me an email titled "Poker Decal" and answer the following questions:




Math or Stats Courses you have taken:

Have you read the syllabus?

Approximately how many times have you played Texas Hold'em:

Why do you want to take this class? (150 words max)


Faculty Sponsor: Yan Zhang

Time & Location:

PokerJin Young Kim
Curtis Tang
40TBAMW 5p-6:30p1/25full

Uploaded Files:

Syllabus: Poker Decal.docxDec 1092kbWord Doc (Viewer)View Download

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