SIG Wins US Amateur Team East Chess Tournament

SIG Wins US Amateur Team East Chess Tournament

Team “SIG Calls” scored a perfect 6-0 to win the US Amateur Team East in a field of over 300 teams. They edged out “Princeton Clementine” in the final round to steal the victory and avenge last year’s loss to “Princeton Orange”. Board 1: IM Atulya led the team with...

Shut Up & Sit Down Game Recommendations

Finding the perfect gift can be tricky. As minimalist sensibilities have continued to power pop culture (think Marie Kondo, mid-century modern furniture, and experiences over objects) the landscape has become even more daunting. What if I told you, dear readers, that there exists a compact gift that transcends age and...

SIG’s Night at the Ballpark Sweepstakes Challenge

Wednesday morning, June 26, 2019 At SIG’s Philadelphia office, we celebrate the summer each year with our “Night at the Ballpark” perfect for enjoying each other’s company and cheering on the Philadelphia Phillies. This year, the Phillies will be hosting the New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park. To make...
Poker Tournament Tips for New Players

Poker Tournament Tips for New Players

In anticipation of SIG’s annual firm-wide No Limit Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament, we asked some of our experienced poker players what advice they would give to new players. Here are their answers: Blinds Don’t underestimate the importance of picking up the blinds. When it is folded to you in late...
Serena Williams’s probability of winning the US Open

Williams vs. Osaka – A Cool Calculation

Emotions were high in Flushing Meadows when Serena Williams protested the umpire’s decisions during the 2018 US Open Finals against Naomi Osaka. It would become one of the hottest topics on social media in the days and weeks that followed, with millions of people around the world debating issues ranging...

Strategy in Baseball – A Look at Pitch Count

One of the simplest applications of game theory and strategy to sports is pitch selection in baseball. On every single play, the pitcher has dozens of possibilities in his arsenal. For example, Arizona Diamondbacks’ star Zack Greinke has five main pitches: two types of fastballs (four seam and two seam),...