What is He Thinking?

What is He Thinking?

Recently in SIG’s training class, there was a hand of 7 Card Stud/8-or-Better that had an interesting play worth discussing. This is a high/low game, where the best 5-card poker hand out of 7 cards wins half the pot, and the best low hand (that has no card higher than...
How to Approach Fantasy Auction Drafts

How to Approach Fantasy Auction Drafts

If you’ve ever played fantasy sports, chances are that most of the drafts you have done have been a snake format. Anyone who has felt the frustration of an unfavorable draft position knows that, with a snake draft, you often won’t have a shot at some of your favorite players....
Overtime: The Unconventional Decision to Kick

Overtime: The Unconventional Decision to Kick

On December 27, 2015, the New England Patriots and the New York Jets were tied 20-20 after regulation and were headed to overtime. The Patriots won the coin toss and elected to kick off rather than receive the ball first. The decision startled the broadcasters, and most of America for...

Playing Poker with Your Hand Face-Up

If you’re unfamiliar, check out a brief primer on the Stud 8 rules.  Playing poker with your hand face-up is not very much fun. If you don’t believe it…try it and see! Or think of playing against an opponent whose hand is face-up. Wouldn’t that be fun (and very profitable)? In...

Fighting Games & Trading: The Game within the Game

At SIG, we most often compare trading to games of imperfect information, such as poker, where players possess different sets of information. This is in contrast to games of perfect information, such as chess, where players know everything about an opponent’s position and can respond sequentially to each of the...
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