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...
Board Games: More than Monopoly and Poker

Board Games: More than Monopoly and Poker

While poker is a great activity to hone some of the quantitative and psychological skills necessary to be a great trader, there are many other games that provide a deeper element of strategic thinking that we can also relate to trading. At SIG, we attract all sorts of gamers, including...
Daily Fantasy Sports and Trading

Daily Fantasy Sports and Trading

You’ve seen the ads everywhere for Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS). FanDuel and DraftKings in particular have blitzed the media since start of the NFL season (though DFS is available for all of the major sports). Their goal is to target an audience of sports fans who want to draft teams...
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