Trading for a Chance at the Super Bowl

In response to “The Only Way to Beat the NFL Draft: Trade with Someone Who Thinks They Can!”, there are some qualitative arguments to support the Eagles giving up many picks to trade up for the #2 draft pick this year. This is not an endorsement for their trades. However,...
expert-r3

The Final Table Preview

I’ve enjoyed playing poker since college, but winning two WSOP bracelets in 2006 is hands down my favorite poker memory. I’m originally from Auburn, AL and I started playing in card rooms over 20 years ago. You could classify my style as mathematical and really aggressive. I co-authored The Mathematics...
chameleon-r3

Round 3: Wow, That Worked Out!

I’ve been working as a technologist at SIG for the last year and a half, and my first introduction to the company was actually through poker. Before SIG, I was a developer with a company that created electronic poker tables. Between ‘testing’ and casually playing poker, I’ve built up a...
tortoise-r3

Round 3: The Showdown

I grew up in Menlo Park, CA. After college, I continued my stretch on the east coast working as a Technology Associate at SIG’s Bala office, where I’m currently a Developer on the Backtesting team. I had little poker experience before starting at SIG, but have come to describe my...
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...