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...

Final Table: The Chameleon

Our final post from this year’s tournament comes from The Chameleon, a Trader who learned to play poker with his family as soon as he was old enough to be dealt in. Our Chameleon describes his poker style as “able to blend into the style of the game, but standout...

Final Table: The Ace

I had a bad feeling about the semi-final table, and my hands confirmed it as soon as I sat down. I was never able to get into the action and every time I bought a cheap flop, nothing good came up. My stack was short and it would have gotten...

Round 3: The Ace

Today we’ll hear from The Ace, a Software Engineer originally from Argopoli, Salerno, Italy. While he calls his poker style tight, he claims to know when it’s time for a change. Sometimes it happens that you fold bad cards and realise after the river you had the winning hand, but...

Round 3: The Deliberator

At the start of Round 3, I was already in danger with only 4K in chips. I needed to double up and fast. With my limited stack size relative to the blind levels, my choices were largely all-in or nothing. At the start of the round, I was reasonably fortunate...

Round 3: The Poker Shark

The good times kept rolling for me in round three. Especially as we neared the final table “bubble,” I noticed my opponents tighten up significantly, which played well to my looser style. I was able to take a lot of blinds and induce some folds on the flop to grow...