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Heartless Poker

Dominic Lanphier and Laura Taalman

in The Mathematics of Various Entertaining Subjects: Research in Recreational Math

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164038
eISBN:
9781400881338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164038.003.0011
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter considers three hands in poker. It shows how the probabilities of obtaining a Full House, Straight, and Flush level off compared to the probabilities of the other hands, and then looks ... More


 Knowing What to Believe

Ken Binmore

in Playing for Real: Game Theory

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195300574
eISBN:
9780199783748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300574.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter describes John Harsanyi's theory of so-called games of incomplete information using Poker as a motivating example. The chapter begins by analyzing a simplified version of Von Neumann's ... More


Pax Ecclesiastica

Ernest Campbell Mossner

in The Life of David Hume

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199243365
eISBN:
9780191697241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243365.003.0021
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The Select Society of Edinburgh exerted a great influence on the national life of Scotland, culturally, intellectually, and socially. The cultural success of the Select Society marks in no small ... More


Introduction

Geoffrey L. Greif

in Buddy System: Understanding Male Friendships

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195326420
eISBN:
9780199893553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326420.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

The author has been playing poker with the same guys for 40 years. The poker game is used as a beginning template for looking at friendship types. The typology of men's friendships, must, trust, ... More


‘I Don’t Like Dramatizing Myself’

William Wootten

in The Alvarez Generation: Thom Gunn, Geoffrey Hill, Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath, and Peter Porter

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381632
eISBN:
9781781384893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381632.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter considers the poetry of Thom Gunn. While discussing ‘The Gas Poker’ a poem from his last volume, 2000's Boss Cupid, Gunn remarked: ‘I don't like dramatizing myself. I don't want to be ... More


Conclusion

Jim Paul and Brendan Moynihan

in What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164689
eISBN:
9780231535236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164689.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter compares the behavior of an investor with that of a poker player. Like the poker player, the investor risks his money not knowing how the individual company, stocks in general, or the ... More


The Domestication of Horse Race Betting

Holly Kruse

in Off-Track and Online: The Networked Spaces of Horse Racing

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034418
eISBN:
9780262332392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034418.003.0006
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

This chapter examines the penetration of communication technologies into private space, especially interactive gambling technologies. Technologies of mass entertainment have traditionally met with ... More


‘I Don’t Like Dramatizing Myself’

William Wootten

in The Alvarez Generation: Thom Gunn, Geoffrey Hill, Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath, and Peter Porter

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789627947
eISBN:
9781800851054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789627947.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter considers the poetry of Thom Gunn. While discussing ‘The Gas Poker’ a poem from his last volume, 2000's Boss Cupid, Gunn remarked: ‘I don't like dramatizing myself. I don't want to be ... More


Risk and Reward: Hedge Fund Traders and Poker Players

Kevin J. Delaney

in Money at Work: On the Job with Priests, Poker Players and Hedge Fund Traders

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814720806
eISBN:
9780814738078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814720806.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter examines the similarities and differences in the work of professional poker players and traders of hedge funds to highlight the tension between two very strongly held emotions: fear and ... More


Money Cultures at Work and Beyond

Kevin J. Delaney

in Money at Work: On the Job with Priests, Poker Players and Hedge Fund Traders

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814720806
eISBN:
9780814738078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814720806.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter summarizes the book's main findings about how the work we do affects the way we think about money both at work and outside of work. It shows that the ways we learn to conceive of money ... More


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