Finally, a chapter on poker! Now we will learn how to play it well and make a lot of money, right? If this was your thought, I have to disappoint you. Advice on poker is possible, but the game is again too complex for a mathematical analysis. What we will do instead is study several small variants that we can analyze. This chapter will introduce the games, and do some analysis. We will complete the analysis in Chapters 31, 36, and 37.

The two families of games we describe and partially analyze in this chapter are classics. What I call

EP - 192 ET - 1 PB - Mathematical Association of America PY - 2014 SN - null SP - 185 T1 - VNM POKER and KUHN POKER T2 - Game Theory Through Examples UR - http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.4169/j.ctt6wpwgj.28 Y2 - 2020/09/23/ ER -