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Bankroll management in sit and go poker tournaments

Björn Lantz (Institutionen för teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Innovation and R&D Management)
The Journal of Gambling Business and Economics (1751-8008). Vol. 10 (2016), 2, p. 1-10.
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This study focuses on Sit and go poker tournaments, where a player with an advantage over her opponents needs to manage her bankroll properly. The study applies the Kelly criterion to games that have several outcomes, where the organizer charges a rake. The premise is that an advantage itself is not enough for a poker player to play at any stakes, because risking too large a fraction of the bankroll will result in a negative expected growth rate, even though the game itself is characterized by a positive expected value. Accordingly, this study uses a formula-based approach to address the challenge of identifying games where the player’s current bankroll has the highest expected growth rate, while also considering differences in the rake.

Nyckelord: Bankroll management; gambling; Sit and go poker tournaments; Kelly criterion; poker strategy; game theory

Denna post skapades 2016-11-01. Senast ändrad 2017-01-12.
CPL Pubid: 244547


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