Duncan Palamourdas specializes in the mathematics of poker and poker education. His poker classes at UCLA always fill up early and have long waiting lists. He is also an author at Upswing Poker, PokerNews, Card Player and the Winning Poker Network. Despite his impressive academic credentials, Duncan’s popularity is a product of his love for simple language and metaphors. Profitable poker play essentially revolves around correct risk/reward optimization. This is a complex topic and Duncan’s great strength is that he explains it in simple terms without resorting to technical jargon. He is the author of “Why Alex beats Bobbie at Poker: Developing a Fundamentally Sound Approach to Poker”. You can connect with Duncan on Twitter at @askthemathdr or through his website askthemathdr.com

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Time Stamps

02:08 Introduction to Duncan Palamourdas
03:28 Duncan’s poker journey
04:34 Teaching poker in UCLA
06:54 Is he involved in poker team in UCLA?
09:30 How would Duncan describe the ways in which his course is unique?
11:56 Duncan talks about his bio
17:20 What is the cutting edge research going on poker?
20:31 Is the game going to be math-heavy?
26:31 Why did Duncan write the book?
30:45 Was there anything that surprised Duncan while processing the book?
34:29 Will there be a connection to his course even just reading the book?
44:32 Jim: Forums announcements
48:41 John: Home Games update

About Steve Fredlund

Steve Fredlund is the host of the RecPoker podcast and Rec.Poker website, both of which are committed to building a vibrant and encouraging poker learning community.

Steve also works diligently to encourage people live their most fulfilling lives through coaching, speaking and writing; information about that is at stevefredlund.com.