Author Michael Stelzer says he can tip the odds in your favour
Tuesday 30th January 2007
In his new book, Mathematical Strategies to Winning Casino Poker, engineering PhD and mathematician Michael Stelzer shares some simple playing and betting strategies that guarantee poker players will leave both tables and tournaments as winners.
Providing a brief history of poker and basic playing strategies, Stelzer’s approach allegedly does not require players to have any previous skill or experience nor does it involve learning a complicated system or counting cards. The author says that this makes it practical for players of all levels of experience in both casinos and private games.
Stelzer’s study of poker began as a hobby based on his background in mathematics. The discovery that many poker games offer players odds as favourable as 50/50 inspired Stelzer to test gaming strategies of six popular poker variations. Using computer simulation, Stelzer was able to establish strategies for determining whether or not a hand should be betted on based on desirability.
Whilst Stelzer advocates responsible gaming and stresses his book isn’t a get-rich-quick scheme, he says players who follow the probability methods will find that they can minimise losses by folding undesirable hands while capitalising on virtually guaranteed wins.