RecPoker | Ep 240 – Duncan Palamourdas

By Steve Fredlund
January 31, 2021

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

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



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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.

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