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Thorp, Edward O.

Overview
Works: 28 works in 96 publications in 4 languages and 2,400 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Documentary television programs  History  Chronologies 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Editor
Classifications: GV1295.B55, 519.1
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Most widely held works about Edward O Thorp
 
Most widely held works by Edward O Thorp
Elementary probability by Edward O Thorp( Book )

13 editions published between 1965 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beat the dealer : a winning strategy for the game of twenty-one by Edward O Thorp( Book )

36 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward O. Thorp is the father of card counting, and in Beat the Dealer he reveals the revolutionary point system that has been successfully used by professional and amateur card players for two generations. From Las Vegas to Monte Carlo, the tables have been turned and the house no longer has the advantage at blackjack. Containing the basic rules of the game, proven winning strategies, how to overcome casino counter measures and spot cheating. Beat the Dealer is the bible for players of this game of chance. Perforated cards included in the book are a convenient way to bring the strategies into the casino
Breaking Vegas the true story of the M.I.T. Blackjack Team( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of college students used its math skills to win millions and life in the fast lane seemed like a sure bet. Slip back to the '80s and '90s, when a group of overachieving M.I.T. students morphed into high-rolling, big-stakes gamblers. Backed by anonymous investors, they checked into hotels under assumed names and, pretending not to know each other, communicated with secret gestures and code words inside the casinos. Betting $50,000 a hand, the students racked up millions in winnings before their ingenious scam folded
Beat the market; a scientific stock market system by Edward O Thorp( Book )

4 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Gambling Times guide to blackjack by Stanley Roberts( Book )

3 editions published between 1984 and 1995 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kelly capital growth investment criterion : theory and practice( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume provides the definitive treatment of fortune's formula or the Kelly capital growth criterion as it is often called. The strategy is to maximize long run wealth of the investor by maximizing the period by period expected utility of wealth with a logarithmic utility function. Mathematical theorems show that only the log utility function maximizes asymptotic long run wealth and minimizes the expected time to arbitrary large goals. In general, the strategy is risky in the short term but as the number of bets increase, the Kelly bettor's wealth tends to be much larger than those with es
The mathematics of gambling by Edward O Thorp( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making of Finance( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in German and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A winning bet in Nevada baccarat by Edward O Thorp( Book )

2 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beat the dealer : a winning strategy for the game of twenty-one by Edward O Thorp( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York Times Bestseller Edward O. Thorp is the father of card counting, and in Beat the Dealer he reveals the revolutionary point system that has been successfully used by professional and amateur card players for two generations. From Las Vegas to Monte Carlo, the tables have been turned and the house no longer has the advantage at blackjack. Containing the basic rules of the game, proven winning strategies, how to overcome casino counter measures and spot cheating. Beat the Dealer is the bible for players of this game of chance. Perforated cards included in the book are a convenient way to bring the strategies into the casino. A winning strategy for the game of 21. The essentials, consolidated in simple charts, can be understood and memorized by the average player
Breaking Vegas Professor Blackjack( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using dramatic reenactments and interviews, discribes how MIT mathematics professor Ed Thorp developed a theory for card counting in Blackjack then teams with gambler Manny Kimmel to test the theory. The experiment is successful and has a major impact on the game
What finance has taught me by Edward O Thorp( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greek genders by Edward O Thorp( Book )

2 editions published in 1889 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man for all markets by Edward O Thorp( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concave Utilities are Distinguished by Their Optimal Strategies by Edward O Thorp( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mossin and Samuelson have shown that different utilities can lead to different optimal strategies; in particular the optimal investment strategy for utility log x is not necessarily the optimal strategy for utility (x sup gamma)/gamma, gamma not = 0, as was noted by Thorp for gamma = 1. These results are special cases of a general result, of fundamental importance for utility theory, which the authors establish here: If two strictly increasing concave utilities are not equivalent, then there is a one-stage investment setting, which may be chosen to consist only of cash and a two-valued random variable, in which these utilities have different optimal strategies. Variations on these results are given and some problems are discussed. (Author)
Greek and Roman History Dates [arranged in rhyme] by Edward O Thorp( Book )

2 editions published in 1890 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The solution of games by computer by Edward O Thorp( Book )

1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Probabilities and strategies for the game of Faro by Edward O Thorp( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Physical prediction of roulette by Edward O Thorp( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Beat the dealer : a winning strategy for the game of twenty-one
Alternative Names
Edward O. Thorp amerikansk matematikar

Edward O. Thorp amerikansk matematiker

Edward O. Thorp matematico statunitense

Edward O. Thorp mathématicien américain

Edward O. Thorp US-amerikanischer Mathematiker

Edward Thorp Amerikaans wiskundige

Sayeret Matkal

Thorp, Edward 1932-

Thorp, Edward O.

Торп, Эдвард

소프, 에드워드 1932-

소프, 에드워드 O. 1932-

エドワード・オークリー・ソープ

ソープ, エドワード・O

爱德华·索普

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