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Thorp, Edward O.

Overview
Works: 36 works in 118 publications in 4 languages and 3,211 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Biography  Autobiographies  Documentary television programs  Chronologies  History 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Editor
Classifications: GV1295.B55, 795.42
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Edward O Thorp
Elementary probability by Edward O Thorp( Book )

15 editions published between 1965 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beat the dealer: a winning strategy for the game of twenty-one: a scientific analysis of the world-wide game known variously as blackjack, twenty-one, vingt-et-un, pontoon, or van-john by Edward O Thorp( Book )

34 editions published between 1962 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 364 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
Beat the market; a scientific stock market system by Edward O Thorp( Book )

6 editions published between 1967 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Breaking Vegas : the true story of the M.I.T. Blackjack Team( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 278 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 dealer: a winning strategy for the game of twenty-one; a scientific analysis of the world-wide game known variously as blackjack, twenty-one, vingt-et-un, pontoon or Van John by Edward O Thorp( Book )

6 editions published between 1962 and 1972 in English and held by 121 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 75 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 Gambling Times guide to blackjack by Stanley Roberts( Book )

3 editions published between 1984 and 1995 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 17 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 16 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
A winning bet in Nevada baccarat by Edward O Thorp( Book )

1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Compact linear operators in normed spaces by Edward O Thorp( )

1 edition published in 1958 in English and held by 3 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

Dīrā o yattsukero by Edward O Thorp( Book )

3 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in French and Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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)
Dīrā o yattsukero( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Japanese 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

A man for all markets : from Las Vegas to Wall Street, how I beat the dealer and the market by Edward O Thorp( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The incredible true story of the card-counting mathematics professor who taught the world how to beat the dealer and, as the first of the great quantitative investors, ushered in a revolution on Wall Street. A child of the Great Depression, legendary mathematician Edward O. Thorp invented card counting, proving the seemingly impossible: that you could beat the dealer at the blackjack table. As a result he launched a gambling renaissance. His remarkable success--and mathematically unassailable method--caused such an uproar that casinos altered the rules of the game to thwart him and the legions he inspired. They barred him from their premises, even put his life in jeopardy. Nonetheless, gambling was forever changed. Thereafter, Thorp shifted his sights to "the biggest casino in the world": Wall Street. Devising and then deploying mathematical formulas to beat the market, Thorp ushered in the era of quantitative finance we live in today. Along the way, the so-called godfather of the quants played bridge with Warren Buffett, crossed swords with a young Rudy Giuliani, detected the Bernie Madoff scheme, and, to beat the game of roulette, invented, with Claude Shannon, the world's first wearable computer. Here, for the first time, Thorp tells the story of what he did, how he did it, his passions and motivations, and the curiosity that has always driven him to disregard conventional wisdom and devise game-changing solutions to seemingly insoluble problems. An intellectual thrill ride, replete with practical wisdom that can guide us all in uncertain financial waters, A Man for All Markets is an instant classic--a book that challenges its readers to think logically about a seemingly irrational world
 
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Beat the dealer: a winning strategy for the game of twenty-one: a scientific analysis of the world-wide game known variously as blackjack, twenty-one, vingt-et-un, pontoon, or van-johnBeat the dealer: a winning strategy for the game of twenty-one; a scientific analysis of the world-wide game known variously as blackjack, twenty-one, vingt-et-un, pontoon or Van John
Alternative Names
Edward O. Thorp amerikansk matematikar

Edward O. Thorp amerikansk matematiker

Edward O. Thorp matemático estadounidense

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.

Thorp, Edward Oakley

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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Beat the dealer: a winning strategy for the game of twenty-one; a scientific analysis of the world-wide game known variously as blackjack, twenty-one, vingt-et-un, pontoon or Van JohnThe Kelly capital growth investment criterion : theory and practiceThe Gambling Times guide to blackjack