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Thorp, Edward O.

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Works: 25 works in 78 publications in 1 language and 2,230 library holdings
Genres: History  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Photographs  Chronology 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: GV1295.B55, 332.632042
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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 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beat the dealer : a winning strategy for the game of twenty-one by Edward O Thorp ( Book )
25 editions published between 1962 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A winning strategy for the game of twenty one (21). Card game basic strategy included
The Kelly capital growth investment criterion theory and practice by L. C MacLean ( )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 476 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 essentially different strategies. So most of the time, the Kelly bettor will have much more wealth than these other bettors but the Kelly strategy can lead to considerable losses a small percent of the time. There are ways to reduce this risk at the cost of lower expected final wealth using fractional Kelly strategies that blend the Kelly suggested wager with cash. The various classic reprinted papers and the new ones written specifically for this volume cover various aspects of the theory and practice of dynamic investing. Good and bad properties are discussed, as are fixed-mix and volatility induced growth strategies. The relationships with utility theory and the use of these ideas by great investors are featured
Breaking Vegas the true story of the M.I.T. Blackjack Team ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 298 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 )
5 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 288 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 74 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
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
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 )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
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
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
Physical prediction of roulette by Edward O Thorp ( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Edward O. Thorp's Real blackjack your personal partner and tutor ( )
1 edition published in 1990 and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Computer game which is an introduction to blackjack for beginners and intermediate players. Includes a built-in tutor
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
Albert Erskine papers by Albert Erskine ( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
There are numerous photographs of Random House authors, generally publicity shots, as well as snapshots of Katherine Anne Porter and Malcom Lowry
Backgammon : the optimal strategy for the pure running game by Edward O Thorp ( Book )
1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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