posted Jul 25, 2012 10:00 AM by Derric Haynie

Quantum Poker

Quantum Mechanics is a branch of physics that deals with the behavior of matter and its interactions with energy on the scale of atoms and atomic particles.  In one particular thought experiment called Schrödinger's cat there is a situation in which a cat left in a box has been dealt a fate of either being alive or dead based on a random event.  While the experiment was never done, of course, there was an uncertainty about the state of the cat until it was observed.  In poker, we experience this uncertainty all the time when we are trying to figure out our opponents hole cards.  There are many different states their hole cards can be in and we will not be sure which hand they have until we observe it.  At that moment, the waves of possibilities collapse to particles and become known hole cards.  Unfortunately, all relevant (and valuable) decisions are always made before hole cards are exposed, meaning, throughout your decision-making process, you will always be guessing at the state of your opponents hole cards.  Until you have seen a hand, it is in a state of uncertainty just like Schrödinger's cat and you can only use observations to narrow down the likelihood of possible hands.

Quantum poker is the ability to completely understand poker by properly dissecting and interpreting all of the possible outcomes of a situation.  Imagine a complex puzzle with billions and billions of possibilities, in which, with each step forward, you are able to remove the outer layers of the puzzle to get a clearer understanding of how to solve it.  This is what occurs throughout a hand in poker.   There are many different starting scenarios and as each player makes their action the near-infinite possibilities collapse onto a much easier set of common situations that you will encounter frequently.  Understanding each experience, cataloguing it, and being able to recall it will get you closer to solving the puzzle that is the next hand you play.

posted Jul 23, 2012 1:02 PM by Derric Haynie

  I have added in the table of contents so that you can better understand all of the topics covered in the book.  Take a look on the page, let me know if you have any questions, and enjoy.

Officially Launched

posted Jul 10, 2012 6:21 PM by Derric Haynie   [ updated Jul 16, 2012 1:52 PM ]

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Today, July 10th 2012, marks the official launch date of Quantum Poker.  It took a few months to write, 3 months to edit, and 3 weeks to review and tidy up and we are good to go.  Read it, review it, email me questions or concerns, I am very happy to talk about the book and poker in general.  

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