People who play poker are generally considered to be the smartest people in any room, but that should win out to professional players, but how educated is the best?
English pro Liv Boeree is a smart cookie and the 36-year-old is known for his first degree in physics and astrophysics at the University of Manchester.
Boeree claims to be one of the best in the WSOP and EPT ranks, adding to the nearly $ 4 million prize pool.
He is not the first poker player to show a serious smart card. Finally, Andy Bloch, who won the WSOP bracelet in 2012, started playing poker 20 years ago.
Bloch, a two-year university graduate with a world-renowned degree in electrical engineering from MIT and then a doctorate in law from Harvard, is the equivalent of almost everyone in the brain stake.
While studying in Massachusetts, Blot was part of the prestigious MIT blackjack team and used card counting techniques to win.
Later, in online casinos, we introduced continuous mixing machines to prevent such sophisticated and talented people from bankrupting the bank.
Bill Chen was another winner of the WSOP bracelet, which can draw his home on paper with a certificate and diploma, and earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, physics and computer science in St. Louis.
Chen later earned a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of California and will continue as co-author of “Poker Mathematics.”
Chris Jesus Ferguson was a man who studied as much as he did in everything else, following in his parents’ footsteps as the winner of a major event in 2000.
Both Mom and Dad earned doctorates in math, but Chris did better and added a Ph.D. in computer science to UCLA’s dual Masters in Mathematics and Computer Science.
Barry Greenstein had a similar opinion to Ferguson, but he did not get a bachelor’s degree in computer science, but a doctorate. In his famous book, Professor, Banker and Suicide King, Michael Craig described Greenstein as playing too much poker to spend time graduating.
Annie Duke, the sister of Howard Lederer, a professor of the same rank, was another infamous and highly intelligent poker expert.
Duke majored in English and psychology in Colombia before moving on to cognitive psychology, but switched to poker after his marriage.
Lawyer degree is very popular among poker professionals, and Vanessa Selbst, the most successful female tournament player of all time, has her profession from Yale.
Another Vanessa, this time Vanessa Rousseau, took 14 years to complete, but it was not mental retardation that delayed her.
He first graduated from Duke University with a degree in political science in two and a half years in the shortest possible time – Rousseau dropped out of law school to play poker.
With several successes under his belt, Rousseau signed to PokerStars. Finally, he graduated in 2018 with a degree in law.
Mathematics and solvers will become more prominent in the game, and wannabe will have to play an unprecedented role in poker life, so in a few years it will be interesting to see how the new generation adapts to the wisdom of poker. legend!