1. Introduction to Poker Theory
Mason Malmuth was born and raised in Coral Gables, Florida. He was immediately fascinated by the games, and gambling became his major interest. After arriving in California he discovered that poker was legal and began playing in some of the public cardrooms as well as taking periodic trips to Las Vegas where he would play both poker and blackjack.
In he went to work for the Northrop Corporation as a mathematician and moved to Los Angeles where he could conveniently pursue his interest in poker in the large public cardrooms in Gardena, Bell Gardens, and Commerce. In he left his job with the Northrop Corporation to begin a career as both a full-time gambler and a gambling writer.
He has had over articles published in various magazines and is the author or co-author of 15 books. These include Gambling Theory and Other Topics , where he tries to demonstrate why only a small number of people are highly successful at gambling.
In this book he introduces the reader to the concept of non-self weighting strategies and explains why successful gambling is actually a balance of luck and skill. All of them are considered the definitive works on these games.
These books are recognized as the best in their field and are thoroughly studied by those individuals who take gambling seriously. At the time of this writing, it contains approximately forums including several foreign languages as well as English where as many as 25, posts per day appear.
The web site gets up to 60, unique visitors a day and sometimes even more , , visits a day, 1.