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When Geeks Took Over Poker

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Tim Harford tells the story of Chris Ferguson, who applied game theory to poker and won, big time. But as Ferguson would find out, there's always a bigger game.

Tim Harford tells the story of a geek called Jesus.

Chris "Jesus" Ferguson applied game theory to poker and won. Big time.

He became a star, albeit a geek star "whose idea of a trick was to throw a card in a way that sliced through vegetables, whose idea of fun was swing dancing and who even in his forties as a millionaire lived with his mum and dad".

But, as Ferguson would find out, there's always a bigger game.

Producer: Adele Armstrong.

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Mon 18 Feb 2013 18:15

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