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Nikolai Yakovenko

Nikolai Yakovenko

Nikolai Yakovenko, also known as "Googles," is originally from Moscow, Russia and is now a poker player and software developer who resides in Brooklyn, New York. After several years at Google New York working on ranking algorithms, he's been developing independent software projects ever since, while making both World Series of Poker and World Poker Tour final tables. Yakovenko also helped create the ABC Open-Face Chinese Poker iPhone app.


Nikolai Yakovenko Articles

2016 March
Poker and AI: Reporting from the 2016 Annual Computer Poker Competition
 
January
Hand Analysis: Fedor Holz Seizes the Initiative Against Steve O’Dwyer
 
2015 November
6-Max “Texas Hold’em Fold Up”: Poker Game or Slot Machine?
 
October
Artificial Intelligence and Hold’em, Part 3: No-Limit Hold’em, The Next Frontier
Artificial Intelligence and Hold’em, Part 2: Clustering & “Solving” Heads-Up Hold’em
Artificial Intelligence and Hold’em, Part 1: Counter-Factual Regret Minimization
 
September
Game Theory Optimal Solutions and Poker: A Few Thoughts
 
August
Teaching an Artificial Intelligence System to Play 2-7 Triple Draw
 
May
VIDEO: How to Set Your First Five Cards in Open-Face Chinese Poker
 
2014 December
2-7 Open-Face Chinese Poker Strategy Talk with Nikolai Yakovenko
How to Play Open-Face Chinese Poker with 2-7 in the Middle, or “Deuce Pineapple”
 
November
Nikolai Yakovenko on the State of Open-Face Chinese Poker, Part II
Nikolai Yakovenko on the State of Open-Face Chinese Poker, Part I
 
April
20 Rounds Part VI: Yakovenko's Step-by-Step Strategy Guide for Pineapple OFC Poker
20 Rounds Part VI: Yakovenko's Step-by-Step Strategy Guide for Pineapple OFC Poker
20 Rounds Part V: Yakovenko's Step-by-Step Strategy Guide for Pineapple OFC Poker
20 Rounds Part IV: Yakovenko's Step-by-Step Strategy Guide for Pineapple OFC Poker
20 Rounds Part III: Yakovenko's Step-by-Step Strategy Guide for Pineapple OFC Poker
20 Rounds Part II: Yakovenko's Step-by-Step Strategy Guide for Pineapple OFC Poker
20 Rounds Part I: Yakovenko's Step-by-Step Strategy Guide for Pineapple OFC Poker
 
2013 December
What Makes for a Good Open-Face Chinese Poker Tournament?
 
October
Spice Up Your Open-Face Chinese Poker Game by Adding a Pineapple Twist
 
September
How Much Luck and Skill/Edge Exists in a Game of Open-Face Chinese Poker? Part II
How Much Luck and Skill/Edge Exists in a Game of Open-Face Chinese Poker? Part I
 
August
Nikolai Yakovenko on the Strategy for the First-Five Cards in Open Face Chinese Poker