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William E. Walden,
an American mathemantician and computer scientist, in the 50s and 60s affiliated with the Los Alamos National Laboratory, the New Mexico State University, where he received his Ph.D. degree in 1964 under Edward O. Thorp, and the University of Omaha. Along with Thorp he co-authored A Favorable Side Bet in Nevada Baccarat in 1966 [1] [2] [3].


During the 50s, at Los Alamos National Laboratory around Stanislaw Ulam, Paul Stein and John Pasta, William Walden was involved in the development of the chess-playing program to play Los Alamos chess with the MANIAC I [4].

Selected Publications

External Links


  1. ^ Edward O. Thorp, William Walden (1966). A Favorable Side Bet in Nevada Baccarat. Journal of the American Statistical Association, Vol. 61, No. 314, Part 1
  2. ^ Review of “A Favorable Side Bet in Nevada Baccarat,” by Thorp and Walden | A.P. Heat!, November 6, 2013
  3. ^ Baccarat (card game) from Wikipedia
  4. ^ James Kister, Paul Stein, Stanislaw Ulam, William Walden, Mark Wells (1957). Experiments in Chess. Journal of the ACM, Vol. 4, No. 2
  5. ^ The Mathematics Genealogy Project - William Walden

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