Optiver Poker Tournament

* Please note: this event is open for second year students and higher *


Curious how it feels to Poker with the best? On the 7h of May 2018, you get the opportunity to poker with ex-professional poker players that work at Optiver! Can you beat Optiver’s traders?
The Tournament will be held in Amsterdam on the 7th of May and the event is open for both Dutch and international students who are in their Bachelor-2, Bachelor-3, pre-Master or Master phase of their study Econometrics. The event will start at 16:00 at Optiver Amsterdam. You will be selected based on the first-come, first-served principle.
Do not worry if you are not too confident playing poker. For those who drop out during the tournament there will be the oppurtunity to play board games, table tennis, pool or play station with Optiver employees!

Full Schedule:
16:00 – 16:30 Introduction 
16:30 – 16:50 Tour Trading Floor
16:50 – 17:00 Gathering in new Plaza and drinks
17:00 – 20:00 Poker Tournament
20:00 – 20:30 Round off, hand out price and have a last drink

Dinners and drinks will be included in the event!

About Optiver:

Over thirty years ago, Optiver started business as a single trader on the floor of Amsterdam’s European Options Exchange. Today, we are a leading global electronic market maker, focused on pricing, execution and risk management. We provide liquidity to financial markets using our own capital, at our own risk, trading a wide range of products: from listed derivatives, cash equities, ETFs and bonds to foreign exchange. Our independence allows us to objectively improve the markets and provide efficiencies for market participants.
With 1000 Optiverians globally in Amsterdam, Chicago, Shanghai and Sydney our diverse team is united by our mission to improve the market. Thriving in a high performance environment, we pioneer our own trading strategies and systems using clean code and sophisticated technology. The technical challenges that this fast environment presents is what really motivates and challenges people at Optiver. To help us achieve what we want to attract, develop and empower top talent with a down to earth mentality, in order to sustain our future.
What really sets Optiver apart from other companies is its openness, honesty and our colleagues. People have very strong opinions, but they are also open to listen and to change their mind if the facts presented by others have more value. The team shares the same goal, meaning that we are all pulling in the same direction and you as an individual care about how the person next to you is doing their job.

How would you explain trading to a friend? Wall Street, staring at screens and pushing buttons? The reality is, there is more to Trading than you think. Hands-on experience is the best way to learn and that is exactly what we provide during our events.