Optiver Poker Tournament

Please note: this event is open for all students in their second year or higher. 

Curious how it feels to play poker with the best? It is time to test your bluffing skills during the online Optiver Poker Tournament. On the 11th of May, you will get the opportunity to play poker with ex-professional poker players that work at Optiver! You do not need to know the poker rules to participate, there will be an explanation before the start. Can you beat Optiver’s traders? Join us at the Optiver poker tournament and enjoy pizza, an online poker tournament and a Q&A with traders.

The event will be online, and is open for all students in their second year or higher. You will be selected based on the first-come, first-served principle. So make sure to subscribe as soon as possible! Subscriptions are open until Monday the 3rd of May at 23:59!

Full Schedule:
17:00 – 17:30 Presentation 
17:30 – 17:45 Preparing your pizza (you will need an oven for this!)
17:45 – 18:00 Explanation on poker 
18:00 – 18:30 Having dinner 
18:30 – 20:30 Poker Tournament

You will receive a free pizza at home with some drinks and bites! 

About Optiver

Optiver is a leading global market maker operating from offices in Amsterdam, Chicago, Sydney, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taipei, London and Singapore. We continuously refine and optimize our proprietary trading strategies and algorithms to accurately price those instruments. We have offices in Amsterdam, Sydney, Chicago, Shanghai and the UK. 

Through cutting-edge pricing, execution and risk management coupled with its belief that fair competition delivers the best outcome for all investors, the firm provides liquidity to financial markets using its own capital, at its own risk, trading a wide range of products: listed derivatives, cash equities, ETFs, bonds and foreign currencies. Its independence allows it to objectively improve the markets by pioneering its own trading strategies and systems using sophisticated technology. Outside of its core business of market making, Optiver makes select strategic investments into innovative, growing businesses that are relevant to the firm and shares its principles of ensuring fair, transparent and efficient markets that serves all market participants.


If you are currently looking for a part-time job next to your study, and enjoyed the event, feel free to check out our Trading Analyst role.