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Gambling With an Edge - guest poker pro and author Maria Konnikova

Gambling With an Edge - guest poker pro and author Maria Konnikova

Our guest this week is Maria Konnikova. Maria is a PHD in psychology, and a best-selling author who decided to spend one year learning to play tournament poker from Eric Seidel, and write a book about it.  she did so well in one year that she turned pro.  Her book is "The Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win."We welcome your questions - send them to us at gamblingwithanedge@gmail.com, or you can find me at @RWM21 on Twitter or https://www.facebook.com/GamblingWithAnEdge.podcastClick to listen - Alt click to downloadShow Notes[00:00] Introduction of Maria Konnikova, author of The Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win[00:41] Excerpts of The Biggest Bluff are available online[01:31] Erik Seidel's mentoring[03:56] Psychological and mathematical foundations in poker[05:21] No-Limit Hold'em cash play and tournaments modeling[07:51] Processing and problem solving in poker hands[10:10] Meeting Erik's family[12:27] Playing poker after a year of mentoring[13:50] Being sheepish about sharing some mistakes[15:23] Getting tips from other poker pros[17:30] Maria's grandmother doesn't like gambling[20:38] Maria's life in 2020[21:19] Hiring a mental coach[24:29] Dealing with sexism at the poker table[27:46] Entering the Colossus[29:14] Are psychologists better at interpreting tells?[31:51] Remembering hands to discuss with Erik[33:53] South Point Casino July Promotions - "Spin to Win" earn up to four spins per day[35:35] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners[36:13] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training website and community, July bootcamps are available[36:52] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, Pro Membership includes Ultimate X and Quick Quads[37:53] Life lessons from poker[41:41] Migraines and poker[43:25] Does Maria have a favorite place to play poker?[45:44] Choosing a title[46:35] Writing about mistakes[48:25] Maria's husband is a saint[51:45] Maria's future plans[53:11] Maria's advice[54:08] Recommended: The Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win by Maria KonnikovaSponsored Links:SouthPointCasino.comPredictit.org/promo/edgeBlackjackApprenticeship.comVideoPoker.com/gwaeReferenced Links:NyTmes.com/2020/06/19/opinion/sunday/poker-bluffing-luck-skill.htmlFiveThirtyEight.com/features/the-hard-truth-of-poker-and-life-youre-never-due-for-good-cards/Recommended:The Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win by Maria Konnikova https://amzn.to/3i180On

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