I have two distinct lives. One in the trenches of low-budget film and television, the other in professional gambling. Because of the feast-or-famine nature of show business I need a reliable income... gambling. So here you will read about both worlds. Enjoy!



Thursday, June 25, 2020

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.

podcast
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Show 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

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[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 Konnikova


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Referenced Links:
NyTmes.com/2020/06/19/opinion/sunday/poker-bluffing-luck-skill.html
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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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