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Maria Konnikova is a journalist. She’s written two New York Times best sellers. One about con artists and having the confidence to get away something. The other is about how detectives think. But now she’s immersed in poker (for her next book). And making big money (she made $200,000 in her first year playing). That WAS NOT the plan. She wanted to write a book about luck. Now, she’s on her way to play in the world series. She taught me about “game theory,” which is “when you look at the world like a game, where everyone has certain payoffs for certain decisions,” she said.
Links and Resources
The Confidence Game: Why We Fall for It . . . Every Time by Maria Konnikova
Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes by Maria Konnikova
My interview with Josh Foer
Doyle Bronson who said he could win without looking at his cards
My interview Anders k. Ericson, author of “Peak” and the founder of the 10,000 hour rule
Every Hand Revealed by Gus Hansen
Poker Go (a site to watch poker)
Run It Once (poker strategy site)
Joseph Conrad (polish writer)
The story of the Polgar sisters
Chess: 5334 Problems, Combinations and Games by László Polgár and Bruce Pandolfini
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