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The Biggest Bluff – How to Pay Attention, Take Control and Master the Odds

Maria Konnikova in conversation with Hannah MacInnes

59 mins watch time

Posted August 2020

Psychology

Psychologist Maria Konnikova had never played poker before when she approached Erik Seidel – Poker Hall of Fame inductee – and asked him to be her mentor. Yet Seidel’s guidance led to epiphanies about more than just gambling. She found that poker teaches you to accept luck for what it is and separate the things which can be controlled from those that can’t. With its lessons in human behaviour, poker can help us to make better decisions in life, not just cards.