#89: Poker And The Psychology Of Uncertainty With Maria Konnikova

Embrace your inner poker mastermind On this week s episode we are chatting with Maria Konnikova New York Times best-selling author journalist and professional poker player After years of solely focusing on her writing Maria picked up poker while using her background in psychology to assist her in mastering the game Today we ll talk about how Maria got interested in poker and how she was able to become a poker champion We ll also discuss different psychological mindsets how to make the best decisions the importance of failure and more Social Media Follow YAP on IG www instagram com youngandprofiting Reach out to Hala directly at Hala YoungandProfiting com Follow Hala on Linkedin www linkedin com in htaha Follow Hala on Instagram www instagram com yapwithhala Check out our website to meet the team view show notes and transcripts www youngandprofiting com Timestamps 03 36 – How Maria First Got Interested in Poker 06 20 – Explanation of Game Theory 08 29 – Story Behind Maria s Poker Coaching 12 23 – How Psychology Lends Itself to Poker 14 13 – Maria s Fascination with Sherlock Holmes and His Message 19 51 – System Watson vs System Holmes 22 15 – The Brain Attic Metaphor 27 15 – Memory Training Tips 30 05 – Why Maria Decided to Write a Book About Luck 32 33 – Reason to Separate the Decision Process From the Outcome 36 23 – Illusion of Control and How it Affects our Outcomes 38 33 – Importance of Skill in the Long Term 40 50 – How Maria Learned to Embrace Failure 43 37 – Concept of Tilting and How to Stay Calm 46 13 – Tips on How to Read People s Emotions 50 35 – Overcoming Social Stereotypes on the Poker Table 53 14 – Maria s Secret to Profiting in Life Mentioned in the Show Maria s Newest Book The Biggest Bluff https www mariakonnikova com books the-biggest-bluff Maria s Website mariakonnikova com Maria s Twitter https twitter com mkonnikova Maria s Instagram https www instagram com grlnamedmaria Click here to visit this podcast episode