What Are the Chances? Maria Konnikova’s Unexpected Poker Journey, and What She Learned

Sharp observers of human behavior have long been intrigued by poker, a game that consistently pits human biases against probabilistic thinking, with a little bit of luck sprinkled in. A few years ago, the writer and psychologist Maria Konnikova found herself drawn to the game, curious about what it might teach her about her own decision-making and biases. The answers to that question are in The Biggest Bluff, Konnikova’s recently published account of her successful attempt to go from novice to professional poker player and document her lessons along the way. ….[READ]