MIND GAMES: What Poker Can Teach Us About Luck, Skill, and Ourselves

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By The Next Big Idea Club / Wondery

MIND GAMES: What Poker Can Teach Us About Luck, Skill, and Ourselves

Tuesday, 1 September

You have to play with the hand you’re dealt. At least that’s what we’re always told. But is it really true? How much of what we achieve in life is the product of our pluck and guile, and how much is just dumb luck? To find out, New Yorker writer Maria Konnikova dropped everything and joined the pro poker tour. The lessons were not what she expected.

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