When Maria Konnikova originally approached Erik Seidel, world champion and Poker Hall of Fame inductee, to be her mentor, she had never played poker. With a PhD in psychology, Konnikova’s primary interest in poker was to learn about human behavior. The New York Times bestselling author of The Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself and Win, not only learned about human nature by playing the game, she learned many valuable lessons about herself which contribute to her ongoing success in poker and life. Konnikova is now a professional poker player with over $500,000 in career earnings.

Konnikova took a break from the EPTParis tournament in February to share her insights with me about how she applies psychology to help her win at poker and life.

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