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The Biggest Bluff

How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win

Maria Konnikova

How a New York Times bestselling author and New Yorker contributor parlayed a strong grasp of the science of human decision-making and a woeful ignorance of cards into a life-changing run as a professional poker player, under the wing of a legend of the gameIt's true that Maria Konnikova had never actually played poker before and didn't even know t...
Publish Date
June 23
Goodreads rating
Dec 09, 2020
The Biggest Bluff – fascinating read on control, chance, and how the psychology of poker illuminates the art of thriving through uncertainty, from the endlessly insightful @mkonnikova      source
Dec 07, 2020
This week, I'm sharing a short daily video about my favorite books of 2020. First up . . . The Biggest Bluff by @mkonnikova.      source
Jul 01, 2020
If you want to read a really smart book, by a really smart woman, who’s doing something really unusual, read #TheBiggestBluff by @mkonnikova. She’s a professional poker player with a PHD. C’mon. That’s cool.      source
The best depiction yet of the game I love.      source
Aug 22, 2020
Along with "The Biggest Bluff" by @mkonnikova, @colsonwhitehead's terrific book "The Noble Hustle" has inspired me to want to learn to play poker. Wish me luck.      source
Feb 02, 2020
Just finished @mkonnikova brilliant new book, so well done. I think it will have wide appeal, but also a must read for any poker player. Here’s the link to preorder:      source
Jul 31, 2020
Just finished "The Biggest Bluff" by @mkonnikova. I'm a fan of all of Maria's writing, and this was fantastic--best poker book I ever read, but also one of the best books on the psychology of decision-making. Tons of fun too.      source
Dec 12, 2020
12. The Biggest Bluff by Maria Konnikova. A gripping book about a novice becoming a pro-poker player but also an excellent meditation on how mastering our irrational beliefs about chance and risk can make us more effective in any endeavour.      source