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When she started research for her book on luck and control, Maria Konnikova had no idea of the surprising path this project would take her on… She studied psychology at Harvard and got her PhD from Columbia University – who would have guessed that she would turn poker professional? Certainly not her grandmother!

What started off as a psychology book project turned into winning the internationally televised PokerStars Caribbean Adventure tournament and a Team Pro deal from PokerStars and eight months of full-time tournament play…

Maria went from having zero experience or interest in poker to becoming a professional in an impressively short amount of time. It takes commitment, self-awareness, and simply putting in the hours to achieve proficiency (and mastery) in anything you want to accomplish. Listen to this episode to hear Maria’s incredible success story…

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