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The Name Says It All

I hate the “… For Dummies Books” They have become so ubiquitous that I must confess to having one on my bookshelf (It was given to me. Just so we’re clear!). It infuriates me to no end that people spend money on books that say in the very title that they are completely dumbed down. […]

Here’s What Lawyers and Poker Players Have In Common: Interview with Steve Lubet

I’m not a lawyer, nor a poker player, and don’t even have much interest in these topics.  So I figured I would sooner win the World Series of Poker than enjoy Lawyer’s Poker: 52 Lessons that Lawyers Can Learn from Card Players (see Suber’s review).  But surprise, surprise.  It’s one of my favorite books this year!! So […]

PokerMoments transforms into The National Enquirer

Did Nicole Richie get breast augmentation?  What’s the scoop on Clay Aiken’s new hairstyle??  Is Pamela Anderson headed for a breakdown???  Well, we don’t know any of that, but here’s what secret we do know… As a follow up to our review on Bringing Down the House, the exciting book by Ben Mezrich about MIT […]

Poker and Philosophy: “Avoiding Seven Costly Thinking Errors in Poker” (Loss Aversion)

Suppose you had to pick one of the following two options: (A) A guaranteed $1,000,000 or (B) A %10 chance of getting $2,500,000, an %89 of getting $1,000,000, and a %1 chance of getting $0. Which option would you pick?

Book Review: “Bringing Down the House”

Here’s a good book for gambling fans – perhaps even as a stocking stuffer for your fellow gambling fans… “Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six MIT Students Who Took Vegas for Millions,” by Ben Mezrich.  It’s an exciting read, and gives you some sense from the “inside” of card counting, Vegas and […]

Poker and Philosophy: “Is it Bluffing when No One Sees you Blink?”

Is online poker really poker?  This question is one that David R. Koepsell considers and gives an answer to in his essay “Is it Bluffing when No One Sees you Blink”, one of the essays in the collection of essays called “Poker and Philosophy: Pocket Rockets and Philosopher Kings”, edited by Eric Bronson.  To see my comments about another […]

PokerMoments Interview with Aaron Brown, Author of The Poker Face of Wall Street.

A few months ago, I came across an article about The Poker Face of Wall Street, an interesting new book which says poker skills are good for the real world! Written by Aaron Brown, now at Morgan Stanley by way of Harvard, the book says all those late nights playing poker can serve you well in investing. I mentioned the book […]

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