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Poker and Life

Lessons from Poker for Life

Borrowed from the book: The Middle Zone: Mastering the Most Difficult Hands in Hold'em Poker by Annie Duke.


Less certainty. More inquiry.

That’s the thing about life:

While you can do what you do but in the end, some things remain stubbornly outside your control.

Poker is all about comfort with uncertainty, after all....It’s uncertainty about the “right” thing to do. The only certain thing is your thinking.

Things in our control are:

Things not in our control are:


Do we see ourselves as victims or victors?

The best players don’t need pocket aces to win. Everything is in how you perceive it.

Learn from Disaster

When it comes to learning: Triumph is the real foe; it’s Disaster that’s your teacher.


Pay attention!


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