The Mental Game of Poker

The Mental Game of Poker

#45 - Jennifer Shahade

Today on The Mental Game of Poker Podcast I had a great discussion with Jennifer Shahade who is a poker player and ambassador for PokerStars. She is also a chess champion and author, who recently presented a TED talk about understanding decision maki ... read moreng in chess and poker. I’ve worked with elite performers in a variety of fields like poker, golf, billiards and trading. One discipline that I’ve always found fascinating is chess, for a number of reasons. First of all, when you study performance, chess comes up a lot, it is used a lot to prove points about the role of hard work vs talent. I also find chess very interesting because it is a strategic, mental game, like poker. But unlike poker, variance doesn’t play a part. That’s why I was excited to talk with Jennifer. Here are a few things we discuss - decision-making, tilt in poker and chess, how she's promoting poker to chess players.
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