PokerStars has signed Maria Konnikova as a brand ambassador. Konnikova rose to prominence on the live poker circuit over the past year, having gone from novice to poker professional in just fourteen months.

in January 2017 Konnikova set out to write a book called The Biggest Bluff to document her experience as a “year-in-the-life” on the live poker pro circuit. Poker Hall of Fame inductee Eric Seidel was her mentor.