This ‘New Yorker’ Writer Entered a Poker Competition For Research – and Won Big

This ‘New Yorker’ Writer Entered a Poker Competition For Research – and Won Big

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Maria Konnikova, a writer for the New Yorker, announced last year that she was attempting to delve into the world of professional poker. As a new poker player, her motivation was writing a book about her experiences, but turns out the book is on hold because Konnikova is simply just too good at poker.   In her first tournament, the now-former-writer won nearly $60,000. She won an additional $86,400 after winning the PCA National.    “PCA was the moment where everything kind of came together,” said Konnikova. “I’m learning and it’s sticking and I’m playing well. It’s a really wonderful feeling …