3 Lessons On Decision-Making From A Poker Champion | TED

3 Lessons On Decision-Making From A Poker Champion | TED


Is it better to be lucky or good? Should we trust our gut feelings or rely on probabilities and careful analysis when making important decisions?

In this quick TED talk, professional poker player Liv Boeree shares three strategies she's learned from the game and how we can apply them to real life.

A television presenter with a background in astrophysics, Liv Boeree is also one of the most successful poker players of all time. With total tournament winnings of more than $2.9m, she joins some of the best known poker faces in the world as an ambassador of PokerStars.

As of November 2015, has been ranked as the Number #1 female player on the Global Poker Index. She recently co-founded Raising for Effective Giving, an organisation which encourages poker players to donate at least 2% of their winnings to highly effective charities.

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Originally from Kent in England, Liv Boeree is one of the most successful female poker players of all time, with over $3 million in live tournament earnings. She previously studied at the University of Manchester, achieving a first-class degree in Astrophysics, as well as being in demand as a model and TV presenter on a range of different shows.