Dive deeper into some of poker’s hottest and most interesting topics this fall, as some of the biggest names in the game joined me for Real Talk, exclusively on PokerGO. Hosting a show such as Real Talk has always been a dream of mine, and in the coming weeks, I will highlight each specific episode to present you with can’t-miss content that will widen your understanding on a number of players, their lifestyles, and thought processes.

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Art vs. Science

The game of poker is often described as ‘The Ultimate Equalizer.’ If you have what it takes to play, whether it’s a kitchen-table home game or the World Series of Poker Main Event, you measure yourself against the others at the table. When it comes to being successful in the game though, certain personality traits and characteristics are often referenced as ‘must-haves’ and ‘requirements’.

But do you really need to be a math wizard with a fascination for numbers to become a good poker player?

On this episode of Real Talk, I’m joined by two highly successful poker players in Liv Boeree and Melanie Weisner, with highly contrasting backgrounds. Boeree, graduating with a Science degree from the University of Manchester, gets deep into the numbers and quantifying a plethora of things in life that wouldn’t cross the minds of many people, while on the other hand, Weisner studied vocal performance at New York University before diving into poker.

Weisner currently balances her life as a poker player by directing plays while Boeree just gave a Ted Talk in Manchester about probability. Dive into this episode of Real Talk now and listen to these two bright minds talk about how both the arts and the sciences can learn from poker and all its intricacies, and vice versa.

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Liv Boeree, Melanie Weisner