Maria Konnikova

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Maria Konnikova

“I believe strongly in the power of poker to be a force for good in the world -- a way to make us into better decision makers, better thinkers, and better, stronger versions of ourselves. PokerStars is the company that most fully embodies my vision and values. It's an honor to represent them and to help them bring a fun, safe, supportive environment for poker, with all its beauty, to the public.”

  • USA

  • 2017

  • Tournament Poker

  • Writing, theater, hiking, eating good food and drinking good wine

ABOUT Maria Konnikova

Maria Konnikova is a New York Times bestselling author, speaker, television producer, podcaster and professional poker player. Born in Moscow, Maria’s family moved to Massachusetts when she was four years old. A natural writer, Maria produced her first work – a five-page story in Russian – at just five years of age. In fourth grade she wrote her very own play, and years later she would go on to study at Harvard, graduating with a BA in Psychology and Creative Writing.

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