The love and passion for poker for Maria Konnikova began when she was undergoing many tragic and unfortunate events in her life. Maria is a writer and author and has written many popular books. But due to unforeseen events, she lost her tracks. She overcame all her tragedies and became a poker star. She said at one of the Poker Stars events that when you have a good health and things are going smoothly in life, that’s when one realizes how lucky they are. During her tough times, she began to read about chance and luck without knowing where it would lead to.
This is when she began to read about poker and became a professional poker player. She decided to learn the game from scratch from her tutor Eric Seidel. When she met him for the first time, she had no idea about the number of cards present in a deck. Well, she did have her share of struggles and sadness and now she has become a professional poker player and enjoys the game. Maria has a plan to write about her experience and observations on life as a poker player and the lessons one can learn from the game.