Using stereotypes as an advantage

Posted to Statistics  |  Tags: ,  |  Nathan Yau

In 2004, Annie Duke won the World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions, taking home a prize of $2 million. She was the only woman at the final table and wasn’t expected to win, largely because she was a woman. In this short segment from NPR, Duke describes how she used gender stereotypes to her advantage, making her own generalizations for her opponents.

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