Saturday, May 21, 2016

Quote of the Day (Vanessa Selbst, on the 1st Generation of Online Poker Players)

“We were the first generation of online players, the first really good poker players. Most of the poker pros in the past were these rough-and-tumble guys that didn’t have a great opportunity in their lives who were like, ‘I don’t see myself having a traditional career, so I’m going out to try my luck in Vegas.’ They're not these nerdy math guys and girls who were sitting at home or at college with plenty of options but who then started making a lot of money by doing statistical analyses. That’s a different generation and that’s where we were.”— Vanessa Selbst quoted in in Stephen Foley, “Lunch with the FT: Vanessa Selbst—Triumph of the Nerdy Math Girl,” The Financial Times, Dec. 12-13, 2015

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