Elena Stover has a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience, and her studies focused on risk and decision-making, so when she decided not to pursue a career in academia, poker was a natural fit for her. We talk to Elena about her research, how it informs her thinking about on and off the felt, the short-comings of academia, her gradual transition into poker, her post-Black Friday life as a poker nomad, and more!
Plus, in our strategy segment, we discuss playing Kings when that dreaded Ace turns.
Elena plays on PokerStars as “thegroupie”, which is also her Twitter handle. Her blog contains a number of well-written trip reports, plus links to pieces she’s written for the PokerStars blog and Bluff magazine.
Thanks to Dara O’Kearney for suggesting such a great guest!
$1 tournament on PokerStars
Hero has 12K, one V has 8K, other two cover
UTG, U1, and U2 limp, Hero in HJ raises to 1200 with KK, first two call, last one folds
4620 in pot
*** FLOP *** [9d 7c 4c]
Hero: bets 3000
slavik199208: calls 3000
glushchenkom: calls 3000
*** TURN *** [9d 7c 4c] [Ah]
*** RIVER *** [9d 7c 4c Ah] [6s]
glushchenkom: bets 8400