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PCA & TED X: Bahamas to Baltimore February 4, 2014

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2014 began with my yearly trip to the Bahamas for the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. A couple weeks before the event, I decided to play in the Main Event, rather than focus on my favorite new game, Open Face Pineapple. The PCA Main was technically my highest buyin ever, $300 more than the World Series of Poker Main.

In my PokerStars blog “Count His Stack First”, I wrote about my experience of going super deep in the event, ultimately coming in 31st place for 43,000.


Immediately after returning from the PCA, I headed to Saint Louis for some chess classes and promotion of the Queen Within (see a good video piece on it here).

Then it was time to cure my glossophobia forever; Ted X Baltimore! I spoke to a crowd of about 1000 on chess, decision trees and poker. I’ll post the video here when it lands on TED X. For now, you can find it at the livestream link. (Stream A, 49:10). Thanks to Gretchen and Mike of Code-in-the-Schools for connecting me with the opportunity.

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