There’s always another dimension to growth. The score, the dollars in our bank account, a lot of that takes care of itself if we can bring that presence to everything we do.CHRIS SPARKS
A Poker Pro and a Smash Bros Melee. Player Walk Into a Bar…
Today I’m joined by Chris Sparks (@SparksRemarks). Chris Sparks is a professional poker player with over 2 million hands of poker under his belt. He is also the founder of Forcing Function, a consulting company which teaches clients how to make better decisions. Together we discuss decision making, intuition, strategy, adaptation, eastern philosophy, determinism, consciousness and video games (of all things), artificial intelligence and art, and more.
0:00 – Intro
1:30 – “Poker is an incomplete information game”
7:00 – Chris Sparks psychoanalyzes himself
10:00 – Predicting with incomplete information
12:00 – Consciousness and video games
15:00 – Poker and A.I
22:00 – Poker and Smash Bros. Melee
32:00 – Adaptation
35:00 – Does studying games atrophy intuition?
38:00 – Player archetypes
45:00 – Games imitate life
54:00 – Improvement
57:00 – Pressure
1:01:00 – Common mistakes of poker players
1:04:00 – Philosophy: Eastern and Western (and PPMD)
1:14:00 – Free will
1:17:00 – Man vs machine, creativity and the divine
1:27:00 – Robots, the future, WWIII
1:33:00 – Death, failure, inconvenient truths
1:36:00 – Skill > self-esteem
1:38:00 – Peter Senge and Robert Fritz
1:41:00 – What does Chris Sparks enjoy most about being alive?
Cheers to your good health,
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