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University of Helsinki Study: Good Poker Players “Keep Cool” Under Pressure

Posted on by RTR Dave

Poker is a game of big pots and wild swings. So you can’t blame a player for getting a little emotional when they hit a one-outer to stay alive in a tournament. But as research by the University of Helsinki suggests, you can’t let these emotions be too visible if you want to be a good player. Helsinki researchers recruited members of popular online poker forums to participate in their study. They then measured the players’ level of poker experience along with their HEXACO-PI-R personality traits. The latter refers to in-depth facets of Honesty-Humility (H), Emotionality (E), Extraversion (X), Agreeableness …

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