Should I put poker on my resume?

This is obviously not a matter of life or death, but do you guys think I should put texas holdem poker as one of my interests? I am an intermediate player, I think of the expected value of my hand and people's range, and play pretty tight aggressive. However, I don't really consider other statistics consciously and have only played very small stakes with friends, online, and in European casinos. I don't view poker as gambling, but others, such as my parents, may. I know for Aaron Brown from AQR poker was a gateway to finance and risk management. What is the worst that can happen, if I put it on my resume?

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Dec 13, 2017 - 10:29am

Sure.

Just always have good talking points for each part of your resume.

Poker is a good talking point for certain roles and be sure to emphasize how it relates to the role and what you have learned from it.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Apr 5, 2021 - 5:03am

I don't think poker can make you a millionaire. You have to have already a million to play poker seriously. However, I've heard about a lot of strategies to become a millionaire. Unfortunately, I'm not a millionaire and I don't even want to make a million in poker. Better to make a start-up or something like that. But, I often play an online casino like pkv games. I think such games are exciting and they really help you to improve your thinking and attention. I make a lot of money on online casino games, of course, I don't make a million $ but the money that I make on pkv games is pretty enough for me.

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Apr 8, 2021 - 5:14pm

JoanJhoness

I think all these games like poker, casino and etc. it's gambling.

Poker is a high skill game. Its not like putting Roulette, Craps on your resume. There is a behavioral psychology aspect to the sport. Yes, I said sport, they play it on ESPN. You don't see roulette on ESPN, do you?

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