Living Philosophy

Sam Holden on Playing Professional Poker and Learning about Luck and Humility

April 20, 2021 Todd Mei / Sam Holden Season 1 Episode 7
Living Philosophy
Sam Holden on Playing Professional Poker and Learning about Luck and Humility
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Living Philosophy
Sam Holden on Playing Professional Poker and Learning about Luck and Humility
Apr 20, 2021 Season 1 Episode 7
Todd Mei / Sam Holden

Sam Holden is a former professional poker player who made his debut in 2011 by finishing 8th overall in the World Series of Poker Main Event. Several years after leaving the limelight of his profession, Sam explains how studying philosophy at university helped him to better understand the roles of luck, knowledge, and happiness in life. He is now owner of the Monument Pub in Canterbury, where he hopes to create a unique space for good food, drink, and conversation once the pandemic eases.

Living Philosophy is brought to you by Philosophy2u.com.

Host:
Dr Todd Mei

Music: www.bensound.com

Photo: Amanda Jones on Unsplash

Linked Related to this Episode:
What is existentialism? (https://youtu.be/xWriO6he8-M)
epistemology (https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/epistemology/)
existentialism (https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/existentialism/)
The Absurd (https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/camus/)
World Series of Poker (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Series_of_Poker)
The Monument Pub (https://themonumentcanterbury.com)

Show Notes

Sam Holden is a former professional poker player who made his debut in 2011 by finishing 8th overall in the World Series of Poker Main Event. Several years after leaving the limelight of his profession, Sam explains how studying philosophy at university helped him to better understand the roles of luck, knowledge, and happiness in life. He is now owner of the Monument Pub in Canterbury, where he hopes to create a unique space for good food, drink, and conversation once the pandemic eases.

Living Philosophy is brought to you by Philosophy2u.com.

Host:
Dr Todd Mei

Music: www.bensound.com

Photo: Amanda Jones on Unsplash

Linked Related to this Episode:
What is existentialism? (https://youtu.be/xWriO6he8-M)
epistemology (https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/epistemology/)
existentialism (https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/existentialism/)
The Absurd (https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/camus/)
World Series of Poker (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Series_of_Poker)
The Monument Pub (https://themonumentcanterbury.com)