Apostolico talks poker at Penn

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The Global Poker Strategic Thinking Society chapter at the University of Pennsylvania will host a discussion on the bridging of poker and successful business strategies today featuring David Apostolico.

Apostolico is a former Wall Street lawyer who found that the principles he'd learned at the poker table worked well in his professional life as well.

Now he is the author of poker books such as Tournament Poker and the Art of War, Machiavellian Poker Strategy and his latest, Poker Strategies for a Winning Edge in Business. He will be discussing this latest book and its real-world implications during today's talks at the University of Pennsylvania.

"We're looking forward to learning from Mr. Apostolico's unique combination of corporate and pro poker experience," said Daniel Axelsen, student and president of the University of Pennsylvania GPSTS chapter. "He has a highly informed sense of how poker simulates behaviors in the boardroom and at the negotiations table."

The discussion is sponsored by Penn's GPSTS chapter as part of an ongoing series of forums, summits and speaking engagements by some of the top poker experts and players in the world.

"The GPSTS believes that poker teaches and sharpens important life skills, making poker more than merely a fun game," said the organization in a press release.

The GPSTS is dedicated to forming chapters on college and university campuses that share the poker strategic thinking philosophy, staging strategic poker matches between chapters and schools, hosting conferences and seminars that explore the strategic thinking inherent in poker and exploring new ways to use poker as an education tool.

After Apostolico's presentation, there will be a question-and-answer session followed by a demonstration poker game.

The discussion is open to the public and will take place in the Wharton School's Huntsman Hall, Room G50, at 6 p.m. (EST).

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