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Education through the poker game
I know there are, worldwide, some efforts in this direction. Perhaps in the United States this is a worn subject. But here in Brazil the culture of this game is still very early, there is no initiative to teach poker to people who have no intention of going pro.
I would like to discuss here the benefits of using poker in formal school education. Poker is a very complex sport, that to be well played, requires use of statistics, probability, psychology to the interpretation of adverse actions, financial management and emotional control.
Taught with the right focus and based on a well planned pedagogy, seems to be an activity more constructive than, for example, the chess - long used in schools.
There was a high-level poker pro at TED, Rafe Furst, but not currently found his profile. He could give quality information on this subject.
I wonder also what can be negative in teaching poker in schools.