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Jul 05 2015

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A Month of Preview: Genius Gambler

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This month’s theme is “Genius: Be an Inventor.” Unfortunately for me, no genius source of inspiration came readily, until I stopped wracking my brain for ways to make something original and new.

I’m going to try to borrow from one of the oldest tropes associated with “The Genius” – as someone who games the system, who walks away with a suitcase of money. The card counting trope was popularized by the book and movie 21, where a crack team of fiercely smart and fiercely cocky MIT students slam a string of casinos with The Power of Math.

Why not do the same? Despite the fact that I’ve never been to a casino, I shouldn’t have any difficulty replicating their success.

Come find out how me and my crack genius team does at a nearby casino this upcoming show!

We encourage you to come share your stories at the live show! If you post a story about the task in the comments here, you get into the show for free.

A Month Of
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Wed July 8th 7:30-10:00
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Bonnie Fan

Bonnie can be found staring too intently out the window on the red line, trying to play along to "Down by the Riverside" at Old Town jams, or perfecting a left hook to the smell of sugar cookies above Dulcelandia pi├▒ata store.

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