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115 Post author: Yvain 27 October 2009 12:45AM

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Comment author: Mycroft65536 28 October 2009 01:16:43AM 11 points [-]

Mike Caro, a poker player, writes about this sort of behavior. The idea here is that people psychologically want to do a little above the median each day. They work late to get up to normal money, and quit early when they do well. Whereas optimal behavior is the opposite.