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About Jared Tendler

Jared Tendler, MS, is the leading expert in the mental game of poker. He's coached some of the top players in poker and over 200 players from around the world.

The Mental Game of Poker


Get insights into your game, and share your insight with other players. Post a question directly for Jared and get advice about issues like tilt, confidence, focus, motivation, dealing with variance, and more.

The Mental Game Podcast


Tune in as I take the airwaves to help listeners strengthen this critical part of their game. A wide range of interesting guests have come on the show including high stakes players Phil Hellmuth, Lex Veldhuis, Gavin Griffin, Phil Galfond and others. Guests also include some of you. That’s right, listeners have been on the [...]

The Mental Game of Poker 2


Imagine the edge you would have if you could consistently Play Poker In The Zone In the zone you make all the right decisions, instinctively know when to bluff, and are unfazed by a losing hand. You’re locked in and feel unbeatable. It’s shocking how many poker players stumble into this elusive state of mind. [...]

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The mental game of poker is steadily becoming the place more and more players are taking seriously to gain a real edge as the games get tougher.  At you’ll find a growing source for the best instruction on tilt control, dealing with variance, motivation issues, playing more tables & hours, confidence problems, fears of failing or moving up in stakes, and more.  Find answers in my recent articles, blog posts and instructional videos. If you don’t, post a question for me in the Mental Game Forum or join conversations with other players.  For those interested in private coaching you can also find information on my coaching program and read testimonials from a growing list of mental masters winning more money, becoming better players and enjoying poker and their lives more. Thanks for dropping by, Jared  Read More

From the Blog

Interview with Jake Cody

My guest today on the Mental Game of Poker Podcast is the youngest ever Triple Crown winner Jake Cody. He won an EPT, WPT and WSOP title in an 18-month period. Rarely does someone become a true overnight success. Instead, we see someone young like Jake come along, take the poker world by storm and assume he got lucky. But, you’ll be surprised at how much work went into getting Jake to the level of winning majors like the EPT. In this show you will discover: How Jake dealt with,... 

Positive Poker with Daniel Negreanu

My guest today on The Mental Game of Poker Podcast needs no introduction. Daniel Negreanu is one of the most famous and most successful poker players on the planet. It is always interesting to delve into the mind of an elite performer, but I am particularly interested in Daniel because in recent years he has made a public commitment to self-improvement. This seemingly has had a big positive correlation with his poker results. This is perhaps the most self-help focused podcast I have done,... 

Interview with Paul “Vulcans” Ratchford

My latest guest on the Mental Game of Poker Podcast is Paul “Vulcans” Ratchford. He’s a prolific coach for and is author of a new book “Exploitive No Limit Holdem.” Before Paul entered the poker 6 years after the great recession took him from his corporate job at JP Morgan. In poker he’s a cash game player who’s averaged a 7BB/100 winrate since 2009 at a mix of stakes from $2/$4 up to $25/$50, and has won another $100k in live tournament winnings. He’s a thoughtful... 

French Translation of The Mental Game of Poker

Very excited to announce that The Mental Game of Poker has been translated into French. In partnership with Simon Sanchez, the owner of the website, we were able to produce a high quality translation that people are already very excited about. The book is available in softcover and ebook, from these places: Softcover Directly From Us (Get a 20% discount using promo code: ZE9Z44FX) Amazon France Amazon Canada Amazon UK Amazon Germany Since the book just came out, shipping... 

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