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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 of Poker 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 Jennifer Shahade

I’ve worked with elite performers in a variety of fields like poker, golf, billiards and trading. One discipline that I’ve always found fascinating is chess, for a number of reasons. First of all, when you study performance, chess comes up a lot, it is used a lot to prove points about the role of hard work vs talent. I also find chess very interesting because it is a strategic, mental game, like poker. But unlike poker, variance doesn’t play a part. That’s why I was excited to talk... 

Interview with Jason Somerville

My guest today on The Mental Game of Poker Podcast is without doubt one of the most driven, hardworking and enthusiastic minds playing the circuit today. Jason Somerville is a WSOP bracelet winner with over $5 million in earnings. His caliber is so high that Russell Thomas, 2012 November Niner, asked him for coaching before the final table. He one of the great new ambassadors for the game, and sacrifices some EV by playing a reduced schedule to work tirelessly for Ultimate Poker. Amazingly... 

Interview with Elky

The mental game is like a muscle. If you push yourself mentally, whether it is to face your fears or develop a new skill, you can adapt and grow stronger. My guest today on the Mental Game of Poker Podcast is a true example of this. Bertand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier is very much like my recent guest Jason Mercier. Like Mercier, he wins everything. Like Mercier he has a reputation for running well. And just like Jason Mercier, most people don’t realise how hard he works to get where he is. ElkY... 

Interview with Chris Moneymaker

My next guest on the Mental Game of Poker Podcast really does not need an introduction. Without 2003 World Champion Chris Moneymaker, poker would not be the industry it is today. Not only did help spark the poker boom, he has been a tremendous ambassador for the game. What you may not know is that he is perhaps the first poker player to put me on tilt. Find out how he out-mental gamed this mental game coach on the golf course, and much more. In this show you’ll discover: The pressures... 

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