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Video Instruction at LearnWPT

Tweet For the last six months I’ve been making videos at LearnWPT. The WPT’s learning arm captained by Nick Binger. Below you can check out a sample of one of the videos I made about decision making. The reality is that your results in poker all come down to the decisions you make and that’s […]

Mental Endurance for the WSOP

Tweet After showing you how to prepare for the WSOP and then manage your emotions, my final tip for those of you taking a big shot at a live event like the WSOP sadly wont be relevant for most of the people playing, because it is about how to manage getting deep into the tournament. However, […]

Don’t mentally blow your WSOP

Tweet In my previous post I gave you some tactical advice on how to approach training for that big once a year live event like the WSOP Main Event. My core approach is to keep learning simple during this time, so don’t worry, what follows wont overload you. Today I want to prepare you for […]

Last minute WSOP mental training

Tweet For many in poker now is the most exciting time of year…the World Series of Poker is upon us. Those of you who are not regulars on the live circuit are very possibly about to take your once-a-year shot at a much event. Perhaps the Main Event, perhaps the Monster Stack, or maybe it’s […]

The Mental Game of Poker Rulings

Tweet My guest on The Mental Game Podcast is perhaps the one person in the world who has spent more time than me talking tilted poker players off a ledge. Matt Savage is without doubt the most accomplished Tournament Director in the industry and his opinion on rulings is second to none. If you follow […]

Mental Models with Matt Bodnar

Tweet In recent years I have developed a much bigger client list from the world of finance, trading and investment. This is in no small part because the mental game skills needed to do well in poker are directly transferable to trading, and vice versa. My guest today on the Mental Game Podcast shows precisely […]

Improve your focus with Andre Akkari

Tweet With the Olympics now over I have a very fitting guest on The Mental Game Podcast, not just because he is Brazilian but also because he is arguably one of the few professional poker players whose experience of the game mirrors that of elite athletes. Andre Akkari is a Team PokerStars Pro and WSOP […]

Your WCOOP questions answered

Tweet In a special edition of the Mental Game Podcast today Barry Carter and I discuss the World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) and my most commonly asked questions about it from a mental game perspective. I’ve coached a lot of professional players and staking groups on how to tackle this series, which can be […]

Life as Sport with Jonathan Fader

Tweet My guest today on the Mental Game Podcast Dr. Jonathan Fader is a clinical sport psychologist who works with top athletes, business people and most notably the New York Mets. He’s also the author of the new book, “Life as Sport: What top athletes can teach you about how to win in life.” Like […]

Developing resiliency with Niels Feijen

Tweet My guest today on the Mental Game Podcast is a long-time client who has been phenomenal to work with because, besides being an all-around great guy, he is deeply committed to the process of mastering his craft. Niels Feijen is a professional pool player from the Netherlands. He is one of the top players […]

Your Tilt Questions Answered

Tweet I got a great response to my last Q&A podcast on Goal Setting, so I have done another one all about Tilt. If you want to be featured on a future Q&A podcast, just contact me with your question. Today Barry and I discuss a wide range of topics I’m sure all of you […]

Develop Deep Focus with Cal Newport

Tweet Everyone talks about wishing they had better focus, while they have one eye on Facebook on their smartphone. We live in an age of distraction and as our relationship with technology becomes symbiotic, it can come with great cost. This week Barry speaks with Professor and Author Cal Newport. Cal is a Professor of […]

James Altucher Talks Poker

Tweet Today on the Mental Game Podcast my co-author Barry Carter interviews a hero of his. James Altucher is an entrepreneur, hedge fund manager, podcaster and NY Times Bestselling author. USA Today called his book “Choose Yourself” one of the best business books of all time. He is very well known in the self-help space, but what […]

Learning to learn with Terrence Chan

Tweet My guest today on the Mental Game Podcast probably has about as varied a CV as you can imagine. Terrence Chan is a professional poker player, MMA fighter, former PokerStars employee, founder of Ultimate Poker and currently co-host of the 2+2 PokerCast. Because he has achieved so much in so many fields, I knew […]

Learning to be brave with Jonathan Gottschall

Tweet We are doing something a little different today on the Mental Game Podcast. My co-author Barry Carter is very interested student of the psychology of performance, which started with poker and has expanded significantly with the numerous books he’s read on the subject. As we expand the scope of the podcast, he will be […]

Mastery and hard work with David Tuchman

Tweet My guest today on the Mental Game Podcast has a unique perspective on what it takes to get to the top in whatever profession you choose. David Tuchman is an accomplished poker player, but an even more accomplished poker commentator. When you add up his work on Live at the Bike, Sky Poker, Twitch […]

Create a mental edge with Martin Jacobson

Tweet I am excited to announce the return of The Mental Game Podcast. It’s been a longer break than I anticipated, but the time away gave me an opportunity to think more about what I wanted to accomplish with the show. I’ve had amazing in-depth conversations about the mental game of poker, and now I […]

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