It’s hard to even believe this moment is real. I’ve dreamed about it and worked towards it for over 18 months, and while the end goal is not complete, a solid draft of “The Mental Game of Poker” is ready for final editing!
I’m excited both to have completed a major project, and more so because the of the actual content. It’s strong and if I had finished it right away it would have been good, but I have a year more of experience. Mostly what that’s done is allow me to talk about complex things in a much more simple way.
I’m eager to get this sucker polished up, looking great and ready to have all of you get a look at it and see what you think.
The book is jam packed with a ton of information for my work over the past 3 years in poker, and nearly 10 years in psychology. Basically what it’s turned out to be is a strategy book for the mental game. It has a good mix of theory and practical step-by-step instruction.
There are 8 chapters and once it’s finalized, probably in the next 3-4 weeks I’ll release a full table of contents. But the chapters are as follows:
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Foundation
Chapter 3: Emotion
Chapter 5: Tilt
Chapter 6: Fear
Chapter 7: Motivation
Chapter 8: Confidence
The book is going to total around 300 pages, and about 120 pages is just the Tilt chapter. That’s a little deceiving because parts of this chapter are referenced by other parts of the book. Underlying issues that cause tilt in some players also cause fear, motivational and confidence problems in others. But very simply if you have a tilt problem, you’re getting a ton of information to help solve that problem.
Much more to come soon I promise.
Also, since I wanted to keep the book as logical, and strategic as possible some of the topical stuff that didn’t make the final cut I’ll start throwing up in my blog.
Lastly, this week I’m launching my first email newsletter along with a series of blogs about New Years Resolutions. If you’d like to be added to the list enter your name in the top right corner of this page.