What is the point of working hard on your game if you are going to get unlucky? Of course, fixating on the things out of your control is only going to make matters worse. The only thing you can do is double down your focus on the things you can control.
Jason Mercier is one of the most prolific poker players in the world. He is about to surpass $10 million in live tournament cashes, he has previously been a Supernova Elite, he has two bracelets, an EPT title and a string of other huge results.
He also has a reputation for having had more than his fair share of ‘run good’. However you’ll learn from today’s show the real reason for his success is surely his phenomenal work ethic.
You will discover:
- How finding the balance between rest, exercise and poker is improving his performance
- What he thinks about his ‘run good’ reputation
- How he handled a $2.1 million downswing
- The method he has always employed to ensure that he learns from his mistakes
- How his tremendous work ethic was developed at a young age and how it has prepared him to deal with burnout and downswings
Many successful people have said that “the harder they worked, the luckier they got.” This sentiment rings true with Jason. If you are struggling to deal with variance, you would be much better off trying to emulate his work ethic than trying to will the cards your way.
If you are struggling to deal with variance pick up a copy of The Mental Game of Poker 1 and 2, you can get them both for free using PokerStars FPPs and on audiobook.
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