Interview with Nick Wealthall

Nick WealthallMy next guest on the Mental Game of Poker Podcast is Nick Wealthall. Most of you will know him as a host for PokerStars TV, and a former host for Sky Poker and Poker Night Live. He is also an accomplished poker author, and away from the game, a comedy writer.

You may be surprised at just how much he has to share about the mental side of poker. Learning is a topic that has fascinated him for years and he has used this enthusiasm to create his own training video series at

In today’s show we discuss:

  • The value of taking a step outside of the game and looking at it objectively for learning
  • How there is a difference between understanding a poker concept, and being able to implement it in your game
  • Why poker players struggle with short term variance
  • The importance on knowing what you want to get out of poker
  • Why some players struggle to make the adjustment between playing for a hobby, and playing to make serious income
  • What makes a good poker coach

Nick is a really funny guy with a great handle on some of the mental biases that can hamper our progression as poker players. You’ll learn a lot about learning in this show. If you’d like to learn more about Nick, check out his website, and follow him on Twitter: @NickWealthall

Finally, I would really appreciate it if you subscribed to this show on iTunes. I have more big guests lined up, and recent shows you may have missed include Vanessa Selbst, ElkY, Jason Mercier and Eugene Katchalov.

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