Mastery and hard work with David Tuchman

Tuchman imageMy 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 and, of course, the World Series of Poker, he may have commentated on more hours of high level poker than anyone in the world. He is also a broadcaster and big sports fan for a number of other sports.

There is no doubt that talking about poker with other high level poker players is a very effective way to learn the game, so I was curious whether his hours of poker broadcasting have improved his own game.

In the show we discuss:

  • Why talking about poker is a critical way to learn.
  • Learning by teaching.
  • The 10,000 hour rule.
  • Hard work vs talent in poker and other sports.
  • Why the WSOP Main Event has more pressure than any event in sports.

This episode has a surprisingly high level discussion about mastery. It is clear that Tuchman has learned a great deal from his time commenting with, and on, some of the best players in the world.

You can follow David as he comments on the WSOPE Main Event on the official Twitch channel, and follow him on Twitter at @TuckOnSports.

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If you want to learn more about some of the themes we discussed, you can still get The Mental Game of Poker 1 or 2 for free on audiobook. If you prefer eBook or softcover, I have affordable ways for you to get copies just click here.

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  1. Mental Game with @jaredtendler : Mastery and Hard Work with David Tuchman @TuckonSports | NUTBLOCKER.COM - October 21, 2015

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