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095 - Wayne Yap - From Financial Adversity to the Top

In this episode, Wayne Yap, high-stakes poker professional and advisor, reveals how he made his way to the top despite severe financial adversity – and a two-year stint in the army. Elliot and Wayne discuss the importance of studying and building a network within the poker community. Listen in to hear an expert share his strategic thinking, practical game theory, and mindset mastery tips so you can jump stakes and play bigger. Visit The Mindset Advantage Podcast or find us ...

094 - Blake Eastman - A Data Driven Approach To Poker Tells

In this episode, Blake Eastman, founder of The Nonverbal Group, creator of Beyond Tells, and owner of The School of Cards, talks about the largest study ever conducted on the behavior of poker players. Elliot and Blake discuss how to integrate this new information into your game and why the use of tells isn’t for everyone. Listen in to hear a psychology expert share some tips and tricks that you can implement immediately to have an advantage over your live ...

093 - Phil Galfond - Run It Once Poker

In this episode, Phil Galfond, poker pro and owner of the Run It Once training site, reveals insider information about the launch of his new site and the challenges he has faced while developing it. Elliot and Phil discuss how his playing style has evolved over the years and how he has come to accept losses. Listen in to hear who inspires Phil, why he started Run It Once, and what to expect when his new site launches. Visit The ...

092 - Jack Sinclair - Winning The WSOP Europe ME

In this episode, Jack Sinclair, WSOP Europe champion and final tabler at the main event in Las Vegas, reveals what he did to go from recreational player with a day job to WSOP champion – in two and a half years. Elliot and Jack discuss what it feels like to get into flow state and why understanding psychology can give you that extra edge. Listen in to hear a professional who fast-tracked his way to success share some insider tips ...

091 - Kevin Martin - Leveling Up Your Success

In this episode, Kevin Martin, former Big Brother winner, Twitch streamer, and professional poker player, reveals how his studying to get cast on the show helped the way he studies the complexities of poker. Elliot and Kevin discuss why having a healthy body and mind is critical to success – especially during multi-day tournaments. Listen in to hear a young and successful expert of the game share how he boosts his confidence, when he sits out of a game, and ...

090 - Arlie Shaban - The 12 Labours Of Arile

In this episode, Arlie Shaban, full-time poker player and Twitch streamer, talks about what it was like to stream 125 days in a row for 8 hours a day – a total of 1,000 hours – and get challenged by Poker Stars. Elliot and Arlie discuss extreme tilts, online trolls, and how he has learned to control his temper during a bad beat. Listen in to hear an Enterprise Rent-a-Car employee turned full-time poker player share his journey to becoming ...

089 - Rory Young - Winning the WCOOP Super Tuesday

In this episode, Rory “DeosOner” Young, winner of $174K in the WCOOP’s Super Tuesday, talks about what he does to control his mental state and stay confident during the game. Elliot and Rory dive into why studying, training your mindset, and controlling your emotions will always be important – whether you’re just starting out or a seasoned player. Listen in to hear the WCOOP 2018 champion share what he thinks about short-cuts and strategy in cash and MTT games. Visit ...

088 - Lara Eisenberg - Balancing Poker & A Conventional Job

In this episode, Lara Eisenberg, radiologist and semi-professional poker player, reveals how competitive skydiving and pool have helped train her mind to remain calm and focused, thus giving her a competitive edge against the pros. Elliot and Lara discuss how she balances work, play, continued poker education, and a happy personal life. Listen in to hear a well-rounded semi-pro share what she does to keep her mindset steady, her body healthy, and her poker game strong. Visit The Mindset Advantage ...

087 - Steffen Sontheimer - Life On The High-Roller Tour

In this episode Steffan Sontheimer, aka Goose, talks about the life of a high-roller, the ups and downs of his career, and how he maintains a healthy mind and body. Over the course of his career, he’s seen how unchecked emotions can ruin plays and open the door for rookie mistakes. Elliot and Steffen discuss why taking a break from poker during a downswing is a good thing – and can be better than trying to play through it. Listen ...

086 - Ray Kondler - A Crash Course On Poker Taxes

In this episode, expert accountant Ray Kondler gives us a crash course on poker taxes so that amateur and professional players can understand their tax responsibilities and liabilities. Ray explains the pros and cons of filing as an amateur or professional, and stresses the importance of filing - no matter what. Listen in to hear a tax educator give tips and strategies on how to properly record, file, and deal with the IRS - whether you’re an international player or ...

085 - Matt Berkey on The Evolution Of Poker Training

In this episode, Matt Berkey, high stakes poker pro, coach, writer, and blogger, breaks down the strategy, application, and constant evolution of the game. Elliot and Matt discuss the problems with playing hands based on theory alone, and analyze why adaptability is an important characteristic for gives players to gain an edge against their opponents. Listen in to hear Matt explain what his academy, Solve for Why, offers students and why there will always be a “wild card” in the ...

084 - Zachary Elwood on The Mindset of Poker Tells

In this episode, Zach Elwood, author, former professional poker player, and poker behavior consultant, reveals the most consistent tells that he’s studied over years of playing and analysis. Elliot and Zach discuss why the studying of tells will be more important in the 2018 World Series than in previous years. Listen in to hear one of the few experts on tells in the game share some invaluable tips and tricks that’ll give you an extra advantage at the table. Visit ...

083 - Gonzaga "Zagazaur" Oliveira on The Power Of A Positive Poker Community

Gonzaga "Zagazaur" Oliveira is a high-stakes online MTT professional. He is one of the co-founders and coach of the Portuguese MTT staking company "Polarize Poker." He has 2 SCOOP titles as well as multiple titles in other series, including Winamax Series, Powerfest, and EPT side events. Elliot and Gonzaga discuss why your poker network has such a significant impact on your success, why joining a backing group is the fastest way to move up through the ranks, and how Gonzaga ...

082 Bertie Bayley on Chasing EV Over Glory

After PokerStars removed SuperNova Elite, Bertie Bayley (who achieved SNE 3 times while being a pre-rakeback winner) took the “Renaissance Man” approach to poker by spreading out his play over many formats rather than specializing in just one. You can find Bertie online playing under the handle “bigstealer” where he bounces between Spin & Gos, cash games, and tournaments. Most recently Bertie chopped a $1k Party Poker Powerfest event for $80,000. In This Episode You'll Learn: [1:25] How the necessity ...

081 A Peek Inside the Poker Mind Coach Community

In This Week's Episode: Elliot Roe promotes his online mindset training academy, Poker Mind Coach. His academy offers help to those looking to improve their poker game without paying to become a personal client of Elliot. The membership benefits of Poker Mind Coach are of unbeatable value and include access to Q&A sessions from the world’s top poker players. Elliot’s Poker Mind Academy seeks to help the average poker player develop the mindset and skills to become an excellent poker ...

080 Gabriel Kollander on Hitting 100k Spins While Living The Bali Life

In This Week's Episode: For over a decade, Gabriel Kollander has been playing online poker professionally. He initially started out his poker career mastering SNG’s and then moved on to short stacked no limit cash games and crushed the highest stakes there for years. He has now made the transition to playing $500-$1000 Spin & Go’s full time to focus his energy towards providing the maximum value possible to members of his Spin & Go staking group, Evolve Staking. Currently ...

079 Raghav Bansal on The Emergence of the Indian Poker Market

In This Week's Episode: Raghav Bansal made history in 2015 by becoming the first Indian to final table an event at the WSOP. Then, in March 2017, at the PokerStars Championship, he placed 2nd at the high roller for about $337k - the biggest cash prize by an Indian in the past 10 years. He has been at the top of the GPI Rankings for players based in India for the past 2 years, with multiple good scores around the ...

078 Ivan Stokes on Hard Work, Determination, and Positivity

In This Week's Episode: Ivan Stokes, also known as “ILS007,” is an English professional poker player who has been competing since the age of 18 and has been a two time Supernova Elite player as well as a successful coach. Coming from a “study-minded” standpoint due to his experience with chess, this mindset has benefited Stokes’s poker career from the start. In this episode, he speaks about how keeping a positive, productive mindset helped him become a better poker player, ...

077 YourDoom on The Downswing Myth

In This Week's Episode: YourDoom is a US-based NLHE cash game pro and owner of the training site YourDoomPoker.com. He takes a different approach to the game than many players, choosing to play low volume to ensure that he’s always playing his A-Game. Using this approach, he’s been able to maintain a high win-rate and strong profit numbers only playing 12 hours per week. If you’re interested in learning more about his approach, he has offered a sizable discount to ...

076 Maria Konnikova on The Biggest Bluff

In This Week's Episode: Maria Konnikova is a contributing writer to The New Yorker, and author of the best selling books The Confidence Game and Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes. Maria gained notoriety in the poker community when she won the 2018 PCA National Championship for $84,000, plus a $30,000 PSPC Platinum Pass. What makes Maria’s story so fascinating is that a year before her victory, she had no clue how to play poker, and admittedly didn’t even ...

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