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Episode 125 - Should You Do Things You Don’t Enjoy?

Welcome to Episode 125! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach & Educator Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset. In this episode, your hosts discussed Gareth’s complicated feelings around live poker as well as the pros and cons of playing live events.Topics covered include:●The WSOP moving from Rio to Bally’s/Paris●Whether or not being “card dead” is a leak●How the brain perceives punishments and rewards●How to use the MTT Game Changer Range Viewer ...

Episode 124 - Work Out The Why

Welcome to Episode 124! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach & Educator Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset. In this episode, your hosts discussed how written poker materials get dated really quickly and Gareth shares a potential leak in his development. Topics covered include:●Why you need a specific process for studying hands●How to use solvers correctly to enhance your learning●Why it’s critical that you consider a hand from both sides (and ...

Episode 123 - Is It Ok To Late Register?

Welcome to Episode 123! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach & Educator Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset. In this episode, your hosts discussed whether or not players should be able to register for the WSOP Main Event on Day 2 as well as how the game changes based on stack depth.Topics covered include:●Why it’s difficult to assess someone’s skill level at really deep stack depths●How to decide if late reg ...

Episode 122 - Our Friend Won A Bracelet!

Welcome to Episode 122! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach & Educator Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset. In this episode, your hosts celebrated a friend and listener of the show who won a WSOP bracelet. The bulk of the show was devoted to Phil Hellmuth’s recent tantrum at the WSOP as Tricia received numerous comments and questions about it. Topics covered include:●Why it’s difficult to think straight when you are ...

Episode 121 - Respect The Mental Game

Welcome to Episode 121! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach & Educator Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset. This episode is devoted to Gareth’s recent adventures playing live poker in Dublin. After he talked about the event, he & Tricia got into some of the mindset difficulties that can surround not cashing. Topics covered include:●Why it’s important to be aware of your expectations & what your mind is telling you●How a ...

Episode 12 - Take Action, And The Motivation Will Follow

Welcome to Episode 120! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach & Educator Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset. This episode is devoted to going over the various types of study tools that are available. One of Gareth’s group members sent in a question where he asked which tools are most helpful for improving online pokerTopics covered include:●A brief overview of the various tools that are available (e.g. PIO, Poker Tracker IV, ...

Episode 119 - Well, He's Definitely A Donk

Welcome to Episode 119! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach & Educator Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset. This episode is devoted to labeling opponents and how that can influence our decisions. Jake sent in a question where he asked how to take notes on player types in a way that doesn’t lead to emotional play.Topics covered include:●A brief overview of confirmation bias and how it can lead to us to ...

Episode 118 - It's Ok To Not Be Ok

Welcome to Episode 118! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach & Educator Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset. The episode starts off with a discussion of this year's WSOP which is kicking off, but sadly neither host will be attending. Then they turned their attention to a question sent in by a listener who recently experienced the death of his adult child. He wanted some advice on how to keep his ...

Episode 117 - When You Have A Hammer, Everything Looks Like A Nail

Welcome to Episode 117! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach & Educator Dr. Tricia Cardner are back after a brief hiatus. After catching up on all the things (WCOOP & house moves), the hosts turned their collective attention to poker! This episode’s question came from a member of Gareth’s Facebook Group who is skeptical about the application of GTO to the fields he encounters. Topics covered include:●Why it’s important to ask yourself what you can learn from ...

Episode 116 - Kindness, Compassion and Bounty Spots

After some reflection on Gareth’s early training videos and how cringeworthy he now thinks they are, the hosts talked about how it’s important to give yourself kindness and compassion! Everyone is changing and growing over time and it’s important to acknowledge that. Then they turned their attention to a question sent in by a listener who wants to know if he made a mistake in a bounty spot.Topics covered include:● A brief summary of how decisions change based on available ...

Episode 115 - So, You Wanna Go Pro?

Welcome to Episode 115! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach & Educator Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset. After a bit of catching up, the hosts turned their attention to answering a question sent in by Derek who wants to know what aspects of the mental game are most important for an aspiring pro to address.Topics covered include:● A brief overview of 3 pillars of peak poker performance● How to start ...

Episode 114 - 15bb Blind vs Blind Strategy Tips

Welcome to Episode 114! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach & Educator Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset. After a bit of catching up, the hosts turned their attention to answering a DTO hand that was sent in by a listener.Topics covered include:● A brief overview of DTO and how it works● How to play a 15bb limped pot blind versus blind ● Why it’s important to look back at prior ...

Episode 113 - The Fear of Failure (Get In There And Play)

Welcome to Episode 113! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach & Educator Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset. After a bit of catching up, the hosts turned their attention to answering Angelo’s question about how to get in there and play - especially when you know you still have a lot to learn & you are fearful of making mistakes. Topics covered include:● The Dunning-Kruger Effect & the role it plays ...

Episode 112 - Triple Barrel Fail

Welcome to Episode 112! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach & Educator Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset. The hosts started off by catching up on Gareth’s upcoming house move before turning to a listener question about a river spot.Specifically, Evgenij wanted to know if he missed a spot to triple-barrel bluff.Topics covered include:● The key factors to consider when running a triple-barrel bluff● How to size your bets to achieve ...

Episode 111 - Dealing with ADHD as a Poker Player

Welcome to Episode 111! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach & Educator Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset. The hosts started off by catching up on Tricia’s latest moving adventures before turning to a listener question about dealing with ADHD.Specifically, Jack wanted to know some tips for dealing with ADHD generally and specifically when it comes to poker.Topics covered include:● The key symptoms of ADHD & some of the key treatments● ...

Episode 110 - Embrace Variance or Avoid It?

Welcome to Episode 110! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach & Educator Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset. The hosts started off by catching up on their latest adventures before turning to a listener question that includes both strategy and mindset components.Specifically, Josh wanted to know which variance philosophy is best: embrace it or avoid it.Topics covered include:● The key things to think about when you approach variance● How to decide ...

Episode 109 - What is the Role of Hope in Poker?

Welcome to Episode 109! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach & Educator Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset. The hosts started off by talking about how they’ve been away due to Tricia moving house! Gareth is also on the house hunt, so there will likely be more house moving updates to come. Then, they turned their attention to answering a mindset question sent in by Thomas where he wanted to know ...

Episode 108 - Cruz-ing to a Bluff Catcher

Welcome to Episode 108! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach & Educator Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset. The hosts started off by talking a bit about the fall WSOP & the potential it has given the pent up demand that likely exists for live poker. Then, they turned their attention to answering a hand history question sent in by Cruz where he questioned whether or not he should use his ...

Episode 107 - Bracing Yourself For The Inevitable Downswing

MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach & Educator Dr. Tricia start off by catching up on Gareth’s progress towards his 12 week year goals. They discuss the importance of proper hydration and why being a member of The 5am Club is not all that it’s cracked up to be.Then, they turn their attention to answering a question posted in Gareth’s Facebook group by Chris who fears the inevitable downswing that he believes seems to come after a ...

Episode 106 - Bust or Build? (What To Do When You Lose Half Your Stack in a Tournament)

Welcome to Episode 106! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach & Educator Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset. The hosts started off by catching up on Gareth’s progress towards his morning routine as well as his next 12 Week Year.Then, they turned their attention to answering a question posted in Gareth’s Facebook group by Tyler. Tyler thinks he has a mental block around losing 50% of his stack because whenever that ...

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