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Episode 165 - Keep Calm, It's Only a Poker Hand

Welcome to Episode 165! In this episode, MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak PerformanceMindset Coach Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset. Inthis episode, the hosts answer a question from a listener who wants some advice on how toremain calm in big hands especially because his symptoms are so noticeable & uncomfortable.Topics discussed include:● The physiological reasons why it’s likely that arousal will be heightened during big hands● How to quickly calm down using principles ...

Episode 164 - The Peak Poker Performance Formula

Welcome to Episode 164! In this episode, MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak PerformanceMindset Coach Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset. Inthis episode, the hosts answer a question from a listener who wants some advice on how not tolose focus deep in a MTT.Topics discussed include:● Fitness updates and tips for sedentary players as well as Gareth’s upcoming book releaseThe Final Table (preorder here: https://dandbpoker.com/products/the-final-table-play-your-best-poker-when-it-matters-most)● The peak performance formula: Potential + Training - Interference● ...

Episode 163 - Satellite Stress

Welcome to Episode 163! In this episode, MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset. In this episode, the hosts answer a question from a listener who wants some advice on how to cope with your KK getting cracked by a fishy player. Topics discussed include: A quick discussion on WSOP dates and Gareth’s upcoming book release The Final Table (preorder here!)Whether or not open-jamming T7o (in ...

Episode 162 - Americans vs Europeans

Welcome to Episode 162! In this episode, MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset. In this episode, the hosts answer a question from a listener who wants some advice on how to control emotions and improve focus and discipline .Topics discussed include: ● An update on Tricia’s upcoming poker excursion to the Lodge● How to use ideas from Thomas Sterner’s book The Practicing Mind to improve ...

Episode 161 - You Need This Book!

Welcome to Episode 161! In this episode, MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset. In this episode, the hosts went over a hand history and did a deep dive into bet sizing and range analysis on all streets when stacks are relatively deep. Topics discussed include: ● An update on Gareth’s upcoming book release & Tricia’s initial reactions to it as a reviewer● How to bet ...

Episode 160 - Eyes Wide Open

Welcome to Episode 160! In this episode, MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset. In this episode, the hosts answered the following listener question: I really hate my corporate job and fantasize about quitting and playing poker professionally. Is this just a mid-life crisis or should I go for it? Topics discussed include: ●A brief discussion on the psychology behind a midlife crisis●How to weigh the ...

Episode 159 - You Could Be Wrong

Welcome to Episode 159! In this episode, MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset. In this episode, the hosts discussed a hand history question that focused on the dynamics between ICM, open-mindedness, and mindset. Topics discussed include: ●A brief discussion on the pain of losing versus the pleasure of winning●How to embrace and learn from mistakes●Why it can be difficult to receive feedback●Bankroll considerations and how ...

Episode 158 - What Is Risk Premium?

Welcome to Episode 158! In this episode, MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset. In this episode, the hosts answered a stream viewers question about risk premiums. Topics covered in this episode include:●A brief discussion on the Pomodoro technique and how it relates to the concept of deep work●An update of Gareth’s upcoming book: The Final Table●Why ‘risk premium’ is an important theoretical ICM concept for ...

Episode 157 - Monitor Your Thinking

Welcome to Episode 157! In this episode, MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset. In this episode, the hosts answered the question “how do you know when to give up on a session where nothing has been going your way?” Topics covered in this episode include: ●A discussion of the proper definition of the mental game●Why thinking on purpose is critical to winning poker●The best ways ...

Episode 156 - The Difference Between Study And Training

Welcome to Episode 156! In this episode, MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset. In this episode, the hosts answered the question: what are the top essential tools for players looking to improve their MTT strategy? Topics covered in this episode include: ●A discussion of why it’s important to train in the right way & tips on how to use the various recommended tools●Why you need ...

Episode 155 - Track The Inputs, Not The Outputs

Welcome to Episode 155! In this episode, MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset. In this episode, the hosts answered an anonymous listener who wanted feedback on the proper ways to improve his mental game. Topics covered in this episode include: ●A rundown of the common tilt triggers●The role self-control and instant gratification play in the tilt response ●How to increase your awareness of tilt triggers●Specific ...

Episode 154 - Make Sure You're Not Over-Folding

Welcome to Episode 154! In this episode, MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset. In this episode, the hosts answered a listener question from Peter who wanted to find out if he played his hand well - particularly on the river. Topics covered in this episode include: ●A rundown of the hand as well as the factors that influence bet sizing●The best sizing to use on ...

Episode 153 - Best Personality for Poker?

Welcome to Episode 153! In this episode, MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset. In this episode, the hosts answered a listener question from Neil about the best personality type for poker. Topics covered in this episode include: ●What personality is and how it influences behaviour●The big 5 personality categories●How personality type may determine the type and format of poker that is preferred●The difference between a ...

Episode 152 - Talking About The Turn

Welcome to Episode 152! In this episode, MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset. In this episode, Gareth announced that he has a new book coming out next summer called The Final Table. Then the conversation turned to a listener question on the best way to study turn strategy in position. Topics covered in this episode include: ●Gareth’s book writing workflow & some of the topics ...

Episode 151 - Don't Forget To Breathe!

Welcome to Episode 151! In this episode, MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset. In this episode, the hosts answered a question from a listener who wants to know how to deal with nerves at the table. Topics covered in this episode include: ●Why self-awareness & self-observation are important to mental training●The 6-2-7 breathing technique: what it is & how to use it ●The importance of ...

Episode 150 - Our Favourite Episodes

Welcome to Episode 150! In this extended episode, MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach Dr. Tricia Cardner take a walk down memory lane in celebration of 150 episodes! They took turns talking about their favourite episodes from 2017 to now. The episodes mentioned (which you can check out here) were: ●Episode 36: Staying motivated after winning●Episode 01: Anger management and AQs●Episode 49: Pull the trigger: Fear of failure, perfectionism and resilience●Episode 36: Staying motivated after winning●Episode 18: ...

Episode 149 - Let's Catch Up

Welcome to Episode 149! In this extended episode, MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset. In this episode, the hosts recapped the last couple of months since the show has been on hiatus due to Gareth’s wedding and Tricia’s WSOP excursion.●Gareth updated us on the wedding & on how life’s been as a married gent●Tricia told some tall tales from her time at theWSOP●Gareth & Tricia ...

Episode 148 - Be Careful About Comparison

Welcome to Episode 148! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset. In this episode, the hosts answered a mindset question about imposter syndrome. ●What imposter syndrome is and how to determine if you suffer from it.●Link to the imposter test: https://paulineroseclance.com/pdf/IPTestandscoring.pdf ●How to recognize your pattern of imposter feelings & tips for reducing imposter syndrome●Why using a kanban board can help you improve productivity and motivation ...

Episode 147 - Keep Coming Back For More

Welcome to Episode 147! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach & Educator Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset. In this episode, the hosts answered a question about the mindset and strategic components of satellite poker. ●Why optimism is an important personality trait for poker players in general and satellite players in particular●How to observe and critically evaluate your thoughts in the moment●How the size of your bankroll impacts the number and ...

Episode 146 - Keep Your Feet On The Ground

Welcome to Episode 146! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach & Educator Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset. In this episode, the hosts answered a question about knowing when to sell action and otherwise move up in buyin. ●The factors to use when deciding if it is time to move up●The factors to consider when selling action & why buying your own action may be preferable●Always ask yourself if playing higher ...

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