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Episode 104 - The Importance of ICM and Logical Decision Making

Welcome to Episode 104! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach & Educator Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset. The hosts discussed the WSOP’s announcement of their fall 2021 dates. After some discussion of the possibilities that the fall festival might hold, the hosts turned their attention to answering a question sent in by David who was curious about the role ICM should play in his decision making at a final table ...

Episode 103 - The Role Of Bias In How We Think And Respond To Others

Welcome to Episode 103! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach & Educator Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset. After catching up on their latest poker (including SCOOP) & life updates, the hosts turned their attention to answering a question sent in by Chris who is wondering about the impact of thinking negative thoughts that are directed towards others.Topics covered include:● The role bias can play in how we think about and ...

Episode 102 - Should I Turn My Hand Into a Bluff?

Welcome to Episode 102! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach & Educator Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset. After catching up on their latest poker & life updates, the hosts turned their attention to answering a question sent in by Franz who is wondering about turning his hand into a bluff on the river. Topics covered include:● The factors you should consider before you decide to bluff the river● Why determining ...

Episode 101 - Do You Need A Mantra?

Welcome to Episode 101! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach & Educator Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset. After catching up on their latest poker & life updates, the hosts turned their attention to answering a question sent in by Theodore where he asked if a mantra was recommended and if so, how should it be constructed.. Topics covered include:● A description of mantras and why self-talk can help or hinder ...

Episode 100 - The One About The Miracle Two-Outer

Welcome to Episode 100! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach & Educator Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset. After catching up on their latest activities, including a brief celebration of the fact that they’ve reached 100 episodes of this podcast, the hosts turned their attention to answering a question sent in by RW regarding overbet jamming the river when you hit the miracle two-outer.Topics covered include:● The factors you should take ...

Episode 99 - Maintaining Productivity During Stressful Times

Welcome to Episode 99! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach & Educator Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset. After catching up on their latest activities, including some speculation about WSOP possibly happening in the fall, the hosts turned their attention to answering Asa’s question about maintaining productivity during very busy and stressful times. Topics covered include:● The factors you should take into consideration when prioritizing your to-do list● How to use ...

Episode 98 - Motivation to Exercise and a BvB Hand Breakdown

After catching up on their latest activities, Gareth talked about how he is having a difficult time staying motivated to exercise during lockdown. The hosts discussed a variety of ways to tie your goals back to your overall vision so that you can maintain motivation. Then, they answered Craig’s question about c-betting an ace high board with 3rd pair in a blind versus blind situation where he was the in position raiser. Topics covered include:● The factors you should take ...

Episode 97 - Staying Positive When You're Running Bad

Welcome to Episode 97! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach & Educator Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset. After catching up on their latest activities, Gareth talked about how one of his students just won $93K. Then, they answered Wes’s question about how to keep a positive attitude when you’re running bad.Topics covered include:● The true meaning of confidence ● How to develop processes & systems that you can be confident ...

Episode 96 - Conflicting Goals, Bubble Strategy and (Not) Second Guessing Yourself

Welcome to Episode 96! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach & Educator Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset. After catching up on their latest activities, Gareth talked about some of the changes he’s made to his playing schedule. He has decided to accept the fact that sometimes his goals are in conflict with each other. Then, they answered Larry’s question regarding a hand he played on the bubble in a satellite. ...

Episode 95 - The Effects of a High Stress Job on Your Poker Time

Welcome to Episode 95! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach & Educator Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset. After catching up on their latest activities, the hosts answered a question sent in by Billy who wanted their thoughts on dealing with a high stress job especially when that stress bleeds over into poker time. Topics covered include:• How to set and manage priority tasks in order to avoid overwhelm• Why it’s ...

Episode 94 - Tournament Poker Bankroll Management and a Cashout Strategy

Welcome to Episode 94! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach & Educator Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset. After catching up on our latest activities, we turned to answering a bankroll question sent in by Kim who wants to hear our current thoughts on using a cash-out strategy while maintaining one’s roll. This week we talk about:• How to use a 12-week year planning strategy to set poker goals• Why it’s ...

Episode 93 - Critical Mindset Skills to Resist Tilt

Welcome to Episode 93! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach & Educator Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset. After starting off with a brief catch-up about their latest activities, the hosts turned to answering a mindset question sent in by Simon who wants to know what to do about getting frustrated when he loses all ins – even though he knows it’s irrational.Topics covered include:• Four critical poker mindset skills you ...

Episode 92 - What is Periodization? & River Bluff Hand History

Welcome to Episode 92! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach & Educator Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker including both strategy & mindset. After starting off with a brief catch-up about their latest activities, the hosts turned to answering a hand history question sent in by Lewis where he asked about bluffing the river.Topics covered include:• The concept of periodization and why you should focus on training one skill at a time • How ...

Episode 91 - Developing a Rage to Master

After starting off with a brief catch-up about their latest activities the hosts, MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach & Educator Dr. Tricia Cardner, turned to answering a listener question about what to do when you’re not feeling motivated due to running bad and not being able to play much. Topics covered include:• Why commitment is more important than motivation when it comes to meeting our goals• How to execute your strategy consistently• Why it’s critical to ...

Episode 90 - Increasing Volume and Decreasing Apathy as a Part-Time Player

Welcome to Episode 90! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach & Educator Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset. After starting off with a brief catch-up about their latest activities, the hosts turned to answering a listener question from Patrick where he asks about how to increase volume and decrease apathy that stems from not being able to play much due to a full-time job. Topics covered include:• The difference between outcome ...

Episode 89 - Making and Keeping New Year's Resolutions

Welcome to Episode 89! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach & Educator Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset. After starting off with a brief catch-up about the latest WSOP news, the hosts turned to answering a listener question about making and keeping New Year’s Resolutions. Topics covered include:• The difference between goal setting and goal achievement• How our goals need to relate back to our purpose in order to be sticky• ...

Episode 88 - Bluff Catching and Confirmation Bias

Welcome to Episode 88! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach & Educator Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset as well as a nod to the holidays! After starting off with a brief catch-up, the hosts turned to answering a listener question about bluff catching the river that was based on a recent hand played in a MTT.Topics covered include:• The role that confirmation bias can play in our poker decisions• How ...

Episode 87 - How to Differentiate Between Depression and Dysthymic Disorder

Welcome to Episode 87! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach & Educator Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset as well as the holidays! This episode starts with a brief catch-up with the hosts before they turned to answering a listener question that was a follow up to the depression topic that was covered in Episode 85. Topics covered include:• Poker books that are great gifts including mentions of Purposeful Practice for ...

Episode 86 - Listener Hand On The Bubble vs an 888 Pro

Welcome to Episode 86! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach & Educator Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset! This episode starts with a brief catch-up with the hosts before they turned to answering a listener question regarding a hand played late in a tournament where his opponent took a very aggressive line from the big blind. Topics covered include:• The factors to consider when playing late in a tournament including bubble ...

Episode 85 - The Signs and Symptoms of Depression

Welcome to Episode 85! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach & Educator Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset! This episode starts with a brief catch-up with the hosts before answering a listener question regarding depression.Topics covered include:• The signs and symptoms of depression• How to know if you have depression or something else• The various types of treatments for depression• What to look for in a treatment providerDon’t forget that Tricia ...

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