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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 ...

Episode 84 - Self Help Books and Bluffing the River

Welcome to Episode 84! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach & Educator Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset! This episode includes a hand history and some chatting about a couple of interesting self-help books. Topics covered include:•The 5 AM Club (get it at: https://amzn.to/2IMHUl2 )•Start With Why (Get it at: https://amzn.to/2UxBI34 )•The Morning Power Hour & how Gareth implements it•The truth about how long it takes to create a habit•When to ...

Episode 83 - Choosing The Poker Material That's Right For You

Welcome to Episode 83! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach & Educator Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset! This episode is all about how to decide what poker materials are best for the beginning player and how to determine who could be a good coach. Ideas include:•Which materials to avoid•Current poker books – Excelling at Tough No Limit Hold’Em Games (Get it at: https://amzn.to/35EBL3F )•Modern Poker Theory (Get it at: https://amzn.to/35EFhuB ...

Episode 82 - Run Bad Mindset and the Role of Luck

Welcome to Episode 82! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach & Educator Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset! The start of the episode finds them chatting about:• Poker room closings• The Polk vs. Negreanu HU battle• The role of luck in poker & the book 'Hot Hands' – get it at: https://amzn.to/2Itb2hl• Mindset issues related to running poorlyThen they answer a question posted by a group member regarding how he felt ...

Episode 81 - Missing Poker and Listener Hand Analysis

Welcome to Episode 81! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach & Educator Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset! The start of the episode finds them discussing missing poker and how it will be nice to get back to normal. They also chatted a bit about Nassim Taleb’s classic book Fooled by Randomness & how the mind loves looking for patterns even where none exist. Then they turned their attention to a ...

Episode 80 - Dealing With EXTREME Stress

Welcome to Episode 80! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach & Educator Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset! The start of the episode finds them discussing the recent schedule changes that Gareth has made since the WCOOP ended as well as some feelings around lack of motivation. They discussed some of the principles of motivation as well as the role being results oriented plays in demotivation.Then they turned their attention to ...

Episode 79 - Post-WCOOP Recap and Reflection [FIXED AUDIO]

Welcome to Episode 79! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach & Educator Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset! The start of the episode finds them discussing the recent online series they both recently played. Gareth had several deep runs in the WCOOP & Tricia played a couple of events in the Micro-Thunder Series on Global.They discussed the ways to objectively measure whether or not you’ve had a good series (other than ...

Episode 78 - Turning a Boat and Choosing a Good Training Program

Welcome to Episode 78! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach & Educator Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset! The start of the episode finds them discussing the upcoming heads-up challenge between Daniel Negreanu and Doug Polk. They went over several things that should be the focus of anyone’s preparation when faced with a challenge (whether it’s a heads-up duel or simply playing higher stakes than you’re used to). The next part ...

Episode 77 - Shifting Mindsets: Satellites to Main Events

Welcome to Episode 77! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Coach & Educator Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset! The start of the episode finds Gareth talking about how he recently started live streaming. Check out the highlights on his YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S56lIPWiRZgHe and Tricia also discussed how he has taken a bit of a break from poker in order to stave off burnout.The main focus of the episode was a question ...

Episode 76 - Information Overload

Welcome to Episode 76! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Coach & Educator Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset! The start of the episode finds Gareth talking about how he changed his schedule up in order to attain better performance and it is working! He and Tricia also discussed that when playing poker, one has to find their own style. It’s also imperative that you figure out your process and be able to ...

Episode 75 - Block Scheduling, Mindset Sessions and More...

Welcome to Episode 75! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Coach & Educator Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset!The start of the episode finds Gareth talking about all of the recent online poker series he has been participating in which includes SCOOP. He played so much that he ended up having to re-do his schedule to make sure that he is keeping everything in balance! It turns out that block scheduling has been ...

Episode 74 - Can We Retrain the Brain for Better Sleep?

Welcome to Episode 74! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Coach & Educator Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset! The start of the episode finds Gareth & Tricia updating the role of Covid-19 on poker. They then turned their attention to WSOP Updates (spoiler: it’s being postponed) & to some talk about SCOOP which started April 30 and is slated to go through May 19th. Gareth is pumped to play! There are also ...

Episode 73 - Making the Most of the Current Online Landscape

Welcome to Episode 73! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Coach & Educator Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset! The start of the episode finds Gareth & Tricia discussing how they are adapting to staying at home during the Covid-19 shutdown. After discussing the shows they are binge watching, Tricia went on a rant about WSOP.com & the dormancy fees they are charging during the quarantine. The main part of the episode was ...

Episode 72 - Covid-19 and its Effects On The Poker World (Plus Some MTT Strategy!)

Welcome to Episode 72! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Coach & Educator Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset! The start of the episode finds Gareth & Tricia discussing the effects of Covid-19 on the poker world. The main part of the episode was spent discussing a hand history received on how to effectively play 76o from the BB versus the HJ. In this case, HJ chose unusual bet sizes on at least ...

Episode 71 - Tips for More Effective Communication With Your Partner

Welcome to Episode 71! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Strategist Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset! The start of the episode finds Gareth having some considerable success on the virtual felt. As he explained, he made a couple of deep runs in the past week or so. The main part of the episode was spent answering a question received by a listener on how to effectively to communicate with your poker playing ...

Episode 70 - Bluff Catching Out of Position as the Preflop Raiser

Welcome to Episode 70! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Strategist Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset! The start of the episode finds them discussing the fact that the WSOP is less than 100 days away! They then talked about the variance of large field live events as well as some strategies for sniffing out the higher value events. The main part of the episode was inspired by a hand history that Gareth ...

Episode 69 - The Effects of Sleep on Poker Performance

Welcome to Episode 69! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Strategist Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset with an emphasis on the effects of sleep on poker performance. Before jumping into the episode Gareth shared a bit about his recent poker house experience. This episode was inspired by a question that Tricia received about how to maximize play time when suffering from idiopathic hypersomnia. After explaining what this particular disorder is, Gareth & ...

Episode 68 - Outcome Goals vs Process Goals

Welcome to Episode 68! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Strategist Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset. In this episode, we focused on the difference between process goals and outcome goals. We answered a question from a Facebook group member who was wondering if he should set a goal of ending each month in the black. We explained the difference between the types of goals and discussed when it makes sense to deploy ...