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The poker podcast dedicated to answering your questions on both tournament poker strategy and peak poker performance.

    Episode 67 - The Importance of Gratitude & Preparing for 2020

    Episode 67 - The Importance of Gratitude & Preparing for 2020

    Welcome to Episode 67! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Strategist Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker. Gareth mentioned that he is still creating content which you can find on his YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/mttpokerschool

    Tricia also launched her course Escape From the Downswing Trap which you can find at: https://www.peakpokermindset.com/escape-the-downswing-trap

    You can take $30usd off with the coupon code: POTM30

    In this episode we discussed two major topics that are especially timely. First, we answered a question from a listener about the importance of gratitude. Second, we discussed goals (in preparation for 2020)! We had a long discussion where we talked about some of the research related to gratitude as well as some practical strategies for implementing a gratitude practice.

    Then we turned our attention to goals and discussed some of our thoughts on why it’s important to set goals as well as some of the common impediments to reaching our goals. Developing habits out of our goal-oriented behavior is tough, but we offered some advice that should be of help!

    Get your FREE Post Session Review Sheets from Tricia’s training website: https://www.peakpokermindset.com/post-session-review-reflection-worksheets


    Want us to answer your poker question?
    Post it in Dr. Tricia’s private Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PokerMindsetMasteryLab/

    Or in Gareth’s private Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mttpokerschoolclassroom

    Or Tweet us:
    @drtriciacardner
    @MTTpokerschool

    Dr. Cardner has a FREE online course called Rev Up Your Poker Success which you can check out at: http://www.peakpokermindset.com/

    Don’t forget to sign up to get your FREE MTT Tools at: https://www.mttpokerschool.com/

    Buy Purposeful Practice for Poker by Dr. Tricia Cardner & Gareth James at D&B Poker https://www.dandbpoker.com/store or Amazon https://amzn.to/2YHYKW5

    Enroll in Escape from the Downswing Trap at peakpokermindset.com and save $30 when you use the promo code: POTM30

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Episode 66 - Mindful Study and Long-Term Development

    Episode 66 - Mindful Study and Long-Term Development

    Welcome to Episode 66! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Strategist Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker. Gareth has been creating content like a machine! He’s written articles and posted quite a few new videos over on his YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/mttpokerschool.

    We discussed how poker is a challenging subject to learn and master because most of us are so results oriented. It is much wiser to our study mindfully and consider our development over the long haul. We also have to teach ourselves to view our hands more globally. There are many shades of grey when it comes to poker!

    Keeping a process orientation as opposed to a results orientation will lead to better results. Your goal should be to improve by a small amount each day.

    In addition, Gareth shared that he is still reading Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday (https://amzn.to/36IfT5S) & he and Tricia chatted a bit about the role ego can play in the life of poker players. They also discussed a key point from the book which is that you must work out who you are competing against.

    ***BIG NEWS***

    Tricia announced that she is releasing her course: Escape from the Downswing Trap!
    Purchase it at https://www.peakpokermindset.com/

    Save $30usd with Promo Code POTM30

    In honor of the course release, we also talked about managing your ego, cultivating an anti-fragile mindset & the role that our thoughts and emotions play in how long our downswing lasts.

    Resources mentioned in this episode:
    Gareth’s new coaching, courses and content site: https://classroom.mttpokerschool.com/

    Get your FREE Post Session Review Sheets from Tricia’s training website. https://www.peakpokermindset.com/post-session-review-reflection-worksheets

    Want us to answer your poker question?
    Post it in Dr. Tricia’s private Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PokerMindsetMasteryLab/

    Or in Gareth’s private Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mttpokerschoolclassroom

    Or Tweet us:
    @drtriciacardner
    @MTTpokerschool

    Dr. Cardner has a FREE online course called Rev Up Your Poker Success which you can check out at: http://www.peakpokermindset.com/

    Don’t forget to sign up to get your FREE MTT Tools at: https://www.mttpokerschool.com/

    Buy Purposeful Practice for Poker by Dr. Tricia Cardner & Gareth James at D&B Poker https://www.dandbpoker.com/store or Amazon https://amzn.to/2YHYKW5

    Enroll in Escape from the Downswing Trap at peakpokermindset.com and save $30 when you use the promo code: POTM30

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 65 - The Fear of Bluffing

    Episode 65 - The Fear of Bluffing

    Welcome to Episode 65! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Strategist Dr. Tricia Cardner are back answering a listener question about the psychology behind the fear of bluffing. Cenk from Istanbul has mastered value betting and now wants to add bluffing to his arsenal, but has been unable to do so effectively thus far. Tricia and Gareth break down both the psychological reasons behind lacking the confidence to bluff as well as some strategic factors to consider.

    In addition, Gareth shared that he is reading Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday (https://amzn.to/36IfT5S) & he and Tricia chatted a bit about the role ego can play in the life of poker players. They also discussed the player of the year controversy. This episode was recorded before the announcement that the WSOP had made an administrative error.

    Resources mentioned in this episode:
    https://www.youtube.com/mttpokerschool
    Get your FREE Post Session Review Sheets from Tricia’s training website. https://www.peakpokermindset.com/post-session-review-reflection-worksheets

    Modern Poker Theory by Michael Acevedo (https://amzn.to/32munpb)

    Want us to answer your poker question?
    Post it in Dr. Tricia’s private Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PokerMindsetMasteryLab/

    Or in Gareth’s private Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mttpokerschoolclassroom

    Or Tweet us:
    @drtriciacardner
    @MTTpokerschool

    Dr. Cardner has a FREE online course called Rev Up Your Poker Success which you can check out at: http://www.peakpokermindset.com/

    Don’t forget to sign up to get your FREE MTT Tools at: https://www.mttpokerschool.com/

    Buy Purposeful Practice for Poker by Dr. Tricia Cardner & Gareth James at http://bit.ly/dandbpokerbooks or https://www.amazon.com/shop/drtriciacardner

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 64 - Let's Talk GTO

    Episode 64 - Let's Talk GTO

    Welcome to Episode 64! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Strategist Dr. Tricia Cardner are back with another jam-packed episode that focuses on GTO vs. Exploitative play. A listener sent in a question asking for further clarification on when to play GTO and when to use a more exploitative style. Gareth and Tricia gave an overview of GTO as well as the common solvers. They discussed the fact that solvers are only as good as the inputs that they are given and that there are limitations to the data they produce due to these limitations. Knowing and understanding these limitations can help you determine when adjustments may be in order.

    Get your FREE Post Session Review Sheets from Tricia’s training website. (https://www.peakpokermindset.com/post-session-review-reflection-worksheets)

    Modern Poker Theory by Michael Acevedo {https://amzn.to/32munpb}

    Want us to answer your poker question?
    Post it in Dr. Tricia’s private Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PokerMindsetMasteryLab/

    Or in Gareth’s private Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mttpokerschoolclassroom

    Or Tweet us:
    @drtriciacardner
    @MTTpokerschool

    Dr. Cardner has a FREE online course called Rev Up Your Poker Success which you can check out at: http://www.peakpokermindset.com/

    Don’t forget to sign up to get your FREE MTT Tools at: https://www.mttpokerschool.com/

    Buy Purposeful Practice for Poker by Dr. Tricia Cardner & Gareth James at D&B Poker or Amazon

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode 63 - MTT Game Changer and Post-Session Reviews

    Episode 63 - MTT Game Changer and Post-Session Reviews

    Welcome to Episode 63! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Strategist Dr. Tricia Cardner are back with another jam-packed episode! In this episode, they discuss Gareth’s new coaching program MTT Game Changer (https://classroom.mttpokerschool.com/mtt-game-changer) that he launched recently by doing a review of some of his most interesting hands from the 2019 WCOOP. (https://youtu.be/Banh-V3T6b0)

    They discuss how when going over hands, and especially when playing, it’s important to ask yourself the right questions. Doing so will make all the difference, and Gareth's new coaching program is designed to help you do just that!

    Tricia also mentioned her upcoming downswing course and they talk about a few ways a downswing can manifest itself – especially through self-sabotage and poor mindset.

    Then they get into an interesting question sent in by Lou who wanted more information on doing a post-session review like Tricia discussed in her book Peak Poker Performance. (https://amzn.to/2AGzVik)

    Tricia expounded on this topic by giving a multi-step process that you can follow to maximally review your play, your mindset and construct a list of adjustments and changes you’d like to make going forward.

    As a bonus, Tricia created a packet of worksheets (https://www.peakpokermindset.com/post-session-review-reflection-worksheets) which you can use to go through the post session review and reflection process. Go to her training website to download them for free!

    Want us to answer your poker question?

    Post it in Dr. Tricia’s private Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PokerMindsetMasteryLab/

    Or in Gareth’s private Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mttpokerschoolclassroom

    Or Tweet us:

    @drtriciacardner
    @MTTpokerschool

    Dr. Cardner has a FREE online course called Rev Up Your Poker Success which you can check out at: http://www.peakpokermindset.com/

    Don’t forget to Sign up to get your FREE MTT Tools at: https://www.mttpokerschool.com/

    Buy Purposeful Practice for Poker by Dr. Tricia Cardner & Gareth James at D&B Poker (http://bit.ly/dandbpokerbooks) or Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/shop/drtriciacardner)

    • 49 min
    Episode 62 - SCOOP, WSOP and WCOOP Recap with Hand Analysis and Mindset Rant

    Episode 62 - SCOOP, WSOP and WCOOP Recap with Hand Analysis and Mindset Rant

    Welcome to Episode 62! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Strategist Dr. Tricia Cardner are back after a too-long hiatus! In this episode we break down all the fun we had between last year’s SCOOP, WSOP & our book release (Purposeful Practice for Poker). Gareth also previewed his current WCOOP plans including an announcement that he will be hosting a free webinar where he reviews hist most interesting WCOOP hands, so check out https://www.facebook.com/events/729678507472967/ for more info on that!

    Then we got into an interesting hand sent in by Zac from a $109 WCOOP freeze-out event. The hand features a blind versus blind spot with 26bbs effective. We break down all the action and talk about decision points on all streets.

    Then Tricia led a discussion on some common illusions of competence that can impede our ability to learn poker effectively. Learning takes effort and reading one book or watching one video is not going to make you an expert. There is a difference between feeling informed on a topic and really knowing it.

    Really knowing something means you should be able to:

    • Explain it in detail using your own words
    • Relate it to other facts and concepts
    • Understand why it is so

    Want us to answer your poker question?

    Post it in Dr. Tricia’s private Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PokerMindsetMasteryLab/

    Or in Gareth’s private Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mttpokerschoolclassroom

    Or Tweet us:

    @drtriciacardner
    @MTTpokerschool

    Dr. Cardner has a FREE online course called Rev Up Your Poker Success which you can check out at: http://www.peakpokermindset.com/

    Don’t forget to sign up to get your FREE MTT Tools at: https://www.mttpokerschool.com/

    Buy Purposeful Practice for Poker by Dr. Tricia Cardner & Gareth James: http://bit.ly/dandbpokerbooks or https://www.amazon.com/shop/drtriciacardner

    • 1 hr 24 min

Customer Reviews

EZmoney123 ,

Episode 44

I like the guess and analysis on why Daniel N cared about the hockey game. It's not self sabotage, it's not that he was broken down from the day before; it's obviously that he is Canadian and hockey is religion up there.

Lavonne Z S ,

2 in 1

This is the only poker podcast I'm aware of that combines technical skills and mindset skills. Every podcast provides a new concept in one of these two areas. I have recommended to all my poker friends. Thanks Gareth and Tricia!

chase_isbeast ,

Fantastic stuff

Fantastic stuff. I’m already a big fan of Dr Tricia, but Gareth James is growing on me as I listen to each episode!! They’re both well informed, fun to listen to, and they have awesome guests on the show. They’ve earned themselves 5 stars and a subscription from me.

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