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Poker On The Mind Podcast

Poker On The Mind Podcast

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Poker On The Mind Podcast
Poker On The Mind Podcast

Poker On The Mind Podcast

Poker On The Mind Podcast

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

Latest Episodes

Episode 61 - Preparing for SCOOP and The WSOP

Welcome to Episode 61! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Strategist Dr. Tricia Cardner are back with a discussion of how to prepare for SCOOP/WSOP. Key concepts include:•Exercise several times per week to build up stamina and improve immune function•Create and use warm up and cool down routines•Reduce, remove and/or deal with potential distractions•Communicate with partner, family, friends about the demands of the series you’ll be playing•Come up with a process for picking your events in advanceTricia and Gareth also discussed picking events for WSOP in some detail. Specifically, they discussed looking at the structures to figure out the best ones for the money. Check out Kenny Hallaert’s google spreadsheet of events which will even allow you to select your events and calculate buy-ins: bitly.com/wsop2019Want 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 priva...

93 MINMAY 15
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Episode 61 - Preparing for SCOOP and The WSOP

Episode 60 - Controversy and Burnout

Welcome to Episode 60! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Strategist Dr. Tricia Cardner are back with more answers to listener questions. But first, they start the episode with a spirited discussion of the controversy surrounding social media maven and aspiring poker player Catherine “catrific” Valdes who was removed from a WSOP-C Circuit event. She registered for one event, was seated in another, realized it and stayed in long enough to bust a player and amass a large chip stack. She was unhappy with the way the floor people talked to her according to a now removed YouTube video. Gareth and Tricia dissect her motivations and go over what to do if you should find yourself in a similar spot. Then the discussion turned to the question: What do you do when you no longer enjoy poker? Tricia led the discussion on the psychological construct known as burnout including the signs and symptoms and possible remedies. Gareth shared some of his personal experiences with poker burnout...

59 MINAPR 18
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Episode 60 - Controversy and Burnout

Episode 59 - Magical Thinking and Money Bubble Strategy

Welcome to Episode 59! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Strategist Dr. Tricia Cardner covered a lot of ground in this episode. From discussing the discomfort that can come from getting outside of your comfort zone through to a discussion on magical thinking, they cover many mindset topics. They also discussed some of the issues at Stars and talked about the responsibility that sponsored pros have (or don’t have as the case may be) to promote the game in ways that are beneficial to the poker community as a whole. Gareth then took over the mic to answer Stuart’s question about a hand he played from the button with 118 left and 98 getting paid. Stuart had 16bbs and was dealt K2s. The small blind was sitting on 11bbs and the BB had 64bbs. We discussed the information that was missing from the question in order to reinforce all of the relevant variables that you need to collect data on if you want to maximize your analyses. Gareth talked us through our options and spent some...

67 MINAPR 6
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Episode 59 - Magical Thinking and Money Bubble Strategy

Episode 58 - Creating an Unbeatable Mindset and Bluff Catching With Top Pair

Welcome to Episode 58! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Strategist Dr. Tricia Cardner open the show by celebrating the fact that Gareth just shipped the $55 Clasico on Party for almost $5k! In addition, he also made the final table of a Monster Series event on Party. He also was a guest on an episode of The Chip Race Podcast where he talked about an interesting hand he played recently. After a bit more catching up, where the two hosts discuss Navy Seal training when it comes to developing an unbeatable mindset, Tricia answered a mindset question surrounding the concept of how our thoughts dictate our feelings. If you want to change how you feel, change how you think. She gave several strategies for doing so. Gareth then took over the mic to answer Adam’s question about a hand he played blind versus blind. We break down each street of the hand and Gareth explains both the GTO solution as well as the more exploitative line. He really stressed that we need to account for po...

92 MINMAR 20
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Episode 58 - Creating an Unbeatable Mindset and Bluff Catching With Top Pair

Episode 57 - We've Finished The Book Plus Mistakes, Pressure and A Preflop Spot with 88

They’re back with Episode 57! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Strategist Dr. Tricia Cardner open the show by celebrating the fact that their new book Purposeful Practice for Poker is done and turned into the publisher!!You can preorder Purposeful Practice for Poker at D&B Poker (https://www.dandbpoker.com/book/purposeful-practice-for-poker) or from Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Purposeful-Practice-Poker-Approach-Studying/dp/1912862042)Tricia then turned the conversation to a question from John about dealing with making mistakes due to feeling pressure. She and Gareth discussed where pressure comes from and how to better deal with it.Gareth then took over the mic to answer Justin’s question about how to play a medium pocket pair versus a 3bet in the middle stages of a MTT. We talked about the importance of chip EV, how to use software to improve in these spots & how to approach questions/study from a ranger perspective. Gareth recently released a WCOOP hand history rev...

73 MINMAR 4
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Episode 57 - We've Finished The Book Plus Mistakes, Pressure and A Preflop Spot with 88

Episode 56 - Second Guessing and New Year's Goals and Resolutions

In Episode 56, MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Strategist Dr. Tricia talk about the proper play with KTs and a 9bb stack at the end of day1 in a multiday tournament. Jamie wanted to know if his shove was correct or if he should min-raise and fold to a shove so as to ensure he makes it to day 2. Tricia then turned the conversation to dealing with new year’s goals and resolutions and explained the myriad of reasons why most people are not able to achieve them. She gave tips and strategies to deal with this issue and Gareth shared some of the techniques he is using to more effectively meet his goals. Tricia also mentioned her free online course called Rev Up Your Poker Success as a resource which you can check out at: http://www.peakpokermindset.com/If you want to take your tournament game to the next level then check out https://www.mttpokerschool.comWant us to answer your poker question? Post it in Dr. Tricia’s private Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Pok...

70 MINJAN 2
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Episode 56 - Second Guessing and New Year's Goals and Resolutions

Episode 55 - Stack Size Mindset and Overcoming Variance

In Episode 55, MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Strategist Dr. Tricia discussed the reasons why our stack size can lead us to play sub-optimally. There is a certain psychology behind either having heaps of chips or not very many. In both spots, we may take unwise risks and not play each hand to the best of our ability. Then, they answered a question about how to overcome variance when you play live. Specific tips were given regarding considering field size, rake, the # of events you play in a year, and whether or not the event skips levels. A discussion ensued about the role that study and preparation plays in ROI considerations. Gareth recently released the latest part of his Mini Sunday Million Chop review, which you can check out here: https://youtu.be/zb7N7Aiy-l4Want 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/g...

58 MIN2018 DEC 26
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Episode 55 - Stack Size Mindset and Overcoming Variance

Episode 54 - Realistic Expectations and Travelling For Poker

In Episode 54, MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Strategist Dr. Tricia discussed a few tips on how to put poker study into practice. Specifically, we looked at how to understand what is “normal” in poker and how it is hard to tell how well you are playing when you have small sample sizes. The key is to invest in a process and to be process oriented instead of outcome driven. Then we turned our attention to a question regarding playing and traveling on a small bankroll. Gareth gave an excellent description of how to sell action and Tricia discussed setting priorities and making sacrifices on some things so as to afford others. 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/mttpokerschoolclassroomTweet us:@drtriciacardner @MTTpokerschoolDr. Cardner has a free online course called Rev Up Your Poker Success wh...

71 MIN2018 DEC 5
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Episode 54 - Realistic Expectations and Travelling For Poker

Episode 53 - Temptation Bundling, S.A.D., Sleep Hygiene and a Tough River Spot With a Set

In Episode 53, MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Strategist Dr. Tricia discussed a hand history that was sent in by one of Gareth’s students as well as several psychological topics including: temptation bundling, seasonal affective disorder and sleep hygiene. The hand history review featured a nasty spot where hero gets to the river with middle set and gets jammed on by the cut-off. We analyzed the various the bluff hands and value hands that villain can have in this spot and came up with what we think is the right solution. Have a listen and compare your thinking to ours! Gareth just released all three parts of a WCOOP hand history review featuring none other than WSOP Champion Jack Sinclair which you can check out here: https://www.youtube.com/mttpokerschoolWant 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/m...

71 MIN2018 NOV 26
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Episode 53 - Temptation Bundling, S.A.D., Sleep Hygiene and a Tough River Spot With a Set

Episode 52 - WSOP Europe Trip Report and Advice on Procrastination

In Episode 52, MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Strategist Dr. Tricia chatted about Gareth’s recent trip to King’s Casino Rozvadov for WSOP Europe where he spent his time commentating both NLHE & PLO!Then, Tricia answered a query regarding how to stop procrastinating and get started studying in order to move up in stakes.She explained:• Why clarity is a key ingredient• How to go small in order to get results• How to use commitment devices to ensure better performance• Why procrastination is actually a mood management techniqueWant 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/mttpokerschoolclassroomTweet us:@drtriciacardner @MTTpokerschoolDon’t forget to Sign up to get your FREE MTT Tools at: https://www.mttpokerschool.com/Enroll in Dr. Cardner’s FREE online goal-setting course called: Rev Up Your Poker...

63 MIN2018 NOV 10
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Episode 52 - WSOP Europe Trip Report and Advice on Procrastination

Latest Episodes

Episode 61 - Preparing for SCOOP and The WSOP

Welcome to Episode 61! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Strategist Dr. Tricia Cardner are back with a discussion of how to prepare for SCOOP/WSOP. Key concepts include:•Exercise several times per week to build up stamina and improve immune function•Create and use warm up and cool down routines•Reduce, remove and/or deal with potential distractions•Communicate with partner, family, friends about the demands of the series you’ll be playing•Come up with a process for picking your events in advanceTricia and Gareth also discussed picking events for WSOP in some detail. Specifically, they discussed looking at the structures to figure out the best ones for the money. Check out Kenny Hallaert’s google spreadsheet of events which will even allow you to select your events and calculate buy-ins: bitly.com/wsop2019Want 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 priva...

93 MINMAY 15
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Episode 61 - Preparing for SCOOP and The WSOP

Episode 60 - Controversy and Burnout

Welcome to Episode 60! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Strategist Dr. Tricia Cardner are back with more answers to listener questions. But first, they start the episode with a spirited discussion of the controversy surrounding social media maven and aspiring poker player Catherine “catrific” Valdes who was removed from a WSOP-C Circuit event. She registered for one event, was seated in another, realized it and stayed in long enough to bust a player and amass a large chip stack. She was unhappy with the way the floor people talked to her according to a now removed YouTube video. Gareth and Tricia dissect her motivations and go over what to do if you should find yourself in a similar spot. Then the discussion turned to the question: What do you do when you no longer enjoy poker? Tricia led the discussion on the psychological construct known as burnout including the signs and symptoms and possible remedies. Gareth shared some of his personal experiences with poker burnout...

59 MINAPR 18
Comments
Episode 60 - Controversy and Burnout

Episode 59 - Magical Thinking and Money Bubble Strategy

Welcome to Episode 59! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Strategist Dr. Tricia Cardner covered a lot of ground in this episode. From discussing the discomfort that can come from getting outside of your comfort zone through to a discussion on magical thinking, they cover many mindset topics. They also discussed some of the issues at Stars and talked about the responsibility that sponsored pros have (or don’t have as the case may be) to promote the game in ways that are beneficial to the poker community as a whole. Gareth then took over the mic to answer Stuart’s question about a hand he played from the button with 118 left and 98 getting paid. Stuart had 16bbs and was dealt K2s. The small blind was sitting on 11bbs and the BB had 64bbs. We discussed the information that was missing from the question in order to reinforce all of the relevant variables that you need to collect data on if you want to maximize your analyses. Gareth talked us through our options and spent some...

67 MINAPR 6
Comments
Episode 59 - Magical Thinking and Money Bubble Strategy

Episode 58 - Creating an Unbeatable Mindset and Bluff Catching With Top Pair

Welcome to Episode 58! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Strategist Dr. Tricia Cardner open the show by celebrating the fact that Gareth just shipped the $55 Clasico on Party for almost $5k! In addition, he also made the final table of a Monster Series event on Party. He also was a guest on an episode of The Chip Race Podcast where he talked about an interesting hand he played recently. After a bit more catching up, where the two hosts discuss Navy Seal training when it comes to developing an unbeatable mindset, Tricia answered a mindset question surrounding the concept of how our thoughts dictate our feelings. If you want to change how you feel, change how you think. She gave several strategies for doing so. Gareth then took over the mic to answer Adam’s question about a hand he played blind versus blind. We break down each street of the hand and Gareth explains both the GTO solution as well as the more exploitative line. He really stressed that we need to account for po...

92 MINMAR 20
Comments
Episode 58 - Creating an Unbeatable Mindset and Bluff Catching With Top Pair

Episode 57 - We've Finished The Book Plus Mistakes, Pressure and A Preflop Spot with 88

They’re back with Episode 57! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Strategist Dr. Tricia Cardner open the show by celebrating the fact that their new book Purposeful Practice for Poker is done and turned into the publisher!!You can preorder Purposeful Practice for Poker at D&B Poker (https://www.dandbpoker.com/book/purposeful-practice-for-poker) or from Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Purposeful-Practice-Poker-Approach-Studying/dp/1912862042)Tricia then turned the conversation to a question from John about dealing with making mistakes due to feeling pressure. She and Gareth discussed where pressure comes from and how to better deal with it.Gareth then took over the mic to answer Justin’s question about how to play a medium pocket pair versus a 3bet in the middle stages of a MTT. We talked about the importance of chip EV, how to use software to improve in these spots & how to approach questions/study from a ranger perspective. Gareth recently released a WCOOP hand history rev...

73 MINMAR 4
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Episode 57 - We've Finished The Book Plus Mistakes, Pressure and A Preflop Spot with 88

Episode 56 - Second Guessing and New Year's Goals and Resolutions

In Episode 56, MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Strategist Dr. Tricia talk about the proper play with KTs and a 9bb stack at the end of day1 in a multiday tournament. Jamie wanted to know if his shove was correct or if he should min-raise and fold to a shove so as to ensure he makes it to day 2. Tricia then turned the conversation to dealing with new year’s goals and resolutions and explained the myriad of reasons why most people are not able to achieve them. She gave tips and strategies to deal with this issue and Gareth shared some of the techniques he is using to more effectively meet his goals. Tricia also mentioned her free online course called Rev Up Your Poker Success as a resource which you can check out at: http://www.peakpokermindset.com/If you want to take your tournament game to the next level then check out https://www.mttpokerschool.comWant us to answer your poker question? Post it in Dr. Tricia’s private Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Pok...

70 MINJAN 2
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Episode 56 - Second Guessing and New Year's Goals and Resolutions

Episode 55 - Stack Size Mindset and Overcoming Variance

In Episode 55, MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Strategist Dr. Tricia discussed the reasons why our stack size can lead us to play sub-optimally. There is a certain psychology behind either having heaps of chips or not very many. In both spots, we may take unwise risks and not play each hand to the best of our ability. Then, they answered a question about how to overcome variance when you play live. Specific tips were given regarding considering field size, rake, the # of events you play in a year, and whether or not the event skips levels. A discussion ensued about the role that study and preparation plays in ROI considerations. Gareth recently released the latest part of his Mini Sunday Million Chop review, which you can check out here: https://youtu.be/zb7N7Aiy-l4Want 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/g...

58 MIN2018 DEC 26
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Episode 55 - Stack Size Mindset and Overcoming Variance

Episode 54 - Realistic Expectations and Travelling For Poker

In Episode 54, MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Strategist Dr. Tricia discussed a few tips on how to put poker study into practice. Specifically, we looked at how to understand what is “normal” in poker and how it is hard to tell how well you are playing when you have small sample sizes. The key is to invest in a process and to be process oriented instead of outcome driven. Then we turned our attention to a question regarding playing and traveling on a small bankroll. Gareth gave an excellent description of how to sell action and Tricia discussed setting priorities and making sacrifices on some things so as to afford others. 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/mttpokerschoolclassroomTweet us:@drtriciacardner @MTTpokerschoolDr. Cardner has a free online course called Rev Up Your Poker Success wh...

71 MIN2018 DEC 5
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Episode 54 - Realistic Expectations and Travelling For Poker

Episode 53 - Temptation Bundling, S.A.D., Sleep Hygiene and a Tough River Spot With a Set

In Episode 53, MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Strategist Dr. Tricia discussed a hand history that was sent in by one of Gareth’s students as well as several psychological topics including: temptation bundling, seasonal affective disorder and sleep hygiene. The hand history review featured a nasty spot where hero gets to the river with middle set and gets jammed on by the cut-off. We analyzed the various the bluff hands and value hands that villain can have in this spot and came up with what we think is the right solution. Have a listen and compare your thinking to ours! Gareth just released all three parts of a WCOOP hand history review featuring none other than WSOP Champion Jack Sinclair which you can check out here: https://www.youtube.com/mttpokerschoolWant 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/m...

71 MIN2018 NOV 26
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Episode 53 - Temptation Bundling, S.A.D., Sleep Hygiene and a Tough River Spot With a Set

Episode 52 - WSOP Europe Trip Report and Advice on Procrastination

In Episode 52, MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Strategist Dr. Tricia chatted about Gareth’s recent trip to King’s Casino Rozvadov for WSOP Europe where he spent his time commentating both NLHE & PLO!Then, Tricia answered a query regarding how to stop procrastinating and get started studying in order to move up in stakes.She explained:• Why clarity is a key ingredient• How to go small in order to get results• How to use commitment devices to ensure better performance• Why procrastination is actually a mood management techniqueWant 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/mttpokerschoolclassroomTweet us:@drtriciacardner @MTTpokerschoolDon’t forget to Sign up to get your FREE MTT Tools at: https://www.mttpokerschool.com/Enroll in Dr. Cardner’s FREE online goal-setting course called: Rev Up Your Poker...

63 MIN2018 NOV 10
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Episode 52 - WSOP Europe Trip Report and Advice on Procrastination