Tag: mindset & lifestyle

Jul 15 2022

WSOP Diaries: For The Love Of The Game

Jul 15 2022 Published at PokerCoaching.com under tags  mindset & lifestyle

I want this last WSOP Diary entry to be a positive one, so I’ll get the weekly bad beat story out of the way first. The Depressing Return To South Point My roommates this summer have been patient with me with a number of things, but at the top of the list has been my … WSOP Diaries: For The...

Jul 01 2022

WSOP Diaries: The Friends We Made At Paris & Bally’s

Jul 01 2022 Published at PokerCoaching.com under tags  mindset & lifestyle

In the modern era of poker, it is easy to fixate on intricacies of the game that may stray away from where our affection for it comes from. At the end of the day it is about turning a profit, crunching the numbers at the table to make the right plays, and hit your ideal … WSOP...

Jun 17 2022

WSOP Diaries: Attempting Every Type Of Poker In Las Vegas

Jun 17 2022 Published at PokerCoaching.com under tags  mindset & lifestyle

This past week, the guys and I not only continued our tournament grind, but took advantage of some alternatives to traditional no-limit Texas Hold'em (NLH). Exploring Las Vegas has also meant exploring different games, providing amazing opportunities to see different sides of poker as well as meet new players. With the WSOP organizing events outside …...

Jun 10 2022

WSOP Diaries: A Warm Welcome To The World Series

Jun 10 2022 Published at PokerCoaching.com under tags  mindset & lifestyle

The WSOP Housewarming A long time coming, James and I made our way to Paris/Bally's last week to finally play in our first ever World Series of Poker event. Taking in the droves of people hectically maneuvering the hallways outside the Paris ballroom, we could tell we weren't the only ones here making their WSOP …...

Jun 08 2022

Meet Brock Wilson: High Stakes Pro And New Coach

Jun 08 2022 Published at PokerCoaching.com under tags  mindset & lifestyle

PokerCoaching.com is excited to welcome it’s newest coach: Brock Wilson. A young yet accomplished professional poker player, Wilson has become a mainstay on the high roller poker circuit and can often be seen playing on PokerGO. Last year, Wilson took down the $10,000 buy-in event of the Poker Masters defeating Elio Fox heads-up, adding to …...

Jun 01 2022

WSOP Diaries: There Is No Tournament Like Your First

Jun 01 2022 Published at PokerCoaching.com under tags  mindset & lifestyle

If I had to pick an airport terminal to transfer four pounds of one of my checked bags to the other to avoid a $70 baggage fee, it would be the terminal at Spokane International Airport (GEG). While I found the exchange of basketball shorts and the one hour layover in Seattle to be an …...

May 25 2022

World Series Of Poker (WSOP) Diaries: The Intro

May 25 2022 Published at PokerCoaching.com under tags  mindset & lifestyle

It’s nine o’clock at night in Spokane, Washington, and it is extremely hard to calculate my pot odds with the sound of bowling pins toppling over in the background. I ask the dealer for a count of the pot, to which he laughs and simply shakes his head ‘no’ at me. While I have an … World Series Of Poker...

May 16 2022

Trusting The Poker Process

May 16 2022 Published at PokerCoaching.com under tags  free-header mindset & lifestyle

For today’s, article I want to write about the process and journey of a poker player. Being a poker player, or at least a successful, high-level one, involves a process outside just sitting down at the table and playing. Such a process involves countless hours of study, warm-up routines, cool-down routines, and reviewing play among …...

May 11 2022

Gut Instinct At The Poker Table

May 11 2022 Published at PokerCoaching.com under tags  free-header mindset & lifestyle

Gut instincts are often misunderstood, especially by weak poker players and those who are superstitious. I’ll preface this article by stating I am no psychologist and everything I write today is from my experience and discussions with Jared Tendler, a highly regarded mental performance coach. My inspiration for this article stemmed from being at the …...

Apr 20 2022

Maintaining Confidence In Poker

Apr 20 2022 Published at PokerCoaching.com under tags  free-header mindset & lifestyle

Today we will talk about a mental issue that I see in a lot of poker players, including myself. The issue in question is the failure to realize that the objective of this game is to not win the most pots, but to win the most money. The ability to recognize in your game when … Maintaining...

Apr 06 2022

The Aspirations Of A Poker Player

Apr 06 2022 Published at PokerCoaching.com under tags  free-header mindset & lifestyle

A great military strategist once said that there is a large difference between wanting to become someone and wanting to do something. He rallied against the office politics that surrounded military high command. He discussed how wanting to be “one of the boys” in the top brass meant sacrificing your values and differing opinions. However, …...

Mar 28 2022

So You Wanna Be A Pro?

Mar 28 2022 Published at PokerCoaching.com under tags  free-header mindset & lifestyle

Being a poker pro can be very exciting and very fulfilling; if you go about it the right way. When you go pro, it's no longer a game; it's your job, so you have to be willing to work long hours and study the same way you would if you were in college. Going pro … So You Wanna Be A Pro? Read...

Mar 16 2022

Remembering Versus Knowing

Mar 16 2022 Published at PokerCoaching.com under tags  free-header mindset & lifestyle

“But this teacher says I should do this play in that situation.” “Why did he say that?” I ask. (Crickets) The above exchange is worrying to me. When I am talking to aspiring poker players, I am struck with an impression: They want firm answers. They want a poker trainer who they can trust 100%. …...

Mar 07 2022

Taking You From Beginner To Consistent Winner

Mar 07 2022 Published at PokerCoaching.com under tags  free-header mindset & lifestyle

Many people are initially drawn to poker because they assume there's easy money to be made. That’s partly true: there’s money, and if you’re a good player it can be easy, but it'll require hard work and time to get to a point where you are that good. There is no magic switch from unprofitable …...

Jan 10 2022

Embrace Healthy Systems Part 2

Jan 10 2022 Published at PokerCoaching.com under tags  free-header mindset & lifestyle

Did you come up with resolutions for 2022? According to many studies, there is a 92% chance you won’t accomplish those goals. Why? It has nothing to do with you. They’re always talking about having ambitious goals in school, however, they never teach you how to achieve those goals. It’s only been in recent years …...

Jan 05 2022

Forget Goals, Embrace Healthy Systems

Jan 05 2022 Published at PokerCoaching.com under tags  free-header mindset & lifestyle

In this article, we are going to discuss some systems that you can implement in regards to your life. These life systems will help improve your mood, which will help you play better poker. To get the best results you are going to need to track every day you fulfill a system. If you do … Forget...

Dec 27 2021

Invest in Management, YOU Are The Manager

Dec 27 2021 Published at PokerCoaching.com under tags  free-header mindset & lifestyle

My friends in the business world have an adage they repeat often: “Over invest in management.” One employee screwing up negatively impacts that employee’s tasks. A bad manager, however, will affect all the employees on his watch. As a poker player, when you wake up in the morning you are your own manager. You have …...

Dec 20 2021

Live Poker Tournaments Preparation Guide

Dec 20 2021 Published at PokerCoaching.com under tags  free-header mindset & lifestyle

The most important thing you can do to prepare for a live tournament is to know your stuff. The more comfortable and confident you are at the table, the better your decision making becomes because you’re in the right headspace. Cultivating the right headspace starts with having a rock-solid foundation. If you can adopt the …...

Dec 15 2021

Spite Equity In Poker

Dec 15 2021 Published at PokerCoaching.com under tags  free-header mindset & lifestyle

I recently was listening to an audiobook called The Hacking Of The American Mind. In the book, they discussed a study which I found extremely interesting. Researchers did this test where they put two people in a partnership, with one being the "decider" and the other the "recipient". They were given a $100 to split …...

Feb 12 2020

What the Future of Poker Looks Like

Feb 12 2020 Published at PokerCoaching.com under tags  mindset & lifestyle

If I have learned one thing as a professional poker player over the last 15 years, it is that I do not know how the game will change going forward. That said, if the poker world continues as it has in the recent past, here are some things I expect to happen. The post What the Future of Poker Looks Like first appeared...

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