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Tune in each week, as mental game coach Jared Tendler take the airwaves to help listeners strengthen this critical part of their game. A wide range of interesting guests have been on the show, including high stakes players Phil Hellmuth, Lex Veldhuis, Phil Galfond, and Gavin Griffin. Listeners are invited to submit questions and have their mental game problems solved live-on-air. The goal is to make the show fun and entertaining, while also helping you to be mentally stronger at the tables.

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Tune in each week, as mental game coach Jared Tendler take the airwaves to help listeners strengthen this critical part of their game. A wide range of interesting guests have been on the show, including high stakes players Phil Hellmuth, Lex Veldhuis, Phil Galfond, and Gavin Griffin. Listeners are invited to submit questions and have their mental game problems solved live-on-air. The goal is to make the show fun and entertaining, while also helping you to be mentally stronger at the tables.

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Great show. Simple as that.

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Great, insightful interviews that aren't too long to lose one's attention.

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Great Show

By DLasantaPro - Apr 22 2015
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Great show. Simple as that.

Short & Sweet

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Great, insightful interviews that aren't too long to lose one's attention.

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Tune in each week, as mental game coach Jared Tendler take the airwaves to help listeners strengthen this critical part of their game. A wide range of interesting guests have been on the show, including high stakes players Phil Hellmuth, Lex Veldhuis, Phil Galfond, and Gavin Griffin. Listeners are invited to submit questions and have their mental game problems solved live-on-air. The goal is to make the show fun and entertaining, while also helping you to be mentally stronger at the tables.

#9 - The Mental Game of Poker Podcast with Jared Tendler

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Today on The Mental Game radio show, I was joined by the excellent DeucesCracked coach Aaron “WiltOnTilt” Wilt. Even more exciting, today was the first time listeners were able to call in live with their questions. A few technical problems didn’t stop this show from being one of the best yet.

Aaron is well known for having a strong passion and commitment to being a coach and video producer. The topic of poker coaching has been a hot button issue in poker lately. So, among many other things, we talked at length about the importance of coaching, his initiatives to change poker education, and what students need to know to get the most out of coaching or video instruction.

When we opened the phones midway through the show, listeners lined up to ask a range of questions. Injustice tilt, anxiety, and confidence were among the many topics covered. Proving advice live on-air to listeners is a great addition to the show and I’m excited to make it part of every show.

Feb 22 2012

1hr 23mins

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#62 - Tilt Q&A

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I got a great response to my last Q&A podcast on Goal Setting, so I have done another one all about Tilt. If you want to be featured on a future Q&A podcast, just contact me with your question. Today Barry and I discuss a wide range of topics I’m sure all of you can relate to, even if you are not a poker player. In this episode we discuss:

* Why you might Tilt in one format (Like PLO), but not another (Like No Limit)
* The differences between Tilt in poker and trading
* Is Tilt different online compared to live?
* Why Winner’s Tilt is more of a confidence issue than an anger issue
* Dealing with pressure at the tables that appears as anger

Feb 16 2016

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#4 - Client session with Mike Wolf

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The Mental Game of Poker show today featured Mike Wolf as my guest, or rather, my first on-air client. Today he and I focused on the more serious issue of confidence and fear in his game, which was twice as importance to him given his poker lifestyle. Wolf is famous for having lived straight out of his car, playing poker, living off of what he could score and never knowing what the next week would bring. In order to remain the good-natured, well-adjusted and above all successful poker player that he is today, Wolf had to exercise remarkable mental game discipline, most of it very self-taught. He explains some of the techniques he used, while we also dig deeper and find solutions to his current problems.

Jan 18 2012

57mins

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#3 - Barry "the co-author" Carter

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The Mental Game show is back for 2012, and resumes in great stride today, with special guest Barry Carter. Barry is a prolific poker writer and reporter, formerly with PokerNews, and currently with PokerStrategy.com. We begin by discussing mental game trends which Barry has observed in many of the poker players he has interviewed. Additional topics written about in the book are reviewed and applied to real world examples and experiences of Carter’s. This is pretty much The Mental Game of Poker book brought to life. - See more at: http://jaredtendlerpoker.com/blog/the-mental-game-radio-show-4/#sthash.FlrX9Eev.dpuf

Jan 11 2012

55mins

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#13- The Mental Game of Poker Podcast with Jared Tendler

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Today on The Mental Game Radio Show three listeners came on the show for help with a variety of issues. Each story was unique, but the common thread among them was they had difficulty maximizing their learning in poker.

Learning how to play poker better, is as important a topic as actually what you’re learning, yet it’s rarely talked about. The advice given in this episode is a must for anyone who is serious about taking their game to the next level. Chalk full of great advice tailored to three different players, you’ll be sure to find something that can help transform your game.

Mar 21 2012

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#11 - Live on-air session (2)

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Mar 07 2012

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#65 - Jonathan Fader

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My guest today on the Mental Game Podcast Dr. Jonathan Fader is a clinical sport psychologist who works with top athletes, business people and most notably the New York Mets. He's also the author of the new book, "Life as Sport: What top athletes can teach you about how to win in life". Like me, he has taken a more traditional approach to performance psychology by first getting a degree in clinical psychology and applying it to the world of sports performance. (He’s added a Ph.D in sport psychology as well.) We may have different methods but there’s a lot we agree on, including there being more to achieving peak performance than simply visualizing yourself winning.

Jul 25 2016

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#58 - James Altucher

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Today on the Mental Game Podcast my co-author Barry Carter interviews a hero of his. James Altucher is an entrepreneur, hedge fund manager, podcaster and NY Times Bestselling author. USA Today called his book "Choose Yourself" one of the best business books of all time. He is very well known in the self-help space, but what is less well known is that he is also an avid poker player. Barry tried, and failed, to get a copy of The Mental Game of Poker into James's hands, only to later discover that not only had James already read it, and had even recommended it to his fanbase. If you are unfamiliar with James, you will discover today that not only is he a brilliant business mind with a unique perspective on success and failure, he is also incredibly funny and down to earth.

Dec 01 2015

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#60 - Chris Chabris

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Today's episode of The Mental Game Podcast was a real honor for me. My guest is exactly the kind of expert I had in mind when I wanted to expand the podcast beyond poker. Chris Chabris is an Associate Professor of Psychology and co-director of the Neuroscience Program at Union College in Schenectady, and along with Daniel Simons wrote the fantastic book The Invisible Gorilla: How our Intuitions Deceive Us. He is also an accomplished poker and chess player, and writes a games column for the Wall Street Journal. Chris's work focuses on the many ways in which we fool ourselves everyday, and the illusions we create for ourselves. Think you don't fall for some of these illusion? Think again, we all do it.

Jan 26 2016

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#57 - Terrence Chan

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My guest today on the Mental Game Podcast probably has about as varied a CV as you can imagine. Terrence Chan is a professional poker player, MMA fighter, former PokerStars employee, founder of Ultimate Poker and currently co-host of the 2+2 PokerCast. Because he has achieved so much in so many fields, I knew he was going to be very insightful about success and the learning process, but even I was surprised at just how educated he was on the topic of learning. If you want to take a sideways step from one career to another, Terrence is a brilliant example of someone who understands how to use what you already know to improve at something else.

Nov 23 2015

42mins

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#53 - David Tuchman

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My guest today on the Mental Game Podcast has a unique perspective on what it takes to get to the top in whatever profession you choose. David Tuchman is an accomplished poker player, but an even more accomplished poker commentator. When you add up his work on Live at the Bike, Sky Poker, Twitch and, of course, the World Series of Poker, he may have commentated on more hours of high level poker than anyone in the world. He is also a broadcaster and big sports fan for a number of other sports. There is no doubt that talking about poker with other high level poker players is a very effective way to learn the game, so I was curious whether his hours of poker broadcasting have improved his own game.

Oct 19 2015

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#48 - Daniel Negreanu

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My guest today on The Mental Game of Poker Podcast needs no introduction. Daniel Negreanu is one of the most famous and most successful poker players on the planet. It is always interesting to delve into the mind of an elite performer, but I am particularly interested in Daniel because in recent years he has made a public commitment to self-improvement. This seemingly has had a big positive correlation with his poker results. This is perhaps the most self-help focused podcast I have done, and we discuss his approach to learning and how he opens himself up to feedback, the importance of taking personal responsibility and not falling into a victim mentality, and how setting goals has been crucial to his poker success. In particular I think you will learn a lot from our discussion about positive thinking. Daniel and I have different perspectives but we still found common ground.

Sep 10 2014

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#36 - Jeremy Ausmus

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My guest today on The Mental Game of Poker Podcast is Jeremy Ausmus. Jeremy first came to our attention in 2012 when he made the October Nine and came in 5th for over $2 million. He since had a number of near misses in high profile events but finally took down his first bracelet last month in Paris at the WSOPE.

Jeremy has been a professional for nine years, and he is just about one of the most balanced and professional players you are likely to encounter. He really is the blueprint for having a solid mental game.

In the show we discuss:
• Why a slow and steady approach to learning has proven to be very successful in the long term for him.
• Why he is always reanalyzing his game and never wants to think he ‘knows it all’.
• How he values a strong mental game, and why he would always take a player with a solid C-game over a player who has an amazing A-game but prone to mental game leaks.
• How he works on his game away from the table and why not wanting to get caught out in tricky spots motivates him to learn.
• The mental adjustments he makes when switching between tournaments and cash games.
• How he dealt with the pressure of the Main Event final table.

Just a quick reminder, you can now get The Mental Game of Poker 1 and 2 for free either on audiobook or using PokerStars Frequent Player Points. Go to Jaredtendlerpoker.com for more information. Also keep an eye out for a one-time-only sale from November 29th - December 1st on the softcover versions of both books. Get both books for the price of one.

Nov 22 2013

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#35 - The Mental Game of Poker Podcast

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I often talk about how being a poker player is a lot like being a small business owner. You are responsible for your own hours, education, money management, risk tolerance and much more. One player who understands this comparison all too well is Marc McLaughlin. When Marc is not playing poker he is a successful entrepreneur, but you all know him as one of this year's November Niners. He's going into the final table with a very healthy chip stack and shot at the world title. As you can imagine this is a very fascinating insight into the mind of someone who is just days away from the biggest final table in poker history.

Nov 01 2013

29mins

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#33 - The Mental Game of Live Poker

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If there's one thing I would change about The Mental Game of Poker 1 it would be to include more examples from the world of live poker. I tried to remedy that in The Mental Game of Poker 2, and if you want more proof that the mental game is just as, if not more, relevant to live poker look no further than today's guest on my podcast. Bart Hanson is a live cash game player who is best known for his commentary on 'Live at the Bike,' as well as having one of the most critically acclaimed strategy podcasts. His site, www.seatopenpoker.net, is on of the few training sites to concentrate on live play. Live poker does not get anywhere near enough coverage on training sites, but Bart is almost single handedly redresses that balance and proves that live players think as deeply about the game as their online counterparts. During our chat we talk about the importance of patience in live poker, some of the biggest errors online players make when the come to brick and mortar card rooms, how to combat distractions, spotting signs of tilt in others, being results-oriented, and much more. If you're an online player who assumes they can just crush the live game, think again. If you're a live player looking to take your game to the next level, Bart is your man.

May 15 2013

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#31 - The Mental Game of Poker Podcast with Jared Tendler

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Today on the Mental Game of Poker Podcast, I speak with Pokerstrategy Coach “Schnitzelfisch” who is a personal productivity coach. He became very popular on the Pokerstrategy forums for this guide that he posted on personal productivity.

I’ve talked in the past about and written in the mental game of poker, how errors in how you learn can create mental game problems. You can become frustrated, anxious, lose motivation and confidence all because you don’t understand or have unrealistic expectations of the learning process. Being unproductive or inefficient in the way that you’re working on your poker game, or your ability to balance poker and life, can create the same problems. By learning more about how you learn, or by becoming more productive, you can eliminate some of those mental game problems as well. Primoz may have some answer that can be a big help to you. You can follow him on Twitter: @PrimozSYP

May 01 2013

38mins

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#22- The Mental Game of Poker Podcast with Jared Tendler

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Today on The Mental Game of Poker Podcast, Jared welcomes professional poker player and blogger Olivier Busquet. Busquet delves into issues of tilt control, something he struggled with severely in the beginning of his poker career. Fundamental distinctions are made between the success in live poker and success in online poker. Olivier is one of the most successful online poker players in the world, in large part to his professionalism. Listen in and learn from one of the best.

Oct 25 2012

31mins

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#20 - The Mental Game of Poker Podcast with Jared Tendler

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Today on The Mental Game radio show, Cardrunners coach Jonathan “Djross13” Davis joined me to talk about a range of topics including how he’s recently solved a lot of his tilt problems. Jonathan’s is a long-time tilter, who’s broken his share of computer equipment. Entitlement Tilt was the main offender, but overall his tilt problems were made worse by personal stressors. After experiencing some major personal issues this year, he’s been dedicated to improving his mental game and eliminating negative emotion. Learn how he did it.

Then our old friend and long-time listener, Benny came on the show again. Still struggling with how he handles Injustice and Entitlement Tilt from his last time on the show, we took the necessary steps today to break the issue down further and prescribe a strategy to make the significant progress he’s after.

May 24 2012

59mins

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#17 - The Mental Game of Poker Podcast with Jared Tendler

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Today on The Mental Game of Poker Podcast Jared is joined by Casey Jarzabek from TournamentPokerEdge.com. Casey gives a candid look into his tilt problem and is truly an amazing guest. If you’re looking for a model in how to take tilt problems head on, Casey is your guy. Everything about how he’s approaching improving tilt is a blueprint for you. While your tilt issues may be different, there’s a lot you can learn by listening to how one of the best online MTT players tackles it.

Apr 25 2012

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#16 - The Mental Game of Poker Podcast with Jared Tendler

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On this week’s episode of The Mental Game Radio Show you’ll get inside the mind of the top online PLO players in the world, Jim “Lefty2506” Egerer. He’s been playing the biggest PLO games on the net since 2007. Coached players from .10/.25 all the way up to 25/50 and understands the mental approach needed for long-term success in poker.

Jim wasn’t always a mental master. But after banging his head against the wall enough times, he was motivated enough to figure what skills were lacking in both poker and his personal life. On today’s show he shares a lot of what he’s learned, and what he regularly teaches to his students. Listen in to this fast paced, conversational interview. You’ll learn some essential mental game skills that can help to keep your game sharp, and constantly improving.

Apr 19 2012

54mins

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#70 - Matt Savage

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My guest on The Mental Game Podcast is perhaps the one person in the world who has spent more time than me talking tilted poker players off a ledge. Matt Savage is without doubt the most accomplished Tournament Director in the industry and his opinion on rulings is second to none. If you follow him on Twitter you’ll know he kindly devotes a great deal of his personal time giving his advice on contentious live poker decisions. Matt is the tour director for the WPT, the founder of the TDA, tournament director of the Commerce Casino and host of the poker show Inside Poker. His job involves making decisions which affect people’s money and life, which as you can imagine is its own sort of pressure similar to what the players face.

Nov 02 2016

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#69 - Matt Bodner

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In recent years I have developed a much bigger client list from the world of finance, trading and investment. This is in no small part because the mental game skills needed to do well in poker are directly transferable to trading, and vice versa. My guest today on the Mental Game Podcast shows precisely this overlap. Matt Bodnar is a partner at a venture capital firm and is also a dedicated student of psychology and what makes top performers thrive. He has a podcast called The Science of Success (which I recently appeared on). He is also a poker player.

Oct 24 2016

31mins

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#68 - Andre Akkari

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With the Olympics now over I have a very fitting guest on The Mental Game Podcast, not just because he is Brazilian but also because he is arguably one of the few professional poker players whose experience of the game mirrors that of elite athletes. Andre Akkari is a Team PokerStars Pro and WSOP Bracelet winner. He is also a megastar in his homeland of Brazil. While he is not as well known as, say, Daniel Negreanu outside of Brazil he is incredibly famous within it. How many other poker players, for example, would be asked to carry the Olympic Torch? Andre has a following and a pressure that comes with it that most poker players don't understand, which made for a great interview.

Aug 21 2016

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#67 - WCOOP Q&A

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The World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) and Mini WCOOP starts soon and the online version of the WSOP can be just as mentally and physically demanding. In recent years I have been coaching my clients on how to prepare for the demands of an online series like this. In this Q&A in answer these questions:

*How do I deal with the tilt/frustration of busting after going deep?
*How do I deal with pressure of bigger buy-in events?
*How do I stay motivated in the smaller buy-in events, when I know I am playing bigger ones?
*I'm staked, how should handle being in make-up and losing other people's money?
*I get overexcited at the start of big events, how do I calm myself down and get patient?

Aug 18 2016

30mins

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#66 - Mark Manson

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My guest today on The Mental Game Podcast is a much needed voice for anyone who is struggling to find meaning and purpose in their life. Mark Manson is a a very successful author, blogger, self-development coach and dating expert. On the surface it appears he has his shit together, but as he says he starts everything he does as a form of 'public therapy' with himself, but with the reader in mind. His new book The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck is actually about finding out what your values are, what you give a fuck about. We had a really good discussion about how young people today in many ways have it better than ever, but are missing a clearly defined sense of meaning. So the onus of responsibility is on us to create our own.

Aug 16 2016

42mins

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#65 - Jonathan Fader

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My guest today on the Mental Game Podcast Dr. Jonathan Fader is a clinical sport psychologist who works with top athletes, business people and most notably the New York Mets. He's also the author of the new book, "Life as Sport: What top athletes can teach you about how to win in life". Like me, he has taken a more traditional approach to performance psychology by first getting a degree in clinical psychology and applying it to the world of sports performance. (He’s added a Ph.D in sport psychology as well.) We may have different methods but there’s a lot we agree on, including there being more to achieving peak performance than simply visualizing yourself winning.

Jul 25 2016

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#64 - Daniel Coyle

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My guest today on the Mental Game Podcast is the author of a book that I've recommended and referenced a lot in my career. Daniel Coyle is the author of The Talent Code, a truly fantastic book that deconstructs the idea of talent and proves that while natural talent does exist, the thing that really separates the winners and the losers is the level of deep practice they are prepared to put in. We often seek to avoid failure, but Coyle has discovered a vast amount of research that proves that only when we push ourselves to the edges of our ability are we able to develop the skill needed to be elite performers in our field.

Apr 26 2016

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#63 - Niels Feijen

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My guest today on the Mental Game Podcast is a long-time client who has been phenomenal to work with because, besides being an all-around great guy, he is deeply committed to the process of mastering his craft. Niels Feijen is a professional pool player from the Netherlands. He is one of the top players in the world and his accolades include the 2008 World Straight Pool Championship, the 2014 World Nine Ball Championship and the four-time MVP for the Mosconi Cup. Pool strikes me as a game much like golf was decades ago - a physical sport that requires a lot of mental ability and yet, as Niels explains, very few professionals actually work hard on their mental game. Not only is Niels dedicated to constantly improving mentally, he works incredibly hard on every aspect of the game. And that's why he is among the best in the world.

Feb 25 2016

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#62 - Tilt Q&A

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I got a great response to my last Q&A podcast on Goal Setting, so I have done another one all about Tilt. If you want to be featured on a future Q&A podcast, just contact me with your question. Today Barry and I discuss a wide range of topics I’m sure all of you can relate to, even if you are not a poker player. In this episode we discuss:

* Why you might Tilt in one format (Like PLO), but not another (Like No Limit)
* The differences between Tilt in poker and trading
* Is Tilt different online compared to live?
* Why Winner’s Tilt is more of a confidence issue than an anger issue
* Dealing with pressure at the tables that appears as anger

Feb 16 2016

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#61 - Cal Newport

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Everyone talks about wishing they had better focus, while they have one eye on Facebook on their smartphone. We live in an age of distraction and as our relationship with technology becomes symbiotic, it can come with great cost. This week Barry speaks with Professor and Author Cal Newport. Cal is a Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University and one of the most productive researchers working today. He also is a best selling author of no less than five books, as well as having a very popular blog which helps you improve your own focus and study. Cal manages all of this, not in spite of, but because of, a dedication to avoiding distractions like email and social media. In his new book Deep Work he talks about how to improve your focus and do difficult demanding work. Focus is not an innate skill, it is something that can be trained and improved like a muscle.

Feb 12 2016

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#60 - Chris Chabris

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Today's episode of The Mental Game Podcast was a real honor for me. My guest is exactly the kind of expert I had in mind when I wanted to expand the podcast beyond poker. Chris Chabris is an Associate Professor of Psychology and co-director of the Neuroscience Program at Union College in Schenectady, and along with Daniel Simons wrote the fantastic book The Invisible Gorilla: How our Intuitions Deceive Us. He is also an accomplished poker and chess player, and writes a games column for the Wall Street Journal. Chris's work focuses on the many ways in which we fool ourselves everyday, and the illusions we create for ourselves. Think you don't fall for some of these illusion? Think again, we all do it.

Jan 26 2016

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#59 - 2016 Goals

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Happy New Year!

Now time for some tough love.

Many of you are starting to make big goals for the year. Goals related to your career, your health or ticking something off your bucket list.

Many of you also feel unstoppable. This will be your best year. You're inspired by what you're going to accomplish, how much money you're going to make, how strong you're going to get, how much weight you're going to lose, and more.

Yet, the odds are greater that by the time April rolls around, you will be right back where you started having not made any progress, or very little at all. Right now, achieving your goals seems inevitable, but in just a few months they can feel impossible.

In today's episode of the Mental Game Podcast I discuss why New Years Resolutions are often destined to fail. It's not because resolutions are cursed, it is often a result of predictable and preventable errors that are made at the time you set the goal in the first place.

If you have a big goal this year, don't make the same mistakes you've made in years past. Listen closely to this episode, it could dramatically change the outcome of your year.

Jan 02 2016

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#58 - James Altucher

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Today on the Mental Game Podcast my co-author Barry Carter interviews a hero of his. James Altucher is an entrepreneur, hedge fund manager, podcaster and NY Times Bestselling author. USA Today called his book "Choose Yourself" one of the best business books of all time. He is very well known in the self-help space, but what is less well known is that he is also an avid poker player. Barry tried, and failed, to get a copy of The Mental Game of Poker into James's hands, only to later discover that not only had James already read it, and had even recommended it to his fanbase. If you are unfamiliar with James, you will discover today that not only is he a brilliant business mind with a unique perspective on success and failure, he is also incredibly funny and down to earth.

Dec 01 2015

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#57 - Terrence Chan

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My guest today on the Mental Game Podcast probably has about as varied a CV as you can imagine. Terrence Chan is a professional poker player, MMA fighter, former PokerStars employee, founder of Ultimate Poker and currently co-host of the 2+2 PokerCast. Because he has achieved so much in so many fields, I knew he was going to be very insightful about success and the learning process, but even I was surprised at just how educated he was on the topic of learning. If you want to take a sideways step from one career to another, Terrence is a brilliant example of someone who understands how to use what you already know to improve at something else.

Nov 23 2015

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#56 - Max Steinberg

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Today my guest Max Steinberg who recently finished 4th at the WSOP
main event final table. I have been fortunate enough to have long time
clients make the November Nine in each of the last two years. Last
year it was 3rd place finisher Jorryt Van Hoof, and this year it was
Max. I don’t publicly share specific details about what my clients and
I do when we work together, but Max graciously volunteered to discuss
this in depth. In particular we went into great detail about how he
overcame a perfectionism issue which could have really hurt his
performance at the final table. Max is a very talented hard working
player, he is also a very humble and open guy away from the table and
clearly the balance he has in his life has helped his poker results
and general mindset towards the game. It has been a career highlight
to share his journey towards the biggest final table in poker.

Nov 20 2015

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#55 - Q&A

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We are trying something new again this week for the Mental Game Podcast. One of the most popular things I have done, and has really resonated well with my audience are Ask Me Anything threads on forums like Reddit and 2+2. It's been great for the person receiving advice to get something tailored to them, but more importantly almost all mental game issues are universal, so very often there’s something everyone can learn from them.

So we are introducing the format as a semi-regular feature on the podcast. This week we discuss:

• Does meditation help you get in the zone?
• How do you overcome a hatred of mistakes?
• Are psychological studies reliable?
• How can we prepare for high pressure situations that don't happen often (like the final table of a poker tournament)?
• My views on medication in psychology

If you like the format, please let us know as we’re already planning to do it again. If you have a question just contact me at http://jaredtendler.com/contact/.

Nov 03 2015

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#54 - Jonathan Gottschall

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We are doing something a little different today on the Mental Game Podcast. My co-author Barry Carter is very interested student of the psychology of performance, which started with poker and has expanded significantly with the numerous books he’s read on the subject. As we expand the scope of the podcast, he will be joining us occasionally to interview some interesting minds from the world of psychology. Today he interviews Jonathan Gottschall, a scholar at Washington and Jefferson College in Pennsylvania, who specializes in literature and evolution. His most recent book, “The Professor and the Cage,” follows his journey from academic to MMA fighter. Through it he explores the evolutionary psychology of fighting and bravery as he prepares to step into the Octagon himself. Barry raves about this book and believes it is a must-read for anyone wanting to learn more about masculinity, bravery and evolutionary psychology.

Oct 27 2015

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#53 - David Tuchman

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My guest today on the Mental Game Podcast has a unique perspective on what it takes to get to the top in whatever profession you choose. David Tuchman is an accomplished poker player, but an even more accomplished poker commentator. When you add up his work on Live at the Bike, Sky Poker, Twitch and, of course, the World Series of Poker, he may have commentated on more hours of high level poker than anyone in the world. He is also a broadcaster and big sports fan for a number of other sports. There is no doubt that talking about poker with other high level poker players is a very effective way to learn the game, so I was curious whether his hours of poker broadcasting have improved his own game.

Oct 19 2015

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#52 - Martin Jacobson

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To restart the podcast in style, I’m very happy to welcome reigning WSOP Main Event champion Martin Jacobson to the show. Last year while watching the final table in person, I got to see Martin’s performance up close. I was obviously cheering for my client Jorryt von Hoof, but it was easy to be impressed with the composure, professionalism, focus, and resilience that Martin showed on his way to the title and $10 million first prize. With the Main Event final table just around the corner, Martin was the perfect guest to have on the show.

Oct 12 2015

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#51 - Chris Moorman

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We use the word competitive a lot in poker, but my guest today on The Mental Game Podcast has to be one of the most competitive poker players out there. Chris Moorman is addicted to winning, and as you will learn he would much prefer to win a smaller tournament than come 2nd in a tournament for a bigger prize. This mentality is very interesting to me in a game where cash is the way of keeping score. For Chris, it’s all about the titles. He has the accolade of the biggest MTT winner ever with $11 million in cashes, boasts 23 PocketFives Triple Crowns and this year won his first live major, the WPT LA Poker Classic. Chris also discusses his new book, "Moorman's Book of Poker" which is available November 7th.

Oct 28 2014

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