The Mental Game of Poker has ratings and 24 reviews. Alexander said: As a professional poker player for over a decade there is not much poker literat. “Jared invented the field as far as I’m concerned.” – Jesse May, The Voice of Poker. “Jared Tendler is a pioneer of the poker mental game. No one else even. A review of Jared Tendler’s book The Mental Game of Poker. I highly recommend it for all serious poker players. It is one-of-a-kind.

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I identified a ton of poker examples too. For example table position. These are all in the realm of the mathematical, but the same principle can easily be applied to your mental game too.

He and Jared discuss the merits of positive thinking in poker. One of the really unexpected joys tendled has come from The Mental Game of Poker has been the ways in which people have used the lessons in other aspects of their jafed away from the tables. I have a couple of Border Collies that I regrettably do not give enough time to training. I have taught them the basics: However, through basic training and time spent with them I have been struck meental how similar training a dog is to learning a new skill or embedding new knowledge.

Observing the process of a dog learning a new command is very similar to the human process of learning a new skill or understanding a difficult concept. Understanding where you or your dog are in the learning process is crucial for both of kental to develop optimally.

At first glance the comparison of canine learning to the ALM may seem stupid. How can a dog be consciously incompetent or otherwise?

Review of Jared Tendler’s Mental Game of Poker

It is unaware its own abilities. The truth is we as humans are often unaware of where we are in the learning process even when we are aware of what the ALM is. The ALM defines stages of a mental and physical process through the lens of how we are consciously or unconsciously aware or unaware of that process.

The truth is that even if we are unaware of what the process is the same mental and physical learning patterns take place. All of us learned how to drive a car following the ALM model even though most of us were unaware of the process. Being aware of the learning patterns described by that theory should give us a much better understanding of ourselves and how best to manage each step.

Some of us, myself included, can criticise ourselves heavily for not performing a task correctly when what is required is an awareness that we have not yet fully mastered that task; we need to nurture the skill and move it to the next stage of the ALM. The truth is we have probably neglected training our dog to perform the task to the canine level of unconscious competence. The Mental Game of Poker Podcast is back, and what a way to return. Merson is certainly an interesting champion from a poker mindset perspective.


Last year was his breakout year where he won arguably the two most prestigious No Limit events of the year — the Main Event and the Six Max Championship. Does being staked to play poker give you a better or worse mindset than playing on your own dime?

Does having the financial pressure taken off improve your ability to make good decisions, or does it actually harm your game in other ways? With the World Series behind us, some players are pondering these questions right now. While both groups of players experience the same mental game issues, there is one distinct difference that causes unexpected problems: Players on a stake feel less pressure. This is probably obvious, in fact, lowering pressure is often one of the key benefits staking sites use to sell their services.

Lowering pressure is not always a good thing and the following are three problems that arise as a result. They love how it can help them analyze their game, but hate looking at a negative line on their graphs.

When you are on a big losing streak it can be tough to stare at a constant reminder of your losses. I know many players think that deleting their database is the answer, in fact I have even seen this dispensed as advice before from other poker players.

Do you use menta time immediately after a poker oc to your advantage, or tendleg you just stop playing? Do you have a hard time getting poker out of your mind after you play and resetting your mind so that you can relax? In my last blog post we discussed a basic three-minute warm up routine you can implement before you start to play poker. Today we do the same for a cool down routine after you have played.

A good cool down will do two things well.

First of all it will help you to conceptualize the things you have been learning so that they are more likely jareed be mastered for the next time you play. Secondly, a good cool down will help you put poker to bed for the day and allow you to relax.

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As with loker warm-up, if cooling down is new to you, consider starting with this three-minute version. Then as you get used to doing it more, incorporate additional strategies to make it even more effective:. Do you have a routine to prepare yourself mentally to play your best poker, or do you just show up and play? In every major sport, professionals and serious players have some form of a structured warm-up before they play. This includes things like training drills, team talks, jogging, stretches and going over strategy.


This is not entirely their fault, as there never has been much emphasis on warming up in conventional poker literature. Warming up helps you identify what to improve, and helps you keep a close eye on your progress. To get you started and to see some immediate benefits, try the following three-minute warm up:. By now I would hope that most serious players realise that multitabling is not the mindless form of poker that early detractors of the online game suggested it was.

In fact Jared has been one of pokee biggest advocates of the complexity of mass poker multitabling, having coached many players to the level of Supernova Elite on PokerStars. We have already written plenty on the importance of training skills to the level of habit, but this week I discovered some research which gave even more insight into how successful online grinders are able to multitable profitably.

In order to deal with tilt you must first understand it. In order to prevent it before it happens, you must be able to spot the early warning signs. One of the first things I do with my clients is have them fill out what I call a Tilt Profile. This is literally just a document on a notepad or your computer that helps you better define jarsd of your own tilt issue.

Despite many commonalities, every player tilts in slightly different ways and for different reasons. The role of the Tilt Profile is to recognize what tilt means for pokerr. Home About Podcast Free Updates. Mental game podcast — Daniel Negreanu by Barry Carter. The Mental Game of Poker Podcast: More significantly Merson has beaten, and continues to beat, drug addiction, and has used his profile as WSOP champion to try and help others do the same.

Does staking help or harm your mental game? Why you should never delete your poker database by Jared Tendler.

But deleting that database is much more likely to harm your game than it could ever do any good. Then as you get used to doing it more, incorporate additional strategies to make it even more effective: For most poker players, warming up really is just a case of turning the computer on. To get you started and to see some immediate benefits, try the following three-minute warm up: Free mental game updates.

Review of Jared Tendler’s Mental Game of Poker

He’s coached some of the top players in poker and over players from around the world. About Barry Carter Barry Carter is a poker player and writer. He is also the award winning editor of PokerStrategy.