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

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

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English


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Episode 63 - MTT Game Changer and Post-Session Reviews

10/3/2019
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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...

Duration:00:49:42

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

9/23/2019
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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...

Duration:01:24:10

Episode 61 - Preparing for SCOOP and The WSOP

5/15/2019
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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...

Duration:01:33:12

Episode 60 - Controversy and Burnout

4/17/2019
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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....

Duration:00:59:44

Episode 59 - Magical Thinking and Money Bubble Strategy

4/6/2019
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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...

Duration:01:07:20

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

3/20/2019
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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...

Duration:01:32:04

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

3/4/2019
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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...

Duration:01:13:15

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

1/2/2019
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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...

Duration:01:10:11

Episode 55 - Stack Size Mindset and Overcoming Variance

12/26/2018
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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...

Duration:00:58:20

Episode 54 - Realistic Expectations and Travelling For Poker

12/5/2018
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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...

Duration:01:11:55

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

11/26/2018
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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...

Duration:01:11:20

Episode 52 - WSOP Europe Trip Report and Advice on Procrastination

11/9/2018
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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 •...

Duration:01:03:12

Episode 51 - Party Poker UK Millions Hand Review and Emotional Intelligence

10/31/2018
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In the 51st Episode, MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Strategist Dr. Tricia discussed the biggest pot that Gareth played at the recent Party Poker Millions Event. The hand includes his response to a 3 bet pre-flop, his decision making on the flop, turn, and river and a discussion of factors that can encourage (or discourage) an all-in river bet. Then, Tricia turned the attention to EQ (emotional intelligence) which Matt Berkey brought up at some length in Episode 50. She got...

Duration:01:28:23

Episode 50 Part 2 - Interview with Matt Berkey

9/28/2018
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To celebrate reaching their 50th, MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Strategist Dr. Tricia interviewed Super High Roller Matt Berkey! He spent almost 2 hours answering listener questions. This is is Part 2/2. Topics covered included: •How far Berkey gets out of line •How ranges change when there's a straddle •What Berkey thinks of Doug Polk's strategy •Understanding and accepting variance •And much, much more As a reminder, Gareth has also started a new youtube channel...

Duration:00:51:15

Episode 50 Part 1 - Interview with Matt Berkey

9/21/2018
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To celebrate reaching their 50th episode, MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Strategist Dr. Tricia interviewed Super High Roller Matt Berkey! He spent almost 2 hours answering listener questions. Topics covered included: • How to improve your MTT game • Why the mental game is so critical to poker performance • Variance • The importance of emotional intelligence • How to deal with tilt • How to play your A-game more often • And, much more Because Matt gave such thorough and...

Duration:01:11:02

Episode 49 - Pull The Trigger: Fear of Failure, Perfectionism and Resilience

8/18/2018
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In Episode 49, MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Engineer Dr. Tricia talk about several topics including: •The best ways to study for an upcoming live MTT with only limited time •Why pre-flop range construction is so important •Not having a min-cash mindset •The importance of volume •The recent cyber-attacks on PokerStars Then, they devoted the majority of the episode to talking about a listener question on pulling the trigger on certain plays and why that can be so...

Duration:01:07:13

Episode 48 - Should We Move Up? and Unibet Bucharest Trip Report

8/10/2018
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In Episode 48, MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Engineer Dr. Tricia Cardner are back to discuss Gareth’s recent poker trip to Romania for the Unibet Open. They covered a couple of hand histories as well as some of the psychological components that go into playing live tournaments with opponents of varying skill levels. Then, they addressed listener question related to the frustration when playing with lesser skilled players. Yes, it can feel frustrating when they, “don’t respect...

Duration:01:33:27

Episode 47 - Maintaining Mental Fortitude and Multitabling Tips

7/27/2018
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MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Engineer Dr. Tricia Cardner are back to answering listener questions in Episode 47 after starting out the episode by talking about the book they are working on that will teach readers how to develop their poker expertise more easily and efficiently. The plan is to have the book available during next summer’s WSOP, so stay tuned! Then, they addressed two listener questions; one on how to make sure you keep your mental fortitude at an all-time high...

Duration:01:09:29

Episode 46 - A Las Vegas Recap

7/21/2018
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MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Consultant Dr. Tricia Cardner spend Episode 46 reviewing their respective trips to the 2018 WSOP. Gareth had many adventures including hot air ballooning, golfing, and he even got paddled! Both Tricia and Gareth got in plenty of poker and various hands and situations were discussed. We covered a variety of events including the WSOP Tag Team, the WSOP Monster Stack, PH 6-max and the Wynn Classic. We chatted about some plays we saw others make at...

Duration:01:33:38

Episode 45 - Daily Habits and WSOP 2018 Update #1

6/11/2018
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MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Consultant Dr. Tricia Cardner spend Episode 45 talking about all things Vegas and WSOP. Tricia has just arrived in Vegas and is setting up shop in preparation for a poker marathon. Gareth is following behind in just a couple of weeks and he, too, is planning and strategizing! We also tackled a twitter question from Sandra who asked about setting up daily habits in order to enhance performance at the table. Tricia discussed the importance of a...

Duration:01:09:11