Having playing poker for many years I have become accustomed to the many ups and downs of the game. Sometimes these ups and downs okay, usually the downs begin to affect me emotionally. It's something I've struggled with; focusing only on results becomes a distraction against playing well and sometimes against playing at all. The Mental Game of Poker addresses these issues. It doesn't just notice them, it examines and dissects them. For me it helped me better understand what was really going on.
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Cancel anytime. Imagine how dominant you would be if you consistently played poker in the zone. You make all the right decisions, know instinctively when to bluff, and are unfazed by a losing hand. You're locked in and feel unbeatable. It's shocking how many poker players stumble into this elusive state of mind. As quickly as that euphoric feeling of invincibility arrives, it's gone.
And no matter how hard they try, they can't get it back. Until now. In The Mental Game of Poker 2 , author and renowned poker mental game coach Jared Tendler breaks down the zone and delivers actionable steps to help players get there consistently.
Many poker players can make good decisions at the table with a reasonable frequency. Nevertheless, there are numerous situations where even very experienced players behave in predictable ways. These deeply-ingrained habits lead them to make mistakes. The problem is that these situations won't often arise at the table by chance - you have to make them happen. Exploitative Play in Live Poker is a ground-breaking work that teaches you how to create the circumstances where your opponents will be likely to blunder and how to exploit them when they do.
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If you want to win big at the tables, then you must buy this book. In Secrets of Professional Tournament Poker: Book 1 you will learn the fundamentals of play and how to handle varying stack sizes.
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The mental game may be more important in poker than in any other form of competition. It's one of the only games in the world where you can play perfectly and lose - again and again. Hundreds of poker players have turned to mental game coach Jared Tendler's revolutionary approach to help them play their best, no matter how badly they're running. In this audiobook you'll find simple, step-by-step instructions and proven techniques to permanently fix problems such as tilt, handling variance, emotional control, confidence, fear, and motivation.
With the games getting tougher, now is the time to take these problems head on. If you could sum up The Mental Game of Poker in three words, what would they be? This is an extraordinary book for people who play poker regularly. I will say that this is not the first book you should read about poker if you are just starting out.
Jared only covers poker strategy peripherally and there are much better resources for learning the game. That being said, if you are someone who has studied the game a fair amount, someone who wants to play poker seriously and make some money or especially if you are someone who dreams of playing professionally this book is a must have.
Just the sections on learning concepts like the inchworm and the adult learning model alone are worth the price of the book, but Jared goes much deeper into how these relate to common poker problems in later chapters. His in depth discussions about tilt, motivation, fear and confidence blew my mind. Instead of generally accepted poker wisdom which deals with treating the symptoms of emotion or striving to avoid emotion while playing or avoid playing while emotional , Jared delves into finding the root causes of emotions and ultimately teaches players how to master their emotions and use them as a tool to get better at poker.
As someone who has spent a lot of time trying to control my own tilt, and made a lot of progress at reducing it, I was deeply impressed and humbled to realize that a lot of it stems from unrealistic beliefs and expectations about the game of poker and the nature of variance. Ultimately the subject matter of this book extends far beyond poker. A lot of the mental hurdles faced while playing poker are the same ones faced in athletics, business, academics and even romance.
Think of pressure to perform or the pain caused by a discordance between expectations and results as a couple of examples. One of my main interests is martial arts and especially the philosophies that guide developing martial artists. Jared never mentions this in his book, but a lot of the mental goals and strategies he describes are very similar to those found in the processes of ego death and transcendence of desire.
These are lofty goals, and lifelong struggles, but Jared gives you all the tools needed to work hard at becoming a more zen like poker player and human being. What was one of the most memorable moments of The Mental Game of Poker? Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jared Tendler? There are a lot of issues with the recording of this audiobook. I actually listened to the majority of this audiobook on 1. The really bad part of the narration for me was the client stories.
I liked the stories, but the voice used for them was atrocious. It sounds like Jared used a computer generated voice to read back the stories. It's especially jarring when a female client's words are read in this voice. Side note, I actually know a few of the featured clients by reputation, training videos and forum posts , and I think these stories are an essential part of relating the concepts to real life examples.
Unlike the reviewer who described them as advertisements, I think they play an important role in the understanding of the material. Not only is it useful to hear the clients relate Jared's somewhat abstract strategies to concrete examples, it is also very useful to hear about people that have succeeded using these tactics. Another issue with the recording is the very nature of the book.
It is not the type of material that eloquently transfers to audio. The book features a lot of lists, suggests a lot of cross-referencing and jumping around much easier to do on paper than in an audiobook setting , and ultimately requires a lot of re-reading to fully digest. I have no regrets about purchasing the audiobook in fact it's the best poker decision I've made in a long time , but I will be purchasing the actual book in the near future to make sure I get the most from the material.
The Mental Game of Poker
The mental game may be more important in poker than in any other form of competition. With the games getting tougher, now is the time to take these problems head on. Click here for more details including excerpts, a trailer, and stories from the nine clients featured. Pick up a copy from any of these online retailers: Amazon. The most advanced mental game book in poker is now available in the most popular eBook formats.