Jared Tendler, MS, LMHC, is the leading expert in the mental game of poker without being a player himself. He coaches over 500 poker players hailing from 45 countries, including several of the top players in the world. He is also the author of two best-selling books, The Mental Game of Poker 1 & 2 and the host of the popular podcast The Mental Game which as more than 4.5 million downloads.
This is an excerpt from the Mental Game chapter of Poker Satellite Strategy by Dara O’Kearney and Barry Carter (with guest insights from yours truly). There is nothing more brutal in poker than a satellite bubble. Over the years I have had to do a lot of mental health counselling with students who play a […]
I’m excited to announce I’m writing a new book. I’m switching it up this time, however, and it’s not about poker – it’s The Mental Game of Trading. Sorry to disappoint fans of The Mental Game of Poker books who were hoping for The Mental Game of Poker 3. But I do think some of […]
I’m really excited to announce that in partnership with 888 Poker, I’ve released a 15 chapter blog series/mini mental game book. The material is all brand new, so if you’re a fan of The Mental Game of Poker 1 & 2 there’s a lot here for you. The content builds upon and simplifies areas of […]
I’m often in high demand at the start of a new year, when ambition and inspiration is high. But I’ve learned over the years working with top performers of all stripes that New Years is not the optimal time to start setting big annual goals. You have too much enthusiasm which can cloud your judgment, […]
Jared is not a fan of creating short-term fixes. While he admits there is a lot of great advice out there, if that advice does not translate to a fundamental change in the way you think about the game, learning, and yourself, then you will have to constantly come up with new tricks and solutions. […]
In the last few years I have spent a lot more time thinking about attention and focus, both as a mental game coach and as a parent. More and more my clients are coming to me with struggles related to the fact they, like many people, are addicted to their phones and social media. Then […]
One of the most fun and fascinating aspects of my work has been having the opportunity to work with top performers in a variety of fields. I have worked with pro golfers, professional poker players, traders and esports professionals to name a few. However different each profession is, there are far more similarities. For example, […]
Some of you may not know, but for the past 5 years I have been the mental game coach of Team Liquid – the biggest esports organization in the world – and I was recently featured in one of their videos about the work I did to help the League of Legends team quality for […]
Over the years I’ve done a lot of work with staking groups. I’ve seen the good and the bad. We only tend to hear about the bad side of staking when the deal itself becomes a topic of controversy, what we hear much less about is the way being staked can actually hurt your game. […]
I was invited back to speak with Dave and Dara from the Chip Race Podcast where we discussed mental preparation for a big series like the WSOP or WCOOP. They are also joined by EPT Champion, Ben Willonofsky, take a look at the recent successes and antics of former guest Phil Hellmuth and much more.