Winning Mindset Tips for Tournament Poker Success

In order to perform at your best during online performances this May, you need to ensure you prepare well. This is why Gareth James spoke with Peak Poker Performance and Mindset coach Dr Tricia Cardner as he prepares for 2020 Spring Championship of Online Poker on PokerStars.


They talk about:

  • What is making you excited for a big series?
  • What can we control?
  • Have your routine set ahead of time
  • What three things did you do well today?
  • Gratitude and working out why you’re grateful
  • What little changes can you make to improve yourself tomorrow?
  • Talking to your partner before the series and finding compromises
  • The brain is like Velcro for the negative and Teflon for the positive

Time Stamps

0:00Gareth says his main goal is wanting to be as excited to play. Tricia gives her thoughts.
0:51What is making you excited?
2:40What can we control?
4:35The importance of routine and setting it ahead of time
6:59Why are you grateful?
7:33Write down 3 things that you did well during play
10:25The brain operates like Velcro for the negatives, and Teflon for the positives
11:31Assessing performance
13:46What little changes can you make to improve yourself tomorrow?
14:58Focus and discipline
16:57Effective communication with your significant other

Gareth James is the co-author of ‘Purposeful Practice for Poker‘ with Dr. Tricia Cardner. Visit MTT Poker School to learn more about his new MTT Game Changer course.