Poker Coaching

"The Mental Game of Poker is the only book I recommend" - Greg Merson

“The Mental Game of Poker is the only book I recommend” – Greg Merson

In my 13 years coaching poker players, I’ve coached over 500 professionals, including some of the best players in the world, and helped thousands more with my two best-selling books The Mental Game of Poker 1 & 2.

My clients include November Niner Jorryt Van Hoof, EPT Champion Ben Wilinofsky, WSOP bracelet winners Justin Oliver, Kristen Bricknell, Jordan Morgan and Max Steinberg, and high stakes cash star Dusty Schmidt. I’ve also coached fifteen players to the status of Supernova Elite on PokerStars. I regularly get stellar reviews from my clients and players who have read my books. Please check out my testimonials page to read about their experiences working with my material and coaching.

These are the most common issues that I work on with players:

  • Tilt (Running bad, bad beats, injustice, entitlement, mistakes, etc)
  • Anxiety (performance, fear of failure/success, higher limits, etc)
  • Focus
  • Confidence
  • Motivation and procrastination
  • Dealing with variance/downswings
  • Playing ‘A’ game and ‘the Zone’ consistently
  • Increasing session length and/or number of tables
  • Efficient learning of poker
  • Poker and life balance
  • Discipline and control

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Coaching Process

The first step is identifying the cause of your mental game problems. To make that happen efficiently you’ll complete my new client questionnaire. I’ll spend around 45 minutes reviewing the questionnaire before our first session, so at the start of that first session I already have a plan that will get us focused on what’s most relevant to solving your problem. (Many clients also say that just filling out the questionnaire is helpful.)

By the end of the first session you’ll have a straightforward, step-by-step strategy to begin fixing your mental game problems. Part of that strategy will include information on key theories about the mental game that will help you better understand the rationale behind the strategy. In my experience, when clients know some basics about how the mind works, they’re more likely to stick with the strategy and thus more likely to improve. In successive sessions, we’ll continue to refine the strategy as you gain more experience and knowledge about your mental game until you have command of the problem.

My coaching is organized around your goals, so once they’ve been achieved, we either say goodbye, or we come up with new areas of your mental game to work on. I have clients who are satisfied with what we accomplish in just a handful of sessions and I have other clients who are so driven to improve that we’ve been working regularly for years. Ultimately, it’s up to you.

One of the benefits of my coaching that often surprises my clients is that they’re not only happy having their issues resolved, they also have greater overall confidence because they now know how to solve their mental game problems. I don’t just give players answers, I give them a strategy that allows them to understand how to solve problems on their own. I don’t just give them fish, I teach them how to fish.

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