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Someone asked me recently to speak a little more about poker and meditation. Once I began, I realized I have a lot to share, so I’m going to break this up into multiple entries. Here are some ways meditation has helped my own poker game. managing stress and tilt improving concentration expanding the field of view putting things in perspective The most immediate benefit meditation can offer is managing stress and tilt. Often there is a direct correlation between the amount...

A number of folks have been inquiring about my results, so here they are. :) I'm going to also be linking this post permanently from my 2+2 coaching ad. And I will update this over time with recent results. This is easier than contacting 2+2 every time to update the thread. These results are for the last 2 months of play at Full Tilt Rush. Hope to increase my volume to 60k hands this month! ...

I want to impress upon you the power and importance of personal poker study. Typically in our quest for greater wisdom, we look outside of ourselves to poker books, videos, coaches, and peers. I explored this part of the process last week: learning from the wise. Just as important though is the work we do on our own. In fact, some of the best professional poker players like Patrik Antonius and Viktor Blom (Isildur1) are entirely...

During last weekend's meditation retreat, the teacher described two ways by which we gain wisdom: externally through others and internally through reflection. While this may sound simple and obvious, the topic itself is of such great importance that it deserves exploration. Framing the process of gaining wisdom in this way gives us a convenient starting point for contemplation. Also, as this is foremost a poker blog, we will specifically consider gaining poker wisdom. Credibility External learning presents the...

Nearly all new clients that come to me for coaching suffer from some combination of the following poker leaks, if not all. These definitely represent some of the most common problem areas for folks and if properly addressed could yield a significant winrate boost. Positional play Yes, we all know that position is king, but so many players still open too many hands in early position and not enough in late. At a standard 6-max table, your EP...