Karina: Disrupting Mindset & Performance Training

Today’s guest on CPG is Karina, the founder of Mindset Design, personalized poker coaching that helps you improve your mindset & mental health.

Karina has been going podcast crazy lately having appeared on “The Chip Race”, “RecPoker”, and now Chasing Poker Greatness while also firing up her own show: “Mindset Design”.

The first three guests on “Mindset Design” include bestselling poker author and CPG favorite Dara O’ Kearney, hugely popular poker vlogger Ashley “PokerfaceAsh” Frank, and one of my all-time favorite human beings in the world of poker, one of the GOATs of online MTT’s, Jon “Apestyles” Van Fleet.

What you’re about to find out in today’s episode is that the smart money is on Karina becoming a force in the world of poker sooner rather than later.

In today’s episode with Karina, you’re going to learn:

Why Karina’s brilliance is matched only by her ambition to disrupt the current paradigm of mindset training & performance.

Her poker origin story.

All about the tools she’s developing to help the poker world upgrade their mindset.

And much, MUCH more!

So now, without any further ado, it is my absolute honor and privilege to bring to you the once and future mindset queen… Karina.

Dylan Weisman: PLO & Mental Game Coach for Upswing Poker

Today’s guest on the Chasing Poker Greatness podcast is one of the premier PLO players in the world… he’s the mental game & PLO coach for poker training behemoth Upswing Poker, Dylan Weisman.

What is immediately apparent in today’s conversation with Dylan is that he’s an absolute gold mine of poker, performance, and life wisdom. And the level of respect Dylan has earned from the greatest poker players on the planet is off-the-charts.

Not only was he hand-selected and trusted to produce world-class PLO products on Upswing Poker, but here’s a recent exchange he had with poker legend Daniel Negreanu and the WSOP on Twitter after nabbing a PLO bracelet at this year’s WSOP:

Dylan: “How do we petition for more mid to high stakes PLO tournaments at the next WSOP?”

DNegs: “We can run 5-6 as a series and call them the “Weisman” invitationals with only one caveat: You are not invited. You MC the events but cannot play because you are too good.”

While I sense some playfulness from DNegs in this Tweet, there’s truth in it as well:

Your poker chips are not safe when Dylan sits down at your table.

With that said, the man is an absolute gem of a human being on and off the felt and it was an absolute honor and privilege having him drop Greatness Bomb after Greatness Bomb on CPG.

Now, without any further ado, I bring to you world-class human being, poker pro, coach, and teacher… Dylan Weisman.

Nick Howard: Founder of Poker Detox

Today’s guest on CPG is one of my top 3 favorite humans in the world of poker, the founder of Poker Detox and co-host of the Beyond Poker podcast… Nick Howard.

I’m not gonna do a lengthy intro for this one because you should already be pretty pumped up to listen to this one. If you aren’t pumped up, I HIGHLY suggest you go back and listen to Nick and I’s past conversations including the Detox Files series as they are some of the most insightful and impactful episodes of CPG ever released.

With that said, today Nick and I are gonna talk about a wide range of topics including my deep dive into trying to understand poker at its roots, a dissection of Nick’s tweets that I personally found the most interesting, and much, MUCH more!

Now, without any further ado, I bring to you poker & high performance coach, podcaster, and leader of human beings… Nick Howard.

Coach Bahman: Raise Your Edge High Performance Coach

Today’s guest on CPG is a high performance coach for folks ranging from business execs to professional athletes to, most importantly of all, poker players… the performance coach of Raise Your Edge Coach Bahman.

This is Coach’s second of what I imagine to be many future stops on the Chasing Poker Greatness podcast so if you missed Round 1 you may wanna hop into the way back machine and listen to our first conversation so that you can gobble up all of Coach Bahman’s Greatness Bombs.

In today’s show with Coach Bahman we’re gonna dive into some of his coaching techniques including provocation, get his thoughts on Phil Hellmuth threatening to light his own hair on fire if he can’t win, and much, much more.

Before you dive into today’s show I just wanted to remind you that on December 1st. 2021 my private coaching rates are going up and then on January 1st. 2022 I’m going to put a freeze on purchasing any private coaching sessions with me until at least April 1st. 2022.

I’ll honor any sessions purchased before January 1st but my immediate goal is to put as much energy as I possibly can into the CPG Wolves CFP program.

And if you were planning on finding a private coach sometime next year I will be training and bringing on an associate coach to fill that void. Just giving you a heads up.

Now, without any further ado, I bring to you one of the most beloved and respected mindset and performance coaches in the world of poker… the great Coach Bahman.

Jared Tendler: Tuning Up Your Mental Game

Today’s guest on CPG is a leading expert in the mental game of performance and the author of a poker classic you may have heard of, The Mental Game of Poker… the one and only Jared Tendler.

This will be Jared’s third Greatness Bomb dropping visit onto CPG so if you’ve somehow missed rounds 1 and 2 I’d highly suggest you visit the back catalog and rectify that mistake.

In today’s conversation you’re going to hear Jared and I discuss the ins and outs of his brand-new video course, Mental Game Tune Up for Tournament Poker… which you can pick up and get a $50 discount by using the code CPG right now at jaredtendler.com.

If you don’t wanna hop on over to jaredtendler.com and slam your money down on the counter at this exact moment, don’t worry… your faithful podcast host pressed Jared into giving away tips & tactics I believe will be immensely helpful to pretty much anyone on their poker journey.

In today’s conversation with Jared Tendler you’re also going to learn all about the riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside of an enigma… the co-author of The Mental Game of Poker, Barry Carter.

Up until this conversation, Barry had kept the depths of his soul as a secret unto himself.

Now, without any further ado I bring to you friend of the CPG podcast, the OG mental game and high performance poker coach… the great Jared Tendler.

Lee Davy: Helping Poker Pros (And All Humans) Live to Their Fullest Potential

Today’s guest on CPG is a Master Coach (And if you don’t know what that means, he’s about to tell you exactly what that means), founder of 1000 Days Sober, writer, and longtime collaborator with Triton Poker… the one and only Lee Davy.

I’m gonna say straight-away that I’ve met my fair share of amazing and compelling human beings, but I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone quite like Lee. His ability and willingness to be open, raw, and deeply honest about his feelings, emotions, and life experiences is a very beautiful thing.

In the space of two short hours Lee genuinely affected the lens in which I view myself and the world around me and that is no small blessing.

Before you dive in, however, I do want to offer you a warning:

This episode should be listened to without any small children bee-bopping around you because we’re going to dive deeply into some mature subject matter. You’ve been warned.

Now, in today’s conversation with Lee Davy, you’re going to learn:

– How Lee found and fell in love with the world of poker.

– How Lee believes we can all be more emotionally available to our children.

– What Lee finds to be the essence of high performance and flow at the poker table.

– And much, MUCH more!

And so, without any further ado, I bring to you writer, creator, coach, and healer… the one and only Lee Davy.

Barry Carter: Co-author of “The Mental Game of Poker, “Poker Satellite Strategy”, & “PKO Poker Strategy”

Today’s guest on CPG is the co-author of The Mental Game of Poker, Poker Satellite Strategy, and PKO Poker Strategy… the always witty and hilarious Barry Carter.

Not only has Barry co-authored three revered books in the poker space, he also runs popular blog PokerMediaPro.com and, in his day job, is the chief editor at PokerStrategy.com.

Barry’s dry sense of humor and thoughtful observations about the world makes him one of my personal favorite guests on CPG, which explains why I’ll jump at the chance to have him on time and time again.

Also, there are very few people in the poker world who are totally fine spontaneously jumping on here every couple of months even if they don’t have anything to really talk about…

And Barry is one of those people.

In today’s conversation with the inimitable Barry Carter, you’re going to learn:

– Barry and I’s somewhat prescient thoughts on the awfulness of the IOC (As this was recorded two months back before the Games even began).

– How making decisions at the poker table without understanding the strategy behind them as a whole can spell disaster.

– Why having a target to shoot at almost always means the difference between success or failure.

– And much, MUCH more!

Before you dive into this conversation with Barry Carter, I wanted to let you know I’m currently running a “Free Nuffle” promotion.

If you’ve never had a Bovada account and live in the United States, simply visit freenuffle.com to get step-by-step instructions on how you can get Nuffle for free…

Don’t worry, it’s easy-mode and involves clicking a link, making an account, and making a deposit.

And yes, before you even ask, I do get an affiliate reward if you sign up… that’s why I’m bribing you with a free $199 course.

One more time that link is freenuffle.com.

And now, without any further ado, I bring to you the always entertaining co-architect of 3 poker classics, the great Barry Carter.

Adam Kreek: High Performance Jedi, Olympic Gold Medalist, and Bestselling Author

Today’s show welcomes back one of my good friends, the always brilliant, gripping, and inspiring high performance Jedi, Adam Kreek.

Adam’s a Stanford educated, highly decorated multiple time world-champion, and Olympic gold medalist rower who has multiple Hall of Fame busts on his mantle.

He’s a human being that lives to push the envelope and always seeks out his limits.

Sometimes that has meant victory and glory and other times that’s meant gut wrenching defeat… Like the time he was part of a crew that sought to become the first humans ever cross the Atlantic Ocean in a rowboat but capsized in the Bermuda triangle right at the finish line.

But Adam Kreek is not a man who will ever be defined by victory or defeat. He’s someone who will always be defined by grittiness, persistence, and sheer power of will….

And, to your favorite podcast host, that makes him the epitome of greatness.

These days Adam’s a powerful guide and world-class teacher with a wealth of knowledge to share with you on how you can realize your full potential at any stage of your life.

He’s also an executive coach, an elite corporate trainer and an A-list keynote speaker. And in 2019, he published his first book that is one of my personal favorites of all time “The Responsibility Ethic”.

And, if you really wanna get fired up, head directly to YouTube after listening to this episode and check out Adam’s TED talk, “I Seek Failure.” I promise you won’t regret it.

Greatness Bombs you’re about to hear in this episode of Chasing Poker Greatness include:

– How to get back on track when dealing with your inevitable poker failures.

– Why happiness is not guaranteed after any of your life successes.

– How to embrace boldness in your poker career.

– How the power of belief is imperative to your poker game.

– And much, much more!

So without any further ado, I bring to you one of my favorite humans in the world, awe inspiring performance coach, Olympic champion, and author Adam Kreek.

Tommy Angelo: The Vince Lombardi of Poker Coaches & Legendary Author of Elements of Poker

Today’s guest on CPG is a living legend in the poker world, the author of Elements of Poker, Painless Poker, and Waiting for Straighters… the great Tommy Angelo.

Tommy is no garden variety poker coach, he’s more like the Vince Lombardi of poker coaches, having been a grinder for over 30 years with a who’s who list of clients who have gone to to chase their own poker greatness. In broad strokes, he places great emphasis on mental health and reducing unhappiness, as a means to increasing profit and well-being.

Lately, Tommy’s been busy whipping up videos in a series called “PokerWords” on YouTube that you can check out by clicking through on his showpage ChasingPokerGreatness.com.

This is Tommy’s third go around as a guest on CPG and, if I get my way, he’ll be on many more future episodes to come.

Between you and me, it’s great that I get to share mine and Tommy’s conversations but that’s totally secondary as far as I’m concerned. He’s such a wealth of poker and life wisdom that every time I shut down the recording I feel so incredibly blessed to be in his direct sphere of influence.

Today, like in past episodes with Tommy, you’re gonna journey through his colorful past, including hilarious poker stories from his Greatest Hits collection…

And then we’ll spend some time reflecting both on what’s going on in the present as well as speculating about the future.

Some Greatness Bombs you’re about to hear include:

– The No. 1 thing Tommy believes poker players get wrong.

– Tommy’s thoughts on what makes for good poker education in the modern day.

– What life in the underground poker scene of the 80’s was like.

– And much, MUCH more!

So without any further ado, I present to you poker legend, coach, and dear friend… Tommy Angelo.

Jared Tendler: Mental Game Titan & Author of the Mental Game of Poker 1 & 2

Today I’m welcoming back one of the foremost authorities in the world of mindset and high performance, the legendary author of The Mental Game of Poker 1 & 2, the one and only Jared Tendler.

Jared’s current and historic roster of clients spans the globe and includes elite esports organization Team Liquid, PGA Tour players, world class entrepreneurs, the best of the best poker players, and both institutional and individual traders.
That last group is particularly relevant because Jared’s latest book, The Mental Game of Trading, is on bookshelves now and readers are calling it:

“Jared’s Magnum Opus: The culmination of Jared’s work over the past decade”


“An amazing book that gives a Process to Correct your mistakes. I’ve been trading for 30+ years and have never experienced a structure like this in any trading office.”

And if you’re sitting there thinking to yourself, “That’s all well and good Coach Brad but isn’t this a poker podcast and not a trading podcast?” you’re absolutely correct…

But, as you’re about to learn in mine and Jared’s conversation, there are many poker relevant and beneficial takeaways tucked away in the Mental Game of Trading that ought to sate even the most ravenous of poker player’s hunger to improve their mental game.

In today’s episode, you’re going to learn:

– A Greatness Bomb on freeing up mental bandwidth that your favorite poker coach has found insanely valuable.

– How-to find patterns in emotional issues that stand in your way on the path to high achievement.

– How you can focus on resolving mental game issues instead of playing whack-a-mole with symptoms.

– And much, MUCH more!

So without any further ado I bring to you the OG mental game master himself, the always brilliant Jared Tendler.

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