My wife was out of town this weekend, so I was able to play a rare Saturday session. Having not played on a weekend in quite awhile, I think I simply forgot how great the games can be. Those people saying that poker is dying are not playing low limit on the weekends in West Virginia. I couldn’t believe the difference in playing styles and quality between the weekday players and those playing on the weekend. In my normal weekday game, there’s usually one or two [Read more…]
Archives for October 2016
My younger self would gag at hearing this, but I love being married. My marriage is easily the most valuable thing in my life and brings me more happiness than I ever could have imagined. That doesn’t just happen, though my younger self would have thought so. He thought that a relationship was inherently either good or bad and that when things started to get difficult or felt like they were headed south, that was a clear sign to move on. My younger self was an idiot. [Read more…]
Each month I will be giving away some kind of cool prize here on The Poker Monk blog and I’m starting off October with a bang. It’s a copy of Peak Poker Performance, signed by, Dr. Tricia Cardner and Jonathan Little! Entering the drawing is easy. Simply subscribe to the blog by entering your email address in the subscription box to the right (make sure to check your email and confirm your subscription). That’s it! And if you’re already a subscriber to The Poker Monk blog, well, then you’re also already entered into the drawing (and all future ones as well). The drawing will be held on Sunday October 9, 2016. So good luck! And if you haven’t checked out my interview with Dr. Cardner, you can do that here.
One of the easiest decisions I’ve ever made was seeking out Dr. Cardner as my mental game coach. I had read her first book Positive Poker (she has since released a second book, Peak Poker Performance that I liked even more!), absolutely loved it, and knew exactly who my first choice was for a mental game coach. [Read more…]