Effective Altruist. Software engineer. Writer. Instructor @Outco. Former poker pro.
Have had a number of people tell me they got a lot out of hearing the first coaching session I did with Scott C. Well today I finished my first session with the second candidate, a grinder from Belarus named Yaroslav.
Yaroslav is an online HU $200NL-$1000NL grinder who wrote in telling me that he had a lot of anger and tilt issues. He said he was a pretty emotional person in his general life, but wanted to learn how to control those emotions in poker. He'd broken mouses, keyboards, and mugs in outbursts of anger.
This session focuses on anger, hot tilt, relaxation exercises, making mistakes, and how to optimize learning. Give it a listen. (External link here.)
[Note: there is a bit of noise in the beginning sometimes when Yaro speaks, but it goes away pretty soon.]
Strap in, because it's time for coaching session #3. João is an MTT grinder whose average tourney buyin is around $150. He's a strong player online, and even took 2nd in several of this year's SCOOP events, but his primary issues were in live poker–particularly, he wanted to make the transition to playing more live tourneys. His challenges were that he got bored easily, would get anxious when his…
Hey guys, So the applications came in, and I selected a few people for the public coaching sessions. Thanks to everyone who wrote in! I have a few big names in store for the public coaching. It's going to be exciting, so stay tuned. I'm going to be posting the coaching sessions one at a time. You're likely to pick up a lot of the techniques and resources I use with many of my clients to deal with…