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Thanks! So much value in your answer that i need to take some time to elaborate and think deeply about. Can't said more that this atm haha.
Have to say tho that This quote really hit me and it's a great reminder ; You don’t rise to the level of your expectations, you fall to the level of your training – Archilochus (680 BC – 645 BC)
So, looking forward to your next video, and if you don't mind to share it would be interesting to know if you are playing professionaly, or as a mindset coach or anything else. . I think you never mention before :) .

April 13, 2020 | 2:10 p.m.

Chris, you talk in many videos about the importance of beeing present and enjoy the moment.
Do you think it can be aligned with the performance pressure before a session?
I try to better explain. My main session is in the morning, about 2.5h after i wake up and execute my morning routine. During those 2h, i try to stay present, relaxed, joyful but it often get overcome by this internal pressure/anxiety of having to play my best that day and don't make the same mistakes, improve etc. Luckly once i get into the action and play poker, those feelings disappear and i'm just focused on in game decisions.
Still i don't understand if that feeling is what every performer has and i should just accept that ,or it might be some mindset issue i need to work on. What's your thoughts on this topic? Thanks!

April 13, 2020 | 9:41 a.m.

Thanks Chris.Another great video!

April 11, 2020 | 7:10 a.m.

Comment | KidAle commented on Presence

Thank you so much , your best video by far.
It took a while for me to get better at this, but its a key turning point. You can implement the best routine ever, study a lot, but if you are not fully present while playing, you'll just end up winning probably a 50% in the long term of the winrate you are capable to generate at any moment.

March 25, 2020 | 7:11 p.m.

Comment | KidAle commented on Anxiety

Great video. The concept around presence was so refreshing for me. Its so easy to enter a loop of small distraction and random thoughs even with lot of discipline behind it. Thanks!

Jan. 21, 2020 | 9:48 a.m.

Very interesting video for sure. My suggestion would be to spend more time on real scenarios in the next videos since you already covered the basic model and idea in this one :).

Dec. 7, 2019 | 7:58 a.m.

Find satisfaction from making the best ev decision or the most exploitative instead of trying to find it from punishing someone. You want to feel good with yourself, no matter the action you are going to take it in that exact moment.

Oct. 9, 2019 | 3:46 a.m.

-Study and understand where the mistakes are coming from. If is technical, use the tools to improve in that area. If is mindset related, think about what's are holding you back from thinking clearly and making a better ev decision you are already capable of.
-Don't pump up volume just to "reduce variance". Instead take time alone with yourself to re-focus on your priority, goals and the actions that can lead you where you want to be.
-Consider a level down for a short-period while you are regaining confidence and results, but don't get stucked if you know you can beat upper stakes.

Oct. 9, 2019 | 3:41 a.m.

Thanks! I like the simple but effective way you go over the pio sims :)

Jan. 22, 2019 | 10:20 a.m.

Comment | KidAle commented on Attention

I already do a lot of research about this topic by myself but thanks to you i found new things i can incorporate immediately into my life and routine so Thank you Chris :)

Dec. 5, 2018 | 9:03 p.m.

Comment | KidAle commented on Specifically Poker

Hey Nick,
excited to see you back w QnA.
A few question: How to reach a strong level of consistency with confidence and results over the long term?
I find myself keep shifting from months of consistent results and performance, to months where i i can't stop the downswing even with the same discipline.

And, how do you find a motivating goal for yourself after a long career?
For me, like everyone, i want to make more money as possible but i feel its not driving me anymore with the same intensity as it was in the early years.
Thank you :)

Nov. 29, 2018 | 8:29 a.m.

Great video, thanks!
Glad to finally see a theory video , keep it up :)

May 28, 2018 | 4:37 p.m.

Comment | KidAle commented on Specifically Poker

1) call 26%, 4bet 49%, fold 25%
2) call 36%, 4bet 56% fold 8%
3) call 17% 4bet 19%, fold 64%

Feb. 6, 2018 | 5:57 a.m.

Comment | KidAle commented on Specifically Poker

1)3bet 38%

Feb. 3, 2018 | 10:37 a.m.

Comment | KidAle commented on Specifically Poker

3)open 45%

Jan. 30, 2018 | 1:41 a.m.

Comment | KidAle commented on Specifically Poker


Jan. 27, 2018 | 1:19 a.m.

Comment | KidAle commented on Specifically Poker

@nick howard
without the RFI % its impossible to give the correct answer :P
1- call 90% 3bet 10%
2-call 10% 3bet 90%
3- fold

Jan. 25, 2018 | 8 a.m.

For my experience, it all comes down to surrender and self improvement.
Surrender due the fact that we are humans beings with emotions and there will be always something in the journey that we struggle with and the main thing we can work on is to just self improve day by day doing the things that can accelerate our growth without the illusion that we can be perfect or untouchable.

Jan. 8, 2018 | 7:58 a.m.

Comment | KidAle commented on Specifically Poker

Hey Nick,
what happens in case the cfp student don't reach the profit goals after 2/3 years or he's making poor result in the first 12 months?

Oct. 31, 2017 | 2:53 a.m.

Same here.
After many tries, i found out that the combination of workout+coffee/yerba mate+ moderate weed is the best flow trigger for me. (check out . Steven kotler confirmed my perception was right ) .
I tend to suffer to anxiety/fear/lack of focus and weed helps :)
But only in the late afternoon or night (don't know why).
If i smoke in the morning i feel too sleepy and lazy and also i won't recommend to anyone that wants to accomplish many task during the day :D .

Oct. 23, 2017 | 7:37 a.m.

Thanks a lot Nick

Oct. 28, 2016 | 8:08 a.m.

Hello Nick,
in the last stream , talking about br management, you said that if you think you belong to the next limit, you could you use a 3 buyins strategy".
Do you mean leveldown right after your winrate is -3 bi? Otherwise just keep testing the limit?
Also when u will consider give yourself another try if your bankroll is good enough but you just lack of self-confidence? Would you wait like an xy amount of hands with a good winrate in your previous limit or its more just a feeling that can push you into it?
It made me curious because its an interesting approach that i never tried.
your biggest fan <3

Oct. 28, 2016 | 7:38 a.m.

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