Chapter 1: Developing a Winning Mindset Chapter 2: Developing Self-Control Chapter 3: Increasing Confidence Chapter 4: Building Motivation Chapter 5: Enhancing Concentration and Focus Chapter 6: Improving Tilt Control Chapter 7: The Holy Grail: Mental Toughness
Dr. Patricia Cardner has two doctorates (one in psychology and one in criminology), and is a licensed professional counselor. Patricia has taught numerous university courses in psychology including courses in sports psychology, positive psychology and a special topics course on the psychology of poker. In addition, Patricia is an avid poker player and since learning the game a few years ago, has over six figures in tournament winnings. Patricia is one of the few people with the level of education and clinical expertise who actually plays the game. Jonathan Little is a professional poker player from Pensacola, Florida who started playing poker when he turned 18 years old. He quickly became one of the biggest winners in online sit-n-go tournaments. He has won two WPT events and final tabled two others, earning him the Season 6 Player of the Year award. He has total earnings in excess of $5 million. In 2010, he cashed five times in the WSOP, including a 3rd place finish. He has cashed a total of 17 times at the WSOP. Jonathan is also a poker coach and runs the website floattheturn.com
Discussions of great players' characteristics resemble religious arguments: People have strong opinions, but no solid evidence. Dr. Cardner's research provides that evidence, and the picture is surprisingly complicated. If you're willing to work hard to become a great player, read this book. -- Dr. Al Schoonmaker, Poker psychologist and author If you think the last thing we need is another poker book, you're wrong. You need this one. Cardner is special. She has two doctorates and is an accomplished player. She combines solid psychological research with insight gained from established pros. This isn't a book for everyone, just for good players who want to become great. -- Dr. Arthur S. Reber, Poker psychologist and author Dr. Cardner's research into mental excellence, combined with words of wisdom from respected poker pros, makes this book a valuable tool. -- Zachary Elwood, Author of 'Reading Poker Tells'