Jared Tendler, MS, LMHC, is the leading expert in the mental game of poker without being a player himself. He coaches over 450 poker players hailing from 40 countries, including several of the top players in the world. His clients include November Niner Jorryt Van Hoof and Max Steinberg, EPT Champion Ben Wilinofsky, and WSOP bracelet winners Justin Oliver, Kristen Bricknell, and Jordan Morgan. He is also the author of two best-selling books, The Mental Game of Poker 1 & 2 and the host of the popular podcast "The Mental Game" which as more than 4 million downloads. Jared earned a master's degree in Counseling Psychology and attained a license as a mental health counselor prior to becoming a mental game coach in 2005. With over nine years of experience coaching people from around the world and in multiple arenas, his straightforward and logic approach has been proven to help people solve their mental game problems and perform at their highest levels. Proving that he practices what he preaches, Jared qualified for the prestigious 2013 US Mid-amateur golf Championship shooting 2-under par 70.
It is the only book I recommend. My buddy Tony Gregg (The 2013 One Drop Champion) told me I should read The Mental Game of Poker on audio book, I downloaded it in the middle of June 2012 and listened to it every night over the course of the WSOP. I couldn't endorse it more, I've done interviews where people ask me what book I would recommend and that is the only book I would recommend. I couldn't agree with the philosophy of the book more. 2012 WSOP Main Event Champion Greg Merson My mental game is tough, and I ll tell you why. My mental game used to be terrible, I used to tilt, I used to go insane, and this is going to be a plug for Jared Tendler, he wrote a book called The Mental Game of Poker and I don t tilt any more. Justin Oliver, 2013 WSOP bracelet winner (Immediately after winning the $2,500 Four Max event.) The best poker book ever written, and it's not even close. Lex Veldhuis, PokerStars Team Pro