Welcome to the beginning of this project, Pokermind.
What is Pokermind?
Pokermind is the first Mental Game Manager, designed to increase your performance at the tables. Not only does it offer warm up and cool down routines, but also exclusive and new mental game statistics that, for now, we are the only ones offering them.
But it’s more than just that. Pokermind was born to bridge the gap between the typical poker playing routine and the knowledge and bibliography available to us about mental game, that since the year 2011, grew rapidly.
It’s like doing exercise. We all know it’s great for your mental and physical health but not a lot of people exercise regularly. And it’s not because we don’t have options nowadays.
The same thing happens in our world. We all know that the mental game is very important and that a daily mental ‘workout’ fosters optimal performance and can help you play better and win more in the long run. But very few players possess the self-discipline to follow a daily mental game routine. And it’s my belief that this is largely due to a lack of resources to make this process easy.
And that’s what we try to do with Pokermind; create a tool to help poker players develop daily practices and improve their relationship with the game.
A typical poker player is a young, male, economically independent, with a lot of free time, and no one that holds him accountable. Being your own master is a wonderful lifestyle, but has its downsides as well, like keeping routines and encouraging yourself every day to make the most out of your time.
Imagine, for example, if Lionel Messi did not train, did not eat well, did not concentrate before games, did not warm up, nor did he get feedback from doctors, coaches and sports psychologists before each game. What would happen if Messi arrived at the stadium and started playing soccer? Do you think he would still play at FCB? Of course not! Even though he has a lot of natural talent, his performance would be in the hands of chance; while his physical form would be pitiful.
Well this is just what many poker players do. And gentlemen, we play in a VERY competitive environment due to the global increase in the level of knowledge, as well as the increase in fiscal pressure in many countries that has scared off many recreational players. Poker is an elitist sport, and every year, it will grow more competitive. Our margins are very small and any deviation from our best game can make us losers.
How much money do you want to lose on the tables before controlling the only things that are in your hands: your effort, your performance and your mental game?