Episode 78 – Ivan Stokes on Hard Work, Determination, and Positivity

In This Week’s Episode:

Ivan Stokes, also known as “ILS007,” is an English professional poker player who has been competing since the age of 18 and has been a two time Supernova Elite player as well as a successful coach. Coming from a “study-minded” standpoint due to his experience with chess, this mindset has benefited Stokes’s poker career from the start.

In this episode, he speaks about how keeping a positive, productive mindset helped him become a better poker player, and offers tips on how you can improve your poker game.

In This Episode You’ll Learn: 

  • 04:19 – Ivan’s beginning experience with poker

  • 05:23 – Ivan’s connection between poker and chess

  • 06:36 – When poker became more competitive and how becoming skilled at poker is up to hard work

  • 08:28 – How Ivan dealt with the stress of competing in Supernova Elite

  • 10:02 – Poker pros vs. gamblers—the similarities and differences

  • 12:10 – Mindset’s effect on Ivan’s success over the years

  • 13:11 – How Ivan mentally prepares to play at the table

  • 15:20 – Why a negative mindset leads to a lack of productivity

  • 17:53 – The struggle of moving up in stakes and how it can impact decision making

  • 19:54 – How Ivan takes on goal setting after Supernova Elite

  • 22:35 – How collaboration helps with motivation

  • 23:29 – Ivan’s advice for getting into poker in 2018

Keep Up with Ivan Stokes: 

Professional Poker Videos

Coaching Series 

Adrienne “Talonchick” Rowsome:


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