Pokercast Episode 46 - Dusty Schmidt & Jared Tendler
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - The feature guest this week on Pokercast is online poker pro Dusty "leatherass" Schmidt. Dusty comes on the program to talk about his rise from small stakes no-limit holdem, how to be a successful multi-tabling player and about being a former professional golfer. Also on the show is Jared Tendler. A "Mental Game" coach with Stox Poker who discusses his work training professional poker players with the psychological side of poker. Mike and Adam also talk some tournament news, forum static and of course give away the password for the November 9th Poker Stars VIP Club freeroll. Discuss this Pokercast on the 2+2 Forums
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Dusty Schmidt is a professional poker player, coach, and entrepreneur from Portland, OR. Before making his living playing poker, Schmidt was an up and coming golfer who broke two of Tiger Wood’s junior records and lead the money winner on the Golden States Tour. His career was cut short by a heart attack at age 23.
Online, Dusty is the epitome of “grinder” and known by the apt screen name “leatherass”. Schmidt has played over 7 million hands online and logged more than 10,000 hours in a 5-year span in which he has won over $3 million.
Dusty was formerly a coach at StoxPoker and currently coaches at DragTheBar.com. He is the author of Treat your Poker Like a Business, published in 2009. Learn more about Dusty Schmidt
Jared Tendler is a professional golf and poker coach who focuses primarily on the psychological aspects of both games. He has a Master’s degree in psychology and a golfing client list that includes an LPGA tour winner, PGA tour players, Nationwide tour players, and notable juniors.
Tendler became involved with poker when he met Dusty “Leatherass” Schmidt while golfing. Schmidt would later hire Tendler for his “mental coaching” abilities, exposing Tendler to a new client market in the world of poker.
Jared formerly coached at StoxPoker.com and currently produces videos for DragTheBar.com. Learn more about Jared Tendler