156 – Alexander Beldarion – Changes and Challenges in Alex’s Career



Alexander Beldarion is a highly successful poker coach who founded Team BAS alongside RYE coach Asaban. Alexander has been coaching and mentoring poker players to help improve their overall expected value, as well as gaining a better understanding of the game.

Not only has he been playing professionally since 2007 and finding great success in MTT’s, but has also switched to a more balanced approach playing Spin and Go since his first child was born. Alongside his love for playing the game, he started coaching as a head coach of Team Bas poker.


Time Stamped Show Notes:


[01:00] Welcome to the show! Introducing Alexander Beldarion.

  • 01:58 Alex tells us how he got started in poker with only €5, and explains when he transitioned from playing MTT’s to playing Spin and Go.
  • 04:12 Alex explains why and how he decided to become a poker professional.
  • 06:15 Although Alex was quite successful playing MTT’s he made the conscious choice to start focusing on Spin & Go instead.

[11:11] Discussing different poker formats, and certain aspects of Spin & Go

  • 12:56 Introduction of Team Bas Poker, what it’s all about, and how Alex got started with it. 
  • 14:04 Most Spin & Go content is hidden, you can only find it in stables, and Team Bas Poker tries to make it available to the broader community.
  • 15:40 The community aspect of Team Bas Poker and how it differs from poker stables.

[19:07] Mental game challenges in poker experienced and observed by Alex: Lack of confidence, lack of self-worth,…

  • 20:28 How Alex addresses mental game challenges: always trying to improve!
  • 23:40 How is it that players who have a solid foundation in technical knowledge are not able to make it on the table? How does mindset and habits influence their success?
  • 25:15 Alex explains what helps him to focus and how he takes care of himself.
  • 29:22 Personal plans and how Alex imagines his future with Team Bas Poker.

[32:00] Closing thoughts, links in the show-notes, and how Spin & Go can improve your MTT game.

Wrap up—Thanks For Checking Out This Episode Of The Mindset Advantage Podcast!


Key Learning Points: 

  1. When you have self worth issues, you’ll never create better results than you think you deserve.
  2. If you stay on the same level, you will get worse.
  3. If you transform your body, you’ll transform your mind.


Alex’s website: https://teambaspoker.com/



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