152 – Anton Wigg – Holistic Performance in Poker



Anton Wigg is a professional poker player from Sweden, who has racked up over $11 million in combined live and online MTT cash events. Apart from the headline figures, his longevity in the game is truly remarkable.

Beyond his achievements in poker, Anton has created a group of elite tournament poker players who collaborate to improve on every aspect of their performance. They do not solely focus on technical aspects in their game, but also mindset and broader aspects of physical and mental performance.

Anton has also created a startup company, and we’ll talk about what lessons he transferred from playing poker on such a high level to the business world.


Time Stamped Show Notes:

[00:34] Elliot introduces new podcast host Stephen Baker to the show.

  • 01:00 Stephen Baker introduces and welcomes guest Anton Wigg.
  • 03:13 Reflecting back on his poker career, Anton talks about the realizations, new habits and different directions he took in order to be successful.
  • 07:15 Anton talks about his strategy of coping with downswings and how he responds to them.
  • 10:11 ”Everything is mindset” – Opposed to technical aspects of the game, Anton tells us how he has realized the importance of the mental side of it and how it has helped.

[13:05] What have been Anton’s biggest challenges in his career and how did he overcome those? 

  • 17:28 What part does recovery play in Anton’s life and how does he keep himself in check? 
  • 20:43 Anton talks about his motivations creating a group of elite MTT poker players and it came about.

[25:51] What performance improvements has Anton gained by creating this elite MTT poker player group and what benefits has it brought?

[31:00] Anton talks about his startup WENUTS, what motivations led him to creating it and what philosophies underlie it. What does it mean to “be of service” for Anton?

  • 40:52 Longevity in playing poker – Anton explains what attributed to his ability and how he plans to stay ahead.
  • 48:54 Anton talks about how mindset coaching has worked for him, describes benefits he has received and shares his overall experience with it.  

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

Key Learning Points: 

  1. Downswings can be defining moments in one’s life provoking clear decisions about life and career choices.
  2. The number one challenge is remaining consistent in a practice.
  3. Timing is everything. Have the objectivity to look at yourself and get clear about the timeframe and the execution of it. 


Follow Anton on Instagram

Follow Anton on Twitter

Get Primed Mind

Get The A-Game Poker Masterclass

Free Poker Mindset Audios on Youtube

Free Primed Mind Primers on Youtube

Interested in working with a Mindset & Performance coach on your poker game? Send a message to support@pokermindcoach.com and our team will work to find the best option for you. 

***If you’ve enjoyed this episode of The Mindset Advantage podcast, please subscribe and leave us a review over on iTunes to help spread the word about the show. Thanks!***

About the Author Design Help

Save & Share Cart
Your Shopping Cart will be saved and you'll be given a link. You, or anyone with the link, can use it to retrieve your Cart at any time.
Back Save & Share Cart
Your Shopping Cart will be saved with Product pictures and information, and Cart Totals. Then send it to yourself, or a friend, with a link to retrieve it at any time.
Your cart email sent successfully :)