155 – Bryan Paris – Crushing Online MTT’s



Bryan Paris is a professional poker player, who is focused on playing online MTT. He was the second player ever to pass $10 million for career cashes online, and is now streaming his higher stakes MTT’s multiple times a week on Twitch.

In this episode, we’ll talk about how Bryan got started, his biggest challenges and learnings, as well as how he balances playing poker with his family life.


Time Stamped Show Notes:

[1:40] Welcome to the show, Bryan! 

  • 2:52 How it all began. Bryan talks about his early development from starting to play the game and later becoming a professional.
  • 4:23 Macro-approaches from playing Magic: The Gathering and applying them to poker.
  • 5:37 Highs and lows in Bryan’s life. Imposter syndrome and other challenges.

[8:40] Black Friday and what it’s about and how it impacted Bryan.

  • 11:50 Balancing family life with poker. Work schedule. Juggling streaming, the youtube channel, family, and playing poker.
  • 13:29 Biggest challenges and how Bryan overcame them. Being engaged in the game vs autopiloting. 
  • 14:57 Streaming on Twitch and effects it has on his game.

[17:12] Being a sponsored pro. Balancing responsibilities that arise from that and how Bryan manages them.

  • 18:51 Long term vision and goals. Trading, pitfalls and continuing to learn.
  • 21:20 Key habits and processes that help his high level pro career. Managing mental strength. Sleeping and walking.
  • 25:55 Bryan is asked for one piece of advice to his younger self who is embarking on a pro career.

[27:27] Thanks for being on the show, Bryan! 

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

Key Learning Points: 

  1. “This is a card game. If I play it well enough, I will make money.”
  2. “Do the thing that’s actually correct.”
  3. “Make sure you are learning from people who are performing at their highest level.”


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