Getting to Know Natural8 Ambassador and MTT Specialist Bryan Paris
American poker pro Bryan Paris has cashed for more than $12 million on the virtual tables so far, and in 2016 was the second player to hit $10 million in online cashes - a feat only 33 players have ever achieved (according to PocketFives’ All-Time Leaderboard).
This Natural8 Team Hot ambassador has also cashed for nearly $800,000 on the live poker circuit, counting EPT Vienna and Prague among his favourite stops.
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Paris has been playing poker since 2002, when he first played home games with his high school friends. Before that, he was into the popular Magic: The Gathering card game, and found the transition to poker a seamless one. Paris moved to Canada for a bit in 2011, but now calls Amsterdam home.
His preferred game type is the plain and simple No Limit Hold'em tournaments.
“To start my sessions I'll frequently ramp up to 20 tables or more, but it tails off quickly as I bust things. The most I ever played was probably somewhere north of 30 back in the old days, although I certainly would not recommend going that high. I'm probably most comfortable around 12-15. Having too few tables actually risks me losing focus unless they are for substantial stakes.”
Most recently, Paris added a victory in the popular $210 Beat the Pros bounty event - where players earn a seat in a $5,000 Freeroll for knocking out sponsored pros, ambassadors and other featured participants - to his 2020 resume.
Look out for Paris at the tournament lobbies on Natural8, Asia’s largest online poker room. Natural8 offers new players a worthwhile First Deposit Bonus - where they can pick between a 200% matched bonus (up to $1,000) or $100 in instant rewards.
For more on Paris - including his thoughts on the pressures of streaming, his first big personal achievement, as well as how he ranks titles versus cashes - head on over to Natural8!