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When I Was A Donk With Bryan Paris

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Mar 18, 2015


In this series, Card Player asks top pros to rewind back to their humble beginnings and provide insights regarding the mistakes, leaks, and deficiencies that they had to overcome in order to improve their games. Online poker pro Bryan Paris grew up in Menlo Park, California, but has called Amsterdam his home ever since Black Friday forced him to move from the United States. The 29-year-old poker pro recently crossed the $7.5 million mark in online tournament earnings, becoming just the fifth ever person to reach that milestone behind such greats as Chris “moorman1” Moorman, Shaym “s_dot11” Srinivasan, Jeremy “daisyxoxo” Fitzpatrick, and Sebastian “p0cket00” Sikorski. He’s also started to find success in live tournaments, where he has picked up another $550,000. Here, Paris recalled a blunder he made as a short stack in a major live tournament. “In 2008, I was playing in the main event at the PokerStars Caribbean ...

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