The Mindset Advantage Podcast

The Mindset Advantage Podcast

048 Christian Soto on Embracing Variance and Avoiding "Paper Champion" Status

Christian Soto is a professional poker player from New Jersey. He got his start in live, low-stakes, cash games, but now focuses on $5/$10+ cash games and mid-stakes live MTTs. Feeling that the slow grind of cash games wouldn’t allow him to achieve h ... read moreis goals fast enough, he embraced variance and Jumped into MTTs for the shot to get a big score early to boost his bankroll. It worked out, as after getting his feet wet in New Jersey online MTTs he final tabled 2 of the first 4 $1,000+ live tournaments he played. Christian is a Co-founder of Red Chip Poker, a site designed to provide low-stakes live cash game players a friendly environment to improve their game. He’s also a coach for the Solve for Why Academy, who run boot camps for players looking to quickly improve their game. In this episode you’ll learn: How brain training compares to physical exercise when it comes to improving mental performance Why Christian chose variance over stability when deciding to focus more on MTTs Why self-knowledge and understanding your bias is one of the most important factors of the mental game What it means to be a “Paper Champion” poker player How being excited and passionate can help take your game to the next level
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