re: Poker & Going Pro??
I remember ready somewhere that over time a person could expect to make 1 BB an hour on average. Now if was true you would need to play 15-30 to really make a go of it but here area few other things that you would need to think about (This is from the book Internet Texas
Holdem by Matthew Hilger p287-288)
- Self-employed Americans residents must pay full FICA and Medicare payments, which are 15.3% of your salary, rather than 7.65% if you work for a company
- You would also have to pay your own medical and dental insurance
-Gambling income is taxable in the USA
- If you are American and move overseas, you are able to deduct over $80000 which would eliminate most income tax, so move to a Nice Island somewhere
In my opinion you would also need very good bankroll management and keep very clear records of your win lose so you can track or winnings. Maybe try to set it up so your getting a paycheck every 2 weeks or month by starting with maybe 6000-10000 grand in an account that your paychecks would come from and you would deposit your winnings in. This way you do have a couple month cushion when things are not working out