Originally Posted by Spades47
Giving it a shot and moving to a/c with a $2,700 roll. I should mention my expenses would max be $900 and I get $820 in disability per month. I'm fairly comfortable buying in at $150 at 18 buy-ins and will probably do this, but was interested in what your opinions were and why. I also am considering $170 at 16buyins as I feel that extra $20 means alot at this buy in range, but also realize that's 2 whole buyins less from only 18 as it is. What would you do?
PS- I'll just move back home if I lose and rebuild, so I'm not that scared money.
This is a disaster in the making tbh. A few things about playing for income:
- You need to be playing with 100bb, especially at the 1/2 level where rake is brutal. You should never be playing short stacked; it'll sink your win rate dramatically
- It's widely recommended to have 6 months of living expenses + 50 buy ins saved up before you start playing for a living. You're going to have downswings you didn't even know were possible.
- What are your current results/win rate? It takes a large sample size to know how successful you can be. If you don't have 1.5k hours (others recommend 2k) or more with a comfortable win rate, you don't know how much you will win (or lose).
To expand on one of the points above, $2700 is definitely not even close to enough if you're going to be using that money in any capacity. You're going to have losing weeks and months no matter how well you play, so $2700 is really pushing it. At best you'll be living "paycheck to paycheck."