Can someone live off the live 1/2NL tables, lets find out
Hey everyone, my name is Jon. Ive seen many threads over the last few years about if it is possible to beat the 1/2 live table and make a living. Many people believe the total hands played per hour live is to small to generate the amount of cash flow you would need to live compared to multitabling online. Im 23 years old, I grew up during the poker boom, and have been playing religously since age 13, live, online, and of course in high school we all had 3 diff tourneys lined up after school every single day. So although its only been 10 years, I would have to say I grew up at the perfect time to become a rather sharp poker player. Two years ago i had a good run at the 1/2 tables, and made 8 grand in a few months, i quit my job and thought hey, I could do this for a living. Unfortunately my gf at the time had an etopic pregnancy and did not have insurance for the emergency surgery she needed and i ended up payign the bills none the less, and was left with no bankroll to continue, and no job. I stopped playing until the last 3 months, since i broke up with her and aquired a part time job as a tin knocker (could be fulltime but cards has been treating me good). Every check I recieve I bank and I have been living off my poker earnings. Now im not saying that it is 100% possible, but it has caught my interest and recently i have started to keep track of everytime I go.
This thread will be updated every 2 or 3 days with my current winnings or losings, and added up at the end of the year to see total hours player, total earnings, hourly wage, and win/lose ratio. I am not claiming to know if I can make a living from this, but during the 8 grand run and now continuing into this run, ive been waiting for that downswing everybody talks about, and sure I have had a few small losing streaks, but never nearly enough to make me scared or close to the end of my bankroll, so my honest opinion is I do think it's possible, it is a friggin grind for sure sometimes, but here we will find out for sure.
Two weeks ago i said hey, i better start writing my winnings down for future reference. I am up total about 6 grand (most of which went to bills left over from the apartment, which got stuck to me when me and my gf broke up). Now that everything is paid off and im in the positive, I am going to start this thread from 2 weeks ago when i started keeping track, after I cashed my 128 dollar paycheck.
When I hit my 10 grand bankroll, I will continue to move to the 2/5 live and so on as it improves.
W - November 27th $128-$241
L - November 28th $241-$124
W - November 29th $124-$250
November 30th OFF - 12 Hours
W - December 1st $250-$650
W - December 2nd $650-$900
W - December 3rd $900-$1200
W - December 4th $1200-$1401
December 5th OFF - 22 Hours
Paycheck - $105.00
W - December 6th $1401-$1473 7 hours
W - December 7th $1473-$1700 15 hours