Starting to play full time.. pointers?
So, your thinking if i need as pointers, I may not be ready to take that step into a full time live playing gig. I'm not 100% ether way. Here's a quick sum of whats up.
I'm 22 years old, started playing 5 card when I was 9 for baseball cards, by 9th grade it was quarters, and last year I was traveling 200 miles 4x a week to the most comfortable poker room I have yet to encounter. I hadn't much a bankroll, because my winnings were going to bills like college and rent and food/beer. I worked part time as a bartender, and graduated college. In January, I got tired of the slowness, and needed a change. I moved to the oilfield area and am residing in North Dakota. This wont last much longer, money's good, but the poker sucks. The closest casino (if you call it a casino) is four bears, they play games like 2-10 spread hold'em, or 5x a week host 15$ tournaments with a 10$ rebuy.. just stupid. Anywho.. I make decent money right now.. after taxes roughly 1200 a week (thats working 100 hours a week however) and I realized I hate working. I hate structured hours, and I hate not being able to do what I want when I choose to.. I mean you only live once right? so I have about 3000 saved, after bills paid and I intend on buying a fuel efficient car.. If i work until mid July ill have roughly 11k after expenses of living. And I want to give playing poker full time a try..here is my layout..
I play at running aces harness park, Linol lakes Mn. They pay 5$ an hour to all cash players.. if I play min. 50 Hours a week im guaranteed 250$ to live off of..
I play a 2-60 spread game with my biggest loss @500 a night, and my biggest win @1200
I have over 1300 hours of play logged there... with a gradual clime in profits, starting high in the red zone, and learning the game progressively how it worked.
I have more steady tournament results, out of 34 live tournaments in the last 16 months, I cashed in 23 ranging from 40$-185$
I guess I don't know what I'm writing this for.. maybe any tips, about the lifestyle from people who have tried, traveling for tournaments, or any tips/usefull information would be great.. thanks!