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Let me introduce myself. I'm a 27 year-old recreational poker player from
Hello all, this is my first post on cardschat forum so be gentle .
Let me introduce myself. I'm a 27 year-old recreational poker player from Greece, currently living in the second biggest city, Thessaloniki. My day job is journalist and I work with local news websites and newspapers.
I've been playing poker for the past 3-4 years, mostly live cash games and online HU SnG's. My goal for the next 2-3 months is to start playing the game full time and maybe combine it with some freelancing journalism (I have to write stories, can't help it).
In order to do so I want to leave Greece for another, most "friendly" country. The taxation here is 20% online, something that makes it super tough to gain a decent profit, since my ROI on 60's HU SnG's is 6% and on 100's 5%.
Also, many online poker rooms have left greek market, because of the taxation (they have to pay 35% tax on profits, the biggest in EU). For example, my fav poker room, 888 poker, is off for the past year or so.
I want to ask any of you full time pros about a good place to live and play poker, both live (I now play at 2-5) and online.
I don't ask for much, just for a city that offers a good living and have a lot of fish .
My basic expences here are about 700-800 euros a month so I'm looking for something simiral. My first thought is moving to Sofia, Bulgaria, where I know the game is soft and it's also a cheap city to live in, but if someone is living somewhere better please say.
Also, my bankroll for live cash games is about 15k euros.