This is a discussion on Do You Consider Poker a Passion, Job or Hobby? within the online poker forums, in the General Poker section; I think poker is a passionate game that depends on luck and does not depend only on skill.
It's a hobby for me. One day it might become more if I start to take it a little more serious. I need to quit playing trash hands and tighten up a bit. Then I think I will be able to play it for money more.
-Poker can be as a favorite passion, a promising occupation in terms of extracting material, or even emotional profits (when friends and family gather for the game) or a simple hobby when spending your free time. And, especially, it is attractive in poker that he can combine everything together at once.
and if you do not have the skill, then luck will not be able to constantly pull you by the ears from the initially lost banks. Early or late, and she will get tired and turn away from you
I believe that I have answered several questions similar to this one here and in other forums.
Poker is really passionate but completely disagree that depends on luck, poker and a game of skill and study.
If it were just luck would not have felt all the dedication that is used in poker.
Luck can count but not in any way essential or indispensable
I think that mastery in the game is a very important advantage and in some moments and tournaments luck also plays a huge role in the game, playing poker is like a hobby, and I feel good when my hobby brings me a little extra profit in the game!
still an exciting hobby for me... I still use play money when I don't feel to use the small bankroll I'm building on the other side and it's exciting! practicing myself to lose 10K chips before 10K$ :P
First of all, these are opportunities, but you have to constantly work on your game, for its improvement !!! I am sure that those who say that they are constantly unlucky do not even try to look for the cause of their bad luck, considering that they are doing everything correctly !!! I think that the main factor of winning or losing in poker is your decisions and whether they are correct or not depends only on you !!!
With the right approach, you can improve not only your financial life, but also your social position, level of thoughts. Therefore, if you are not ready to give up everything for the sake of poker, then you can think of it as an evening hobby. And, most likely, you will not regret it.
I play poker since I was 18 years old and it is really awesome, a really good game and I have a lot of fun with my friends when we play poker and I guess it is a hobby when I play with my friends cause' I just want to spend time and have fun but it is also a passion cause I like to play too much time I want to play poker all the time or at least almost all the time and I do not live from poker at this moment of my life but I still consider poker a job cause I would like to live from poker and travel around the world playing the best tournaments and earning too much money with my game,it would be awesome.
For me, poker is three in one, it is passion, it is a hobby, and it is a kind of work. I am playing for 8-9 years, and in recent years I get regular profits. I think poker is one of the best things in my life, but in the first place I always have my main job is trading in securities.