This is a discussion on Going Pro within the online poker forums, in the General Poker section; Does anyone out there have any good stories/summaries on their path from first getting into poker, to improving and moving up stakes, to finally making
Does anyone out there have any good stories/summaries on their path from first getting into poker, to improving and moving up stakes, to finally making it their full-time job? How long did it take? How much work did you put in at first? How many hands did you get in a week during the different periods of your life? What did you spend your most time on to study? Cash Games vs SnGs vs MTTs? Etc. etc. etc. I'm dreaming here of a possible future and was wondering what some people's realities were like. I'm currently a cash games player myself btw.
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8th June 2018, 11:30 PM
Poker at: ACR,BOL
Phil Galfond and Jungleman. They both moved up with Sit N Go's.Though I did know of a player who won $7,000 approx. in a MTT moves to Vegas to go pro and later committed suicide. Being a pro is a bad structure to put yourself inside as it invests your entire life into a highly variable complex difficult game with only thinner and thinner edges. Also the Casino hates pro player making money off their suckers. Just what I know on the subject. Jungleman started with $10 SNG
8th June 2018, 11:42 PM
Online Poker at: SB
re: Poker & Going Pro
In my opinion, many poker players have the idea to go Pro... However, its not that easy to be successful, playing poker as a professional.
It would be so good to be a successful poker player... So, until I achieve that status, its all about learning the game an having lots of fun...
See ya all, at the tables...
8th June 2018, 11:49 PM
Poker at: SB
I knew a guy that was very good at playing poker..In fact, the guy won enough money to purchase a new home, truck, property, etc. Then the cards turned. He caught second best, lots... And the stress made him miserable.. As a result, he started using more drugs to cope. And in time, he was broke...
The point is that there are many pitfalls for poker... Luck and other risk factors need to be aware of, financial strength, skill level, etc... All these factors usually make it difficult to become professional...
But, we should dream big and try to set realistic goals in life... Good luck....