How do the pros do it??
I enjoy watching the WSOP
and EPT as much as anybody. After watching hours and hours of professional poker players do their thing, a lot of the time that thing is busting out of these super high buy in events I got to wondering. How is it they all have the means to play these stakes??
Some of these buy ins are 50k euros or even the One Drop is 1m. A lot of these players are very young, in their mid twenties. How the heck can they afford to buy in at these limits? I know there are a lot of very good young players like Gruissem, Haxton, Dan Smith, Severt and Coleman obviously but I find it hard to believe that they all just grinded their ways to the top.. I don't mean to be a hater or anything but my mind races to say, "They must just have been rich kids and had a hell of a BR to start."
I haven't found any decent bio's on the players I've searched that talks at all about their upbringing or parents. Just that they made x amount their first couple years and moved up. What I read on Coleman said he made millions his first couple of years but that's probably not so hard to do if you have a 100k BR to start with. Obviously they can't all be trust fund babies like Bilzerian and I realize most have sponsors or backers at this point but I'm assuming most of them had to have been pretty well off to start..
What do you think?