Originally Posted by Xavier
How many people would you estimate worldwide make enough money to live on from poker?
My own opinion would be that you need to be able to make about $20,000 a year at least to live from.
I guess pokers so big now that you don't need to really be at the top of the game to be making plenty of money, and there must be tons of players online who can make $2000 a month without too much troubl, so there must be many thousands of pros.
Almost hate to chime in but here goes.
I got the axe at my JOB about 2 months ago. I had a poker only bankroll of 1k.
I have 3 casinos here in Tulsa with mostly 1/2nl 2/5 nl as well as plo games and holdem limit games. I only play no limit so I started out on the 1/2 tables with a max buyin that just got moved to 300.
The increase of buy in puts alot of money on the table, thus more money for me. At first I was very carful and would get up from the table when I hit 500 and call it a day.
So I decided to play 10 hour shifts and this has helped, I had my best day so far taking 900 profit.
So far I am averaging 600-800 a week and my roll is movng up. That is about 36k a year just playing 1/2. I would think this is the minimum you would need to make to get buy.
Online cash games are so tight it makes it hard to grind out a buck, but live there are players who come in with a goal of not loosing more than 200. Think about it.