Originally Posted by Xavier
So if someone was making $200k+ a year but still did a 9 to 5 job as well u wouldn't consider them a pro?
We have had this discussion before.
Basically to be a pro it has to be your main source of income AND take the majority of your time.
Otherwise all lottery winners are 'pro' lottery players.. (as the lottery win is usually greater than their life times earnings).
Your profession is the activity which earns you the majority of your money and takes the majority of your time.
If you play 40 hrs a week poker and earn 20K a year from doing it, so long as you dont do anything else for as long or earn as much from another source, then poker is your profession and you are a pro.
Usually when people talk about pros they don't mean all pros, they mean the top pros.