ive been playing full time since about june this year. (and honestly, by full time, i mean whenever i want but its my sole income and pays my rent/bills/etc)
Originally Posted by luke124
i use to but i got a thing about when i drink (on weekends) i think i can still play and i lose all my bank roll, but i use to keep 100 buy ins on my account and play full time and avg 500dollers a day
LOL yeah okay...
Originally Posted by 4thandinches
A better way to phrase the question would be, "how many people over 40 years old actually make a living STRICTLY playing poker?" The answer would be around ZERO. Young people think just because they have had a couple of good years, that they are destined for greatness in the game. But eventually you realize that once you get to a cerrtain skill level, you are not much better than a lot of other people sitting at your table. Add on to that, even though you play hands perfectly, it just takes one bad beat to put you on the rail. Skill is crucial to the game, but luck is still 80% of the game, and is nearly impossible to make enough money to live off of, considering all the time it takes just to accumulate those morsels.
if there was a such a level, youd be making enough money in rakeback anyway. of course, im speaking for cash games, and judging by your use of the term 'put you on the rail', i assume youre referring to tournaments.
cash games allow for a bigger skill edge than tourneys, and theres plenty of people who can make a living from playing. ill be the first to admit that i cant do this forever though. im fortunate in that im young, and i dont really have any financial committments bar paying rent and bills. $250/400 a week is more than plenty for me