re: Poker & How much do you need to make to go pro ?
Originally Posted by Prim
I see that you play a lot of poker yourself, Chuck. What kind of games do you play? I rarely play tourneys, because I like to play multiple tables at once, and tourneys seem to require too much concentration to play so many at the same time.
Its something that your missing out on Prim. Small buy-in tourneys especially on the bigger sites generate HUGE return on investment. Ill usually play small N/L ring and have a tourney running in the background, true there is more of a luck element involved but i usually dont concentrate too hard on them until they reach a certain stage, usually 2/3 hours in.
At this stage ill close off my ring games and concentrate totally on the tourney, usually with the goal of hitting the final table. You can make over $1500 on stars for winning a $5 tourney. I still have to win one, but im getting better at playing the later stages all the time, 2nd is my best finish so far, $800 out of a $5 investment.
Judging by you BR id be giving the $1 million games on Stars on Sunday some serious consideration, the ROI is massive if you do happen to hit the final table.
As for turning PRO, I dont really think id have the patience for it, and the returns would have to be massive for me even to contemplate it. As for online i play $25MAX N/L at the moment, but i have a plan of action for moving though the limits after dropping back from 2/4 to the N/L tables. As for live games, well now thats a different story, ive often hit a game with over a grand to play with, and im doing excellent at the moment. Poker pays for my holidays at the moment, I treat it as a bonus, not an income if that makes any sense.