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Hi has anyone on here ever thought about making a living playing poker if you won a big pot and would it be manageable to do it just wondering
I think the vast majority of us who play poker have once fantasized about living on poker. I imagine that those who do it (live from poker) must be no more than 2 or 3% of all players, I doubt much more.
I once read a phrase about this: "Poker is the hardest way to win easy money."
But hey, if you can't live on poker maybe you can get some extra income a month. Even for this you have to study a lot, practice a lot, play a lot, watch many videos and read many articles and books. I am on that path, but it is slow, very slow. Hurrying that path, that learning curve, is almost certain economic ruin.
Anyway I am a novice and maybe my opinion is not so qualified.
Wait to see what more advanced colleagues think.
I agree with Warrior1961 (saludos!), I think many People have fantasized About it. I just read in this Forum, that on last Sunday millions Event at pokerstars, one brazilian guy (AAAArthur) made it and won the Million $!
Apparently he bought in to a Satellite Tournament for 11$, won a seat in the main game and there he became first, Winning 1Mio. $.
You can have a look at the final table of this Sunday millions Event clicking on below link:
So to conclude, yes, I think it possible. But you Need to invest a lot into yourself, not only by playing many Hours, watching experts Play on YouTube, reading books About it, get familiar with game Theory, learn About poker math such as pot odds, implied odds, calculating Outs etc. As I'm myself in the middle of this journey, I can just recommend watching Daniel negreanus and Phil Iveys Masterclass - it Costs some Money, but that's why I was speaking About - you Need to invest into yourself if you really wanna get there.
I've never personally considered it, nor have I wanted to pursue it, but I can imagine for a majority of people living off poker, it is an incredibly difficult and stressful thing to live off of and manage. Even for the best, there is so much variance and lucky/unlucky situations that can happen. So unless you're starting off with a very large amount to begin and weather the storms (almost to the point where you might not need to live off poker to begin with), it'd be hard to manage through the hard days, weeks, and months.
I think that every player at least in the beginning have dream to win big money from poker and live from it. Truth is that very few players achieve it. For me poker is fun and hobby. If i manage to improve my skills enough so that it becomes complementary source of income to my job i will be happy but i do not see myself being full time pro player.
Extremely difficult to live off poker. Most of the players you see who are playing professionally have multiple other sources of income like coaching, streaming, sponsorships, etc. To make a living just off your winnings is extremely tough. You need to have a large bankroll for variance thatís not to be touched for living expenses. Unless you were lucky enough to win $1 million plus and didnít start playing high stakes you could probably manage.
OK thanks for the info guys I've fantasised it also but couldn't see it happening I play poker just to eat away the time in the evenings and I enjoy the competitiveness that comes with it trying by to beat the players on your table