Are the majority of poker players broke?
I recalled watching HSP and watching how much money all these guys have. PLaying 300/600nl with 100 dollar straddle. then i start reading that many of these players arent even playing 100 percent of their own money. I mean unless you are durrrr, then you are most likely not. Am i right on this?
Also there was a player named eskimo clark and i read about how much moneyhe made from tourneys and now its like hes asking for a stakes just for a 300 dollar tounament. I read an article that a guy who didnt want to disclose his name said most live pros are broke and have backers for tournaments. And even if they hit a big score, they dont get most of it b/c they are staked.
But when you look at the real cash game poker scene, 10/20nl is the highest running game that goes regularly and thats in bellagio in vegas and commerce. Isn't it shockinw how big games don't even exist anymore compared to HSP?
I mean when was the last time there is actually like a 100/200nl game at a casino? It probably happens not counting WSOP
less than 3 times a year?
Also im shocked but how could some players who play so high end up going broke or close to it? I read someone mentioned there was a guy who used to play 25/50nl heads up online and he saw him playing 2/5nl shortstacked and once he doubled up, he left.
Does anyone feel like poker gives a false illusion? You see all the money on the table like in HSP but games like that dont even really exist much unless its on TV or WSOP?